Your portfolio is the face of your talent, the first impression, and the one of the most important items a designer should have.
Due to the importance of the job creating item we will have an event long portfolio review at INsight. You will have the chance to meet one-on-one with a industry professional, they’ll give you invaluable feedback on your book and you’ll walk away with information that could land you your next job.
If you are a seasoned pro or a new graduate you will benefit from getting real world insight into what employees are looking for today. Learn how to improve your weaknesses and what are your strong points.
If your portfolio is not complete or is out dated then bring that too, we’ll show you ways to update old projects, put the finishing touches on your unfinished portfolio and give you advice on how to present your work and much more.
We will also be giving away some great prizes for the best portfolio and best business card.
If you are not registered for INsight, then you are missing out on an opportunity to one up your competition. Keep in mind that in Chicago and NWI alone more than 500 designers will be entering the workforce each semester not to mention the thousands of creatives that are already in the field. You must separate your self from the pack if you want to get noticed.
Meet our Reviewers
Aside from our speakers we will also have some guest reviewers at the event. You’ll be be able to meet with them to review your portfolio.
Reviews are first come first serve. Sign ups will be at the event and open to all that attend. All are invited to listen in on the reviews and see some of the work that others are doing. Its a great way to gage your skill level against your local creative community.
Joe Dascenzo – CHANGEffect
Partner, Vice President, Mayor of Ideatown
Joe’s 14 years of experience in communications includes exhibit design at The Field Museum of Natural History, interactive media design at Harper Collins and eight years of agency experience. He has creatively solved communication design challenges for many organizations including Willow Creek Association, Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Christian College, Illinois Institute of Technology, John G. Shedd Aquarium, and a variety of non-profit, faith-based organizations. Joe offers a unique combination of hard work and love for communicating that has produced award-winning projects.
To learn more about CHANGEffect visit them at www.changeffect.com.
Garrett Niksch– Headplusheart
Garrett Niksch is an artist and independent graphic designer native to northwest Indiana. He has practiced design for 10 years, nine of which were spent as a Senior Designer and Associate at Studio Blue in Chicago. As part of a collaborative team of designers, strategists, and production managers he produced books, websites, branding systems, signage and exhibitions, and printed matter of all shapes and sizes for leading cultural and educational institutions throughout the country. Garrett has collaborated with a diverse spectrum of clients including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Krannert Art Museum at Illinois University, Harris Theater in Millennium Park, Metropolis magazine, the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, the Museum of Science and Industry – he even had a hand in the design of the concession stands for the San Diego Padres. His work has been recognized by the AIGA, Type Director’s Club, Print magazine, STEP magazine, ID magazine, and is part of the permanent collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.
For more information about Garrett and to view samples of his work visit him online at http://www.headplusheart.us
Justin Wolf – Mdiactrl
Justin is one of NWI premier designers he has worked on branding some of the regions most noticeable businesses. He has completed projects for U.S. Steel, Taltree Arboretum, Meals on Wheels, Monarch, Maxwell’s, The Liquor Stockhouse, Champions, Coaches and the City of Whiting’s brand overhaul.
Justin has worked for NWI designs studios and is currently with Greenlight in Hammond, Indiana.
To learn more about Justin and to view samples of his work please visit him online at http://www.mdiactrl.com.