The one about a banana, a condom and a placement!

Have you heard the one about how a banana and a condom helped a young creative get a placement at a city centre agency? That’s just one of the many stories of our hugely successful Portfolio Review Night!

Challenged by an agency to get a photo of a condom on a banana, our enterprising young creative headed to the nearest Morrisons, was then told by security he wasn’t allowed to put a condom on a banana in the store, but he eventually returned triumphant with his evidence to claim his placement!

This was just one of many brilliant tales from the night, including –

A young creative from Leeds who sold her Foals concert tickets and travelled over from Leeds determined not to miss out on the opportunity for feedback on her portfolio and potential placements, and duly earned herself a placement at a top agency.

One determined creative also journeyed up to Manchester from the South-West, in his words, because there is nothing like this event there!

If you didn’t already know, Portfolio Review Night is an event hosted by Creative Resource that invites anyone in the creative industries to get valuable feedback and advice on their creative portfolio.

The door was open to anyone interested in working in:

  • Advertising
  • Copywriting
  • Graphic/Digital design
  • Motion graphics/video editing

The event saw many young creatives flock to Cooper Hall in Manchester, excited to meet some of the most influential professionals in the North West’s creative scene. Current students, recent graduates, apprentices, juniors and midweight professionals were all welcomed to take part.

We want to say a huge thank you to the stellar line-up of creative businesses that agreed to attend the event:

It was great to see so many exceptional agencies take time out of their busy schedules to offer their expert industry knowledge.

Here at Creative Resource, we’re passionate about encouraging the creative community in Manchester to work towards getting the careers they want and deserve. We couldn’t be happier with how many talented people attended Portfolio Review Night and left feeling inspired.

Thank you so much to everyone who came along. We hope you found the night valuable and feel well-equipped with the knowledge you need to work towards getting the job you want.

We’re so pleased that we managed to bring all of these incredibly talented people together and hope to see even more faces at our next event! Creative Resource is also responsible for making other events happen here in Manchester, including Two + Two and School of Thought. Keep your eyes peeled on our for details on our next Portfolio Review Night.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter for updates on any future events, exciting opportunities and news on creative jobs.


At Creative Resource we take your data privacy very seriously. Click here for details which explain what information we process and what we do with it in accordance with GDPR regulations.