AIGA Portland Portfolio Review 2017

THE MIX is a curated portfolio review connecting selected recent graduates with seasoned professionals, recruiters, and creative industry leaders. Our intent is to create design relationships between two distinct spectrums—entry-level and established. Through round-table discussions and chances to meet and greet, participants will make connections, receive honest, constructive feedback, and gain the needed insight to make the leap to strong professionals.

What goes on?
Selected designers meet local professionals for round-table discussions. The conversations are similar to an entry-level interview, all with the purpose of providing an authentic dialogue and understanding of what design agencies are looking for in recent graduates.


When is THE MIX?
June 17, 2017 from 10am–2pm. A short mixer will take place before the event.

Where is it?
R/GA, a full service digital agency creating products, services and communications, located at 415 NW 13th Avenue in Portland, OR.

Who is eligible?
All design candidates who have graduated in 2016 or 2017 from four or two year programs. Current students must be at least in a “junior” or third year standing. Non-students can be one year out of school to be eligible. If you are not a member of AIGA you may still apply. (If you have questions about your eligibility please see the end of the application for contact information.)

Portfolio and resume?
Participants must submit a portfolio website OR one PDF file with 10 images (5 projects max, 2 images per project). A resume is required to demonstrate the applicant’s work experience in the design field. Applicants who have less professional or internship experience are encouraged to apply.

Who chooses the participants in THE MIX?
A jury of Portland professional designers will review each application portfolio and resume. Applicants will be chosen based on the strength of their portfolio with an emphasis placed on the application short answer section “About You”. We would like all participants to be comfortable giving and receiving feedback in the round-table reviews.

Event Sponsored By?
AIGA Portland, RG/A Portland and Stevens Integrated Solutions.