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Position yourself as an art director in fashion

A 10-month career accelerator for 200 graphic designers and art directors who want to build their fashion portfolio and grow their network of creative collaborators. Delivered online and in-person, and designed for busy working professionals, you'll get one-to-one coaching, hone your craft, experience the production side of shoots and get feedback from the industry's most respected names.

Meet the experts


Fabien Baron
Creative director

Inez and Vinoodh
Celebrated photography duo

Tony King
CEO and creative director, King & Partners

Jaime Perlman
Creative director, Vogue UK

Graham Fink
Chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather, China

Becky Smith
Creative director, Twin magazine

Jacob Wildschiødtz
Creative director, NR2154

Ana Andjelic
Global strategy director, Havas LuxHub

Mimma Viglezio
Creative consultant

Lydia Pang
Creative director, Refinery29

Interview Magazine

Buffalo Zine
Editor-in-chief & Managing editor, Buffalo magazine

Tom Hingston
Creative director & founder, Hingston Studio

Magnus Naddermier
Creative director, Studio Naddermier

Micol Talso
Art director, Toiletpaper magazine

Garland Lyn
Vice president, creative. Simon Properties

Kenneth Richard
CEO and creative director, The Impression

Paul Hogarth
Creative director, M&C Saatchi

Mike Rowling
Senior agent, Webber Represents

Margot Populaire
Art director, Baron & Baron

Personal development experts
New for 2017

Polly Morland
Award-winning author

Samantha Clarke
Coach and consultant

Eric Maisel
Psychologist and creativity coach

Who it’s for

This program is for 200 talented graphic designers who are passionate about fashion and committed to seeing their ideas live in print, online, in film, in 3D, on social and beyond.

You will have excellent graphic design skills and the potential to work as an art director solving commercial problems for respected clients. You will be working at an agency, for a fashion magazine or running your own design studio. You are not content with doing layouts. You want to take charge of shoots. You want to experiment with new digital mediums. You want to set a vision for others to follow.

If you are hungry to develop your portfolio, to make connections with the world's best emerging fashion professionals, and to get your work in front of the people who matter, this is the accelerator for you.

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"An incredible opportunity for me was having visibility on Vogue.it. A brand from Paris contacted me to make a fashion book for her."


Renauld Cambuzat, Photography: Mastered alumni
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Your year ahead

Over 10-months, online and in-person, you will create new portfolio projects which reflect the kind of work you want to do, get feedback and exposure from industry experts who hire creatives like you, limitless one-to-one coaching and build a network of creative collaborators to rise with.
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Define your unique voice and identity
In a competitive marketplace full of smart, creative people, understanding who you are and what makes you standout is critical. Through relevant tasks and with the help of industry experts, a personal coach and your talent team at Mastered, we’ll help you identify what it is that you stand for and set the goals that will define your way ahead.
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Hone the art direction skills you need in a digital age
It’s not enough to have Illustrator or Photoshop skills anymore. Through the program, you will be set tasks to help you learn how to unearth the essence of a brand, how to develop ideas across traditional, digital and physical platforms and products, and master compelling storytelling techniques to sell your vision to collaborators and clients.

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Get the opportunity to build and lead teams on shoots
The accelerator will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience briefing, collaborating and leading teams of creatives on image shoots. You will be challenged to take centre stage on creative briefs that will push your boundaries as an art director. You will get access to a global network of over 2,500 photographers, designers, stylists and more, to work with again and again.
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Have your work critiqued by industry experts
To ensure you are on the right track, in key moments throughout the year, you will get feedback on your growing body of work by the industry experts who matter. Feedback will consider the goals you set at the beginning of the program and is designed to give you a view on how your work will be received by the industry and also the vision you’ve set for yourself.

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Art direct your own personal brand
You want to bring in more of the work you want, and have the confidence to turn down the work that you don’t. Key to achieving this is honing your public profile and increasing recognition. This program will set you tasks and provide supporting content to help you refine your own visual identity across your social media, website and portfolio, and ensure the right people discover you.
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Master the art of getting paid work in fashion
The art direction profession is lucrative and full of opportunity. We are going to help you get under the skin of how to capitalise on it financially. We will educate you in how to pitch yourself and your work to an agent or client. You will have a better understanding of knowing what you’re worth, hence what you can realistically charge. And we will bring you a firm awareness of the practicalities and legalities of getting paid.

You'll leave the accelerator with
A portfolio developed with feedback from leading industry figures
The ability to translate your ideas into new digital, social and experimental mediums
Four fresh creative projects for your book
A new global network of 2,500 collaborators in 80 different countries
The skills and mindset to build and lead creative teams
Clear career goals and clarity on what you need to do to keep your career moving forward
Guaranteed exposure from the industry showcase at the end of the accelerator

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How it works

The first of its kind, these accelerator programs have been built to get you 
the skills, network, exposure and attitude you need to succeed in a
 rapidly changing fashion industry.

Includes an invite to exclusive global event

We believe in blending online and in-person learning, which is why during your program you’ll be invited to attend one epic and extraordinary event from a choice of three iconic global locations. Attend Mastered Live and you will experience an incredible weekend of collaboration, connection and creation.

One-to-one coaching sessions on-demand

We passionately believe in the importance of developing the right attitude and mental approach. Which is why on our accelerator programs you will be able to book unlimited coaching sessions throughout your 10-month experience. These will help you develop the resilience, confidence and mental strength needed to take your talent to the next level.

Fund your future

With our range of flexible payment plans, no-one should let finance stand in their way of making it. We’ll be on hand after you’re accepted to find the plan that’s right for you.

Remember, investing in this accelerator is tax deductible as a business expense.

10-month program
Starts early 2017
$6,300
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