AIGA Baltimore Ink & Pixels — April 2023

* Full Experience and Portfolio Review Tickets are back! Limit tickets remaining so snag them while you can!

Take The Next Step Towards Your Design Career

Ink & Pixels is back for another year with one of AIGA Baltimore’s largest events focused on helping designers prepare for a job or career shift. Whether you want to make a good impression in interviews, need a new perspective on your portfolio, or want fresh eyes on a current project, we’re here to help. Now more than ever, we believe in the importance of finding alternative ways to come together in the community and share the knowledge and resources we have with each other.

This year, Ink & Pixels will be a 3-part event* this year with a hybrid schedule including in-person events and virtual portfolio reviews! The first event will be Thursday evening, April 13th at Gilah Press for a studio tour and letterpress demo, How to Get Hired at Jellyfish on the morning of Saturday, April 15th and portfolio reviews Saturday, April 15th in the afternoon virtually. Mark your calendars and clean up those portfolios!

AIGA Baltimore is excited to host this annual event that brings together students and professionals who share a passion for design and its future. Join us and share your excitement on social media using the hashtag #inknpixels. If you’re a design student in the Baltimore and DMV region, we hope to see you there.

What to expect

  • One-on-one portfolio reviews for seniors and young professionals with local professionals & educators
  • Hands-on letterpress printing demo and tour
  • Insider knowledge of hiring process by hiring managers and tips for applying to new jobs
  • Networking with designers, design firms, artists, and more
  • A keynote speaker before portfolio reviews to talk about their experiences in the industry


April 13th

Getting Your Printing on with Gilah Press + Design

In-Person @ 4:30PM

What to expect

Join us and Kat Feuerstein (Owner, Creative Director) for a studio tour of Gilah Press + Designs letterpress studio and have the opportunity to learn about printing and see a live demo. You will walk away with your very own Ink & Pixel printed goodie as well!

Location: 3506 Ash Street, Baltimore, MD 21211

Parking: Street parking is available for free in the area

April 15th

Preparing For The Interview

In-Person at Jellyfish @ 10AM

What to expect

Alex Reynolds (Senior Talent Acquisition Manager) from Jellyfish will walk you through how to rethink and refine your approach to getting hired in the creative industry from a hiring managers perspective. This professional development workshop is about providing insight on resume/portfolio building and interview best practices so you can feel confident and prepared during your job search. Learn what to be thinking about and ask all your burning questions for how to prepare you for apply to your future job.

Alex has been doing talent acquisition for creative, marketing, analytics, and technology-related positions for over 3 years now. He is a Maryland Institute College of Art graduate who got his career start as a digital marketing specialist for business-to-consumer brands and government contract start-ups, segueing into temporary staffing solutions, and eventually corporate in-house talent acquisition at Jellyfish supporting the United States, United Kingdom, and Latin America.

Location: 1201 Wills Street, Suite 600, Baltimore, Maryland 21231

Parking: Full details will be sent out 1 day prior to event.

Portfolio Reviews

Virtually via Zoom @ 3PM

What to expect

We welcome Paul Bianco as our Keynote speaker for Ink & Pixels this year. He will kick things off and provide insights on his experiences in the industry.

Reviews this year will be held virtually on Zoom. Attendees will present their portfolios to regional/nation-wide design professionals and receive constructive, one-on-one evaluations. This is your chance to show professional designers your portfolio in a no-risk, non-competitive environment. The portfolio review is designed to give you advice and insight that will improve the way you present yourself and your work. You will practice your interview skills and receive honest feedback about your portfolio and resumé. Reviewee's will each get three, 15 minute opportunities to have their work reviewed from three different reviewers using Zoom breakout rooms.

Are you viewing this page as someone interested in being a reviewer? Sign up to be a reviewer here!

Paul Bianco | Keynote Speaker

As Graphic Designer with 22 years of experience and the owner of a design agency for 14 of those years, Paul Bianco has a varied and in-depth understanding of the kinds of challenges and concerns someone in the field of design might have. As the founder and owner of ORANGEHAT, Paul has mastered the art of creating strong visual identities and acting as the creative arm/problem solver for companies and industry partners. Whether it be through creating Brand Identity Strategies, Rebranding, Annual Reports, Large Format Design, Package Design, Direct Mail, Website Design, UX/UI, Web Development, or Marketing & PSA Campaign collateral, he's got stories to tell, and a wealth of advice to give. He is committed to sharing his knowledge with the next generation of design professionals

Ticket Pricing

Full experience, AIGA members: $20 ($5 less than a la carte)**

Full experience, non-members: $30 ($5 less than a la carte)**

A la carte options:

Thursday Night Gilah Press: AIGA members $10**, non-members also $10**

Saturday Preparing For The Interview: AIGA members $10, non -members $15

Saturday (Portfolio Reviews): AIGA members $5, non-members $10

** Tickets are limited for these options. If looking to do all events we recommend purchasing Full Experience tickets sooner rather than later. Once sold out we will allow a waiting list for a la carte ticket options only.


Ticket Pricing

Note: Our ticket fees support operation fees, speaker stipends, student awards, and other free programming for our creative community. If you are unable to afford a ticket at this time and would like to attend, we want to accommodate you. Please reach out to with any questions or concerns.

We are also welcoming volunteers to help make this day a success! Volunteers earn free admission and can assist with a variety of roles like blogging, photography & video, set up & clean up, social media coverage, and plenty more. Contact us (at for more information – first come, first served basis.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Printing Sponsor: IndigoInk | Venue Sponsor: Jellyfish | Event Sponsor: Goldiata


If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us by April 13th at:

Code of Conduct

AIGA Baltimore expects that all attendees treat each other with respect, openness, and in adherence to the guidelines specified in AIGA’s Code of Conduct, which can be found here: Code of Conduct.

Refund Policy

Credit/debit cards only — no cash or checks will be accepted.

Please note that in order to continue to provide quality programming, our policy is not to issue refunds unless an event has been canceled.

When & Where
Thu, Apr 13, 2023 - Sat, Apr 15, 2023 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT