EMERGE: Who’s Biting? A Recruiter’s Guide to Portfolio Success

Perhaps you’ve Googled, “how to get a design job” or “...update my portfolio” only to be overwhelmed by the six billion two hundred thirty million results that show up. How do you cut through the noise? How do you even know the advice will apply?

Each designer’s path is different based on interest, location, skills and goals. During our inaugural webinar, you’ll learn how to align the many factors involved in curating your work and understanding the job market so you can create your perfect portfolio and land the ideal job.

Join AIGA Boston online for a conversation with Brian Pope, Senior Recruiter at Creative Circle. Brian will provide insight on the creative industry in several design cities and uncover what makes a portfolio successful. He will also speak with our VP of Communications, Sarah Lincoln, about strategies she applied during her recent job search.

When & Where
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
Online! Register and we’ll send you a Zoom meeting link.

Who Should Attend
Emerging designers [0-5 years into their career] or anyone looking for help with their portfolio.

Lunch and Learn
11:30am12:00pm Industry insight and portfolio best practices from Brian
12:0012:10pm Brian talks with Sarah about her recent job search
12:1012:30pm Q&A

September is Member Appreciation Month!
Participate in this webinar free of cost if you're an AIGA member.

AIGA Member / AIGA Student Member: FREE
Non-member: $10.00
Student non-member: $5.00

Speaker Bios

Brian Pope is a creative professional who helps other creatives with their own professions. As a recruiter for Creative Circle, a national specialized staffing agency, he’s particularly interested optimizing portfolios, having reviewed literally thousands over the years. Brian spent the first 10+ years of his career as Designer and Art Director at companies like Karmaloop and EF Education, and for agencies, including Captains of Industry and Arnold Worldwide. Brian has given talks, served on panels, and given feedback at portfolio reviews for AIGA Boston as well as numerous design programs, including MassART, Boston University, Gordon College. He’s a father, husband, foodie, and aspiring woodworker.


Sarah Lincoln

Sarah Lincoln is the VP of Communications for AIGA Boston where she leads a team of passionate designers, writers, and editors. She co-hosts and produces The Boston Designcast where she highlights amazing designers and projects happening in and around Boston. Sarah also occasionally writes articles and lovingly crafts the semi-monthly emails from AIGA Boston.

Cancellation / Refund Policy: 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.

Graphic by: Jackson Stewart

When & Where
Tue, Sep 24, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT