Portfolio Day

Known as the best portfolio review on the West Coast, this is an opportunity for students to get valuable one-on-one feedback on their portfolio and career goals from some of the Bay Area’s best designers. More than 90 top Bay Area designers will serve as reviewers.

You don’t have to be a graduating senior to participate — in fact Portfolio Day is a great opportunity for students to get outside perspective on their work. If you don’t have a polished “portfolio” just bring a selection of physical projects, your laptop, whatever you have.

You will receive your personalized Portfolio Day schedule on June 2 when you check in. You will receive four reviews and AIGA will ensure that you receive at least one of your top four requested choices. Because each reviewer has only 4 or 8 reviews slots each, only that many students can see them during the day.

You may bring your portfolio in book form, or load your images on a laptop and bring that with you. There will be wifi available.

Schedule
8:45 AM Pick up your list of review sessions
9:15 AM Introductory remarks and keynote address
10:00 AM Morning reviews begin
12:40 PM Lunch (lunch provided by AIGA SF)
1:40 PM Afternoon reviews begin
4:20 PM Portfolio Day ends
4:30 – 7:00 PM – After Party at Thee Parkside

Free Beer!
AIGA SF invites participating students to join the Official Portfolio Day After Party! Continue the conversation and relax after a long day. Head on over to Thee Parkside at 4:30 pm for free beer and continued conversation. All ages welcome but you must be over 21 to drink, and you will be carded at the door.

To Register: REGISTER NOW

Prepare: Check out this article by Leila Singleton…Get Review-Ready: Maximize Your Portfolio Review Experience

