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Saturday, March 28, 2015 / Syracuse

7th Annual AIGA Upstate New York Student Portfolio Review (Syracuse)

AIGA Upstate New York Chapter invites the 2015 graduating graphic design students of Central New York to our 7th Annual Student Portfolio Review.

NOTE: Additional portfolio reviews will take place in Rochester (March 4) and Schenectady (April 7)

EVENT

The portfolio review is a chance for you to practice your interview skills and get valuable feedback about your design work, portfolio presentation and résumé from local professionals in a no-risk, non-competitive environment. 

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
You will receive objective advice and criticism in a one-on-one setting with local design educators, professional designers and potential employers. Although this event is not a job fair, some reviewers may be looking for potential employees or interns. This event is a great way to discuss your work, network, and become aware of who's who in your local design community.

WHO CAN ATTEND?
All college seniors, upcoming 2015 graduates, MA and MFA candidates are welcome to attend. The maximum capacity for this event is 40 students.


COST
AIGA MEMBERS: $10
Student Non-Members: $20

WHAT TO BRING
Bring 12-15 pieces of the best work in your portfolio, as well as multiple copies of your résumé and and business cards. If you plan to show interactive or rich-media work please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet. 

PARKING
Free parking is available in the University Ave parking lot across from the entrance to Newhouse 3 on S. Crouse Ave. See campus map.

 QUESTIONS?
Email education@upstatenewyork.aiga.org

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / Schenectady

7th Annual AIGA UPSTNY Capital Region Student Portfolio Review

AIGA Upstate New York Chapter invites the 2015 graduating graphic design students of Upstate New York to our 7th Annual Capital Region Student Portfolio Review.

Note: we are also holding this event in Rochester, NY—for those located closer—on March 4.

DETAILS:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6—9 PM 

The GE Theater at Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Driving directions are here.

THE EVENT:

The review is a chance for you to practice your interviewing skills and get valuable feedback from local professionals about your design work and résumé in a no-risk, non-competitive environment geared at preparing you for the professional portfolio presentation process.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND? 

You will receive objective advice and thoughtful one-on-one commentary and criticism of your design work from local design educators, professional designers, and potential employers. While this event is not a job fair, some reviewers may be looking for potential employees or interns. This event is a great way to discuss your work, network and become aware of who’s who in your local design community.

WHO CAN ATTEND:

Students: The review is open to college seniors, upcoming 2015 graduates, and MFA candidates (maximum capacity of 80 students)

Reviewers: The review is open to local art, design and communication professionals and educators interested in helping our local design students prepare themselves for their professional careers.

COST:

AIGA Student Members: $10
Student non-members: $20
Free for reviewers

WHAT TO BRING:

Bring 12-15 pieces of your best work from your portfolio, as well as multiple copies of your résumé and business cards. If you plan on showing interactive or rich-media work, please bring a fully-charged laptop. WiFi will be available in the GE Theater.

QUESTIONS:

Email event coordinator Doug Bartow

 


Generously sponsored by Proctors Theater.

  

Thursday, April 9, 2015 / Syracuse

Love it? Hate it? Join us for a screening of this classic!

Echo and AIGA Upstate New York will be hosting a screening of the Gary Hustwit film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, and Lars Müller.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Friday, April 10, 2015 / Chicago
Gain confidence to lead internal and external problem-solving workshops and learn how to address important issues like managing team dynamics and navigating community problems. Attendees will return to work with tools, techniques and resources to help run more effective meetings, foster collaboration and effect social outcomes. For more information, visit: aiga.org/facilitation-by-design/
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015 / Syracuse

HACK UPSTATE

Hack Upstate is a weekend hackathon where developers, innovators and designers from Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build incredible products. Hack Upstate intends to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York hacker community, to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York's technology sector, and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies. For more information, visit hackupstate.com.