As 2017 comes to a close and the Mastered Showcase kicks off in the classroom, some of the professionals have left their thoughts on their experience on their IG accounts and we’re grateful to be sharing those posts. . .
Elina Kaltiainen: @artdirection_mastered
@Elinakaltiainen My accelerator experience at Mastered is coming to an end. I can already tell it changed my life, even though my journey is still at the beginning. I learned so much precious things from the experts, coaches, peers and Mastered team.
I had the honour to be mentored by Miquel Polidano, and hands down he is the one who made the biggest impact on me. He truly challenged me to set my bar higher. After the first portfolio review with him, I went to look myself in the mirror and asked: “Am I ever going to make it?” I needed a moment, took a deep breath and answered: “Hell, yeah”. A couple of hours later, with his confidence and support, I art directed the most difficult and fast-paced editorial so far – with the incredible result (thanks to my team!) that you can see here now, and at @glassbook.
Created at @masteredhq#MasteredLiveCanada 2017.
Mentoring industry expert: @polidano
Art Director: @elinakaltiainen
Muse: @adeezia_adhel @dulcedomodels
Accessories: @maxine_shoes, @vonlanzenauer