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.


The Mix 2017 Participant Application

  • Participant Information (Required)

  • If you did not graduate from a program and are not a student, please choose "One year as a designer".
  • You do NOT need to be an AIGA member to apply.
  • About You (Required)

  • Your interest in design, your focus (e.g., mainly print, digital, UX/UI, motion etc.), your style, your approach, etc.
  • Where do you see yourself working after graduation or in a year? Please describe your goals upon finding a position (in-house, agency, etc.) and your ideal work situation (freelance, full-time).
  • Are you comfortable receiving and giving constructive feedback on design work? What do you think you will gain by participating?
  • Portfolio & Resume (Required)

    PLEASE PROVIDE A WEBSITE ADDRESS OR ONE PDF FILE (please read the instructions). Choose the method (website or PDF) which will showcase your work the best. If you do not submit a portfolio or resume your application may not be considered.
  • The website address can be for any online portfolio site (Squarespace, Behance, Adobe Portfolio etc.). Leave blank if you are submitting a PDF instead.
  • Please limit your PDF to only 10 digital images compiled in one PDF file (5 projects max, 2 images per project). Max file size 2MB. We will not be printing the PDFs, only viewing them on screen.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Please provide a ONE page PDF of your current resume. Please only provide important information that pertains to your work experience and experience as a designer.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Social Media (Optional)

  • Before you submit your application...

    Once you submit your application the form may not be edited. AIGA Portland will contact you by the end of May if you have been selected to participate in THE MIX. Need help before submitting? Please contact Carrie Taylor at carrieannetaylor@gmail.com if you have questions about filling out your application.