SPF 2020: Ready Designer 1!
Student Portfolio Forum 2020

Ready Designer 1!

It’s time to level up as a student designer at the 2020 AIGA Wichita Student Portfolio Forum. Work on your strategies for entering your next world - the professional one. We’ll have design pros from around the community online to give you the ammo you need to own your first interview and beyond. With portfolio reviews, breakout sessions and keynote speaker Jenny Venn you’re sure to gain an extra life to move ahead in your next career level. Note: This year's event will now take place via Zoom for the safety of everyone involved.

July 18, 2020
Virtual Event via Zoom





Pick your level of involvement-

$75  High-Score Setter— Competition, portfolio review, breakout speaker session, and keynote presentation

This is the package for the committed attendee. Not only do you understand the need for feedback, you are willing to get additional intel on your designs and put your work against other students. Best of luck!

$65  Ghost Run — Portfolio review, breakout speaker session, and keynote presentation

You know you need to get feedback on your work no matter where you are in your education. This level will provide valuable information for you about how your work stacks up and where you need to improve before launching into the real world.

$30  n00b — Breakout speaker session and keynote presentation

Not sure about showing your work? No problem! Join us for the afternoon by listening to industry professionals and watching the competition awards

$15  Faculty  — Faculty ticket for the event, includes breakout speaker sessions and keynote presentation


Refund Policy: Full refunds will be given for any registrants who registered for the original April 18 date. 50% refunds will be given for new registrations cancelled or changed by July 2, 2020. No refunds will be given after July 2.



Saturday, July 18, 2020
Full schedule will take place via Zoom. All participants will receive links before the event specific to their registration level.

9:30–9:45 am — Morning Sign-On & Welcome 

9:45–11:45 am —Portfolio Reviews (High-Score Setters, Ghost Runners)

11:45 am–12:30 pm — Lunch Break

12:30–12:45 pm — Afternoon Sign-On & Welcome

12:45–3:00 pm — Breakout Speaker Sessions (All Attendees)

3:15–4:15 pm — Keynote Speaker: Jenny Venn

4:15–4:30 pm — Awards & Adjournment





Awards will be granted to the winners of these ten categories:

Best Logo Design
Best Typography Design
Best Packaging Design
Best Interactive / Digital (If available, please include a link in submission. See rules for further details.)
Best Motion Design
Best Advertising Design
Best Illustration
3rd Place Portfolio (not an entry category, will be judged on submissions overall)
2nd Place Portfolio (not an entry category, will be judged on submissions overall)
1st Place Portfolio (not an entry category, will be judged on submissions overall)

Competition Rules

Students registering as High-Score Setters that are competing in the portfolio competition must submit to a minimum of 5 categories with a maximum of 2 entries per category. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place portfolio awards will be judged on submissions overall. Submission deadline is 11:59pm, July 1, 2020.

  • Submitted entries will be judged prior to the event date on a rubric based system.
  • Entries must be submitted by July 1, 2020 in one complete PDF , with clear labeling on each category being entered. For tips on PDF layout and size, download our guidelines.
  • Interactive/Digital category only - a direct link may be provided if applicable. If a broken or invalid link is provided, that submission will be disqualified.




If your organization is looking for a connection to future designers or values the education process, we have several sponsorship opportunities for you. Please email spf@wichita.aiga.org for more information.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a portfolio reviewer, contact the AIGA Wichita SPF Committee at spf@wichita.aiga.org

If you would like to help out with setup and cleanup as a general SPF volunteer, please email spf@wichita.aiga.org. This event can only continue to grow with the participation of area businesses and volunteers in the form of sponsorships, partnerships, and community support.

About SPF
SPF is an annual event which elevates design students in their pursuit of a design career. SPF plays an integral role in encouraging graduating designers to pursue excellence in their work and achieve success on their search for employment in design-related fields.

When & Where
Sat, Jul 18, 2020 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT