Building Project Case Studies with Jo-Nell Sieren

Building Project Case Studies with Jo-Nell Sieren

Your portfolio is more than a showcase of your work. An effective  case study is comprised of much more than a slideshow of images. Your portfolio, and the case studies it contains, is a point of entry into your experience, creative process, strategic perspective, and ability to work within a team.

Creating an effective case study requires learning how to tell a compelling and digestible story, and understanding how that story will be come to life online and off for prospective employers and clients.

Join AIGA Chicago for a workshop focused on turning projects into compelling portfolio narratives. You’ll learn strategies to engage your audience, explain your process, and present the results of your efforts in a compelling light no matter your area of focus—from research to UX to branding and beyond.

The link to the Zoom conference will be sent out to you via email the morning before the event.

This is a free event. Donations are welcome and will go to support student scholarships and ongoing programming for our creative community.


About Jo-Nell Sieren

Jo-Nell Sieren is a photographer, designer, educator, and advisor. Currently she is an Internship and Career Advisor for the Career Center at Columbia College Chicago. She advises students majoring in Photography, Design, Art, Art History and Interactive Arts Media (IAM). In addition to this role, she is Adjunct Faculty for both Design and Photography departments. Jo-Nell also mentors and directs a small group of students each semester who create Frank Magazine, a digital publication available from the Apple App Store and created with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). A graduate of the School of Visual Art in New York City, Jo-Nell’s professional background includes; working as a Photographer, Designer, Assistant Gallery Director, Curriculum Director and Instructor for a children’s art program.

Instagram: @jonellsieren


Event Schedule

6:00–6:05 p.m. CST: Attendees arrive

6:05–6:10 p.m. CST: Introduction

6:10–6:45 p.m. CST: Presentation

6:45–7:00 p.m. CST: Q&A


Code of Conduct

By registering to attend this event, you agree to abide by AIGA Chicago Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct may be found here.


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@jonellsieren (on Instagram)


Special thanks to Jo-Nell Sieren for planning this event and to Emily Gorski at VSA Partners for designing the event graphics.

When & Where
Tue, Jul 14, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT