Creative Career Accelerator
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The Workshop. The Brief. The Creative Process

Learn about how Upcomers members had the opportunity to explore, play, develop and design their ideas for USA's ‘Mr Robot’ into concepts.

Read the blog | See the top 10 submissions

 
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Upcomers provides real world projects and creative work experience for current and recently graduated students.

THE PROBLEM
The creative work force is looking for Hungry, Eager Talent......with experience. The problem is, how do you gain real world experience that the workforce is looking for?

OUR SOLUTION
Upcomers is here to solve this by providing REAL WORLD BRIEFINGS AKA PROJECTS from major brands and creative agencies that want to work with you and ultimately hire you. Ya, you! Think of us as your new BFF - your kick in the ass friend to help you get there and thrive in today’s economy with respect for your talent.

OUR MISSION
Upcomers is here to help you:
1. Create a kickass portfolio
2. Gain real world experience (whether you're still in school or recently graduated)
3. Land your dream job

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Select a project.

 

 

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Let the fun begin! Get to work creating your proposal.

 

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Submit your concept.

 

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That’s it! Now you have a new project to put in your portfolio and if your concept is chosen as the winner by a creative director you’ll get a chance to work on the project with the partnering brand.

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Create fun animations for GOGIRLGO, an interactive picture (flip) book for young girls

Deadline: Dec 17th
Pitch your ideas to Go Girl Go by creating a 5-10 second looping animation.

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Bring our COMUNITY Brand Mission to Life

Coming Soon
Create an integrated marketing campaign to bring our brand mission to life to consumers utilizing the inspiration of "Hello My Name Is" as a storytelling vehicle.

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Create key art explorations for Mr. Robot Season 4

Deadline: Nov 12th
Take a deep dive and explore your ideas with whatever surrounds you, or take a stroll to play with the natural light. Cut things up. Paste it on or to things. Take a picture on your phone. Scan it and play more. Do your research on what Mr Robot has done in previous seasons and research styles and techniques the creator Sam Esmail has and is doing - As analogue as it gets!

I can’t emphasize enough the value of a student presenting work based on “real-world” creative briefs. Their work for these “real-world” clients will allow them to standout once they graduate. That is why we’re SO excited to partner with UPCOMERS to help get students and young talent the experience we’re looking for at MOCEAN to be part of our growing team!
— Michael McIntyre, Founder MOCEAN
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“Upcomers is an amazing creative space where I'm able to connect with current students, recent graduates, and professional creatives. I'm happy to know that I will gain real work experience from real design briefs that will help me succeed as a graphic designer.”

David Meza
Cal State Dominguez Hills

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“I will forever be grateful to Upcomers for providing such unique and competitive opportunities to myself and other young creatives alike.”

Chase Lewis
Pepperdine University

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“Upcomers has really given me the chance to grow in my career as a designer. Any student looking to advance with actual experience would benefit from the program. Upcomers is helping me succeed and I am positive that they can help other students as well!”

Roland Gonzalez
Santa Monica City College

OUR FANS