Friday, March 3 2023
Friday, March 3 2023
AIGA NY Annual Job Fair
Now for Early and Mid-Career Professionals
Join us for our annual job fair!
Are you a design student, recent graduate, or early to mid-career professional looking for a new role? Join us for AIGA NY’s annual virtual job fair and meet creative companies helping you take the next step in the design industry!
Whether you’re just getting started or are in the midst of a search for your next role, this year we’re inviting designers in the first five years of their careers to participate. The job fair is a great opportunity to connect with representatives and recruiters representing New York’s top creative companies and studios looking to connect with talented designers like yourself. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in roles they’re hiring for.
We’ll also be hosting our Advice Booth, staffed with current AIGA NY board members ready to provide valuable information and insights to help you succeed in your career.
Log in, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps working for a great company. We encourage you to read the Important FAQ’s below.
Event Series: Mixers, Job Fairs, and Workshops
AIGA NY Virtual Job Fair is part of the Mixers, Job Fairs, and Workshops event series. These events are focused on community building, networking and exposing new working environments.
Event graphics: Troy Vasilakis
We are committed to keeping events accessible to all participants. Your donation supports AIGA NY and costs associated with event production costs. If ticket cost is a barrier, please contact Stacey@aigany.org.
If your company is interested in participating all information is here.
- 12:00 pm Virtual job fair begins
- 4:00 pm Virtual job fair ends
- Attendees $5.00
More companies to be announced!
Alternatives 2D/3D Inc.
Alternatives is a full-service branding and creative agency, specializing in building brands, companies and organizations through creative design and strategic marketing across all forms of brand communication.
Beth Reichler & Co.
Beth Reichler demonstrates the kind of top-tier business strategy and design expertise that helps to raise brand awareness and value with key markets, stakeholders, and shareholders. Her core competencies relate to her unique knowledge set and ability to develop pragmatic plans that bridge business strategy and marketing insights with design and innovative thinking; enabling Beth to successfully help bring inimitable, omnichannel brands to life. Armed with 20+ years of agency-based brand creative consulting experience, Beth has earned the respect and has had the pleasure of working closely with the C-suite of Fortune 500 and 1000 brands — helping them to build and launch brand experiences and narratives from the ground up. has worked for such notable brands as LifeNome, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (Realogy), UnitedHealthcare, Deutsche Bank, PPL, and Verizon, among others. Whether repositioning an enterprise starting-up a new venture, Beth’s unique blend of strategic and creative insights can help to elevate presence, value, and appeal. A Design graduate from Carnegie Mellon University (1990), Beth holds an M.Sc. in Multimedia Publishing from New York University (2003), and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business (2015), with a studied focus in the subjects of Business Strategy, Digital Marketing, and Leadership.
Evie Porwick/FPO, LLC
As a former graphic designer and now headhunter, Evie Porwick has a unique insider perspective on the creative job search. She has been a leader in the business of design and recruiting for over 25 years. Evie founded the recruitment firm Evie Porwick/FPO, LLC. FPO places all levels, full-time and freelance, within all disciplines including branding, digital, packaging, etc. for small boutique shops to bigger branding agencies, fashion houses, digital tech, start-ups and in-house institutions. FPO matches talented designers, strategists and account staff with happy clients. Evie is a graduate of RISD and worked as a graphic designer in several leading New York firms prior to starting FPO. In addition to recruitment, Evie loves speaking at schools and conducting workshops. She is a long-time member of the RISD Alumni Club of NYC and actively participates in RISD’s National & International Portfolio Days, as well lectures at Parsons and participates in AIGA talks and virtual job fairs. In her informative speaking engagements and workshops, Evie covers the full gamut from tips on creating competitive portfolios and resumes, interviewing and presenting work, and negotiating salaries and rates. She also provides valuable insight into current industry trends, employers’ needs, and the industry as a whole.
Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investment, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle.
H+K is one of the world’s leading global communications companies, partnering with clients across more than 80 offices globally in more than 40 markets. We believe that every corporation, brand, and client has a public, and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEOs, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency, and the highest behavioral standards. Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products + services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta. Our business combines 10 vertical sectors focused on deep industry knowledge, with an evolving number of specialist areas that work horizontally across those sectors. One of those specialist areas of expertise is our Innovation and Creative hub, comprised of Creative Strategy, Creative Direction, Studio, Content + Publishing, Digital Planning + Optimization, and Influencer + Partnerships.
Rolling Stone has been at the forefront of politics, culture, and music journalism for five decades. The publication defined trends in pop music, developed new forms of coverage and platformed some of the most influential storytellers in history.
Thackway McCord is a NYC-based brand strategy and design practice focused on helping clients at transformational moments.
ThoughtMatter is a NYC-based strategic branding and design studio dedicated to work worth doing.
The One Club for Creativity - Resource provider
The One Club for Creativity is a non-profit that exists to support and celebrate the global creative community based in New York City. Through mentorship programs, networking events, and awards shows, we actively support the next generation of industry professionals. Working with students, recent graduates, and junior professionals throughout the world, we endeavor to provide opportunities for young creatives to immerse themselves in the professional community. From the globe-spanning Portfolio Night, to our diversity-focused career fair Where Are All the Black People?, to scholarship opportunities and design focused conferences and panels, our members and non-members alike can find a home within The One Club.
VICE Media Group
VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; and i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture.
What should I expect? The purpose of the Job Fair is to meet and connect with people who work at a variety of different companies and learn about their design culture. You should expect company reps to go over hiring practices and be prepared to answer some basic questions. AIGA NY will also have an Advice Breakout Room staffed with talented designers and educators for attendees to ask general career advice. There is also a Meetup Breakout Room for you to meet your own peers! Each room will be labeled with company names for easy access.
How do I log into the virtual booths? On the day of the fair you will see all the different companies and their Breakout Rooms. You will be able to access them in the event.
Can I log in if I’m not a student or recent graduate? Yes! This is now open to design students, recent graduates, or early to mid-career professionals looking for a new role.
I have more than 5 years of experience. Can I still join? This event is geared for designers in their first five years out of school. You are welcome to join, but we cannot guarantee that companies will be looking for more senior designers.
Will I be presenting my portfolio? In short, no. The purpose is for information gathering and not a time to pitch to companies. You are welcome to follow up with the representatives afterwards, so it’s good to have a personal website prepared! All contact information will be provided by the company representative.
No portfolios? What will be discussed in the booths? We encourage you to bring questions for the representatives. Common topics include hiring procedures, timeframes, and qualities the company looks for in a designer.
What time should I log in? The Virtual Job Fair will be open from 12-4pm. Feel free to come anytime during the fair, but do know you will probably not have enough time to visit every virtual booth. We encourage you to visit the companies that interest you first.
What should I wear? The Virtual Job Fair is a casual event with no need for formal wear. Just be yourself! Please be prepared to have your video on.
Should I do any preparation? Yes! Before attending review the participating companies and come prepared with a list of questions for the companies you would like to go to first.