2023 AIGA UPSTNY Portfolio Review – Albany


The review is a chance for emerging designers (students, recent graduates, career switchers, bootcamp graduates, anyone early in their design career) to practice their interviewing skills and get valuable feedback from local professionals about their design work and resume 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, bootcamp graduates, self taught designers switching careers, current MA and MFA candidates, and recent design graduates with less than 5 years of professional experience.


The review is open to local art, design, and communication professionals and educators interested in helping our local emerging designers 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? #payitforward


AIGA Members: FREE

Non-AIGA Members: FREE

Portfolio Reviewers: FREE


Bring pieces of your best work from your portfolio, as well as multiple copies of your resume and business cards. If you plan on showing interactive or rich-media work, please bring a fully-charged laptop or tablet. Guest WiFi will be available.

When & Where
Thu, Apr 20, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
435 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208