2018 AIGA UPSTNY Portfolio Review (Beacon, NY)

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

Note: this event will also be held in Syracuse on Friday, April 13, and in Schenectedy on Thursday, April 12.


Monday, April 9, 2018, 6—9 PM 

Scenic Hudson's River Center
8 Long Dock Rd
Beacon, NY 12508


The review is a chance for emerging designers (students, recent graduates, and new deisgners looking join the workforce) 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 the River Center, but it isn't the fastest. It would be smart to save any webpages you wish to show locally or to use your mobile device as a hotspot.


Scenic Hudson's River Center is a 3 minute walk from the Beacon Train Station, along the MetroNorth Hudson Line, connecting New York City to Poughkeepsie.

The River Center is located on the grounds of Long Dock Park, which has its own free parking lot. You can find directions to come by car on Scenic Hudson's website.


Email event coordinator, Shauna Keating


This event is open to a presenting sponsorship!

When & Where
Mon, Apr 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Scenic Hudson's River Center
8 Long Dock Rd
Beacon, NY 12305