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Get an Amazing Advertising Portfolio

To be an ad creative, you need a great portfolio. To get a great portfolio, you need feedback. To get feedback, you need to click here.

Well, okay, you don't need to click here. There are a lot of ways to build a book that will get you hired. But knowing what ad industry creatives think of your work makes the process quicker and your portfolio more noticeable. And that's what you get in this Helpout: Feedback and guidance on your book.

In This Helpout, We Will:

  • Review your portfolio: I'll tell you where your portfolio is awesome and where it could use a little work.
  • Discuss Creative Development: There's no one way to come up with a great ad, but there ways to think in terms of "big concepts" that creative directors love. We'll talk about how to do that.
  • Converse on creative amazingness: We'll talk about the things that make okay ads, that make good ads and that make ads so dazzling you actually want to talk about them. This is always clarifying.
  • Chat about Careers: How do you get noticed by creative recruiters and CDs? How should you present yourself?  What are the ups and downs of working as an advertising creative? You will ask these kinds of questions. I will answer them.
  • Not exchange any money. It's free. That's the first rule of advertising. If something's free, you should say it's free. Because people like free stuff. Me telling you the first rule of advertising: That is also free.



About Louis



  • He is a creative / copywriter at Grey, which just won AdWeek's 2013 Global Agency of the Year prize, as well as Havas Worldwide and a variety of other shops.
  • He has worked developing national ad campaigns and creative platforms for brands like Dos Equis, Dairy Queen, Smucker's, Pringles, Purolator, Jif and a whole lot of others.
  • He has won three Cannes Lions and a Radio Mercury Award.
  • He has a portfolio you can look at here.
  • He holds a Master's in Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California.
  • He genuinely likes to talk about advertising.


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Tescia Deák

Apr 14, 2014

I had the opportunity to meet Louis when he was a guest speaker for advertising class at SVA. He was the best speaker we had in the class and seemed genuinely interested in sharing his story along with answering any questions we had. When we had out HELPOUT session, he was insightful, pleasant and offered his time in the future to review my work as I built an advertising portfolio. I would recommend him to anyone who wanted some help with editing their work!

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Nicole Narvaez

Apr 5, 2014

Giancarlo Mena

Mar 15, 2014

Very helpful and friendly guy. I would recommended it to anyone who's looking to get more insights on their portfolio. I will definitely do it again in the future.

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Louis Wittig

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