Under Review

Join us for Under Review, AIGA NWA's annual student portfolio review.

Hosted at the Walton Arts Center, students will gain one-on-one insight from leading voices in the design community, while fostering dialogue and constructive feedback regarding studio practice. We are excited to have reviewers representing a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

This year, students will also choose from a selection of speaker sessions to continue their skill development and prepare them for the workforce.

We'd also like to give a special thanks to our sponsors: DOXA, Archetype, BlkBox, VMLY&R, Vantage Point Communications, and in-kind sponsor Walton Arts Center.


9 – 10 a.m. Staggered Check-in

10 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks

10:20  – 11:50 a.m. Reviews for Group A, Workshops for Group B

11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Lunch + Speaker, Maryanne Simmons 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Reviews for Group B, Workshops for Group A

2:25 – 2:35 p.m. Wrap Up


Self Promo: Managing Your Social Media Presence
It’s all about social media presence – whether you have a side hustle or want to expand your personal brand. Learn how to choose the best social media platform for your needs and how to present yourself authentically online.

New to This: Panel Discussion
Engage in conversation about branching out into the design field. Get advice on professional development, interview tips, resume tricks, and more from recent graduates and local design professionals. 

Communicating Design
Communicating design is just as important as actually doing it. Learn how to present your design work confidently and clearly in this workshop.

Broadening Your Horizons
Get in touch with your inner fine artist and learn about the importance of experimentation with media in your design practice. Maryanne Simmons is the founder of Wildwood Press in St. Louis, serving as both Publisher and Master Printer. Dedicated to experimentation and the unexpected, the prints from Wildwood Press strive to redefine what a fine art print can be.

Fine Print

Both students and reviewers must register online by April 15 at 11 p.m. Please be sure to mark your calendars. Substitutions of individuals are not allowed. Participants are encouraged to read and adhere to our code of conduct. Portfolio tips and information on what to expect and how to prepare will be included in each participant's confirmation email. 


Have questions? Please direct them to education@nwa.aiga.org.

As the Northwest Arkansas chapter of AIGA, our vision is of an inclusive, design-driven Northwest Arkansas. This student portfolio review helps us take a step towards that vision by fostering open, constructive dialogue about design between students and practitioners, as well as nurtures the next generation of designers who will enter the workforce in Northwest Arkansas or representing our area in other parts of the world.

When & Where
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT
Walton Arts Center
495 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701