2014 Annual Student Portfolio Competition Recap

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
susanstites@me.com | adcd.com

By AIGA Colorado
Published May 10, 2014
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