24 January 2023

Calling all creatives: artists, designers, poets, writers, photographers, and directors!

Calling all creatives - artists, designers, poets, writers, photographers, directors - if you are looking to harness your creative skillset to break into the commercial creative industry of advertising and design then we want to hear from you.


D&AD is an educational organisation which promotes excellence in design and advertising. We run an impactful programme called D&AD Shift with Google, we’re looking for applicants who are over 18, looking to get into the creative industry and have not studied towards a degree-level qualification.


Shift is a fully funded night school for emerging creatives looking to begin a career in the commercial creative industry. Shift exists to nurture and connect aspiring self-made creative talent with the commercial creative industry, challenge the industry itself to change where it recruits its talent, and work towards a better, fairer and more representative creative industry.

It’s a 4 month programme which takes 20 creatives on a journey to learn from and connect with the industry, establish a network, build a portfolio and find job opportunities. It runs for 2 evenings a week, so can be completed around current work and other commitments. Taking place in-person in Sydney we do have a number of travel bursaries available for successful applicants who may live outside of the city.


With creative pros at the top of their game at your fingertips, stacks of knowledge and industry experience is all within reach. Ready to help you and push you through real briefs that will come to life with your fresh perspective. You will leave with a creative portfolio full of brief responses from global brands, a network of industry contacts and the tools you need to get a job in the commercial creative industry.


Get started on your application today at DANDAD.ORG/SHIFTSYD


The deadline for applications is 3 March 2023.