2012 Reviewers

  • Holly Agundes | Faculty, Art Institute of CA Sacramento | Website
  • Geoff Ahmann | Principal, AKA – Ahmann Kadlec Associates |Website
  • Al-Yassin Renna | Design Director IxD + Research | Tomorrow Partners Website
  • Troy Alders | Art Director | Lucasfilm Ltd.| Website
  • Patrick Baird | Academic Director, Designer | The Art Institute of California-Sunnyvale | Website
  • Tim Belonax | Designer | Facebook | Website
  • Carl Bender | Design Director | Tomorrow Partners | Website
  • Beau Bergeron | Communications Designer | IDEO | Website
  • Patricia Bruning | Owner | Bruning + Associates | Website
  • James Buyayo | Lead Designer | Hattery | Website
  • Chuck Casella | Web Designer | Monterey Bay Aquarium | Website
  • Je Cho | Owner | Helena Seo Design | Website
  • Roger Cline | Principal | CLINE & CO Design | Website
  • Laurie Coughlin | Graphic Design Prof/Owner |Art Institute of CA, Motormouthpress | Website
  • Tom Crabtree | Creative Director | Manual | Website
  • Solana Crawford | Chief Design Officer | DaT – DESIGN aboutTOWN Website
  • Carolina de Bartolo | CEO | 101 Editions | Website
  • Brett DeBoer | Associate Prof of Graphic Design | University of the Pacific | Website
  • Nina Dietzel | Creative Director | 300FeetOut | Website
  • Melanie Doherty | Creative Director | Melanie Doherty Design |Website
  • Hugh Dubberly | Principal | Dubberly Design Office | Website
  • Rob Duncan | Creative Director | Dowling Duncan | Website
  • Thomas Gaskin | Senior UX/UI Designer | Dubberly Design OfficeWebsite
  • Earl Gee | Partner & Creative Director | Gee + Chung Design |Website
  • Eda Goksel | Senior Graphic Specialist | Wells Fargo Bank | Website
  • Sara Golzari | Senior Design Director | CF Napa Brand Design |Website
  • Kate Greene | Senior Designer | Deutsch Design Works | Website
  • Dava Guthmiller | Founder | Noise 13 | Website
  • Hizam Haron | Principal | Hizam Design | Website
  • Tim Harrington | Art Director/ Instructor | BAYCAT/CCSF | Website
  • Todd Hedgepath | Owner | TAWD Design | Website
  • Eric Heiman | Principal | Volume, Inc. | Website
  • Katie Heit Gardner | Design Director | Tomorrow Partners | Website
  • Gabriel Hernandez | Art Director | Cibo | Website
  • Ellen Hsu | Art Director | Franklin Templeton Investments | Website
  • Connie Hwang | Creative Director| Connie Hwang Design | Website
  • Fabienne Jach | Art Director | Clorox | Website
  • Hector Jaime | Interactive Designer | Flite, Inc. | Website
  • Jenny Ji | Designer | Jenny Ji Design | Website
  • Andy Johnson | Owner | united* | Website
  • Andrew Johnson | Communication Designer | IDEO | Website
  • Ann Jordan | Partner | UNIT Partners | Website
  • Bill Kerr | Creative Director | Bill Kerr Graphic Design | Website
  • Erika Kim | Art Director | Jones Lang LaSalle | Website
  • Ken Kim | Design Manager | Apple | Website
  • Shardul Kiri | Partner | UNIT Partners | Website
  • Amos Klausner | Brand Manager | PwC | Website
  • Rod Lemaire | Design Director | Mission Minded | Website
  • Josh Levine | Director of Strategy | Great Monday | Website
  • Jim Love | Creative Director | Altosa Group | Website
  • Peter Markatos | Owner | MM | Website
  • Jamie McCathie | Lead Designer | Turner Duckworth | Website
  • Tom Mcnulty | Faculty | Academy of Art | Website
  • Joe Miller | Principal | Joe Miller’s Company | Website
  • Allison Milmoe | Senior Designer | Sephora | Website
  • Marianne Mitten | President | Mitten Design | Website
  • Tyler Moore | Owner | MM | Website
  • John Nettleton | Faculty | Academy of Art | Website
  • Ed O’Brien | Design Director | Hybrid Design | Website
  • Jeni Olsen | Owner | Jeni Olsen Design | Website
  • Henrik Olsen | Exec Creative Director | Hot Studio | Website
  • David Overstreet | Principal/Instructor | Visual Advisor | Website
  • Rita Parada | Senior Design Specialist | Nokia Advanced Design |Website
  • Mark Pardini | Senior Graphic Designer | ARCADIS | Website
  • Juliana Pennington | Lead Exhibition Graphic Designer | deYoung,Legion of Honor | Website
  • Jessi Pervola | Associate Director | Smart Design | Website
  • Sal Randazzo | Creative Director | Sal Randazzo Design | Website
  • Arvi Raquel-Santos | Design Director | Weymouth Design | Website
  • Kevin Reeves | Design Director | CF Napa Branding | Website
  • Ryan Reposar | Designer | Dubberly Design Office | Website
  • Bill Reuter | Creative Director | Reuter Design | Website
  • Michele Ronsen | Founder | Michele Ronsen | Website
  • Shawn Rosenberger | Principal | Thermostat | Website
  • Svetlana Royzen | Senior Designer | AAA Insurance | Website
  • George Sandoval | Creative Director | Punkkat | Website
  • Helena Seo | Owner & Creative Director | Helena Seo Design |Website
  • David Shih | Senior Visual Designer | Hot Studio | Website
  • Christopher Simmons | Principal | MINE | Website
  • Joshua Singer | Assistant Prof, Coordinator VisComm | San Francisco State University | Website
  • Leila Singleton | Manager of Design Services | San Francisco Travel Assoc | Website
  • Bob Skubic | Principal | HYDRANT | Website
  • Kelly H. Smith | Design | Industrial Light & Magic | Website
  • Steven Soshea | Manager of Digital Design | Franklin Templeton |Website
  • Max Spector | Design Director | Chen Design Associates | Website
  • Aaron Stienstra | Design Director | The Focal Point | Website
  • Wolfgang Strack | Design Director | Larsen | Website
  • Joshua To | Partner | Hattery | Website
  • Kern Toy | Principal | Kern Toy Studio | Website
  • Aynne Valencia | Service Design Lead | Fjord | Website
  • Kisitina Venegas | Creative Director | Addis Creson | Website
  • Mark Verlander | Principal | Verlander Design | Website
  • Rob Villanueva | Senior Designer, Photographer | Weymouth DesignWebsite
  • Jason Walzer | Associate Director | Smart Design | Website
  • Cinthia Wen | Principal/Chair of Graphic Design | NOON/CCA |Website
  • Bruce Willardson | Creative Director | The Clorox Company |Website
  • Rebecca Williams | Design Director | Turner Duckworth | Website
  • Robert Williams | Lead Designer | Turner Duckworth | Website
  • Chris Wilson | Senior Art Director | Apple | Website
  • Gaston Yagmourian | Independent Design Director | Yagmourian Design Website
  • Jacob Zukerman | Lead Designer | Yahoo! Designs | Website