Shape your future career at AIGA's annual Student Conference. Join us this year for the opportunity to meet new people, grow your portfolio, and participate in some fantastic workshops! As a junior or senior in college, this Conference is a great opportunity for you to explore your creativity with design professionals from around the U.S., and it's a great chance to learn from the best. If you're a senior, this is the perfect chance for you to get some real world feedback on your portfolio, so that you can be better prepared for the world in front of you. We can't wait to see you!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9TH, 7-9PM (Central Print)
For the third year in a row, we’re excited to have a Friday night event that will allow students to meet new friends, engage in interesting printmaking activities, and hopefully get some inspiration!
From 7-9pm at Central Print, we’ll have drinks and snacks for you to enjoy while you explore a variety of different printmaking techniques. Everything you make, you can take — so have fun and get a little messy!
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ll have student-submitted work installed in the main room. Interested in having your work at Central Print on Friday? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 9AM-5PM (Maryville University)
The main event will be from 9am-5pm on the campus at Maryville University. In the morning, join us for our keynote speakers: Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog of Pandr Design Co., and Dan Funderburgh. Lunch will be provided for students! Check back for more information on food!
In the afternoon, seniors will have the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by 3 design industry professionals from the St. Louis area, and will also get to participate in 2 of our workshop sessions. Are you a junior? Don’t worry, the Conference still has plenty to offer! Instead of doing a portfolio review, juniors may attend all 3 of our workshops.
INFORMATION AND FAQS
How to Register:
- Pick your ticket type. If you are a member, you will be prompted to log into your AIGA account.
- Pick your sessions! IMPORTANT NOTE: only seniors can sign up for a portfolio review session. They get one (1) portfolio review session and two (2) workshops. Juniors get three (3) workshop sessions. Each session lasts for an hour. Students can only sign up for a specific workshop once (ex you can't do "workshop 1" at the 1pm sesison and the 2:15pm session).
- Confirm all of your information is correct, and pay. Your session information should be included on your ticket.
- Please show up early to get all set up and ready to go, so you don't miss any of our exciting speakers (or a goodie bag)!
Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog of Pandr Design Co.: Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog run Pandr Design Co. which is a boutique design studio based in Southern California. They specialize in creating custom art pieces that boost the social media presence of the businesses they work with. They work in a wide variety of mediums and methods and are known for their murals that have bright color palates and unique letterforms. They’ve worked with companies like Red Bull, Bumble, Kenneth Cole, AMC, and Westfield. The pair also run the infamous podcast, Drunk on Lettering where they interview the worlds top letterers and designers while intoxicated.
Dan Funderburgh: Dan Funderburgh is a New York based illustrator, artist, and wallpaper designer whose work is rooted in the world of decorative arts. Dan was born in Seattle and grew up in the midwest, receiving a BFA from the University of Kansas. After moving to New York in 2001, Dan established a partnership with the now Brooklyn-based wallpaper studio Flavor Paper, where his designs are expertly hand screen printed. The wallpapers have been featured in places like the Museum of Art & Design, and The Smithsonian as well as being placed in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt and Brooklyn Museum.
A Brand Called You: Personal Branding 101
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UX Workshop with Tim Hykes
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
For Friday night, anyone can attend. Bartenders will be checking IDs.
For Saturday, students must be juniors or seniors in college. Only seniors will be able to do a portfolio review. Non-students are welcome to attend as well.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Friday there will be street parking. On Saturday, Maryville has multiple parking lots that will be available to use. If possible, we recommend you carpool to the event(s).
What time does registration begin?
Registration begins at 9AM. The conference will begin promptly at 10AM so please give yourself time for check in!
What if I am paying for a large group of students?
Please contact Alex or Rachel and we will set it up so that you can pay together.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns!