AIGA Jacksonville invites you to attend the 31st Annual Student Portfolio Review. This year's two-day event begins Friday evening, May 1, with a keynote presentation by Dan Mall. Saturday, students are paired with local design professionals for feedback on their final portfolios or works-in-progress.
Virtual Speaker Event
When: Friday, May 1, 2020
6:00pm Happy Hour Virtual Networking
6:30pm Evening Talk with Dan Mall from SuperFriendly
When: Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:30 am – Registration opens
10 am – Review begins
Reviews conclude around 3:30 pm
Review session via Zoom. Register for session link.
Free for students
How it works
Professionals and educators from the Jacksonville area volunteer their Saturday to review your portfolio with you in a virtual, one-on-one setting. Via Zoom breakout sessions, you'll have the opportunity to practice your interview skills, get constructive feedback on your work and gain insight into the industry. You can categorize your portfolio as print, digital or hybrid, and will be matched up with reviewers who specialize in each area.
Who Should Attend?
Recent and soon-to-be graduates are invited to participate in the Student Portfolio Review. Undergraduate, as well as graduate students, are encouraged to attend.
Your goal for the review is to present your work and get constructive feedback. In order to make that happen, you need to be prepared.
Consider the Following
- Having your final portfolio ready to go.
- Testing your software (zoom), video and microphone: https://zoom.us/test.
- Set yourself up in a room that is quiet and distraction-free.
- If you are submitting a website portfolio, make sure there are no missing items or broken links.
- Organize your files so it's easy to find and share.
- If you are sharing time-based work such as video or animation, be sure that these media files are easily accessible during your presentation.
Submission Requirements (must be one or the other):
- Have a multi-page PDF of your portfolio book.
- A link to your publicly available website.
Those of you still in the throes of creating a one-of-a-kind portfolio are also welcome, as it’s never too early to get constructive feedback.
While this isn’t an interview, this is a chance to make connections and make a lasting impression. Be sure that a lasting impression is based on a "Wow!"-worthy book and not a "Wow?!"-worthy wardrobe. Even though this will be conducted via video screen sharing, we can still see you! Dress business casual. Other suggestions include getting a good night's sleep, taking a shower, combing your hair and, of course, brushing your teeth is optional.
Relax, Have Fun
The review doesn’t have to be stressful. You’re here to get constructive feedback on your work—it’s not personal. It’s all about improving your book and making you more marketable.
Not a student? Here's the link to sign up to be a reviewer: [Link!]
Looking to attend the speaker event? Head this way: [Link!]