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Woodbury University hosts AIGA Student Portfolio Day

Student designs for AIGA clock auction fundraiser

Student designs exhibited at AIGA Emerge show

Clock design by Farinaz Sahabi

Clock design by Jennifer Nassef


AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. The organization represents more than 16,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by 55 chapters and more than 200 student groups. Woodbury University has a thriving affiliate student group that develops their own programming for the campus graphic design community and also participates in the local Los Angeles chapter events including studio tours, speakers, scholarship competitions, exhibitions, and portfolio review events. Woodbury students have won multiple AIGA scholarship awards for design excellence.


Stimulatte – AIGA student members get together monthly with local design professionals at a local coffee shop. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, stimulates conversation and encourages networking with industry professionals.

Emerge – Woodbury Graphic Design students participate yearly in Emerge, a graphic design exhibition hosted by AIGA and involving students from various colleges and universities in the Southern California area. Each school has an opportunity to showcase the work of AIGA student members, and selected students receive scholarship awards for design excellence.

Student Portfolio Day – Graphic Design student members from colleges and universities throughout Southern California participate in this yearly event to receive one-on-one feedback about their work before shopping their portfolios to design studios after graduation. Seventy-five professional graphic designers are on hand to review portfolios, providing students with an opportunity for invaluable critique as well as industry networking.

Professional Partnerships – Woodbury students participate in professional partnerships through AIGA, working on special creative projects that involve select students from the Los Angeles AIGA student groups and creative professionals from world-class design studios. Students have had the opportunity to work with design professionals from Sapient International, one of the largest interactive firms in the world, to generate original creative ideas and solutions, addressing issues of sustainability in Los Angeles – a problem that impacts every person in this city.