A design and brand agency in Huddersfield has hosted an ofline event for creative businesses across West Yorkshire.
The Engine Room Design brought together creatives from across the county to share their work and develop their craft at The Media Centre in Huddersfield.
Students, freelancers and industry professionals came together to hear expert talks from The Engine Room directors, showcase their work in small groups and have their projects appraised by experienced reviewers.
Guests were also given the chance to visit The Engine Room’s studio – with an open door at the end of the night where one lucky student walked away with a Creative Cloud membership from a prize draw worth nearly £200.
The event was one of several “Behance Portfolio Reviews” held in cities and towns around the world. The events aimed to provide invaluable exposure for aspiring creatives, as well as the chance to learn new tricks of the trade from their peers and experienced reviewers.
Brent Woods, managing director at The Media Centre said: “We mustn’t underestimate the value of professional feedback in the early stages of a designer’s career.
“The portfolio reviews are exceptional opportunities for design professionals to share their experience with a new generation of designers – to provide them with the critical insight and inspiration needed to hone their craft.”
Final year graphic design student Daniel Kelly said: “I really enjoyed the event and it was a great opportunity to meet other people in the industry.
“The feedback I received on my final major project was really helpful and insightful.
“Being a student, it broadened my knowledge of what it is like to set up a design agency and some the issues you might come across along the way.”
Leeds College of Art student Samantha Walker said: “It was a really great evening with a lot of helpful advice and inspiring talks.
“I really enjoyed having the chance to see and interact with some of the work The Engine Room has produced and the chance to see a studio, too.
“Our reviewer gave some good advice about the progression from student to professional and feedback on our portfolio presentations which was really beneficial.”