AIGA San Diego Student Portfolio Review Winners

Design students and design professionals came out to the beautiful University of San Diego campus for the annual AIGA San Diego Student Portfolio Review.

It’s a wonderful opportunity for design students to showcase their work and get feedback from local working professionals.

“I think the review is a great first step into the professional world. It gives all participants a chance to gain valuable feedback from San Diego design leaders,” said Erick Bautista, an SDSU graduate.

Chris Do, principal of Blind, a Los Angeles design studio, was the featured speaker. He is a former student of San Diego City College and has worked with clients including Xbox, Audi, Showtime, Sony, DirecTV, Oppenheimer Funds, McDonald’s and Scion.

“I found the speaker, Chris Do, to be a very charming and intelligent man. I think the one thing he said that resonated most to me was his analogy on fear,” said Gabriella Jaya, SDSU. “Chris said fear is whatever you put your mind to.”

The Portfolio Review was a success and students walked away not only with more insight but prizes and even internship and employment possibilities.

“It is so San Diego to have folks tripping over themselves to volunteer to attend and or sponsor categories,” said MaeLin Levine, AIGA San Diego Education Chair, AIGA Fellow and Visual Asylum partner. “We’ve always been about community, and the annual Student Portfolio Review is the quintessential AIGA San Diego spirit at work.”


1st Place – $1,000
Bradford Prairie – CITY

2nd Place – $750
Lulubi Garcia – CITY
Sponsor: Mthº – Steve Morris

3rd Place – $500
Erick Bautista – SDSU/CITY
Sponsor: Digitaria – Paul Drohan

Student Choice 1st (tie)
Lulubi Garcia – CITY

Bradford Praire – CITY

Student Choice 2nd
Drew Vereen – CITY/SDSU

Student Choice 3rd
Erick Bautista – SDSU/CITY


Designer as Entrepreneur
Tan Doan – SDSU
Sponsor: Chris Chase ­– Chase Design

Lulubi Garcia – CITY
Sponsor: Patera Design – Esther Coit

Emily Mortez – SDSU
Sponsor: Rafael Lopez

Drew Vereen – CITY/SDSU – drew_vereen/docs/drew_vereen_portfolio
Sponsor: Square Peg Packaging ­– John Kellogg

Candice Warner – Art Institute
Sponsor: Miracle Brand

Bradford Praire – CITY
Sponsor: Buchanan Design – Bobby Buchanan

Alicia Lopez – CITY…
Sponsor: AIGA

Erick Bautista – SDSU/CITY
Sponsor: Digitaria – Paul Drohan

Cross Cultural
Donovan Masinon-Salaz – CITY
Sponsor: AIGA

Adrienne Stefano – SDSU
Sponsor: Blik – Tyler Blik

Jonathan Edralin – SDSU
Sponsor: Kevershan Design – Patty Kevershan

Design for Good
Carissa Gidding – Point Loma Nazarene
Sponsor: Mthº – Steve Morris

Alan Ferguson – CITY
Sponsor: Hollis Brand Design

Gabriella Jaya – SDSU/CITY
Sponsor: Studio Conover

By AIGA San Diego Tijuana
Published June 17, 2014
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