2021 AIGA Portfolio Festival

Join us this summer for a virtual festival supporting students, recent graduates, emerging designers, and those looking to refresh their portfolio. Focused on mentorship, collaboration, and learning, the Portfolio Festival features content from design practitioners, influencers, educators, and partners, who can help you tailor your portfolio to your next opportunity.

AIGA Portfolio Festival

Keynote Speakers

Jina Anne

Aaron Draplin Headshot

Aaron Draplin

Kaleena Sales Headshot

Kaleena Sales

Zipeng Zhu

Zipeng Zhu

Fireside Chats

Join AIGA's Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson, in conversation with design industry leaders and innovators. These conversations seek to inspire dynamic new conversations in and outside of the design community. All Fireside Chats will stream live on LinkedIn.

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What's Included

Keynotes and Live Reviews
All attendees will have access to view keynote talks from Jina Anne, Aaron Draplin, Kaleena Sales, and Zipeng Zhu. Each speaker will follow their talk with three portfolio reviews, conducted live on Zoom before an audience.

Private Reviews
View and Review ticketholders will be scheduled for an intimate review session with a professional designer. Our team will match reviewees and reviewers based on practice area and other factors, for the best fit and most helpful review.

Slack and Creative Critique
During the month of July, a private Slack group for all attendees will be active. Attendees will have the chance to connect, network, and share tips and tricks. Additionally, all attendees will be invited to post work and to give and receive feedback using the platform Creative Critique.

AIGA Portfolio Festival Reviewers

Attendees with the View and Review ticket will be paired with a professional designer for an intimate review session. Reviewers are members of the AIGA community, from across the country and from diverse professional backgrounds.

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AIGA Portfolio Festival Reviewers

Pricing

View and Review

$69 nonmember

Watch keynotes and live-streamed reviews—and receive feedback in an intimate review session with a professional designer.

This ticket type is available through June 29, 2021. Ticket purchase and work samples must be submitted by this day in order to receive a portfolio review.

View-only

$59 nonmember

Watch keynotes and live-streamed reviews.

View and Review

$49 member

Watch keynotes and live-streamed reviews—and receive feedback in an intimate review session with a professional designer.

This ticket type is available through June 29, 2021. Ticket purchase and work samples must be submitted by this day in order to receive a portfolio review.

View-only

$39 member

Watch keynotes and live-streamed reviews.

Limited review slots available!

Need assistance to attend?

Thanks to the support of our generous members and donors, we are pleased to offer a limited number of complimentary tickets to the Festival for those who are in need of financial assistance.

Thank You to Our Partners

Datadog Logo

Datadog is a monitoring platform for hybrid cloud and cloud native applications, providing full visibility into the health and security of an application. Designers on the Creative team design visuals that elevate the Datadog brand, from redesigning the company website to creating an identity for a new conference from the ground up. The Creative team is supported by a culture that sees design as an integral part of Datadog's success. 

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3M VAS Logo

VAS is an essential plugin and web app for analyzing the effectiveness of designs. This powerful AI emulates the human vision system. Scientific algorithms simulate how we see in the first 3-5 seconds and predict what is likely to get noticed at first glance.

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Adobe Design Logo

Adobe Design is a dynamic, cohesive, global team of designers, researchers, prototypers, content strategists, program managers, and more who work across Adobe’s three product lines: Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud. We design the tools and services that our customers use to create and communicate. Visit adobe.design to learn more about our team and what we’re passionate about.

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Become a Festival Partner

We offer a range of dynamic Portfolio Festival partnership opportunities tailored to highlight your company or help you build meaningful pipeline connections.

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View keynote talks and live reviews!

Register to Attend

Register to attend in one of two ways: view-only participants have access to keynotes and live reviews; full-access attendees have all that plus the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed.

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