Portfolio Review

Receive expert feedback on your best work


Wednesday, October 9 from 5:30 – 8:30pm at Vault Virginia.

Present your portfolio to a panel of expert judges... in front of a crowd of peers. Don't worry, though, The Portfolio Review is more Great British Baking Show than American Idol. Who knows? You might even leave with a job.

The Portfolio Review has been generously sponsored by:


Meaghan Dee
Assistant Professor, Chair of Graphic Design, Virginia Tech

Meaghan Dee is a dog-loving typography nerd, who is both a practicing graphic designer and an educator. Currently, she serves as Chair for the Graphic Design program at Virginia Tech co-chair of the AIGA National Design Educators Committee.

Her work has been awarded nationally and internationally by the American Advertising Federation, the AIGA, Graphic Design U.S.A., Graphis, Hiii Typography, HOW Magazine, Print Magazine, and UCDA.

Jim Efstathiou
Creative Director, Efstathiou Solutions

Over the last four decades, Jim Efstathiou has worked in small design firms and public and commercial television in Chicago and as Design Manager at Fidelity Investment and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston. After those positions, Jim worked in television in Boston before starting his own design consultancy.

His design experience includes marketing campaigns, corporate communications, retail, institutional, high net worth, retirement products, mutual funds communications, and internal communications that tell stories.

Megan Chandler
Designer and Digital Strategist, Storyware
Megan is a creative problem solver at heart, passionate about collaboration, communication, and client education. With a bfa in Graphic Design from James Madison University, Megan has worked in branding, print design, and web design for agencies in Richmond and Charlottesville. She is currently Designer and Digital Strategist for local digital studio, Storyware.
Lucas Czarnecki
Managing Editor, TYPE Magazine

Lucas is a designer and writer with a focus on type. He spends much of his time doing client work through his studio, if it has words, and editing TYPE Magazine. When he isn't doing either of those, Lucas plans design events like the Charlottesville Design Week and Type Tales Chicago, teaches design, and does letterpress printing.


The Portfolio Review is free, but space is limited. Register to confirm your spot.