Design Your Way, Portfolio Review 2017

Online registration opens Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Participating Students
AIGA Members: FREE
Non-Member Students: $20

Observers, Friends & Family
Friends, Family & Observers: $20
Observing Design Students: $5

About Portfolio Review

How Reviewing Works
Students display their work on 6' tables. There is open reviewing time to allow reviewers to see all the tables. There are two 30 minute sessions that are for one-on-one reviews.

How Students and Reviewers Are Matched
All Reviewers are asked to select the top three categories they prefer to review. Reviewers are assigned one category from their top three choices to review.

How Judging Works
Judges cast 4 votes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Overall (all categories). The 4th vote is for the top selection in the category they have reviewed.

For Participating Students

Registration Fees and Deadlines
AIGA Student Members: FREE
Non-Member Students: $20

Reviewer Selection
Online registration opens Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9 a.m. and closes Sunday, May 14, 2017 at midnight. This process is first-come, first-served, and it is highly suggested that you plan to be available to log in as early as possible.

Reviewer Selection List
Download a copy of the 2017 Reviewer Bio Selection list to be prepare for online registration on May 12, 2017 an 9 a.m. Reviewers will most likely judge in the first category listed, but this is subject to change.

Mandatory Set-up
Friday, May 19, 2016 2:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (doors locked at 6:30 p.m.)

University of San Diego
Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

You may use the loading dock to unload, and then you must move your car and return to set up. You will have complimentary parking for two hours in the parking lot at the bottom of the West Entrance. Do not park in lots at the top of the hill.

Table Regulations/Rules:
Tables are 6' x 24" and are approx. 30" from the floor.

Each participating student must:
• use the assigned table provided. If at the end of the event there are any damages to the table or surrounding area (wall, carpet, etc.), you will be held financially responsible.
• bring your own table covering.
• make the backside of your display a clean finish - cover any tape, wire etc.
• not display anything over the max height limit of 35 inches above the table top. You will be asked to remove any items above this height.
• not suspend anything from the ceiling or place things on the walls of the venue.
• not play background music.
• not put fire related objects such as candles etc., on the tables.
• not display/hand out any edibles.

Each participating student may:
• use shelves, purchased or built, to prop up 3D projects.
• create personal wall structures.
• display personal promotional items.
• display business cards and resumes on the table.
• request access to "plug-in."

Any participant who does not conform to display regulations listed above will need to re-adjust their presentation accordingly or be disqualified from the scholarship competition.

Schedule May 20, 2017

For Participating Students
Give yourself ample time to park and arrive to the Rotunda for check-in.
9–9:30 a.m. Student registration is open, no visiting your tables.
9:45 a.m. Students must be at their tables.
9:50 a.m. Review #1
10:15 a.m.Review #2
10:40 a.m. Brunch. Students must leave Review Display Room
11 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Students will be attending a group breakout session.
1–2p.m. Awards and open to Friends, Family & Observers
2 p.m.: Awards (30 min max)
3 p.m.: clean up tables.

For Friends, Family & Observers
1-3 p.m. Review is open to Family, Friends & Observers.

For Reviewers
Please check your email for your schedule.

Event Sponsors

Category Award Sponsors
• 1st Place: Visual Asylum
• 2nd Place: Portfolio Studio San Diego, lime1 Design, Angelo Outlaw, Studio Conover
• 3rd Place: InVision
• Branding: Buchanan Design
• Cross Cultural Design: ArtCenter
• Design for Good: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
• Designer as Entrepreneur: SMC IxD
• Environmental: Visual Asylum
• Hand Crafted: ArtCenter
• Illustration: SMC IxD
• Interactive: Freshform
• Packaging: Bulldog Drummond
• Publication: Studio Conover
• Typography: MiresBall


If you have questions regarding registration:
Please email Sean Bacon, AIGA San Diego Education Director at Sean will be available May 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. until late into the evening.

If you have questions that need to be addressed before May 12, 2017, please email Jasmine, AIGA San Diego Administrator at

When & Where
Tue, Nov 30, -0001