Last Thursday, The Engine Room made it possible for creatives in West Yorkshire to sit side by side to share their work and develop their craft. Students, freelancers and industry professionals came together to hear expert talks from The Engine Room directors, showcase their work and have their projects appraised by experienced agency reviewers. Guests were also given the chance to visit The Engine Room’s studio with an open door at the end of the night where one lucky student walked away with a year's membership to Creative Cloud.
Between 3rd-7th November, ‘Behance Portfolio Reviews’ were held in cities and towns around the world. The team at The Engine Room lead Huddersfield’s Behance Community offline to be part of a collective experience of sharing and receiving feedback from experienced industry designers. These events provide invaluable exposure for aspiring creatives, as well as the chance to learn new tricks of the trade from their peers and experienced reviewers.
Final year graphic design student Daniel Kelly said, ‘The feedback I received on my final major project was really helpful and insightful. I really enjoyed the event as it given me a better understanding of what it is like to start up a company and what can be learnt along the way.’
Leeds College of Art student Samantha Walker said, ‘It was a really great evening with a lot of helpful advice and inspiring talks. I really enjoyed having the chance to see and interact with some of the work The Engine Room has produced and the chance to see a studio. Our reviewer gave some good advice about the progression from student to professional. His feedback on our portfolio presentations was also really beneficial.’
Thanks to everyone who came - we're glad you got so much out of it! More info and our event photos can be found here.