Ink & Pixels 2021

Ink & Pixels graphic design student talk

Take The Next Step Towards Your Design Career

Thinking about the job market during these uncertain times can be daunting for designers at all levels of experience. 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. Ink & Pixels is one of AIGA Baltimore’s largest events focused on helping designers prepare for a career or career shift. 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. All events are free to attend!

1. Design_v2021 – Speaker Panel

Saturday, April 10, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

2020… What a year! Am I right?? Everything has changed—from the way we spend our time together to the work we do (sometimes in our pajamas). Join us for a panel with leaders in the field as we discuss the most important industry shifts you need to know as you prepare to get hired in a post-COVID world.

Our panelists include:
Lori Rubeling, Professor at Stevenson University
Raksa Yin, VP, Visual Designer at JP Morgan Chase
Nikki Bracy, PR & Social Media Account Director at Planit
Taylor Woods, Senior Designer at Jones Knowles Ritchie
Benjamin Guarino, Team Leader, UX Design at Quicken/Rocket Companies (panel moderator)

Registration has now closed.


2. Roundtable Workshops

Saturday, April 17, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Here’s your chance to get (virtual) face-to-face answers to those questions you’ve been Googling. Join an intimate Zoom roundtable discussions with experts on a variety of topics such as Inclusive Design + You, You Don’t Have to Be Perfect To Get Paid, Portfolio Tips to Get You Hired, and How to Be Flexible with Your Career Path.

Registration has now closed.


3. Portfolio Reviews

Since last year’s Ink & Pixels was incredibly successful in the virtual environment, we have decided to do it again this year! Portfolio reviews are designed to give students and transitioning design professionals advice and insight that will improve the way they present themselves and their work. AIGA Baltimore will match each reviewee with two to three reviewers, then provide contact information so the pairs can meet virtually on their own time for portfolio critiques.

How It Works:

  • We will be matching reviewers with 2-3 reviewees who will work together to find a convenient time and platform (phone, email, video chat, etc.) for their one-on-one review sessions.
  • The deadline to sign up is April 10.
  • Portfolio reviews will begin on April 12 and run through May 1, allowing everyone adequate time to schedule and hold their review sessions.

Practice your interview skills and receive honest feedback about your work through Google Chat, Zoom, or whichever online platform you choose.

Registration has now closed. Thanks to all those who sign up!

This program works because of amazing volunteers, like you! If you have the capacity to review two or three portfolios (and maybe a few resumes and cover letters), please sign up to be a reviewer today.

Registration has now closed. Thanks to all those who sign up!

Feel free to reach out to with any questions.

Meet the Designer Behind the Ink & Pixels Branding

Have you seen the branding for this year’s Ink & Pixels on social media, our website, or the emails? The branding, patterns, and images were created by Stevenson University Alumna, Paige Olsen. We interviewed Paige recently to learn more about her process and her story.