AIGA BHAM 16th Annual Student Portfolio Review

Folks, you’ll definitely want to do this. Click here to register.

16th Annual Student Portfolio Review

AIGA Birmingham invites students from the region to participate in the 16th Annual Student Portfolio Review.

Approximately 20 to 30 professionals, including graphic designers, art directors, and multimedia designers will be on hand to review student work. Over the years, we’ve had hundreds of students participate, including those from the University of Montevallo, Samford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jacksonville State University, other universities across the state, including Auburn University, Alabama A&M University, and Mississippi universities as well.

Saturday, April 13 \ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

University of Montevallo \ Peterson Hall, Montevallo, AL 35115

JSU Student Symposium

Folks, think about entering the JSU Student Symposium. You can enter/discuss visual and/or written student projects. Its provides a great opportunity to speak about your work, looks good on your resume, and there are cash prizes! Deadline for submissions is January 25, 2019.  Visit the link for more information and to apply.

What Do I Do?

I get lots of questions from students about what kind of work I do. In a nutshell, the early years of my creative practice was focused mainly on freelance design. I also spent a good bit of time designing and binding artist’s books. The last few years I have focused my energy on building an illustration portfolio and have had some fun freelance illustration jobs. Feel free to see what I’m up to on Instagram @jamierunnells where I show creative play and some client work. Or check out my work on my (ahem, badly needing an update) website. Wanna talk some more about my work, process, freelance issues, feel free to stop by and chat!


Its that time of year again to enter your best design work into the AIGA Blue Ridge, FLUX student design competition! The show accepts work in a wide variety of categories, and is very affordable to enter (it even offers discounts for AIGA members). Find out more here.

ENTRIES (submitted online) ARE DUE NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Emergency Relief Funds

Students, welcome back to campus! Rebuilding after the March tornado is in full swing (as I am sure you can see). If you have encountered loss due to the tornado, JSU has an emergency relief fund for students, click here to access the emergency relief funds form.