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Portfolio Day 10

The San Francisco chapter of AIGA invites you to Portfolio Day. Known as the best portfolio review on the West Coast, this is an opportunity for students to get valuable one-on-one feedback on their portfolio and career goals from some of the Bay Area’s best designers. Over 90 top Bay Area designers will serve as reviewers.

You may bring your portfolio in book form, or load your images on a laptop and bring that with you. There will be wifi available.

Check out these tips on presenting your portfolio.
Read one person’s experience from Portfolio Day.

Portfolio Day Schedule

8:45 AM Pick up your list of review sessions
9:15 AM Introductory remarks and keynote address from Ben Davis and Carl Bender
10:00 AM Morning Reviews and Student Peer Reviews begin (four sessions)
12:40 PM Lunch (lunch provided by AIGA SF)
1:40 PM Afternoon Reviews and Student Peer Reviews (four sessions)
4:20 PM Portfolio Day ends
4:30 – 8:00 PM After Party at Thee Parkside

After-Party at Thee Parkside
We invite you to join us at the Official Portfolio Day After Party! Continue the conversation and relax after a long day. Please head on over to Thee Parkside at 4:30 pm for some beer on us. All ages welcome, you must be over 21 to drink, and you will be carded at the door. Thee Parkside, 17th Street @ Wisconsin · San Francisco, CA

Keynote Address
In keeping with the theme “New Order of the Ages” our presentation will be encouraging the designers of tomorrow to think big. As designers we need to appeal to people’s highest aspirations. We are the storytellers, the conduit between ideas and action. We not only make things to look good, but have the capacity to decide the ingredients. Our country and our world face intense and immediate challenges. We must rise to meet them. It starts with our philosophical core, emanates through our ideas, and manifests itself through our actions. As designers we must believe in and act on our ability to shape a broader destiny.

