Before you start applying to jobs get a gut-check from experienced creative professionals at Portfolio 1-on-1. This design-centric conference will give you the opportunity to present your work in mock interviews for constructive feedback and valuable connections. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour agencies and studios, hear from panelists and speakers, attend hands-on workshops, and network with other students.
About Our Keynote Speaker
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Workshops | Friday, April 13th
Chank Diesel | Alphabetic Explorations: Spontaneous Font Creation Workshop
Alphabetician. Builder of Fonts. Chank Diesel. That’s me. And I create everything from custom fonts for corporations and ready-to-buy fonts for professional designers to the occasional free font for the masses. My fonts are seen everywhere, instantly setting the intended tone for packaging, advertising, video games, publications, you name it. It may only be 26 letters (well, uppercase and lowercase, plus a fistful of symbols) but what they say is more than what they spell. You’ve got a project. A vision. The letters A-Z. Now, what do you want to say?
Rishi Murugesan & Dana Kingery | The Honest Truth About Internships
How to get them, how to succeed at them, and everything else you wanted to know.
Jon King | Dot Your I’s & Cross Your T’s
Come learn about the ins and outs of type illustration, the art of painting murals, and how I kerned my way into the world of designing letters! Please bring questions!
Ashley Hohnstein | TBD
Anne Ulku | Creating & Pursuing Passion Projects
Whether you lack motivation, creative ideas, the right skills or the right tools to be able to pursue your passion project—there is always a way around it. As creatives, it is so important to lead our own work and project our ideas into the world. We’ll explore ways around overcoming obstacles and fun exercises to kickstart your very own passion project.
MORE WORKSHOPS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
About Our Branding
Branding for this year’s Portfolio 1-on-1 is designed by Cue.
We are a brand design company.
Exceptional brands have an essence that guides everything they do. A meaningful idea at the center of what makes them successful. That essence is revealed in compelling ways to make them relevant in a changing world. Framing and revealing the essence of exceptional brands is what we do.
About Muse Event Center
Inspiration is all around us. It can strike at a moment’s notice, and lead us to create the new, the exciting, and the unforgettable. A great event is a work of art, and Muse Event Center is the canvas on which you can bring it to life.
Located in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota; Muse Event Center offers 9,500 sq feet over three floors of event space, giving Muse the unique ability to scale to fit events of any size. Capacity and comfort range with event flow and custom event floor plan for furniture set.
About Our Caterer
Catering for this year provided by Crave.
Led by an accomplished team of special event and culinary experts, the CRAVE Catering team has experience working in high profile restaurants, catering companies and event management firms throughout the United States. As a division of Kaskaid Hospitality, we’re able to draw from an extensive array of menus, experience, and hospitality professionals from 12 of the Twin Cities top restaurants.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
SPONSORS TO BE ANNOUNCED
- Attendees must register only themselves online prior to the conference. In order to ensure equal and fair access to the conference, we do not offer group sales. Registration is offered on a first-come-first-served basis, and sells out quickly.
- Registrations are non-transferable. The person who registers must be the person who attends.
- Registration fees are non-refundable after Sunday, March 18.
- If the conference sells out, a wait list will be established and posted here, with priority given to AIGA members.
- If you are registered and unable to attend, contact the committee chairs.