Crib Crits portfolio night in Brixton

A portfolio night with a difference, Crib Crits is the third in a series of events that has seen ad industry creatives open doors, both literally & figuratively, inviting future stars into their homes for a night of ‘folio feedback.

Creating a no-nonsense approach to recruiting graduates,the Young Creative Council offers young creatives a unique opportunity to secure placements at the top agencies in London in an informal, fun (and slightly inebriated) fashion.

We’re never motivated by money or a formal approach to hosting events. That’s why getting together in a friends (and fellow creatives) house is the perfect way to meet future stars whilst discussing their portfolio work.

Paul Mann,  YCC Member and Freelance Creative

Taking place on Thursday 6th April at a as yet undisclosed location in Brixton, the event follows in the footsteps of Sloe Mentoring; a free alternative to NABS’ £75 Speed Mentoring (accompanied by Sloe Gin) and Tea & Bis-crits, which have been hosted by creative talent from a whole range of advertising agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, Mr President, R/GA, Grey, VCCP, Naked, Leo Burnett, Anomaly and FCBInferno amongst others.

A promo campaign to promote Crib Crits has seen YCC collaborate with designer Dean Robert Smith to create some cleverly considered pieces of communication which poke a little fun at the ad industry.

There’s something about having crits in the toilet, kitchen, living room and even bedroom of a stranger’s house that seems to help young creatives get jobs. Maybe it’s the awkwardness. Maybe it’s the lack of pressure or maybe it’s all the gin. Whatever it is, it seems to work really bloody well.

Paul Mann,  YCC Member and Freelance Creative

So if you’re a current student or graduate aspiring to become the next big thing in advertising this is your chance. Get your portfolio in front of some of the leading movers and shakers in London. Who knows, maybe that dream job in the process!

Send a link to your portfolio for consideration to

@theycc |


Posted on Mar 17th, 15 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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