Competition was tough this year, with over 35 portfolio submissions to the 2016 AIGA Minnesota Portfolio 1-on-1®. Our judges had a lot of page flipping and reviewing to do, but ultimately chose the most-prepared books. We thank our generous scholarship providers for their support of Portfolio 1-on-1 attendees, and we congratulate this year’s winners.

Craig Franke Awards Scholarship to Bee Xiong

Photo of Bee Xiong, Angela Niemi, and Craig Franke by Jay Larson

Scholarship Awards & Winners

AIGA Minnesota: $1500
Nick Neary, Concordia University, St. Paul
See winning portfolio.

AIGA Minnesota: $1500
Rishi Murugesan, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
See winning portfolio.

AIGA Minnesota Fellow: $1500
Jennifer Yelk, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
See winning portfolio.

Clockwork Active Media: $1500
Nick Kluskowski, University of Minnesota-Duluth
See winning portfolio.

Franke+Fiorella: $1500
Bee Xiong, Concordia University, St. Paul
See winning portfolio.

GoKart Labs: $1500
Y Pham, St. Cloud State University
See winning portfolio.

Tim Larsen: $1500
Nhi Nguyen, Minnesota State University, Mankato
See winning portfolio.

 

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Bert Lee
Bert Lee
Director of Education
Bert Lee is a speaker, dancer and digital magician. He specializes in public speaking and is a member of Toastmasters club competing in speech competitions and hosting his own workshops teaching the art of effective communication, listening and building confidence on stage with an understanding of body language. With Bert being an active dancer, he oversees a community group called Hmong Breakers Leadership Council organizing local charity events and dance competitions in support of his local dancers and artists. Bert enjoys designing marketing collaterals and visuals to craft compelling brand stories for small businesses.