28th Portfolio Nite

28th Design Alumni Portfolio Nite

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Event Time 06:00 p.m. - 07:30 p.m. PT
Cost Free
Location Zoom
Contact Email ricgomes@sfsu.edu


We are planning a two-part event.

  1. Design Alumni “virtual” Portfolio Nite, Speaker/Presentations (Thursday, May 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m.)
  2. There will be a follow up “In-Person” Senior Show Alumni Portfolio Review of Student Work & “Mixer” Reception on Friday, May 19, 1 – 3 p.m. in the SF State, DesignSpace, Fine Arts Bldg, FA 115.  

DES Alumni “Virtual” Portfolio Nite AGENDA

Thursday, May 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

[6 – 6:10 p.m.] “Virtual” Welcome/Intro: Portfolio Nite Coordinator; School Director; AIGA and IDSA Student Chapter Officers

[6:10 – 7 p.m]  Design Alumni “PechaKucha” Panelist Presentation: We will have approximately 6-9 Design Alumni presenting together with a “PechaKucha” visual sound bites of their current design position, or interests (approximately 7 minutes each). Moderator, DES Faculty Member 

[7 – 7:30 p.m.] Roundtable Design Alumni Speakers Q&A Discussion and Critique of the techniques and objectives of Portfolio presentations and interviews: We will then open up the Panel to the audience that will be facilitated by a moderator.   

[7:30 – 7:40 p.m.] Wrap-Up Closing Remarks

SPEAKERS: (hyperlinks to LinkedIn)

  1. Aïcha Doucouré, Design Leadership Coach; Experience Design for Personal Growth
  2. Ani Abgarayan,  Dean + Program Design Lead, BuildUp Bootcamp; and Creative + UX Design Lead, Stealth Startup
  3. Briar Levit, Director/Producer, “Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production,” Professor, Portland State University
  4. Janet Alvarado, Executive Director, The Alvarado Project, a non-profit founded in 1998
  5. Eva RodriguezEmmy Award Winning Digital Brand Designer at PepsiCo
  6. Johnathan Tott-Berger, UX UI Designer, Smart Meetings
  7. Jon Ruiz, Product Developer Consultant & Technology Strategist
  8. Ryan Pugh, Industrial Designer at Pelican International
  9. Teresa ChanPrincipal at Teresa Chan Graphics
  10. Chris Fong, Creative Director & Storyteller, Creative Director and co-creator of the "We Are Bruce Lee" exhibit

CODA Senior Show Student REVIEW

Friday, May 19, 1 – 3 p.m.

Student Portfolio REVIEWERS: (PENDING Invitees)

  1. Janet Alvarado, Executive Director, The Alvarado Project
  2. Eva RodriguezEmmy Award Winning Digital Brand Designer at PepsiCo
  3. Jon Ruiz, Design Manager & Technology Strategist
  4. Tarrea Tolbert    Product Designer at Smartsheet
  5. Johnathan Tott-Berger, UX UI Designer, Smart Meetings
  6. John Venida, Industrial Design and Development Professional 
  7. Jonathan Wan, Fintech, Digital Health | Mobile, Global, API  
28th Portfolio Night Agenda

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