2022 EMERGE Virtual Portfolio Reviews!
The Virtual Portfolio Review is open to all design students at undergraduate/graduate levels and professionals with 0-5 years experience.

Here’s your chance to:

  • Have a seasoned professional look at your portfolio
  • Distribute your resume
  • Practice your interview skills
  • Receive honest feedback about your work
  • Connect with people who will give advice on your job search

To have your portfolio reviewed, sign up here.

This Year, We're Virtual!
Last year’s virtual reviews were so successful we decided to continue the format this year! We will match reviewers with a few reviewees to find time within the week to meet virtually on your own. When you're matched you'll communicate with that person to find time and schedule a call or video chat to connect. These virtual portfolio reviews will begin on Monday, June 20th, and end on Friday, June 24th.

This is your opportunity to talk about your work with two or three professionals. You can show your portfolio, or just a few projects.  You’re welcome to bring your resumé and a cover letter, and you can expect professional guidance. This event is a more casual, café style conversation, but you still will want to be at your best! Plan ahead and set up a few minutes early, be prepared, and be mindful of how you present yourself and your work. We recommend you wear professional attire, appropriate for an interview.

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We depend on you each year. This event only works because of your continued effort in bringing your knowledge to the next generation of creatives. If you have the capacity to help these new creatives, please sign up to be a reviewer today.

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We will partner reviewees who want to receive professional guidance with one or more reviewers, professionals who provide feedback and actionable advice. Communication will be conducted on a virtual basis through the platform that works best for you, like a video call or phone call.

All we ask is you spend 30 minutes with each reviewee/reviewer. Complete your reviews by Friday, June 24th, end of day. After you are matched with your partner(s), you are both responsible for setting up time to review. You are welcome to continue conversations after the review is completed. Our goal is to empower creatives to be successful and connected!

REVIEWEES: How to Prepare for Your Virtual Portfolio Review

  • Present 8 to 12 of your best portfolio pieces.
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes before your virtual review time if meeting via video conference. Try Zoom or Google Hangouts!
  • Wear professional attire, and have a background that represents you professionally (Try making your own digital background, especially if your camera shows your roommate’s unmade bed!).
  • Have your resume, portfolio site, or presentation to share with reviewers
  • Ensure your laptop/device is charged, or close to a charger.

This event is free for all participants, due to hardship with COVID-19. We highly encourage underrepresented / POC designers to sign up.

The deadline to sign up is June 17th, 2022. Please direct any questions to Hannah Schindler at hannah@boston.aiga.org.


The Portfolio Review is part of the EMERGE Initiative which aims to engage emerging designers by providing experiences and opportunities through customizable content that can in turn help to advance their careers.

If you have general questions about EMERGE with AIGA Boston, feel free to reach out to Bernie Smigel at bernie@boston.aiga.org or Hannah at hannah@boston.aiga.org

Graphic by Amy Parker

 and get discounted tickets for our events and other benefits.

AIGA Boston is committed to hosting events that are accessible for all. If you need special assistance to participate in this event, please contact Catherine Headen (catherine@boston.aiga.org) or Jess Charlap (jess@boston.aiga.org), Co-Directors of Diversity & Inclusion. For reasonable assistance accommodations to be provided, please notify us at least five business days in advance of the event (June 16, 2022). If we do not receive timely notification of your reasonable request, we may not be able to make the necessary arrangements by the time of the event.

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Boston.

AIGA Boston has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the Director of Membership or Community Outreach.

When & Where
Mon, Jun 20, 2022 - Fri, Jun 24, 2022 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM EDT