Over the past couple of weeks, the average age of the W+K office has dropped sharply, due to a series of educational visits from various corners of the world.
We hosted students from the Universities Oklahoma and Delaware and West Herts College, Watford, who stopped by to check out our offices and get a feel for the ins and outs of adland, thanks to presentations by creative Jason & Joris and Mark & Paddy.
To top it all off, our ECDs Tony and Kim gave a talk for the D&AD New Blood festival, allowing soon-to-be ad grads to lap up a little of what life is like here at W+K.
Students from West Herts with our Vikki and our Guy.
We were delighted to receive a rave review from the University of Watford, who wrote on their ad course blog:
“There were lots of treats at the agency on Friday. Guy Featherstone, self-confessed skate boarding sneaker head and soon to be Head of Design at W&K Portland, treated us all to a talk about his design philosophies. Amazing stuff it was too. Vikki Kottler treated us all to breakfast. […] As always, the W+K experience was truly different, immensely inspiring and hugely enjoyable."
Aw, shucks. The pleasure was ours!
Over the last few weeks W+K has been hosting Lucy and Darren’s advertising talks and workshops for colleges from far and wide.
First to visit was Philip Wolki and his students from the Design Factory, Hamburg.
After our talk Dazza gave everyone a guided tour of the office and as always made a lasting impression.
Next to pop in for a cuppa and a croissant were our old friends Dani and Paul and their classmates from the University of Sunderland. As well as their ever enthusiastic course leader Keith Nevens. We love the course Keith and the great work you’re doing, keep it up!
The guys and gals of Salford University popped in on Wednesday with their course leader Chris Morris. No photos of Salford I’m afraid but trust me they were all gorgeous! As always Ronny was on reception to meet and greet them with a warm, friendly W+K welcome.
Tuesday evening saw creative advertising students from our old college, Watford in for a beer and a crit . All that was missing from the evening was the legendary man himself, Tony Cullingham. We hope to see him very soon.
Thursday rolled round and we met more new friends, Senior Lecturer, Gyles Lingwood and his students from Lincoln School of Art and Design at Lincoln Uni.
Gyles is doing great things with his course even though it’s only been going a few years.
Now Dazza and I are slightly hoarse so we’re going to get back to the layout pads, wish all the guys and girls we saw luck and no doubt see them when they all graduate.