The AIGA Boston Portfolio Review is open to all design students at undergraduate and MFA levels and working professionals with 1-5 years of 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
Sign-up is on a first come, first served basis with limited space, so please register now!
• Session 1: 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
• Session 2: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Review sessions are conducted like speed dating. This format maximizes the number of reviewers you meet with during your assigned review session. One-to-one time with reviewers is limited to 10-minutes, for the first part of your time, and for your last-half hour you have whatever time you choose, with however many reviewers you want to talk with. Be prepared to present your portfolio and receive feedback within this time constraint, and please tailor the discussion to get the feedback on pieces you want to dive into.
This event is designed to model the interview process; so be early, be prepared, and be mindful of how you present yourself and your work. Professional attire, appropriate for an interview, is recommended.
How to Prepare:
• Present 8 to 12 of your best portfolio pieces.
• Arrive at least 15 minutes before your review time
• Have 10-15 copies of your resume with 3 or 4 photocopies or printouts of your best work attached as a reference / reminder for interested reviewers
• A fully charged laptop / device if you plan on showing screen-based work (we cannot guarantee that power will be available to every table in the room) and an extension cord.
• We cannot guarantee wireless internet, so have back-up files saved locally.
• No access to a laptop? Multi-media projects can be presented as printed screen shots.
AIGA Student Member - $5
Student, Non-Member - $25
AIGA Member (For young professional) - $5
Non-Member (For young professional) - $25
We encourage you to become a member for discounts on all our AIGA events!
Proceeds go towards the AIGA Boston scholarship fund.
Parking & Venue:
For more info on the Lunder Arts Center, look here
Street parking on Sunday is free!
There is also a pay-per hour lot behind University Hall (1815 MassAve). Access
to the lot is on Roseland Street. University hall is right next to the Lunder Arts Center. Public transportation is recommended, Porter Square on the Red Line is nearby.
People should not park in the Porter Square shopping center lot. There is a risk of getting ticketed or towed.
You can also walk from the Porter Square T stop on the redline quickly.
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.
The Annual Student 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.