HIRED Portfolio Review

No one improves in a vacuum. Bring your design portfolio to this year’s AIGA New Mexico HIRED Portfolio Review to find out from professionals how to take your portfolio to the next level and get hired. Whether you’re a freelancer looking to compete or a junior designer looking to move up in your career, this event is for you.

Since 2012, AIGA New Mexico, the professional association for design, has hosted the Hire Ed Portfolio Review. This year, we’d like to expand the event to include nontraditional career paths. We recognize that more and more designers are teaching themselves or taking untraditional education paths to realize their goals and AIGA New Mexico is committed to providing resources for all types of designers. You don’t have to be a student or a young creative to attend this event. No matter what stage you are at in your career, our reviewers are here to help.

Why Attend?

AIGA New Mexico wants to give you the opportunity to get some real-world, constructive criticism on your work in an environment that feels supportive and empowering.

How would your projects hold up in an interview? Can you defend your ideas and talk about your work? Time to find out! Attendees have the opportunity to receive professional, objective advice on their work and resumé from local creative industry professionals.

Attending HIRED is a great way to discuss your work, fine-tune your presentation skills, and become aware of who’s who in your local design community. Meet and network with local creative professionals, and create the foundations for connections in your industry. While this event is not a job fair, some reviewers may be looking for potential employees or interns. Who knows what opportunities are waiting for you?

Who Should Attend:

  • Junior designers (0-5 years in their career)
  • Students

Portfolio Reviewers

We are committed to providing diverse and skilled reviewers for our portfolio review and will be accepting reviewer applications until April 1st. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for this event, you can learn more here.


As always, it pays to be a member! Registered members of AIGA New Mexico get a discount for their registration to HIRED Portfolio Review. Join today to save on this and future events.

Members Pre-Registration: $15

Nonmembers Pre-Registration: $25

Price at Door (Regardless of membership): $30

Group Non-Member Discount: Get $5 off per person when you register 5 or more.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this event, but are unable to attend because the cost of attendance is a financial barrier, please reach out to us at education@newmexico.aiga.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


10:00–11:00AM : Meet & Greet, Coffee + Breakfast

11:00-11:15AM : Opening

11:15–12:15 : Guest Speaker

12:15–2:15PM : Portfolio Review

2:15–2:30PM : Closing

4:00-6:00PM: Networking Happy Hour

Reviews last 10-15 minutes depending on the number of portfolios and reviewers.

Portfolio Tips & Tricks:

  • Portfolios should include no more than 12 examples of design work, digital or print. Time will be limited.
  • Prepare and dress for the review as if this were a job interview.
  • Avoid typos and poor craft skills in your portfolio of work.
  • Practice talking about your projects.
  • If you plan on showing interactive or rich-media work, please bring a fully-charged laptop or tablet. Just as in the real world, WiFi may be available but should not be relied upon. Have backup files saved locally.
  • Don't be late.


When & Where
Sat, Apr 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
CNM Montoya Campus
4700 Morris Street Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Member Non-member
Currently Registered