Virtual Portfolio Reviews 2020

Tue 28th Jul, 2020 – 2:30pm–5:30pm

Posted by APA Chicago Posted in Career Development, Portfolio Review

Tue 28th Jul, 2020

Zoom Meeting


APA Members:
$150 (plus fees) for 3 reviews

General Public:
$225 (plus fees) for 3 reviews


Members of the public are invited to attend this event.

General Public: $225.00


This event is Sold Out.

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Registration deadline: July 21, 2020 at 11:30 PM CDT

Building relationships is one of the most important choices you can make to grow your business and career. APA Chicago is now coordinating the opportunity to have three virtual meetings with art buyers, producers, and creatives so you can prepare for our new future.

Art Producer and Creative Reviewers

  1. Mike Bilbrey, Senior Production Consultant, Leo Burnett Group
  2. Steph Cotherman, Senior Producer, Edelman
  3. Kat Dalager, Director of Operations, Carmichael Lynch
  4. Liz Miller-Gershfeld, VP, Art Buying Manager, Energy BBDO
  5. Angela Harken, Senior Content Producer 
  6. Kelly John, Integrated Producer, Bader Rutter
  7. Lisa Kunst, Senior Integrated Content Producer
  8. Cheryl Lindquist, Senior Producer, Scout
  9. Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, Senior Art Producer, Upshot
  10. Antoinette Rodriguez, Art Producer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  11. Melanie Trombley, Senior Art Producer, VSA
  12. Tracey Woods, Photo Editor, formerly at Essence Magazine
  13. Cali Zumdahl, Creative Director, Retail, Walgreens

All Reviewers listed above have agreed to review APA member portfolios on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 3:00pm (please note suggested virtual arrival is 2:30pm). We are in the process of securing more reviewers and finalizing all details for a smooth event. More information will come to you via email as the date approaches. Thanks for your patience in advance!

Ticket Pricing
APA members: $150 (plus Eventbrite fees) for 3 reviews
General public: $225 (plus Eventbrite fees) fro 3 reviews

2:30 PM: Zoom virtual waiting room opens
3:00 PM: Art Producers and Creatives arrive
3:15 PM: Portfolio review sessions begins

Important Dates
07/21 11:30 PM: Registration ends
07/22 10:00 AM: APA Chicago to email Art Producer/Creative ranking PDF to photographers
07/23 05:00 PM: Photographer ranking PDF due to APA Chicago
07/27 12:00 PM: Photographers to receive their review schedules
07/28 02:30 PM: Portfolio Reviews virual wating room opens

How the portfolio reviews work

  • Registered photographers will receive portfolio reviews with their many of their top-rated art buyers/creatives, lasting 20 minutes each. Since this is a new process, we will email you the final guidelines/tips on how this will work via Zoom as the date approaches.
  • Photographers will rank reviewers on a scale of 1-10. Reviewers they most want to meet with will get a 1, then 2, 3 until 10.
  • 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 many of your top selects.

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