The AIGA Central PA Annual Student Portfolio Review will be held at Harrisburg Area Community College, Midtown 2 Campus, second floor.
The AIGA portfolio review is open to all design students at the undergraduate and MFA levels. The review is designed to give you advice on how to present yourself and your work. This is your chance to:
To reduce the time students have had to wait for their review, we will be conducting two sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. When you are completing your on-line registration, please let us know what session you prefer. We will do our best to accommodate the time you select. We may ask you to be flexible so that we can balance the number of students between the morning and afternoon sessions. Please arrive at your session’s check-in time so that we can begin reviews on time.
Over the lunch break, Scott Trobaugh, Vice President, Executive Creative Director at Godfrey in Lancaster will be talking with the students. Scott made his first connection with Godfrey at an AIGA Portfolio Review. Scott will share his job search stories, give advice on new designers and answer questions.
If you have questions, contact Jim Castanzo, our Education Chair at
How does it work?
Review sessions will be conducted like speed dating. This format maximizes the number of reviewers you meet with during your assigned review session. One-to-one time with reviewers is limited to 15 minutes, so be prepared to present your portfolio and receive feedback within this time constraint.
This event is designed to model the interview process; so be early, be prepared, and be mindful of how you present yourself and your work. Professional attire is recommended.
How to Prepare:
- Present 8 to 12 of your best portfolio pieces.
- Have 6 to 10 copies of your resume.
- A fully charged laptop / device if you plan on showing screen-based work.
- We cannot guarantee wireless internet, so have back-up files saved locally.
Andrew Jacobs - Sr. UX Designer at Williams Forrest
Andrew Tuchscherer - Graphic Designer at Fathom Studio
Angela Moramarco - UX & Digital Design Lead at JPL Creative
Ann Marie Irvine - Sr. Graphic Designer at Central Penn College
Becky Dippel - Sr. Graphic Designer at MI Windows and Doors
Dave Kube - Assistant Prof. at Bloomsburg University
David Brener - Web Designer at Ephyra Group, LLC
Desiree Tomich - Associate Graphic Designer at The Hershey Company
Eric Clark - Digital Director at The Infantree
Eric Beckman - Interactive Designer at Inovāt
Erin Good - Front End Graphic Designer at Godfrey
Evan Hornberger - Graphic Designer at MI Windows and Doors
Greg Bennett - Owner & Creative Director at Cut Once
James Mitchell - Lead Designer at JPL
James Todd - Owner & Type Designer at JTD Type Foundry
Joshua Buckwalter - Creative Director at Inovāt
Lisa Borowitz - Creative Manager at Ritter Insurance Marketing
Mary Pedersen - Creative Director at JPL
Matt Hannigan - Principal and Creative Director at GoodThree
Nicholas Stephenson - Graphic Design Faculty at Pennsylvania College of Technology
Renée Chamberlin - Jr. Graphic Designer at Carlisle Construction Materials
Ron Lu - Graphic Designer at Lucion Creative
Rye Crowen - Industrial Designer at Ames True Temper & Freelance
Scott Nothwehr - Art Director at The Infantree
Sue ODonnell - Associate Design Prof. at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Timothy McKenna - Creative Director at Aspire Ventures
Troy Patterson - Graphic Designer at York College of PA
Special thanks to our local event sponsors!
Interested in being a reviewer?
We are looking to recruit 30 to 40 passionate, dedicated, and candid volunteers who serve as portfolio reviewers. This is a great opportunity to help support and shape Central PA’s next generation of professional designers.
We ask that reviewers arrive at 9:00 AM to register. A light breakfast will be provided – with plenty of coffee. Just prior to starting our first sessions, brief welcome comments and instructions will be given. Between sessions, we will provide lunch. Coffee, water and soft drinks will be available during both sessions.
If you have questions, contact Jim Castanzo, our Education Chair. Thank you!