2018 Emerging Designers Portfolio Reviews – Beacon, Schenectady, Syracuse, Rochester

AIGA Upstate NY invites emerging graphic designers to our 10th annual Portfolio Review.


Register: April 9: Beacon | April 12: Schenectady | April 13: Syracuse | April 24: Rochester (Reviewer • Emerging Designer )



The review is a chance for emerging designers (students and recent graduates) to practice their interviewing skills and get valuable feedback from local professionals about their design work and résumé in a no-risk, non-competitive environment geared at preparing them for the professional portfolio presentation process. Participants also have the opportunity to network and share their work with each other.


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, fine-tune your presentation skills, network and become aware of who’s who in your local design community.


Students and Emerging Designers: The review is open to college seniors, current MA and MFA candidates and recent design graduates with less than 5 years of professional experience.

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. We welcome a wide range of reviewers from seasoned professionals to those who have successfully landed their first design positions. Why not take a few hours and give back to our local creative community?


AIGA Members: $10
Non-AIGA Members: $20
FREE for reviewers


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 or tablet. WiFi will be available in most locations.


Contact AIGA Upstate NY Programming Director Shauna Keating

Register: April 9: Beacon | April 12: Schenectady | April 13: Syracuse

| April 24: Rochester (Reviewer • Emerging Designer )

Published January 19, 2018
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