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Mon, Apr 22nd - Thu, Apr 25th
Virtual Event

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Overview

AIGA Minnesota is thrilled to be hosting our annual Portfolio 1-on-1 this year virtually.

Before embarking on your design career search, get invaluable critiques on your portfolio to set your work a step above the rest!

Get ready to showcase your skills and connect with top design professionals at AIGA MN’s annual Portfolio 1-on-1 event! This year looks different than ever before. By putting the power in the hands of the students, we’re allowing a wider range of experiences over four-day long portfolio review window ending with a synchronous, online panel session and awards ceremony. 

Monday, April 22–Thursday, April 25, 2024

Happenings: Synchronous, 1-on-1 portfolio reviews (Zoom)

The event is for students only, senior or junior, in academic standing. 

Registration

Registration opens Friday, March 1st, 2024.
Registration closes Sunday, April 14th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
By attending Portfolio 1-on-1, you embark on developing a network of professional contacts that will be valuable as you research the professional world where you will be seeking employment.
  • Learn firsthand what potential employers might specifically require of newly graduated professionals, and get guidance on further perfecting your portfolio.
  • Find out the pulse of the current design, digital, branding, advertising, and corporate trends and needs and potentially find your future mentor or even an employer.
Registration:
  1. Student Rate: $40

Not an AIGA member? Join today.

By becoming a member you gain the opportunity to attend the event at a reduced price and take advantage of all the membership benefits year-round.

AIGA offers you deep personal connections with creative professionals in your community and across the nation. By joining AIGA, you are supporting a network of creative change makers, problem solvers, and design industry leaders. Membership benefits:

  • Professional Development (Take advantage of member-exclusive discounts to events, leadership workshops, and the annual Design Conference. Benefit from national and local programming including popular chapter mentorship programs and portfolio reviews)
  • Showcase Your Work (Connect with your peers, build your reputation, and get seen by employers by updating your profile in the AIGA Designer Directory)
  • Leadership Opportunities (Develop your leadership skills by volunteering for your local chapter, serving on task forces and committees, and recommending nominees for our awards programs. Students can also explore the realm of design beyond the classroom and take on leadership roles by joining their on-campus AIGA Student Group)
  • Resources & Inspiration (Gain free access to all of our resources, including designer toolkits, legal guides, and sample legal contracts. Get inspired by viewing popular conference talks or exploring our vast archive of design collections going back to the 1920’s)
  • Savings & Discounts (Enjoy valuable savings and discounts on popular products and services from our partners. Receive member-exclusive discounts on AIGA resources and programming)
  • Job Opportunities (Benefit from access to complete job listings on AIGA Design Jobs and save up to $300 on job postings that will reach thousands of skilled AIGA designers)

Schedule

An email will be sent on April 15th, 2024, to participating students regarding their registration and reviewing next-steps. If you are registered and unable to access the links after receiving the e-mail, please contact [email protected].

Portfolio 1-on-1 2024 Schedule

Sunday, April 21st

Schedule opens at 9 a.m. CST to claim spots with reviewers.

Monday, April 22nd

First round of available reviews start as soon as noon (CST)..

Tuesday April 23rd–Wednesday, April 24th

Reviews continue.

Thursday, April 25th

Last review slot is 3 p.m. CST.

[Zoom link will be placed here on Monday, April 22nd]
5:30–6:15 p.m.: panel discussion, awards ceremony, and closing remarks

 

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Call for Reviewers

We’re currently looking for committed professional designers to review student portfolios.

We are planning for an entirely virtual reviews starting Monday, April 22nd, 2024 at 9 a.m. CST until Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 3 p.m. CST. You can provide one thirty-minute time slot or as many as works with your schedule.

You can fill out your availability once call for reviewers closes on April 12th. We will contact you via email with the master document on April 12th, and we ask that you have your availability entered into the master document by Wednesday, April 17th.

If you are interested, please contact Cailey Birchem, the Portfolio 1-on-1 Chair at [email protected].

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Cailey Birchem
Cailey Birchem
Chair of Portfolio 1-on-1® Committee
Hi, I'm a designer, illustrator, educator, and artist based in Minnesota.

After graduating from Alexandria Technical College in 2017, I went on to get my Bachelor's Degree from Bemidji State University with triple emphasis in exhibit design, graphic design, and studio arts. I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in the spring of 2022 with my MFA.

Currently, I am an experience designer at X-FCTR. We are an agency that focuses on consumer engagement through both digital and live brand activations.