All-Stars Recap

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In August 2013, twenty-three of the best and brightest young creative minds from around the world converged on New York City. Hand picked from Portfolio Night 11, the world’s largest advertising portfolio review and recruitment event, these future superstars assembled in Manhattan for the purpose of completing a week-long creative advertising challenge: the Portfolio Night All-Stars competition sponsored by Ford and Adobe.

The week commenced with the presentation of the creative assignment. A short opening ceremony on Monday August 5th included a welcome message from Ignacio Oreamuno, Executive Director of the Art Directors Club and a keynote speech by DDB Worldwide Creative Director Amir Kassaei. The Creative Brief was then presented by Team Detroit Executive Creative Director Curtis Melville and Planning Director Andrew Martin.

After five long, hard days and a few sleepless nights, the All-Stars presented their creative concepts on Friday August 10. Each team had ten minutes to present to a panel of representatives from Ford, Team Detroit and the Art Directors Club.

When everything is said and done, only one team could be selected as the Global Winner of the Portfolio Night All-Star competition. The high caliber of work from every single team was the cause for much debate, however in the end Team Maverick took the podium.

Congratulations goes out to Team Maverick: Saurabh Kejriwal – representing Portfolio Night Paris, Arthur Gui – representing Portfolio Night Shanghai, Isabelle Österlund, Berghs School of Communication – representing Portfolio Night Stockholm and Arrabelle Stavroff, Seneca College – representing Portfolio Night Toronto. Each member of the winning team will receive a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

For a detailed overview of All-Stars competition check out the week in review here.

Portfolio Night All-Stars wouldn’t possible if not for the support of it’s partners Ford and Adobe. Special thanks to our supporting sponsors Ultimate Ears, Wacom, iStock, Luerzer’s Archive, Pantone,, American Icon and DoubleTree by Hilton.

















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