As an advertising creative team who have just finished University this is an exciting time for us. We’ve just got our results in and are delighted to be graduating with First-Class honours!
We have recently had our Degree Show at the University of Gloucestershire, which was extremely worthwhile and successful for us. It has been a stressful few months leading up to the big event that happened early May. Being elected as the Managing Director and Creative Director of the course ‘company’ we knew it’d be a gruelling process, more so when other members of the ‘company’ dropped like flies.
Our chosen theme was ‘read all about it’. In order to capture the theme we created a newspaper styled catalogue that displayed the talent and work from our course. The theme went down well and all the hard work paid off in the end. Friends and family attended, along with a select few from Local agencies. We had an info graphic piece for Pancreatic Cancer Action as our exhibition piece; it was a great conversation starter and attracted much attention. Standing next to our work, a little too similar to the photo on our name plaque, we managed to speak to some interesting people.
From the exhibition, we were offered work experience at Havas EHS in Cirencester, which we are currently doing. It was nice for our work to be noticed and good to be getting into an agency. If all this isn’t exciting enough, we have the showcase like no over coming up in early July.
The D&AD New Blood Festival combines the best graduating talent from over 70 courses in one little hub at the Old Spitalfields Market, London. It is sure to be a great few days, meeting and greeting a variety of agency folks, along with some exciting workshops for us to attend. It will be interesting to see what opportunities come from this festival.
As you know a few weeks ago we had our Cheltenham Degree Show, it was lovely to have our friends and family come and support us. It was also an opportunity for our work to be seen by those who attended from local agencies. We met some great people, and gained some helpful feedback on our portfolio, it was nice to see some familiar faces from agencies we’d attended previously and people who’d been in to give us talks.
A few weeks ago we got to pitch some work to Ogilvy & Mather, we met a great team Jon Morgan and Mike Watson, after some fantastic feedback we were able to have a look over some of their work. Their latest campaign for Expedia is simple and effective.
" We saw a woman walking through Heathrow with the word FUK hanging from her suitcase. Turned out she’d just flown from Fukuoka in Japan. That got us thinking, ‘maybe there are more’."
A rather large delivery (an artic lorry parked on our little street in Cheltenham) means our 1000 newspapers are here! After months of hard work bringing our ‘Read all about it’ theme to life, we are finally beginning to see it come together…
With awards deadlines now out of the way it’s full steam ahead for the final few hurdles towards the end of our degree! With exhibitions to plan and presentations to prep for there’s never a spare moment, but its all coming together.
The first exhibition is our Degree show in Cheltenham and the second is D&ADs annual New Blood show in London. Both have great potential and have some very exciting prospects.
It has occurred to us that we’ve been all caught up in Instagram (BolsoverCollins) and we’ve been neglecting our Tumblr a little. So thought it was about time we gave it a little update featuring more words than pictures for once.
We’re struggling to believe that we’re now in March and those final Uni days are coming to an end but we certainly don’t have the time to be worrying about that. With award deadlines coming up and an exhibition to sort out there’s no rest for the wicked!
The third year at University has been unsurprisingly the most challenging yet. With weekly briefs with only a single week turn around its been intense, but the pressure of it all has added a little extra drama! (Who doesn’t like a bit of drama?!)
Having new work having to be produced to a high standard every week has left us with an abundance of campaigns that will only put us in good stead when putting together a new portfolio. With agencies from all over the place coming in its been great to get a wide variety of feedback and opinions on our work.
It’s a busy and hectic time but with more late nights and working lunches we’re sure it’s going to be exciting!