HONOR invests in the workforce of tomorrow with Affinity and Grey by launching Stand Out With HONOR Program

This morning in London, UK, Global technology brand HONOR today announced it is launching the HONOR Academy ‘Stand Out With HONOR’ global creative program at hihonor.com. ‘Stand Out With HONOR’ invites young people to take part in a series of challenges to showcase their creativity for the chance to earn a four-week paid internship at Grey in the U.K. and in Germany. HONOR is also partnering with creative graphics software company Affinity to launch a series of video tutorials to help students take their job hunting skills and CVs to the next level, empowered by the HONOR MagicBook.

Launched in 2020, HONOR Academy is dedicated to helping young people and students to stay productive, master new skills and unleash their creativity by offering exclusive learning and development opportunities. Following the success of HONOR Academy, HONOR is launching  the ‘Stand Out With HONOR’ global creative program to encourage more creativity and to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to get directly in front of creative business leaders to showcase why they have what it takes to earn the coveted internship.

George Zhao, President of HONOR said: “2020 is a year filled with uncertainty and for those fresh out of university, the competition for jobs is tougher than ever. Through our Stand Out with HONOR creative program with Affinity and Grey, we want to help young people take full advantage of their own creativity and utilise tech tools like the HONOR MagicBook Series to get a head start, by helping them stand out from the crowd and make a winning first impression.”

Industry Experts and Artists Help Students Take Their Creativity to The Next Level 

Kicking off the partnership, HONOR and Affinity have teamed up with a number of artists and designers including Scott Balmer, Peter Greenwood and David Daniels on a series of creative tutorials, sharing top tips and tricks for giving your CV’s a creative edge. From the smoothest, fastest photo editing and graphic design software to the most powerful publishing software, the Affinity creative suite push the boundaries of what’s possible with creative technology. Paired with the HONOR MagicBook, students will be able to boost their creativity and enhance their content to a professional standard.

HONOR has also brought together some of Europe’s most influential creatives to judge the applications and give young people unparalleled advice on how to break into the industry.

The expert panel of mentors include:

Laura Jordan Bambach, Chief Creative Officer, Grey (London): For over 20 years, Laura has enhanced the advertising industry through her fresh and pioneering spirit. Combining deep technical skill, with her innate human understanding and passion for storytelling, Laura is recognised globally as an innovator and industry leader, described by The Guardian as “a digital female icon”.

Francisca Maass, Chief Creative Officer, Grey (Hamburg): Francisca is a dynamic and goal-oriented creative. Prior to joining Grey, she was Managing Director at thjnk and has held creative roles at Jung von Matt and Serviceplan. She was Spokeswoman of the Executive Committee of the CommClubs Bavaria and is a member of the Art Directors Club Germany.

Pete Way, Creative Director, BCW (London): Pete is an award-winning senior creative and executive producer who has spent 20 years working with both agencies and brands. He was recently voted in the 2020 top ten Creative Directors in the UK and PR Power List by PR Week.

Tristan Macherel, Executive Creative Director, Landor (Europe): Tristan is Executive Creative Director of Landor Europe, driving innovation and creative excellence across the region. Since joining Landor in 2012, the agency has become one of the most highly awarded in the world. Tristan frequently judges at international awards, including Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Christian Bracht, CEO of Sleek Magazine (Berlin): A magazine connoisseur, Christian is the founder of Sleek Magazine, Europe’s leading voice on art, fashion and photography. He has spent over 20 years working in the advertising industry, including stints at Scholz & Friends.

How to Apply:

To be in the running to earn this amazing internship opportunity[1], candidates are invited to submit a piece of artwork that represents their most creative self and who they are as a person from 28 October 6pm CET to  11 November 2020 to www.hihonor.com/global/events/stand-out-with-honor/.

Only the most creative applications will impress the judges, so take this chance to shine! In addition to the internship opportunity with a global creative agency, participants also have the chance to win a HONOR MagicBook Pro or the all-new HONOR Watch ES smartwatch (please visit www.hihonor.com/global/events/stand-out-with-honor/ for more information on how to apply).


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]