The MIX 2019 | Portfolio Review

AIGA Portland Portfolio Review 2019

Is your design portfolio ready for the real world? Do you know what it means to be a strong designer?

No matter what your answer is, portfolio feedback from seasoned professionals can provide valuable insight into how to make the first steps in professional development.

This June, AIGA Portland is hosting THE MIX, a curated portfolio review connecting selected applicants with creative industry leaders from companies such as R/GA, Instrument, W+K, Ziba, and Sandstrom Partners. Our intent is to create design relationships between two distinct spectrums—entry-level and established—through round-table discussions, connections with design peers and needed insight to become strong professionals.

For those applicants selected, a portfolio review and round-table discussion will provide honest, constructive feedback from industry leaders. 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. Participants will also have the chance to see each other’s portfolios. So join us at #aigaTHEMIX2019!

Deadline for submission is: April 15, 2019.

Who: Design graduates of 2018 or 2019.

What: Round-table portfolio review and critique from industry leaders.

When: Event is Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 2pm to 6pm.


R/GA, a full-service digital agency creating products, services, and communications
423 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Why: Opportunity for recent graduates to have authentic dialogue with professionals and gain an understanding of what design agencies are looking for.

Don’t miss out. Apply today.

Questions? Reach out to Denise Olsen at

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Apply for THE MIX

All applications are due by April 15, 2019.

The Mix 2019 Participant Application

  • Participant Information (Required)

  • 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 in a year or two? Are you interested in a full-time, or part-time position? Do you prefer freelance work? What's more appealing - working as an in-house designer, or working at an agency?
  • Are you comfortable receiving and giving constructive feedback on design work? What are you hoping to gain from this experience?
  • Portfolio & Resume (Required)

    EITHER PROVIDE A WEBSITE ADDRESS OR 1 PDF FILE (be sure to read the file submittal instructions). It's up to you to choose the method (website or PDF) that 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.
  • IMPORTANT: Limit your PDF to 10 digital images max, 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.
  • Provide a 1 page PDF of your current resume that only provides important information pertaining 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 can not be edited. AIGA Portland will contact you by the end of May to inform you as to whether or not you have been selected to participate in THE MIX 2019. If you have questions about the application, email Denise Olsen at Good luck!
When & Where
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
423 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209