Saturday, April 14th, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


York College of Pennsylvania:
Willman Business Center
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403


The AIGA Central PA Annual Student Portfolio Review will be held at York College of Pennsylvania, on the 5th floor of the Willman Business Center.

The AIGA portfolio review is open to all all design students at the undergraduate and MFA levels. The review is designed to give students advice on how to present themselves & their work in an interview setting. This is also an excellent chance for local professionals to give back to their industry and the local design community.

We ask that reviewers arrive at 9:00 AM. A light breakfast will be provided – with plenty of coffee. Prior to starting our first session, a 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 at jim@centralpa.aiga.org. Thank you!




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. Students will have the opportunity to indicate which session they prefer during registration.



Over the lunch break, AIGA Central PA will be having a speaker address the students. More information will be announced in the near future regarding our guest speaker and the details of the talk.



Morning Session: 10:00AM to Noon
Student Check In: 9:00 AM

Lunch Break with Guest Speaker Nancy Stamatopoulos
– Noon to 1:00PM
*Lunch will be provided for the reviewers*

Afternoon Session: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Student Check In: Noon




To be announced.


More about Guest Speaker Nancy Stamatopoulos

The AIGA Central PA is Happy to Announce the 2018 Student Portfolio Review Keynote Speaker

The AIGA of Central PA is happy to announce Nancy Stamatopoulos as our Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Student Portfolio Review. Nancy will be speaking at 12:00 PM

Nancy is an experienced art director, instructor and student. Yes, you read that correctly. Nancy is a constant learner and is wrapping up her MFA in Communication Design at Kutztown University.
At the same time, Nancy is an adjunct instructor at Messiah College and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Before moving to Lancaster, she was an instructor at Pratt Institute.

Nancy started her career in publication design at WBMG in NYC. She says that experience — being mentored by icons Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser — was the crossroads of her career. It’s what led her into editorial design.

After WBMG she held associate art director positions in the insanely fast-paced weekly magazine business including the titles: TIME, and BusinessWeek. She also reveled in more sensibly-paced monthly magazines such as Outdoor Life, Woman’s Day and Psychology Today. Nancy’s first art director job was at the publication Supermarket News — a weekly B2B magazine publishing 52 issues annually including quarterly supplements and special issues. While at Supermarket News, Nancy spearheaded the magazine’s successful redesign and new cross-platform design initiative.

The digital age caused a significant number of magazines to consolidate and even end print publication. Nancy saw the writing on the wall and decided that she needed to explore options outside the publishing industry. To do that, she knew she needed to reinvent herself which led her back to school — a pretty gutsy move. That is what brought her to Lancaster and Kutztown University.

Nancy will describe her journey in the design business and reinforce to the students that their learning doesn’t end the day they graduate –— successful designers are ALWAYS LEARNING.

Nancy is a member of the AIGA, Graphic Artists Guild, University & College Designers Association as well as a current member and past board member of the Society of Publication Designers.