The newest class of young talent in advertising, design and interactive will once again assemble in New York for the Art Directors Club National Student Portfolio Review, taking place April 30-May 2 at the ADC Gallery.
This prestigious, invitation-only review event features participation from dozens of the nation's leading visual communications schools and their top student talent. Each year, dozens of creatives working in advertising, design and interactive volunteer their time to review portfolios from 300 of the most promising graduating seniors in advertising and graphic design nominated by selected faculty members. The program was the industry's first to add an entire separate day devoted to Interactive reviews.
The annual event is segmented by day: April 30 for Design reviewing, May 1 for Advertising and May 2 for Interactive. Each day runs noon-6:00 pm, and creatives can spend all or part of the day at the ADC Gallery meeting with students and reviewing portfolios. Lunch will be served, along with flavorful shaved ice courtesy of People's Pops.
This year's review sections are chaired by three top creative leaders: Joe Marianek, associate partner, Pentagram (Design, April 30); James Cooper, chief creative innovation officer, JWT New York (Advertising, May 1) and Kash Sree, former chief creative officer, SS+K (Interactive, May 2).
ADC National Portfolio Review provides benefits for all parties. Students get the rare opportunity to receive invaluable feedback and encouragement from top creatives and recruiters. Schools use the review as a way to showcase their best and brightest students. Creatives get the chance to preview top student talent and give back to the community by helping students prepare for the working world.
Creatives currently working in advertising and design who are interested in giving back to the community can volunteer to serve as a reviewer for all or part of the day by contacting Erin Rouse, ADC education coordinator, at erouse at adcglobal.org to schedule a time.