2019 Members Only Portfolio Reviews

Tue 09th Apr, 2019 – 6:30pm–9:30pm

Posted by Steve Brooks Posted in Networking, Portfolio Review

Tue 09th Apr, 2019


3 reviews for $185
APA members only


Members with an active APA membership are invited to attend this event.

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Kim Knight and Sheryl Long

Kim Knight, Photography Studio Producer, Prodigious and Sheryl Long, Senior Art Buyer, Havas Chicago will be reviewing portfolios at this years APA members only portfolio reviews.

So—what's the one thing, that if you did it more regularly, would have the most positive impact on your career and business? At APA Chicago we believe investing more time building relationships with creative decision-makers will deliver the most significant results for your job. Below watch noted portrait photographer Greg Heisler eloquently speak to the importance of building relationships with decision-makers.

Photographer, Greg Heisler discusses the biggest mistake he made in business:

The biggest mistake I made in business - I didn’t really ever appreciate how much it’s a relationship-based business, I actually thought photography was a meritocracy, where if your pictures are good that's all that matters. And, I was wrong...

To that end, we are assembling reviewers from agency creative departments to review member portfolios. Getting face time with art producers and creatives is challenging and time-consuming, so APA Chicago is making the process a little easier. Register for this event and start the relationship building process today.

Agency reviewers:

  1. Fallon Pfieffer, Associate Art Buyer, FCB
  2. Alexandra Rey-Talley, Art Producer, Blue Chip Worldwide
  3. Winston Chueng, Associate Creative Director, Burrell
  4. Lisa Kunst, Sr Producer, Leo Burnett Group
  5. Martha Williams, Director of Photography, Chicago magazine
  6. Michael Gedraitis, Associate Creative Director, Art, AbelsonTaylor
  7. Mike Bilbrey, Senior Production Consultant, Leo Burnett Group
  8. Liz Miller-Gershfeld, VP, Art Buying Manager, Energy BBDO
  9. Sheryl Long, Senior Art Buyer, Havas Chicago
  10. Kim Knight, Photography Studio Producer, Prodigious
  11. Cheryl Lindquist, Senior Producer, Scout

All Reviewers listed have agreed to review APA member portfolios on April 9th based their availability. We are in the process of securing the last few reviewers.

How the portfolio reviews work:

  1. Registered photographers will receive portfolio reviews with their three (3) hand-selected agency buyers/creative, lasting 15 minutes each.
  2. Registered photographers will receive the final Reviewer list (based on Reviewer availability).
  3. Photographers will rank reviewers on a scale of 1-10. Reviewers they most want to meet with will get a 1, 2,3, through 10.
  4. APA Chicago will complete photographer review schedules in the order of registrations. The earlier you register for the Portfolio Reviews, the better the chance you will get your top three choices.
  5. Photographers will receive their Review schedule before April 9.
  6. Even if a photographer doesn't receive their top three (3) Reviewers, you will have the opportunity to network with the Reviewers.

APA members at the Leader, Professional or Associate level may register to attend this event. Not an APA member? To participate in this event join APA at the Associate level or above.

Event partners

We'd like to acknowledge the long-term sponsor of our annual portfolio reviews the Workbook and Crew Up Productions. Without their continued support for the APA Chicago chapter, many of our events would not be possible. Huge thank you.