Student Portfolio Review
AIGA Salt Lake City’s annual Student Portfolio Review provides advice, insight and industry information to design students from around the state. On April 12, 2013, students will interact with professional designers during portfolio reviews and one-on-one interviews. Students gain valuable career insights and make connections which can lead to internships and even jobs.
Pre-Register Online Admission Rates
AIGA Member Admission :: $20
Non-Member Admission :: $40
CLOSES APRIL 11th @ 6:00 PM
At-the-door Admission Rates
*if event doesn’t sell out*
AIGA Member Admission :: $30
Non-Member Admission :: $50
Observer AIGA Member Admission :: $20
Observer Non-Member Admission :: $30
2013 STUDENT PORTFOLIO REVIEW SCHEDULE
11:00 :: Student Check In & Registration
Arrive early to register first come first serve for the following:
- 1-on-1 professional interviews (space limited)
- preferences of who you would like to review your work in the open review (space limited and preferences not guaranteed)
- *Space will be limited on the interviews & open review preferences so we advise you come before 11:00 to wait in line.
11:30-12:30 :: Open Student Review
12:15 :: Announcements
12:30 :: Presentation by Craig Welsh from Go Welsh of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1:30 :: Lunch on your own
2:30 :: Design Challenge
Come cheer your student group on through a series of live design challenges. Two students from each student group will be pre-chosen to represent their school. Contestants will perform “game-show style” and be judged by: Craig Welsh & 2 other local designers.
The winning student group will receive a prize. The winning contestants will also receive prizes for their participation.
4:00 :: 1-on-1 Professional Interviews
Registration at event entrance beginning at 11:00 am
During this session, Students will meet with professionals they signed up for at the beginning of the day for a 25 minute interview. Professionals will give in depth, constructive criticism and advice to the students as they prepare to job seek. Interview portions are seated with ample room for viewing portfolios.
If any professionals are interested in participating in the 1-on-1 interviews, please email email@example.com with each designer’s... name, email, & which session you’d like to attend (1-on-1s and/or Open Review) and you will be added to this list. We ask you only sign up if you are committed to coming. Thanks.
4:00 :: Q & A session with Craig Welsh
For observing students, those finished with 1-on-1 interviews, or those who did not receive a 1-on-1 interview, Craig Welsh n will be conducting a Q & A session centered on how to get a job.
4:00 :: Light refreshments served
5:00-7:00 :: Open Professional Review
Registration for “Preference Cards” at event entrance beginning at 11:00 am
*During the open review, students will stand by their portfolio as professionals come by to look at their work. At the beginning of the day, students will fill out a preference card of which professionals they would like to get critiqued by. That card will be given to the professionals as they arrive, and they will try and get to the 6 students on their card. The card only serves as a guide, no guarantees.
If any other professionals are interested in participating in the Open Review, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with each designer’s name, email, & which session you’d like to attend (1on1’s and/or Open Review) and you will be added to this list.
Participants are responsible for their own parking. The Salt Palace Convention Center offers a convenient parking garage on 200 South 185 West for a $12 all day fee.
This fee is for each time you enter the garage. If you leave and decide to return, you will have to pay the fee again. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Please plan accordingly.
- Keep portfolios to 8-10 pieces.
- Bring your work in a format that is professional and portable.
- A few tangible pieces are good to bring also, but physical space is limited (approximately 6 ft x 1.5 ft).
- Handouts such as business cards are good to bring to leave with professionals.
- Laptops only allowed if showing interactive content
- Outlets are limited and not guaranteed. First-come, First-served.
- No Internet Access
Adobe - John Spencer
AGENCY FUSION - David Johnson
American Craft - Jill DeHaan
Arlo Vance - Freelance Designer
Axis 41 - Spencer Burgess, Matt Scherer, Shaun Steele, Tyler Lynch
BYU - Brent Barson
CHG Healthcare - Phil Hunter, Ricardo Rosas
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Lars Roner, Emmy Southworth, Rich Poulsen
Courtney Blair - Freelance Designer
Design Farm - Dave Cole, Ty Jeppesen
Flare Creative - Sarah Hanks
Fluid - Frank Imler, Jim Killian, Lisa Kent
GroSocial - Reid Johns, Brian Clark
Headspace Studios Designer - Dan Kimball
Henriksen Butler - Ashley Kittrell, Andrea Barlow
Heber Eastman - Freelancer
istilllovecalligraphy - Melissa Esplin
Infinite Scale - Dan Phillips
Lunar Solar - Ben Kuhns, Trevor Woods
Matt Maxwell Design
McCann Erickson - Matt Warren, Paul Blandford, Danielle Morgan, Steve Hansen, Felix Flores
MHTN Architects - Lindsey Cowley
Modern 8 - Mike Harris, Randall Smith
Nate Gines - Freelance Designer
Process Agency - Bryan Wilson
Red Olive Design - Vince Stinson, Chris Grayson, Brad Hoen
Riser Media - Kassandra Wright
Rivetal - Kyle Iman
Rumor Advertising - Aaron Rowell
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Kerry Gonzales
Stevens Heneger-Salt Lake - Samuel Platt
Super Top Secret - Jared Strain, Aaron Sather
Swivelhead Design - Matt Doyle, Chad Keyes
TruHearing - John Fitch, Shay Spaulding
Underbelly - Anthony Lagoon, Matt Scribner
UVU Professor - Matt Bambrough, Ray Elder
Val Jar - freelance designer / illustrator
Weber State Professor - Larry Clarkson