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If you’re looking for a design job right out of school, then AIGA Portfolio Day is your best chance to schmooze with local designers who might be hiring.

Even if you’re not looking for a job, it’s the best way to get useful feedback on your portfolio–even if the reviewers make you cry. Just remember, you are more than your portfolio.

Here are the 11 12 AIGA chapters hosting portfolio days this year. If you live close to any of these cities, don’t hesitate to register and show off your work. The fee is about $10–$35 depending on whether or not you’re a student AIGA member.

Please let me know if I’ve missed any cities.


  • Andrea

    gravatarMar 28, 2008
    7:57 pm

    you missed April 26th in Seattle, WA.

  • Chanpory Rith

    gravatarApr 1, 2008
    8:55 pm

    Thanks Andrea, I’ve updated the post to include Seattle.

  • Andrea

    gravatarApr 2, 2008
    8:08 pm

    I wasn’t trying to be annoying by leaving 2 of the same comments- I didn’t think the first one worked. sorry. :)

  • DunK

    gravatarApr 18, 2008
    5:25 pm

    :( too far away…

  • lazylibra

    gravatarMay 30, 2009
    5:17 pm

    i saw someone crying today. she was on the phone talking to someone about her first portfolio review. i dont think it went well. i kinda wanted to see her work to see why she was so upset. i dont think it would have been a good time to approach her. i was lucky my first review went well and i ended up getting a business card. some other students, i believe, were offered internships today.