Print Magazine Announces “Portfolio Review” – Judged by Pentagram, Debbie Millman, Sagmeister & Walsh

While many California colleges and high schools are welcoming students back to school as September begins, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has been in full swing since July.

With Labor Day around the corner, finals week is looming and students in their last quarter of FIDM’s graphic design program are anticipating their final portfolio review presentations later this month.

FIDM Career Center hosts Open Portfolio Day annually

There’s no doubt that industry feedback is a major component to any aspiring graphic designer’s success, which is why Print Magazine’s upcoming “Portfolio Review” competition might be of interest to all graduating students.

Every entry submitted in Print’s Portfolio Review will be featured in an online gallery, but the real draw to enter is the judges lineup, which includes:

  Mirko Ilić (Mirko Ilić Corp.),

  Natasha Jen (Pentagram),

  Debbie Millman (Sterling Brands; AIGA president emeritus),

Scott Stowell (Open), and

  Jessica Walsh (Sagmeister & Walsh)

With Print being a sister publication to leading graphic design trade magazine HOW, chances are that its promise to expose graphic designers’ work to “thousands of designers, art directors, and others in the industry” will hold true.

Any art director, graphic designer, illustrator, photography, or typographer from anywhere in the world is eligible to submit work online, or snail-mail their portfolio in. Entry fees cost $85 for standard entries, $50 for students and five winners will be selected to attend the 2013 HOW Design Live conference. For more information, click here.

Read below for deadline and additional prize information:

Print’s Portfolio Review

Deadline: November 1, 2012


All entries will be showcased in an online gallery. Six winners (five selected by the judges, one by popular vote) will receive:

  A trip to San Francisco in June 2013, including airfare and lodging
 A free pass to the 2013 HOW Design Live conference, held in San Francisco from June 22 to 26, 2013

 A one-on-one meeting with one of the judges

 A profile in the June 2013 issue of Print

Read more about Print’s Portfolio Review.

Below, get inspired by the portfolio of recent FIDM Graphic Design Student, Jeffrey Lo.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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