If you want to be an advertising creative there are many ways in, but by far the easiest and most efficient is through the colleges.
The biggest two are Watford and St Martins, followed by Bucks, but there is another one you might be less aware of that’s producing some very good prospects.
A few weeks ago I did a Skype crit with Lincoln (read all about it) and the results were excellent. Being somewhat skeptical and a bit of an arsehole, I wasn’t expecting much, but the overall standard was very good. In fact, one idea was so wonderful that I’m going to get it made. That’s right: made, as in produced, and I didn’t even have to come up with it because Chloe Middleton and Matt Parsons did it for me. Ka-Booom!
Some more facts about Lincoln:
– past grads work at BBH; JWT; Ogilvy, DLKW Lowe; Karmarama; Dare; DDB; Albion; VCCP; Creature; Saint etc.
– consistently successful D&AD and YCN student competitions (won D&AD Student Awards Advertising category last year)
– past visiting speakers include Rory Sutherland; Dave Morris; Alex Taylor; Mandy Wheeler; John Hegarty; Tony Davidson; Martin Lambie Nairn.
So go there.
Or give someone from there a crit. Or a placement. Or a job.