12 of the very (very) best new creative teams around

The downside to teaching on a Creative Advertising course is, quite simply, the envy.

How can these students know so much? How can they be so endlessly curious? How can they be not only creatively adventurous but strategically perceptive. How can they be all of these things, and so much more, and yet not be old enough to remember Byker Grove?

I envy their brilliance so much that I’m determined to send them out into the creative world, where their winning personalities and many triumphs will no longer be rubbed in my sad, old face on a daily basis.

So may I present a dozen of the most extraordinary creative teams and singles I have had the privilege to teach. Kindly hire them and, for goodness sake, don’t tell me how well they’re doing.

1. Lara & Hannah — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @laraandhannah

(p.s. they also both won a YCN Award last year, and Lara was named as our student of the year)

2. Shannon — Art Director

See her portfolio

Follow her @shancreativead

3. Jess & Lucy — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @jessandlucyuk

(p.s. Lucy also won a YCN Award in her second year on the course)

4. Mitch & Hugo — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @mitchandhugo

(p.s. there was a YCN Award win for Mitch too)

5. Leah & Rhianna — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @leah_rhianna

(p.s. another YCN Award winning team!)

6. Owen & Luke — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @owenandluke8

(p.s. guess what, Luke won a YCN Award as well.)

7. Chantria — Solo Creative

See her portfolio

Follow her @chantriablom

8. Steph & Georgina — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @steph_and_gina

(p.s. this team has just bagged a D&AD Pencil for (hurrah) the copywriting brief)

9. Emily & Abi — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @emabicreatives

(p.s. yet another YCN Award for Abi in her second year on the course)

10. Elliot & Sophie — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @elliot_soph

11. Will & Sam — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @samandwilltweet

(p.s. our only team to have done the double — YCN Award and D&AD Pencil winners!)

12. Harry & Luke — Creative Team

See their portfolio

Follow them @harryhibs

(p.s. another of our teams to have bagged a D&AD Pencil this year)

(Seriously though, this is one of the most exciting years we’ve ever produced on the course and, if you can, we’d love you to reach out to these outstanding young creatives and give them a crit… and a chance to show you what they’ve shown us for years.)

Andrew Boulton is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Advertising at the University of Lincoln.

Senior Lecturer in Creative Advertising at the University of Lincoln & Copywriter