Aileen Tu, our AIGA Student Group President, just started the DCA certificate program in Winter 2011. As in, last quarter. Is she going to the AIGA Portfolio Review? Yes she is!
Here is more from Aileen:
I decided to ask one of the coordinators of Portfolio Day, Behnoush McKay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Graphic Design at Woodbury University, her thoughts about students in my situation attending Portfolio Day, and she said that I could share her response:
"I actually recommend more to students like you to attend the portfolio day, since you would have time during the next couple of years to really shape your portfolio. Just bring your pieces, show them to the reviewers and talk to them about a design style that you like to do or certain aspects of the design business that you would like to get in. Then ask them how to do it and you will receive very valuable information that will help you a lot in the future. I just want you to know that, this is not a waste of time either for you or for the reviewers, since they will get a chance to contribute something meaningful to your learning."
So there you have it folks! No excuses if you don't have a portfolio! You'll have the opportunity to meet with four designers (possibly more if time allows) as well as hear a great talk by Rebeca Mendez (who is also one of the reviewers), and lunch is also included in the cost. For those of you who went to see the Suprasensorial exhibit earlier this year at MOCA, Rebeca designed the cool bilingual catalog using colored gel overlays, red for Spanish, green for English.
I don't know what I'm going to bring yet, but I'm definitely going to go and I highly suggest you all do too!!
Register on Woodbury's website.
Online registration ends at midnight, April 27th.