Why attend Portfolio Review Week?
Portfolio Review Week brings our thriving online community into offline spaces, empowering creatives to share their work and develop their craft. Attend your local Portfolio Review to present and get feedback on your work, hear from a remarkable range of guest speakers, and socialize with members of your local creative community.
› We are kicking off the event with a panel talk by some of selected creative professionals.
› Portfolio reviews: Present work and get feedback by established industry professionals.
› Mingle, Network & Drinks: Stick around to mingle and connect with your peers and industry leaders.
› RAFA ÁLVAREZ
is an award-winning Spanish illustrator living and working in Berlin.
After spending some years working as Communications Manager for an American multinational in Spain, he moved to New York to focus on his art career. He graduated at the highly selective School of Visual Arts with a Master in Illustration as Visual Essay and started to work for magazines and book publishers around the globe. As of today, his work can be seen regularly on the pages of Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The New York Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung or the Star Tribune as well as in advertising campaigns for Apple, Bloomberg and many others.
His has been featured in Illustration Now! vol. 5 and has recently been awarded by American Illustration 35 (selected for annual), Society of News Design 2017 (Silver medal), World Illustration Awards (finalist) Illustrative Berlin (finalist), Creative Quarterly, 3x3 Contemporary Illustration, International Motion Arts and Behance (winner of Talent Search 2013 in field illustration). On top of his work as freelancer, he teaches illustration workshops on demand and illustrates a series of social comics for Housing Works, a New York based non-profit. www.alvarezrafa.com
› SUZANNE FORBES is a traditional figurative artist. She studied at the Art Students League as a child, at Parsons as a teenager and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has worked as a courtroom artist for CBS and CNN, as the monthly penciller for DC Comics’ Star Trek comic book, and as a portrait painter. Her current work as a live drawing documentarian is made possible by the support of her Patrons on Patreon. www.patreon.com/SuzanneForbes
› MARCOS MORALES is a graphic designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina who is currently living in Heidelberg, Germany. He came across the collage technique nine years ago and saved him from drowning in the “I canʼt draw” stage. Nowadays most of his work mixes digital collage and graphic design. As in collage, chance played a big role on his professional life. A series of events and projects led him to use this broad technique more and more often. Walking on the thin line between design and illustration he tries to find sense in images that look very different in aspect but become very close in meaning. www.marcos-morales.com
› JUAN GARCÍA SEGURA is a spanish Motion Graphics Designer and Art Director based in Berlin. In over 15 years of career he has assisted the branding of main German and Spanish TV channels and produced visual content for advertising and exhibitions for a variety of international brands and companies, being commissioned by some of the most prestigious studios in Germany. juangarciasegura.com
› JORGE CHAMORRO is a graphic designer, teacher and collage artist.Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1995, he worked as a graphic designer for several studios and agencies, until he set up his own studio in 2005, where he develops communication projects for different clients.He is graphic design teacher in the art school Esdip Madrid and Esdip Berlin. He also runs collage, visual identity and typography workshops.His collage work is always analog, without digital manipulation, using only photographs, scissors and glue.He has exhibited regularly in a variety of venues and his work has been published in many national and international media.Since 2013 he lives and works in Berlin. www.jorgechamorro.es