Jack Close & Zak Hawkins together with Franco Ashton & James Grieg from AdSchool’s class of 2021 have won D&AD New Blood Awards for their MDS portfolios.
Says Kate Humphries, programme director: “Following on from the 4 D&AD New Blood Pencil wins that were announced last month, these two portfolio wins bring MDS’s haul from this year’s D&AD New Blood Awards to a grand total of six awards.”
“So, a huge-teary-eyed congratulations from everyone at MDS to both Jack & Zak (pictured here with Zak being proudly held aloft by Jack) whose winning portfolio https://zakjack.com/ promptly scored them a job at The Monkeys Auckland; and Franco Ashton and James Grieg (pictured above with Franco being joyously held aloft by James) whose equally winning portfolio https://jamesfranco.myportfolio.com/work saw them being swiftly picked up by Toby Talbot and flown over to Ogilvy Sydney this year.
“A big shout out to their industry mentors Chrissy Cooper & James Conner from The Monkeys; Michael Swinburn from Colenso; James Mok from Proximity, and Steve Hansen & JP Twaalfhoven from Clemenger. I know Jack, Zak, James and Franco would all agree that their portfolios wouldn’t have been the same without you.”