Our Global Sponsors

To make Portfolio Night happen in one particular city takes a tremendous amount of hard work. To make Portfolio Night happen in many cities across the planet requires the vision and support of committed Global Sponsors. Without their efforts, Portfolio Night would not be able to reach so many thousands of young creatives and esteemed creative directors, both in advertising meccas and in smaller, emerging markets. The Portfolio Night team is honoured to be working alongside our Global Sponsors to make this one of the greatest evenings in our eleven year history.

iStockphoto is the global pioneer and forerunner in microstock imagery. Founded in 2000, the company has revolutionized the way stock photography has been created, sold and distributed, bridging the gap between an era of catalogues and CD-ROMs and one where an astounding array of high quality, royalty free images are only a few clicks and dollars away. And even though iStockphoto was acquired by Getty Images in 2006, the company has maintained its autonomy and independent spirit.

Since its founding thirteen years ago, iStockphoto has become one of the most successful and profitable user-generated content sites in the world, and today pays out more than $1.7 million weekly in artist royalties.

We are glad to welcome iStockphoto as a Global Sponsor for Portfolio Night 11!

Learn more about the fascinating story of iStockphoto by clicking here.

For 50 years Pantone has been the world leader in color inspiration and communication, providing designers and color professionals across all major industries with products and services for the creative exploration and accurate management of color.

Pantone offers color guides, design software, color technology, consumer products, custom color services, color intelligence and education, and sponsors live events and webinars to inform and inspire color professionals around the world.

This is Pantone’s first year as a Portfolio Night Global Sponsor, and we are excited to be working alongside such a renowned supporter of creativity.

To learn more about Pantone, click here.

Opened in 1998 in Richmond, VA, USA, the VCU Brandcenter isn’t just a portfolio school for hopeful copywriters and art directors. It’s an intense two-year graduate program for people who are passionate about advertising and communications, and is considered to be one of the best ad schools on the planet. Graduates of the Brandcenter’s five tracks — Art Direction, Copywriting, Communications Strategy, Creative Brand Management and Creative Technology — leave the VCU Brandcenter with a Master’s degree on Mass Communication tucked under their arm and a head full of creative and strategic thinking that make them assets to top agencies the world over.

The VCU Brandcenter is once again a Portfolio Night Global Sponsor, after having held this honor from 2006 to 2008, the years when Portfolio Night expanded into the United States and across the globe.

For more information on the VCU Brandcenter, please visit http://www.brandcenter.vcu.edu