At 97th Floor, we don’t only give valuable advice and feedback on projects, we also provide it for up and coming designers in our community. This year at the 2016 American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Spring Portfolio Review, members of our team visited the Adobe Building to see the new talent coming out of our local colleges. What these students presented blew us away.
From up-and-coming animation students to those sticking strictly to illustration, participants demonstrated some incredible work this year. With around 80 students showing their work and meeting with top agencies around Utah, there was plenty to see and many connections to be made.
Spanning across 4 hours, professionals walk around flipping through physical or online portfolios and provide critiques to the students. The point is not to make students feel bad, but to encourage them to think as an employer when they head out into the workforce. Do they have strong typographic skills? How do they handle web and branding work? Do they present well when interviewed? All these things come into play when students leave school and begin the task of finding employment.
It was an honor to meet so many bright-eyed designers and tell them about the work we do at 97th Floor. We provided interest for future designers and made ourselves known to other agencies around Utah. We look forward to seeing these students thrive in their careers. We will see you next year at the 2017 Review.