2014 Annual Student Portfolio Competition Recap

Written by
AIGA Colorado
May 10, 2014

Congratulations to all the stu­dents who took the plunge at the 2014 ADCD and AIGA Colorado’s The Review. This annual stu­dent port­fo­lio com­pe­ti­tion was held on April 26th at Denver Arts & Venues’ McNichols Civic Center Building. Portfolios by 58 design and adver­tis­ing stu­dents from Wyoming, Kansas, and Colorado were reviewed by indus­try design­ers, art direc­tors, and cre­ative direc­tors from the Denver/Boulder area. Reviewers nom­i­nated port­fo­lios to be reviewed by the schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee, which con­sisted of Katie Matteo, President of Art Directors Club Denver, and Ed Popovitz, AIGA Colorado’s Vice President of Mentorship & Education, to com­pete for prizes in each ses­sion. Only three stu­dent port­fo­lios were awarded hon­ors per session.

During the lunch break, a lively panel dis­cus­sion of The Design Dilemma: Freelancer or Agency Designer pro­vided insight into both career paths. The panel included indus­try per­spec­tives from Matt Chiabotti, Vanessa Wainwright, Liane Polosky and Steve Wilson.

Special thanks to Ad Club Denver, Adobe, Lynda​.com, Denver Arts & Venues and all of our review­ers for their sup­port in help­ing make The Review 2014 a spe­cial day. All event col­lat­eral was designed by Fort Hays State University stu­dents: Josh White, Tuan Huynh and Gabriela Saravia. We appre­ci­ate everyone’s con­tin­ued support.

Session I

1st Place  - $1,000 schol­ar­ship
Cam Parsons
Junior, Art Institute of Colorado

2nd Place - Lynda​.com Subscription
Katie Campbell
Sophomore, Arapahoe Community College

3rd Place — $100 Gift Certificate
Lea Wells
Senior, Arapahoe Community College 

Session II

1st Place  - $1,000 schol­ar­ship
Jeremiah Corder
University of Northern Colorado

2nd Place — Adobe Creative Suite
Amy Langiano
University of Northern Colorado

3rd Place — $100 Gift Certificate
Elle Levy
University of Northern Colorado


Written by Susan Stites
Education Chair, Art Director Club of Denver | adcd​.com

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