Stephen Preece

Stephen Preece

  • Founder of e5-portfolio
  • BA Hons., PGCE, MSC.
  • Mentor
  • ENG/FR

Stephen is highly qualified and has oceans of experience when it comes to mentoring the next generation of creative learners. He is passionate about his role and he believes that no two learners learn in the same manner. He has therefore designed a programme which provides each member with the tools that they need to develop their own authentic portfolio. Stephen is of the opinion that the wellbeing of students should go hand in hand with the quality of the portfolio.

Selene Folkesson

Selene Folkesson

  • BA University of North Texas
  • Coach
  • ENG/FR/SP

Selene brings to the table her entrepreneurial experience, having been part of two successful startups. She is also a graphic designer and marketing expert, having worked in a wide range of venues from small ad agencies to large corporate multinational companies like Ericsson, and Sun Power. She will help students from the initial concept to the finished art portfolio, making sure they learn project management, marketing, networking, and entrepreneurial skills while creating it.

Clelia Anchisi

Clelia Anchisi

  • BA Hons
  • Coach
  • ENG/FR

Clelia is an enthusiastic graphic designer and a recent Central Saint Martins graduate. She contributes her fresh point of view and understanding of the youth of today. Her desire to engage with young creatives and guide them towards achieving their best potential is what drives her. With 4 years of experience at UAL she has wide array of knowledge when it comes to graphic design and insights in relation to fashion design. She will be able to advise students on what their portfolio needs in order to stand out and best represent the student as the artist they wish to be.

Victoria James

Victoria James

  • BA Hons
  • Mentor
  • ENG/FR

Victoria is a professional artist, splitting her time between Europe and North America. She has regularly shown her work internationally since graduating from Chelsea College of Art, London, and has extensive knowledge of portfolio preparation for galleries, art institutes, art fairs and calls for art. She also has experience in promoting and selling art, having managed and curated a gallery for a year in Arizona. Her passion for mentoring other creatives led her to run an “art club” from her Geneva studio for several years; her students ran the age gamut from 7 to 60 years old and emphasis was placed on developing personal expression through experimenting with a diversity of materials and techniques.

Dr. Juliana Kolova

Dr. Juliana Kolova

  • Mentor
  • ENG/FR/BG

Juliana holds a PhD in Economics with specialization in HR development, learning dynamics and interactive training. She is experienced in youth and adult training and mentoring both in the fast lane of corporate career development and as tutor and lecturer at University of Portsmouth and Cardiff Metropolitan University. With her broad portfolio of competences, she contributes to the e5 team by helping young creatives enhance their soft skills like leadership, communication, flexibility and teamwork. Her background as a PMP for diverse projects helps her to support effectively the e5 team programmes implementation.

Patrick Parquet

Patrick Parquet

  • Mentor
  • FR

Diplôme national en communication visuelle de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et de Design. Atelier de typographie national de Peter Keller (Paris et Bâle) Agence de publicité: 22 ans d’expériences en direction de création et direction artistique dans le groupe DDB France (Omnicom US) et MNSTR Paris pour des grandes marques. 5 ans de direction d’une école de design ( Interactiv design, Design d’espace, Fashion). Intervenant en master et partenaire de l’école des Gobelins en innovation digitale ( N° 5 international pour le digital, n°1 pour l’animation). Fondateur de workshop-DINP, pour l’innovation des entreprises avec les nouvelles générations.

Dr Patrizia Azzi

Dr Patrizia Azzi

  • Coach
  • ENG/FR/IT

Patrizia has been educated both in the arts and in science, choosing to be a research physicist as a profession (staff research scientist at INFN working at CERN). The e5 team will use her software support expertise for project management. Having extensive experience in mentoring student of various levels through her career (plus being a mother of three!), she also provides the members with technical support and additional skills in the digital world that will be used during he portfolio preparation process, university applications and creation of a professional CV.