2022 AIGA Jacksonville Portfolio Review
AIGA Jacksonville invites you to attend the 33rd Annual Student Portfolio Review! Design students or designer's looking to refresh their portfolio will be be paired with local design professionals for feedback on your final portfolios or works-in-progress.
Event Date and Time:
Saturday, April 23, 2022
9:30am - 3:30pm
Snacks, refreshments, and lunch will be provided to all students and reviewers.
Davis College of Business - Room 171
2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Directions and Parking:
When arriving on JU campus, please enter through the main gate directly in front of the University Blvd round about. Once past the gate, take an immediate right onto University Oaks Drive and drive towards the Davis College of Business building (on the left after the round about). There are no parking restrictions on campus during the weekends. You can park along the left or right side of University Oaks Drive.
Direct Google Link: https://goo.gl/maps/LEW7PW5KLBnnavwF8
Students - $60* | $50 Membership Drive**
Reviewers - Free
*Covers portfolio review and Creative Speaker Series admission
*Become a member for $50 get into portfolio review and speaker event for free
How it works:
Professionals and educators from the Jacksonville area volunteer their Saturday to review your portfolio with you in a one-on-one setting. 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. Snacks, refreshments, and lunch will be provided to all students and reviewers.
You may elect to enter your portfolio into a judged competition. Our judges are our reviewers, including AIGA members representing all facets of the design community. Award categories include best of show, best in print and best in digital. Winners will be announced via AIGA social channels directly after the event.
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. Interested in being a reviewer? Learn more here.
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. Finished portfolio presentations are best, whether it's a custom book, black matte boards in a leather portfolio or an interactive presentation—the choice is yours. If you do intend to show digital pieces, we recommend bringing a laptop or tablet and, to be safe, make sure your work is on your local hard drive, not just online. 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. Business casual dress is encouraged. 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.
Masks are encouraged for this event. Jacksonville University's COVID policy is as follows: "If you are not vaccinated, a mask is required. If you are showing any signs of sickness, do NOT come to campus." We ask that all attendees follow and respect this policy in order to keep our event a safe and healthy one.
Students get into our Creative Speakers Series event for free!
Your participation in Portfolio Review grants you free access to our Creative Speakers Series event featuring Sandro Young (also know as Dusty Nomad) on Wednesday April 21.
You will receive a promo code at the end of checkout to unlock the student ticket. (COMING SOON)
Interested in being a reviewer? Learn more here.
Would you like to volunteer?
AIGA Jacksonville is a 100% volunteer-run organization. Volunteering is a great way to network with your peers, improve your organizational skills, and to give back to your community. The plus side is that you don't have to be a member and you get in for FREE! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.