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The MIX 2018 | Portfolio Review

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
R/GA Portland
423 Northwest 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

AIGA Portland Portfolio Review 2018

What does it mean to be a strong designer? Is it creativity or technical skills? An understanding of typography and visual acuity? Or is it playfulness and the ability to illustrate? What parts are necessary to build your own professional track?

This June, AIGA Portland hosts THE MIX, a curated portfolio review connecting selected applicants with creative industry leaders from companies such as RG/A, Adidas, 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 and chances to meet and greet, participants will make connections and gain the needed insight to become strong professionals.

For those applicants selected, round-table discussions will provide honest, constructive feedback from experienced pros while connecting you with fellow design peers. Participants will also have the chance to see other designers’ portfolios while getting feedback on their own. 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. So join us at #aigaTHEMIX2018!

When is THE MIX?

June 23, 2018 from 10am–2pm

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?

Candidates’ graduation date must be in 2017 or 2018

Apply by May 1st!

The Mix 2018 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?
    If you have questions about filling out your application, please contact Anita Magaña at anita.magana@portland.aiga.org.