Portfolio Day Reviewers

Geoff Ahmann Partner Ahmann Kadlec Associates Website
Troy Alders Art Director LucasFilm Website
David Hisaya Asari Owner David Asari Website
John Barretto Art Director Tolleson Design Website
Nina Bellisio Instructor, Graphic Design Art Institute of California, San Francisco Website
Melony Bravmann Enterprise Business Engagement Manager Cisco Systems Website
Adam Brodsley Creative Director Volume Inc Website
Jon Chester Gd Instructor/Designer AICA-SF/Turpentine Design Website
Craig Clark Senior Art Director Tolleson Design Website
Patrick Coyne Editor/Designer Communication Arts Website
Michael Cruz Executive Creative Director Rivet Global Website
Nina Dietzel Founder/ Creative Director 300FeetOut Website
Hugh Dubberly Principal Dubberly Design Office Website
David Flemate Brand Strategist // dadalab Website
Mary Foyder Principal Designer IDEO San Francisco Website
Lee Friedman Principal Lee Friedman Studio Website
Renaud Garnier Principal renaud garnier visual branding Website
Thomas Gaskin Designer Dubberly Design Office Website
Earl Gee Partner Gee + Chung Design Website
Lindsay Gravette Graphic Designer elbow Website
Tushar Gupte Graphic Designer Consultant Website
Amy Gustincic   Principal/Creative Director Satellite Design Website
Nichole Guy Creative Director SYPartners Website
Holly Hadley Faculty – Graphic Design The Art Institute of California – Sacramento Website
Doug Hansen Associate Professor Illustration California State University Fresno Website
Hizam Haron Principal/Creative Director Hizam Design Website
Tim Harrington Art Director & Design Instructor BAYCAT Website
Amy Hayes Design Director Larsen Website
Todd Hedgpeth Designer TAWD Design Website
Eric Heiman Principal Volume Inc. Website
Nancy Hunt-Weber Principal Hunt Weber Inc. Website
Connie Hwang Creative Director Connie Hwang Design Website
Jenny Ji Senior Graphic Designer California Academy of Sciences Website
Brooke Johnson Sr Designer Chronicle Books Website
Ann Jordan Partner/Creative Director UNIT design collective Website
Micah Kasman Partner KSN partners Website
Bill Kerr Design Director Brand Engine Website
Deny Khoung Senior Designer LARSEN Design + Interactive Website
Shardul Kiri Partner :: Creative Director UNIT design collective Website
Denise Klarquist Owner Klarquist Website
Amos Klausner Brand Manager PricewaterhouseCoopers Website
Jared Kozel Sr. Art Director Yahoo! Inc Website
Raj Kumar Na kumarCADD/ETC Website
John Ledwith Senior Designer Landor Website
Christopher Lehmann Executive Creative Director Landor Website
Eloise Leigh Designer Chronicle Books Website
Roderick Lemaire Design Director Mission Minded Website
Josh Levine Director Of Strategy Great Monday Website
Peter Markatos Principal Markatos Moore Website
Jeremy Mende Creative Director MendeDesign Website
Joe Miller Principal joe miller’s company Website
Allison Milmoe Senior Designer Sephora Website
Mana Nahavandian Art Director Axiom Marketing Solution Website
Ed O’Brien Designer Hybrid Design Website
David Overstreet Instructor AiCA-SF Website
Rita Parada Senior Design Specialist, Ui Design Nokia Design Website
Juliana Pennington Lead Exhibition Graphic Designer Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Website
Abby Post Web Designer Post Design Studio Website
Aaron Pou Principal / Creative Director Autograph Website
Sal Randazzo Graphic Designer Sal Randazzo Design Website
Heidi Reinfeld Managing Creative Director Sequence Website
Ryan Reposar Designer Dubberly Design Office Website
Bill Reuter Creative Director Reuter Design Website
Chanpory Rith Designer Dubberly Design Office Website
Barrie Robinson Creative Director / Designer Various Website
Michele Ronsen Creative Director Wells Fargo Website
Shawn Rosenberger Principal/Creative Director Thermostat Website
Linda Sager Owner Linda Sager Design Website
David Schuemann Owner – Creative Director CF Napa Brand Design Website
Jason Schulte Principal – Creative Director Office Website
Mary Scott Chair, School of Graphic Design Academy of Art Univ. Website
Helena Seo Principal Helena Seo Design Website
Jennifer Serota Design Director Serota Designs Website
Anna Shaw Director, Brand Communications Smart Design Website
Tom Sieu Founder r3 Website
Christopher Simmons Principal / Creative Director MINE Website
Joshua Singer Asst. Professor, Coord. Visual Comm. San Francisco State University Website
Leila Singleton Freelance Graphic Designer/Owner The Whole Package Website
Steven Soshea Creative Director/Owner Steven Soshea Design Website
Max Spector Art Director & Senior Designer Chen Design Associates Website
Aaron Stapley Creative Director Stapley-Hildebrand Website
Aaron Stienstra Senior Graphic Designer The Focal Point LLC Website
Joshua Swanbeck Senior Art Director Apple Website
Kento Tanaka Senior Graphic Designer Incase Designs Website
Lora Tomova Graphic Designer       Website
Nico Van Dongen Creative Advancement Coach Portfolio Pilots Website
Philip VanDusen Executive Creative Director ANTHEM Worldwide Website
Mark Verlander Principal Verlander Design Website
Rob Villanueva Graphic Designer/Photographer Weymouth Design Website
Stephanie Welter Designer Celery Design Collaborative Website
Cinthia Wen Creative Director / Chair NOON / CCA Website
Alisha Wilson Owner Alisha Wilson Illustration + Design Website
Chris Wilson Art Director Apple Website
Lori Wynn Design Director Deutsch Design Works Website
Stan Zienka Associate Creative Director ATTIK Website
Jacob Zukerman Senior Designer Nokia Design Website

If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact AIGA SF at or 415-626-6008. For reasonable assistance accommodations to be provided, please RSVP for the event and notify us at least 2 weeks in advance. If we do not receive timely notification of your reasonable request, we may not be able to make the necessary arrangements by the time of the event.
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1 Comment

On 25 Jan 2010 @ 5:41pm, 5:41pm mary foyder wrote:

IDEO would LOVE to have a presence at portfolio day. I tried to register last year and somehow missed the call for reviewers. have i missed it again?

mary foyder

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Saturday, 5 Jun 2010
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