2019 Student Portfolio Review Wrap Up

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On April 6, 2019, AAF Pensacola and Pensacola Designers organized the 2019 Student Portfolio Review. This event was created to provide students an opportunity to sharpen their creative edge and garner career advice from seasoned pros in our community. It went well! Below are some thoughts from reviewers.

"I enjoyed talking with—and learning more about—so many incredibly talented up-and-coming designers. It was an honor and privilege helping each person workshop through solutions to improve their resumés. I'm very excited to see how all these new designers make their impact in their careers and in the community." —Kris Poore, Chief Creative Officer/Executive Creative Director at idgroup

“This was my first time attending the AAF Portfolio Day and it was such a great experience! Everyone was very kind and it was easy to talk to the people I needed to. I’m very happy I got the opportunity to attend.”  —Rebekah Starin, student from Pensacola Christian College

The cowork annex graciously hosted our event and attendees, which included about 25 students from the University of West Florida, Pensacola State College, and Pensacola Christian College; 16 reviewers; and 10 volunteers.

“It was a pleasure to help students with their portfolios and see all the up and coming talent that Pensacola has to offer.” —Sara Mitchell, Graphic Designer/Project Manager at Duncan McCall

“I had a very good time, and learned a lot from everyone I got to talk to. It was very helpful for me to be able to talk to professionals currently out in the field and have them critique my work. It was very eye opening for me.” —Margaret Crane, student from the University of West Florida

The 2019 Student Portfolio Review consisted of 11 portfolio review tables, 3 resume review tables, and 2 mock interview rooms. All three stations were ran by professionals from 14 different companies, which ranged from local colleges to award-winning advertising agencies.

“I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Student portfolio review. It’s amazing to see the young talent that’s developing along the Gulf Coast and Pensacola. I love the fact that I can share my professional experience to help our area’s emerging professionals. We have some incredibly talented artists in Pensacola and these types of events will only make everyone better.” —Chris Odom, CEO/Director of Photography/Aerial Cinematographer at Firefly Media

Once again, thank you to all the students and professionals who attended and volunteered at the 2019 Student Portfolio Review. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we’re excited to grow and improve this event next year!