Test Flight 2023: Virtual Portfolio Review for Designers

Take your portfolio for a test flight. Gather your work and VIRTUALLY join us for the 2023 student portfolio review. Some of Chicago’s best and brightest professionals will provide feedback on your in-progress design work and help you sharpen up your presentation skills before you get in front of a recruiter for your dream job.

A day before the event AIGA Chicago will email registered participants a confirmation of which section (morning or afternoon) they are in, and a Zoom link to participate in the event.

On April 1 log into Zoom at your confirmed time through the link sent to you the day before.

Morning Session 10:00 AM – 11:35 PM

Afternoon Session 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Participants will be assigned to a Zoom breakout room with a reviewer.

  • Reviews will be one-to-one and 20 minutes each
  • Use the share screen feature in Zoom to present up to four digital in-progress projects. Suggested formats: PDF case studies, website, Behance. All the work should be in one place or document.

Notes on using Zoom:

  • No need to download Zoom (on desktop) or even sign up for an account (Zoom web client)
  • An internal computer mic is acceptable. External mic optional.
  • Computer webcam or external webcam only for face-to-face review.

This event will allow registration that is in line with available reviewers. If registration is closed, check back for possible openings. The event is open to all emerging designers.

Registration for participants is $5. We are currently allowing 80 participants.


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. https://www.aiga.org/code-of-conduct


Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodations for this event please contact Kelly 2 weeks prior to the event at kel@chicago.aiga.org.


Hashtags & Handles

Twitter: @AIGAChicago, @saic_aiga

Instagram: @aigachicago, @saic_aiga




Special thanks to Education Chairs Maya Berg, Tania Luo, Alex Somerville and Myhanh Lu for planning this event. A big thanks to the School of the Art Institure of Chicago Student Chapter of AIGA for creating the graphics.


When & Where
Sat, Apr 1, 2023 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT