AIGA Idaho Student Portfolio Review

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In the spirit of competition, college Senior Graphic Design students are invited to show their portfolios to industry professionals. There is no cost, no need to rsvp, all you need to do is show up with your portfolio. Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman Graphic Design students may attend and observe. Companies will be present, some with internship and job opportunities. The event will be held from 10am–2pm, Saturday, March 17th at the US Bank Building If you are in the design industry and would like to judge and critique work, there are 2-hour morning and afternoon slots available. Free lunch provided. If you are interested, check out the link in our bio. . . . . . #Idaho #GraphicDesign #AIGA #student #portfolio #design #instagood #picoftheday #Boise #PNW #Art #Professional #designfirm #jobs #internships

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Creative Coffee: Design Forum

AIGA Idaho is hosting their next Creative Coffee meetup on Friday, February 3rd (sorry for the short notice) from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at Moon’s Kitchen in downtown Boise.  From the event’s description on Facebook:

Our next Creative Coffee meetup will be a open discussion on the state of the Design industry and community in Boise. Joining the discussion will be Ricky Lyman from Scentsy, Kristy Weyhrich of W Design and Justin Kuntz of Creative Soapbox. The format will be somewhat open, with opportunity for discussion on a wide range of topics effecting us as designers.

This event is free (you pay for your food) and welcome to all. Seating is limited so come early to get a spot. Also, if you have any questions you would like to submit, feel free to post them here on the wall.

If you’d like to RSVP or if you have questions, see the event page on Facebook for more.

Pitchers and Pints Graduation Celebration

AIGA Idaho is celebrating this semester’s graduating designers with a graduation celebration at Pitchers and Pints in downtown Boise.

More about the event:

An AIGA Event to show support for this semesters graduating designers. We think that the professional hour at the portfolio event dose not allow the student or professionals enough time to really get to know each other. So lets have some beers and rub elbows a little!

For more information or to RSVP, check out the event listing on Facebook.

LEARNCH: The Art of Relationships

AIGA Idaho is presenting their second LEARNCH event of the year.  This event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th at Ha’ Penny Bridge Pub in downtown Boise, features guest speakers Chad Biggs and Jessica Flynn from Red Sky Public Relations.

Chad and Jessica will be speaking about The Art of Relationships: Fostering Media and Community Relations.

The event is free to all attendees with no host food and drinks by Ha’ Penny.  You can RSVP through the Facebook event listing if you’re planning to attend.

AIGA/BAF Event: Three Courses + Cake w/ Debbie Millman, President, AIGA and the Design Group at Sterling Brands

AIGA Idaho and the Boise Advertising Federation are presenting Three Courses + Cake with Debbie Millman on Thursday, March 10th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Debbie Millman is President of the Design Division of Sterling Brands, and President of AIGA, the professional association for design.  She has worked in the design business for over 25 years, including nearly 15 years at Sterling Brands.

Additionally, Millman is the author of three books:

She also has a fourth book, due out in October, titled Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits.

This event is being held at the Linen Building in downtown Boise.  Space is limited and RSVPs are strongly recommended.  Cost is $18 for AIGA and BAF members and $25 for non-members.

RSVPs can be sent to or through the event page on Facebook.

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AIGA Event: LEMONADE Film Screening

AIGA Idaho will be screening LEMONADE in Boise on Wednesday, November 10th at the WaterCooler in downtown Boise.  A social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the screening starting at 7:00 p.m.

The screening is free to those who would like to attend, but a suggested $5 donation is recommended.  Proceeds from the film screening will be given to the filmmakers, to help with with their latest project LEMONADE: Detroit.

For those long-time readers, you may remember that we’ve mentioned LEMONADE in the past, and you may have even had a chance to watch part or all of it online.  Regardless, it’s a film that is worth seeing again, and a great way to support the efforts of Erik Proulx and company.

re(Mark): Boise State University Senior Portfolio Show

Boise State University’s Senior Portfolio Show is coming up this Wednesday, April 28th, at the Powerhouse Events Center.

re(Mark) - BSU Portfolio ShowFrom the event’s description on the AIGA Idaho website:

During this spring semester Students have prepared a portfolio which they going to use to enter the professional job market. Students have also participated in revising and editing their existing work. Many students have also added new work. A key component to this process is selecting an appropriate presentational format, and developing self-promotional products and strategies. And now “finally” they are sharing their finished portfolios with the professional design community.

The show is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with 5:00 – 6:00 serving as the Professionals’ Hour, and 6:00 – 9:00 open to the public.