Ink & Pixels — From Portfolio to Offer: The Art of Getting Hired

Are you someone that feels stuck in the job-hunting process? Or maybe you're someone who hasn't started looking for jobs yet but you feel like your resume isn't strong enough. Whether you’re just starting out in the creative field or you have a vast array of experience, you won't want to miss this!

Join us Saturday, April 23, 2022 for a virtual panel event and learn from a group of established professionals about how to rethink and refine your approach to getting hired in the creative industry. Get insight on the dos and don’ts of resumes, portfolios, and interviews as well as the other things to keep in mind that Google doesn't tell you about that could potentially set you apart from the crowd! This is a great opportunity to get different perspectives from a variety of creative individuals, hear about unique tips and tricks, and get your questions answered by some of the top creative professionals in Baltimore and the DMV.

Our panel of creative industry experts will be talking about their own experiences with their own career journeys, hiring creatives, and what they hope to see in candidates as they go through the hiring process. This is an event that you definitely don't want to miss, so mark your calendars!

Register today and receive access to the following*:

A link to the live panel event and a chance to ask questions

A PDF of job-hunting statistics, panelist bios & contact info for networking afterwards

* Please keep in mind this is not a portfolio-reviewing event. To get your portfolio reviewed, be sure to sign up for part two of Ink & Pixels at Towson University on April 30th. Secure your spot to attend here!


  • $5 for Non-Members
  • Free for AIGA Members*

* Are you an AIGA member? Access your special ticket price through the event on our website. Click 'Member' button and you'll be prompted to log into your AIGA account to verify membership.

Not a member yet? Join here.


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.

About the Panelists:

Nate Brubaker

Owner & Executive Producer @ Rock Shore Media

Nate developed a passion for entrepreneurship and the creative industry at a young age. According to Nate, the most rewarding part of creating Rock Shore so far has been the ability to grow his team and see them prosper.

Jordan Watts

Director of Design @ Fearless

Jordan has spent his career working to rebuild trust in government and public institutions. As the Director of Design at Fearless he leads a multidisciplinary design practice to help people deliver and get better government services.

Amy Quarles

Art Director @ Visit Baltimore

Amy began her career as an in-house graphic designer at a labor union in Washington, D.C., and moved to the leisure and tourism marketing space in 2007 where she has been ever since. She works with one full-time, in-house graphic designer and marketing managers in a small group of freelance creatives—photographers, illustrators, stylists, and videographers.

Hillary Turnipseed

Director of Recruitment & DEI @ Subject Matter

Founder @ Hill Street Strategies

Hilliary is a DMV area-based talent acquisition executive, with a rich background in early-stage technology startups, media and social impact organizations. She seamlessly integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies into her work, with an emphasis on advocating for underrepresented/underestimated candidates and creating two-way interviewing experiences.

About the Moderator:

Nhu Nguyen

Vice President @ AIGA Baltimore

AVP, Creative Director @ Fenton

Nhu brings over 12 years of comprehensive experience within the multimedia, interactive, and traditional design space and creative industry to develop effective and impactful campaigns. She leads the creative team at Fenton, integrating strategy, effective design, and compelling storytelling to create memorable solutions that help grow brands and leave lasting impressions. Nhu has worked in a variety of different industries and is passionate about amplifying voices that are underrepresented.


If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us 1 week before event 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
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT