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Graphic designers critique student portfolios

February 20, 2015

Students studying graphic design are headed to St. Louis this weekend to share their portfolios with peers and professionals from around the state.

It’s part of the American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Conference at the Sam Fox School of Visual Arts at Washington University.

Before the event, Assistant Professor Kate Gray gave them a chance to practice with a team of critics. Earlier this week, students shared their work with designers from Woodruff Sweitzer, Fresh Ideas, Stephens and freelance companies.

“The AIGA is an opportunity for them to get out of our four walls and show their work to others, but I wanted to let them have a chance to prepare in a safe environment before traveling to St. Louis,” Gray said.

Students presented promotional designs, magazine layouts, computer graphics and other works in one-on-one settings. Critics gave feedback not only on designs but also suggestions on how to rearrange their portfolios or which works to include.

Sarah Carnes from Fresh Ideas looks at Sara Barnett's work.


Fiona Kerr shows graphics she created to Scott Shade of Woodruff Sweitzer.

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