2024 AIGA Jacksonville Portfolio Review

AIGA Jacksonville invites you to attend the 35th 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 13, 2024
9:30am - 3:30pm

Event Location:
Jacksonville University Davis College of Business, Room 171
2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211


  • Reviewers - Free
  • Early Bird (extended through 4/8) - $30
  • General Admission - $50
  • Student Observer - $20
  • Competition - $10

All Portfolio Review entries include lunch, light snacks, beverages, and free entry into our portfolio review speaker event.

How it works:
Professionals and educators from the Jacksonville area volunteer their Saturday to review portfolios in a one-on-one setting. Reviewee's will have the opportunity to practice interview skills, get constructive feedback on their work and gain insight into the industry as they're matched up with reviewers who will share feedback based on their years of experience. Snacks, refreshments, and lunch will be provided to all students and reviewers.

Portfolio Competition: Students may elect to enter their 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.

Speaker Event: On the evening of Friday, April 12th we will be welcoming Gina and Stephen Grimm as our Portfolio Review speakers! With Gina's focus on graphic design and creative direction, specifically in the areas of beauty and female-founded businesses, and Stephen's experience in animation, motion graphics, and CG, they are sure to set an inspiring tone leading up the review! Learn more about our speakers and get tickets here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Students: 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.
  • Professionals: Are you reworking some projects? Looking to pivot in your career? Just want a fresh set of eyes on your work? Portfolio Review is an opportunity to network and have your work reviewed by your peers.
  • Reviewers: Anyone with at least two years of industry experience is welcome to be a reviewer! You will be reviewing student portfolio's in a one-on-one setting and will see approximately 3-5 students during the review. Reviewers can sign up for half-day (9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30) or full day (9:30-3:30) sessions.

Be Prepared:

Students: 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, and have fun! The review doesn’t have to be stressful. Students are here to get constructive feedback on your work and reviewers are here to help however they can!

Reviewers: Come prepared to give constructive and helpful feedback, and to answer any questions students may have. Interested in being a reviewer? Register via our tickets section to help students improve their portfolios.

Portfolio Review attendees get into our Portfolio Review Speaker Event for free! Please be sure to RSVP by following the link above.

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 complete our volunteer form.

By attending this event, you consent to the use of your likeness in photographs and videos for promotional and documentation purposes. You also agree to follow AIGA Jacksonville's Code of Conduct.

When & Where
Sat, Apr 13, 2024 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM EDT
Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North
Room 171
Jacksonville, FL 32211