AIGA St. Louis Student Conference

AIGA St. Louis is excited to bring back our annual Student Conference, this year with a hybrid schedule including in-person events and virtual portfolio reviews! If you’re a design student in the St. Louis region, we hope to see you there.


One-on-one portfolio reviews for seniors with local professionals & educators

Hands-on printing tutorials

Speakers & workshops in downtown St. Louis

Networking with designers, design firms, artists, and more


Juniors and seniors in design programs in the St. Louis region.

(Note: portfolio reviews on Sunday are for graduating seniors only)

Interested in volunteering? Volunteers get free admission to all conference activities!


Friday Night

Mixer at Central print


Join us at Central Print in Old North for a chance to mingle, network, and make some fun prints with Marie. Sign in for the weekend, pick up your complimentary goody bag for the weekend, and get all your Student Conference questions answered. There will be light refreshments provided.


Keynote Session at The Last Hotel

9am: sign in

9:30am-10:30am: Sydney Michuda: My Career & Lessons Learned

AIGA St. Louis is excited to bring in Sydney Michuda of Super Creative Co. all the way from Milwaukee, WI! Sydney will share advice on standing out in the job market, freelancing and lessons she's learned throughout her career.

Workshops @ Siba (Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts)

11am-12pm: Workshops A1, A2, A3, A4

12pm-1pm: Workshops B1, B2, B3, B4

We are offering four options for a total of two classes per student this year, all with local professionals and creatives.

1: Design to ImPress, with Kristen Lyle

In this class we will explore the foundations of graphic design through letterpress printing. Students will have an opportunity to typeset and print an individualized mini poster to take home!

2: How to Write a Great Resume, Sue Greenberg of VLAA

This workshop will cover the steps students and early stage professionals can take in order to stand out and how to organize their resumes.

3: Journey of an Artivist, Brock Seals

Students will follow artist/musician Brock Seals on his journey to becoming The Artivist. Topics such as “finding your niche” “targeting your audience” & “finding your creative voice” will all be addressed.

4: DIY Public Art Platforms, PSA:STL / Marina Peng and Shannon Levin

Designers Marina Peng & Shannon Levin will be discussing how they got started making public art pieces as well as how their different backgrounds intermix (visual art vs design & illustration). Additionally they will discuss how they collaborate together and their contributors, how to get funded and more!


Reviews, Virtual on Zoom



Full weekend, AIGA members: $40 ($5 less than a la carte)

Full weekend, non-members: $50 ($10 less than a la carte)

A la carte:

Friday Night: AIGA members $10, non members also $10

Saturday Keynote: AIGA members $10, non members $15

Saturday Workshops: AIGA members $10, non members $15

Sunday (Reviews): AIGA members $15, non members $20


Masks required at in-person events (Friday evening, Saturday keynote & classes)

If you have any symptoms of a virus we ask that you do not attend, we will refund you the price of your ticket

Apply: $500 Student Scholarship!

Find out more info on how to apply for our student scholarship. (This scholarship is for design students attending our 2023 Student Conference.)

When & Where
Fri, Feb 24, 2023 - Sun, Feb 26, 2023 6:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
The Last Hotel STL
1501 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103