INSIGHT Virtual – Portfolio Review

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Hey, Graduates! So you graduated in a pandemic, now what?

AIGA Hampton Roads is here to help. With in-person events in limbo due to COVID-19 we decided to move our portfolio review online.  We’re offering our Insight event virtually for EVERY creative in Hampton Roads that needs some help.  And the best part is: This will be an ongoing event!

  1. Meet with a seasoned professional
  2. Get advice
  3. Conquer 2020

 

Who can participate?

Virtually EVERY creative in Hampton Roads can apply to have their portfolio reviewed. You do not have to be an AIGA member to participate, but AIGA members will receive priority placement. Not a member yet? Join the AIGA community today!

Reviewees

This is your opportunity to be partnered with professionals who will review your portfolio.  We will review your resumé and a cover letter, and you can expect professional guidance. This event is designed to model the interview process; so please set up a few minutes early, be prepared, and be mindful of how you present yourself and your work.

How it Works

We will partner reviewees who want to receive professional guidance, feedback and actionable advice. Communication will be conducted on a virtual basis through video calls. Once matched up, reviewers and reviewees will communicate to find time within the week to meet virtually on their own.  Each review will take about 30min. You will also receive a “Playbook” prior to your review with detailed information.

How to Prepare for Your Virtual Portfolio Review

  • Present 6 to 8 of your best portfolio pieces.
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes before your virtual review time if meeting via video conference. Try Zoom, or Google Hangouts!
  • Ensure you are wearing professional attire, and have a background that represents you professionally.
  • Have your resume, portfolio site or presentation to share for reviewers
  • Ensure your laptop/device is charged, or close to a charger.

Helpful Links

Fees

Due to hardship with COVID-19, we are opening this to be free for all this year.

Code of Conduct

AIGA Hampton Roads 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.

The INSIGHT Virtual – Online Portfolio Review is part of the INSIGHT Initiative which aims to engage emerging designers by providing experiences and opportunities through customizable content that can in turn help to advance their careers.

Ready to Participate? Questions?

Register Now to get matched up with a seasoned professional or contact us at insight@hamptonroads.aiga.org if you have questions.


 

Calling for Reviewers

 

We are looking for help!

We depend on our awesome Reviewers and this event only works because of the continued effort in bringing Reviewers’ knowledge to the next generation of Creatives. If you have the capacity to review portfolios and are looking for a creative way to give back to the Hampton Roads community while we are navigating social distancing, we have the right opportunity for you.  We are looking for seasoned professionals to help with portfolio reviews in the areas of:

  • Graphic Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Animation/Motion Design
  • 3D Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Videography
  • Fine Arts

If you are interested, we want to hear from you.  Send us an email to insight@hamptonroads.aiga.org and tell us a little bit about yourself and your area of expertise and share your business or personal profile/portfolio URL to get things started.