Ink & Pixels 2023
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.
Thursday, April 13th, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
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!
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Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
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.
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Saturday, April 15th, 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
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.
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If you are interested in being a reviewer, sign up here!
Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Meet the Sponsors
Shout out to all our sponsors that are supporting Ink & Pixels this year. Through their generous time/donations we are able to host Ink & Pixels and continue to bring it back for our Baltimore and greater DMV area.
To create some additional fun for Ink & Pixels, we created some zoom backgrounds for any virtual events and we created some gifs you can share! Search “inknpixels” or “aigabaltimore” on Instagram Stories, Facebook, Twitter, Teams, or any social channel to find the fun gifs. Join us and share your excitement on social media using the hashtag #inknpixels.