Meet the All-Stars

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The Art Directors Club today announced the winners of its inaugural Portfolio Night All-Stars competition, which is presented by Ford Motor Company in partnership with Adobe. The All-Stars were selected at Portfolio Night, an international creative portfolio review and recruitment event, and will be flown to New York in for a week-long creative challenge from Monday, August 5 until Friday, August 9.

“I’ve had a chance to speak with the All-Stars and to see their work.” said Brendan Watson, Director of Education for the Art Directors Club. “The creative fire power we will have under one roof is going to be incredible.”

The Art Directors Club, Ford Motor Company and Adobe look forward to welcoming the following 24 All-Stars to the inaugural competition:

Athens: Kostas Kaparos, 25, Technical Educational Institute of Athens
Austin: Daniel Miller, 26, University of Texas
Beijing: Chao Quan, 29, Dalian Nationalities University
Boston: Ariel Simon, 22, Syracuse University
Budapest: Zoltán Kolozvari, 25, College of Dunaújváros
Chicago: Sean Collander, 27, Chicago Portfolio School
Costa Rica: Laura Rosa Delgado Méndez, 25, Universidad de las Ciencias y el Arte
Dallas: Paul Curry, 21, Southern Methodist University
Detroit : Andrew James Stencil, 21, College Creative Studies
Johannesburg: Lize-Marie Dreyer, 21, The Open Window School of Visual Communication
Kansas City: Mars Denton, 22, University of Kansas
Los Angeles: Jeremy Eichebbaum, 30, Art Center College of Design
Montreal: Melissa Charland, 25, University of Sherbrooke
Mumbai: Chaitanya Joshi, 25, Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad
New Delhi: Vaibhav Pandey, 25, Delhi University
New York: Keri Tan, 28, Miami Ad School
Paris: Saurabh Kejriwal, 30, Miami Ad School
Philadelphia: Rebecca Williams, 24, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Sao Paulo: Heloisa Ribeiro, 23, Miami Ad School
Shanghai: Arthur Gui, 24, Central Academy of Fine Arts
Singapore: Zara Kok, 25, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Stockholm: Isabelle Österlund, 21, Berghs School of Communication
Tokyo: Shogo Kuwabara, 22, Chuo University
Toronto: Arrabelle Stavroff, 32, Seneca College

The competition will kick-off with an opening ceremony on August 5 where Ford and Team Detroit will present the All-Stars with the creative brief. The All-Stars will then have the remainder of the week to work on the assignment and prepare for the corresponding creative presentation. Morning progress checks will be paired with mentor sessions led by prominent members of the ADC creative community. These mentors include Benjamin Palmer, Cofounder and CEO of The Barbarian Group and Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer of AKQA, among others.

The All-Stars will present their creative concepts on the afternoon of August 9 at the ADC Gallery. Their work will be featured in a polished digital presentation for a panel including Ford representatives and the ADC’s Portfolio Night Global Team. Each presentation will be limited to ten minutes, followed by a five-minute Q&A. Upon completion, the panel will be sequestered to deliberate the creative presentations and ultimately decide the winner.

A special thanks goes out to our Portfolio Night hosts who worked tirelessly to not only put on some amazing events, but also went the extra mile to select their local All-Star.

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