DIRTY :: AIGA Toledo / BGSU GD 9th Annual Portfolio Review Day

AIGA Toledo, the BGSU Division of Graphic Design (BGSUGD) and the AIGA BGSU Student Group are proud to announce Dirty, the 9th Annual Portfolio Review Day!

This year’s student portfolio review sessions will be held Saturday, April 9th in the BGSU School of Art. Modeled after our previous successful Portfolio Review Days, we have once again planned an exciting all-day event! Beginning with open registration / check-in starting promptly at 8:30am, a formal review period from 9:30am–12:30pm, lunch, keynote speaker Tyler Deal followed by pecha kucha talks from recent grads about their lives after BGSU with a Q&A to immediately follow.

Special guest and BGSUGD alum Tyler Deal will be giving a keynote talk, as well as serving as a portfolio reviewer for the day. Deal is a Chicago-based graphic designer, screen-printer and maker. Shortly after his 2011 graduation he was off to Chicago and working hard at Organizing for Action, Levy Innovations, Grip and Moving Design, all the while designing and printing gig posters under the moniker Idiot Pull. Currently Deal is designing full time for Firebelly and is running Ghost Press, a small and scrappy screen-printing outfit, with his two best friends. 

Saturday, April 9th // 8:30am - 4:00pm
• Registration/Check-in: 8:30–9:30am (walk-in’s welcome, pre-registration recommended)
• Reviews: 9:30am – 12:30pm
• Lunch: 12:30 – 1:15pm
• Keynote Lecture: 1:15 – 2:30pm
• Recent Grad Pecha Kuchas with Q+As 2:45 – 4:00pm

AIGA Student Members: $35
Student Non-Members: $45 

Walk-In Registration Fee*
AIGA Student Members: $50
Student Non-Members: $60
*online registration closes midnight, April 8th! 

Both undergraduate and graduate graphic design students at all levels are invited to participate in the Review Day (recent graduates as well!). All registration fees include one-on-one reviews, recent grad talks, Tyler Deal lecture and lunch. 

We are seeking approximately 25 design professionals to act as portfolio reviewers for this year’s AIGA Toledo / BGSUGD Student Portfolio Review Day, Saturday, April 9th. For some of you, we are asking for your time once again, for others, perhaps it’s your first time. EIther way, if you have three-plus years of professional design experience, and you’re willing to give us your Saturday to review student portfolios, we’ll feed you lunch and treat you like royalty, and you’ll have the unending gratitude of our student participants.

We are also looking for recent alumni speakers to produce Pecha Kucha talks and participate in a recent alumni Q&A panel to tell us about the down and dirty about life after undergrad.


Please direct any inquires to event organizer, Amy Fidler (afidler@bgsu.edu or 419.410.9117).

When & Where
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Bowling Green State University
1000 Fine Art Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403