Thank You For Making the 2018 Portland National Portfolio Day Great!

January 08, 2018

The 2018 Portland National Portfolio Day was held here at PNCA this past Sunday, January 7. This year's event was packed with energy as more than 200 students and guests made their way through our main campus building to speak with representatives from art and design colleges from across the nation. 

We'd like to thank all of the young artists who came out for the event. Our appreciation goes out to the PNCA faculty and staff who assisted our admissions team in reviewing portfolios, to all the visiting college representatives that made the trip and worked hard all day, and special thanks to our guest reviewers, Pensole Footwear Design Academy alumni. Having found themselves working for companies like Nike, adidas, KEEN, and Just Buds Footwear, these professionals had the unique position of being able to offer valuable insight to students looking to pursue skill development in the Active/Functional Apparel, Material Design, and Footwear industries.

Thank you, everyone, for helping make this an amazing event!

More images from the event can be found here.

What is a National Portfolio Day?

National Portfolio Days are local opportunities for students to come to meet representatives from some of the nation’s top art and design institutions, get direct feedback on their portfolio of work, and receive personal guidance on how to polish it before submitting it along with their application to a chosen college.

Representatives at the event look for 10 to 15 examples of a student's best and most recent work (original pieces when possible). Students are encouraged to include a variety of pieces that showcase their ideas, imagination, and talent, and keep their presentation simple; there's no need to spend extra time and money framing and matting work. 

All Portfolio Days are free and open to the public, with a first-come, first-served format. You can learn more about NPD events and their 2018 schedule at: