Thu, Apr 12th, 9:00am - Fri, Apr 13th 5:00pm
Muse Event Center
107 3rd Ave N, 55401 MN 55401

  • Trustee $100
  • Design Leader $100
  • Sustaining $100
  • Supporter $100
  • Contributor $100
  • Educator $100
  • Student $100
  • Non-Member $200
  • Student Non-Member $200

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

Meg Lewis

Check out her stuff here!

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.


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.



  • 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.

Contact Leadership

Portfolio 1-on-1
Co-chairs, Portfolio 1-on-1®
Rachel Bachmeier
Kaitlyn Bryan
Ashley Green
Sara Bowman

Rachel Bachmeier
Prior committee volunteer and current co-chair on the Portfolio 1-on-1 Committee and AIGA MN Ambassador who can often be spotted at Cocktails with Creatives. Passionate about start-ups, environmentally conscious design, and Generation Z. Happy to chat about paper, pens, and plants anytime.

Currently, Rachel works as a designer at Humdinger & Sons in Minneapolis, MN.

Kaitlyn Bryan
From Eau Claire to Kansas City to Minneapolis, Kaitlyn brings her Midwest work ethic with her everywhere she goes. Kaitlyn is an award-winning designer with experience ranging from local arts and culture publications to global, digital campaigns. When she’s not obsessing over all things design, you can find her teaching yoga or snuggling with her cats.

Kaitlyn is currently a Senior Art Director at Tiger Oak Media.

Ashley Green
AIGA member since 2011, Ashley has a passion for UX design and bridging the world of design with code and development.

Ashley works as a Lead Web Designer at Gradient Positioning Systems, Minneapolis, MN.

Sara Bowman
An avid volunteer, Sara also volunteers for AIGA's Ambassadors and her local high school youth group. She absolutely loves her two cats and her husband, and is excited to be having a growing family! From freelance and contracting for over a year to working as an in-house designer, she has plenty of experience with working with people and team dynamics.

Sara is currently working alongside Ashley as a print designer at Gradient as well as working as a part-time Head Hostess at LaCasita Mexican Restaurant.