Portfolio Day

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MECA will once again partner with AIGA Maine to present Portfolio Day. The event takes place on April 10 at 3:30pm at MECA. This is a great opportunity for students to get feedback on their work and connect with local professionals in the creative community. 
Participating Reviewers 2015
50 Fish | Website
Anchour | Website
Angela Adams | Website
Ashley O'Brion | Website
Bates College Communications | Website
Big Room Studios | Website
Bitfry | Website
Blaze | Website
Briggs Advertising | Website
Brochu Design | Website
Casady Design | Website
CD&M Communications | Website
Christopher David Ryan | Website
Cider Mill Press | Website
Convention and Visitors Bureau | Website
Designtex | Website 
Down East | Website
Engine | Website
Erica Johnson Design | Website
Erin Flett | Website
Fitzgerald Photo | Website
Garrand and Company | Website
Greta Rybus | Website 
Greyletter | Website
Haigh + Martino | Website
Hawthorne Creative | Website
IDEXX | Website
Image Works | Website
Industrium | Website
Infusion Studio | Website
Islandport Press | Website
Jamra Patel | Website 
Jennifer Lopardo | Website
Kingspoke | Website 
Knack Factory | Website
L.L. Bean | Website
Liquid Wireless | Website 
Mark Rockwood | Website
MECA Marketing + Design | Website
Might & Main | Website
Murphy Empire | Website
Operation Iggy Design | Website
P3 | Website
Pedro + Jackie | Website
Perch Design Studio | Website
PhoPa | Website
Pierce Promotions | Website
Portland Monthly Magazine | Website
Portland Museum of Art | Website
Pulp + Wire | Website
Rollin Leonard | Website
Russell French Photography | Website
Sean Harris | Website
Sputnik Animation | Website
Talley-O Design | Website
Tillbury House Publishers | Website
Toderico Creative | Website
Wendy Clark Design | Website 
Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101 
For more information about accessibility, public transportation and parking, visit Directions.
For more information regarding this event please contact Jessica Tomlinson, Director of Artists at Work at jtomlinson@meca.edu or 207.699.5016.
Juniors and Seniors wishing to participate should complete this sign up form.
Students will have access to a table and chair. There will be no wall space available. You can bring a laptop or iPad to present your work. Please plan to charge any device ahead of schedule. Access to outlets will be limited. You will have 15 minutes preceding the event to set-up your portfolio.
We suggest you bring several copies of your resume, and also recommend you bring business cards and / or a take-away for reviewers. Please see your faculty for advice on preparing and presenting your portfolio.
Resume Tips
Resources from AIGA
by Petrula Vrontikis, Vrontikis Design Office
by Steff Geissbuhler
From the North
Take Interstate 295 to Exit 7, Franklin Arterial
From the South
Take the Maine Turnpike northbound to Exit 44, Interstate 295. Follow Interstate 295 to Exit 7, Franklin Arterial
Directions to the Porteous Building at 522 Congress Street
Stay on Franklin until you hit the top of the hill and take a right onto Congress Street. You will pass City Hall on your right, continue on Congress several more blocks, past Monument Square. Porteous is the large building on the left with a brown awning.
There is a public parking garage at 45 Spring Street, on the right just past the Cumberland County Civic Center.  To go to the Porteous Building from the parking garage, leave the parking garage through its rear exit, onto Free Street; the Porteous Building will be immediately across the street from you.
Portland Parking Garages and Lots
  • One City Center Parking Garage, Monument Square, 773-2761
  • Midtown Parking Lot, 44 Fore St.
  • Top of the Old Port Parking Lot, 119 Pearl & Congress Sts., 828-1212
  • Temple Street Parking Garage, 11 Temple St., 772-5762
  • Cumberland County Parking Garage, Newbury St., 871-8275
  • Custom House Sq. Parking Garage, Pearl & Fore Sts.
  • Fore Street Parking Garage, 439 Fore St., 772-7738
  • Casco Bay Parking Garage, Commercial St. at Maine State Pier, 774-8653
  • Cotton & Center Parking Lot, 57 Center St., 879-8983
  • Public Market Parking Garage, 315 Cumberland Ave, 774-2829
  • Spring St. Parking Garage, 45 Spring St., 874-2842
  • Gateway Parking Garage, 181 High St., 761-1568
  • Harbor Plaza Parking Garage, Union St., 775-3788
  • Monument Square Parking Garage, Cumberland and Brown Sts.
All area codes are (207) unless otherwise noted.


April 19, 2013
The event was open to BFA students majoring in Graphic Design, Illustration, New Media and Photography in Maine academic institutions.
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Portfolio Review Session 1
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Break & MECA Studio Tours
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Portfolio Review Session 2
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Reception with Faculty and Reviewers
2013 Reviewers
Angela Adams | Website 
Blue Design | Website
Burgess Advertising | Website
Casady Design | Website
Fitzgerald Photography | Website
Idexx | Website
Image Works | Website
Jennifer Muller | Website
Kemp Goldberg | Website 
Knack Factory | Website
Maine Magazine | Website
Maine Media Workshops | Website
Mark Rockwood | Website
More & Co. | Website
Might & Main | Website 
Murphy Empire | Website
Nashbox | Website 
Nathan Eldridge | Website
Perch | Website
PhoPa Gallery | Website
Pierce Promotions | Website
Pulp + Wire | Website
Robert Diamante | Website
Rollin Leonard | Website
Sputnik Animation | Website
VIA Agency | Website

March 28, 2014

The event was open to BFA students majoring in Graphic Design, Illustration, New Media and Photography in Maine academic institutions.

View photos from the event


2014 Participating Reviewers
Aurora Quantum | Website
Big Room Studios | Website
Blaze | Website
Carol Wilson | Website
Casady Design | Website
CD&M Communications | Website
Chuck Martin Productions | Website
Crius Energy | Website
Designtex | Website
Fitzgerald Photo | Website
Garrand and Company | Website
Greyletter | Website
Haigh + Martino | Website
IDEXX | Website
Image Works | Website
Islandport Press | Website
Kemp Goldberg | Website 
Knack Factory | Website
L.L. Bean | Website
Maine Magazine | Website
MECA Marketing + Design | Website
Might & Main | Website
More & Co. | Website
Murphy Empire | Website
Nathan Eldridge | Website
Nicola's Home | Website
Pedro + Jackie | Website
Portland Monthly Magazine | Website
Portland Museum of Art | Website
Pulp + Wire | Website
Rollin Leonard | Website
Russell French Photography | Website
Sean Harris | Website
Studio E Flett Design | Website
Tanja Hollander | Website
Tide Smart Global | Website
Toderico Creative | Website
VIA | Website
White Dog Arts