An advertising blogfolio. Alan Burles
I guess one should begin at the beginning and funnily enough, there is a beginning of sorts. My uncle was MD of an ad agency in Bristol and 2 years after school and still not knowing what to do, I spent a week there late one summer. I liked it. It made me think advertising was something I could do and that if I could get into an art school I could learn how to do it. But it was nearly October and we were three weeks into that academic year. Ooops. But (as I was to learn at Saatchi’s) nothing is impossible right? So I started calling all the art schools but was getting the same answer every time: ‘Sorry, the course is full.’ Then I called Manchester Poly which, quite extraordinarily did a Graphics/Advertising degree course, exactly what I wanted: ‘Oh, hello, yes, funny you should call, a chap did start the term but 
he just left to be goalkeeper for Stockport County, why don’t 
you pop up for an interview...’ If you're looking for
my photography it
is at alanburles.com