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Insider Talk with a Creative Director at Omnicom Group, Tracy-Locke

Join us for an insider talk with Creative Director Kevin Forister as we discuss what agencies look for in portfolios and gain insights into what candidates are expected to bring to the table to get hired.

Date: Thursday, February 1

Time: 8 PM EST

Event Highlights

1. Internship Insider Talk + Q&A (40 mins):

Get a chance to ask questions and seek advice directly from a Creative Director. Discover what agencies want in portfolios to make sure your profile shines in job applications.

2. Internship Program Intro + Q&A (20 mins):

We’ll provide an overview of our internship program and introduce you to the company partners we’ll be collaborating with for Summer internships.

About our Speaker

Kevin is a Creative Director out of Dallas, TX with over a decade of experience working for brands like Samsung, Audi, FedEx Office, and Krispy Kreme. He has won numerous National Addys, has been published in Graphic Design and Poster Annuals, and is listed among Lurzer’s Int’l Archives 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.

Accolades aside, Kevin’s true passion lies within the growth and development of passionate fellow creatives. Outside of the ad agency walls, Kevin runs a YouTube channel (Open Door Creative) that houses over 130 career-building videos and is the author of Breaking into Art Direction—a book aimed at helping aspiring creatives build their portfolio and land a job in the advertising world.

A banner of Warner Bros' latest work - 100 Years of Warner Bros.

Kevin's portfolio - Open Door Creative

Whether you're an aspiring intern or a seasoned professional in the creative industry, this exclusive event provides valuable internship takeaways to elevate your career!

If you're looking for a design or advertising internship as a student or a recent graduate, join the ArtBound Initiative Program to receive further one-on-one career coaching from industry advisors. Become part of our global network of creative professionals who will become key players in their industries and regions. Check your eligibility for the program here.


ArtBound Initiative is a fee-based global internship program for creatives. We prepare students for their careers through an online coaching curriculum and by helping them to secure an internship in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Melbourne, and Sydney. With an expansive network of leading creative companies, our program provides access to creative industries that are notoriously insular.

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