Join us for one-on-one portfolio reviews with some of the industry's top photo editors, art buyers and creative directors. Each review will last 20 minutes and will give you a chance to get honest feedback on your work.
We are continuing to add more creatives to our review lineup, so check back for updates.
Friday, February 28 / 1:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 1 / 1:30-5:30pm
Long Center Kodosky Donor Lounge
3 Portfolio Reviews
ACP and ASMP Members $150
6 Portfolio Reviews
ACP and ASMP Members $300
Register by January 7th for 20% Discount!
Reviewers are subject to change and not all reviewers will be available both days. After registering, you will be contacted for a list of your preferences. Every effort will be made to match you with at least 50% of your choices. In the event that we can't match you with all of your preferred reviewers, we will match you with a similar reviewer who is appropriate for the work you do.
You are strongly encouraged to bring a printed portfolio or iPad presentation, but laptops are ok too.
Tara Guertin, AFAR
Tara is the director of photography at AFAR Magazine and has been with the magazine since it's inception. Before moving to San Francisco and joining AFAR, she worked as a photo editor in New York City at publications including BlackBook Magazine, Talk, Seventeen, InStyle, and Lucky. Tara finds inspiration in her travels, which have taken her to some thirty-five countries. Currently when not collaborating with photographers and researching new talent she can often be found among the redwoods or roped to large pieces of granite throughout Northern California.
Peter Dennen, Aurora Photos
For the last decade I have worked as the Director of Photography at Aurora Photos and I continue to lead that charge with pride and gusto. Over the years I have formed long term working relationships that span the gamut from seasoned National Geographic photographers to creative advertising photographers. More recently I have created a bustling photo consulting agency called Pedro + Jackie (www.pedroandjackie.com). My partner Jackie Ney and I help photographers bring their career to the next level through portfolio development, marketing, branding, and business strategy.
Cory Rivademar, Photo Editor, Austin Monthly
Cory Rivademar began her career as the manager of a photography studio in Houston before becoming the Sr. Photo Director at Academy Sports & Outdoors. After moving to Austin in 2006, she worked as an Art Director for Harcourt Publishing and Creative Director at The Trevor Romain Company. She became the Austin Monthly and Austin HOME photo editor this year and loves it! Cory enjoys working with photographers on a variety of stories ranging from interiors, fashion, music, food, and design showcasing the best of Austin living.
Chris Buda, Manager of Art Buying, BBDO
Brenda Milis, Bloomberg Pursuits & Bloomberg Markets
Brenda Milis is currently the Director of Photography at Bloomberg Pursuits and Bloomberg Markets magazines. Among the publications she has worked for are Time magazine, Marie Claire, Men's Health, and Outside magazine in addition to serving as the founding photo editor of Style.com. Shoots she has produced have won various awards from and have been featured in American Photography, SPD Design Annual, and the PDN Photo Annual.
Erin Mayes, emDash
Erin Mayes is the founder of Em Dash LLC, a graphic design firm in Austin, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science in Photojournalism from the University of Texas, and has worked as an art director and designer of publications for over 20 years. Her clients include National Geographic Society, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Society of Illustrators, Denison University, University of Florida, The University of Texas, UT Press, Texas Monthly Custom Publishing, and The Texas Observer. She taught editorial design at the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1999-2001, and has been teaching advanced visual design at the University of Texas as Austin since January 2007.
Michael Norseng, Esquire
Maggie Brett Kennedy, Garden & Gun
Maggie Kennedy is the photography director of Garden & Gun magazine. Since the premiere issue in 2007, she has helped shape the visual identity of the G&G brand. Kennedy previously worked as a creative director and producer of commercial photography in San Francisco and New York. Her work has been recognized with a National Magazine Award in General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2011, and by the Society of Publication Designers and Photo District News.
Shannon McMillan, GSD&M
Shannon McMillan has worked as an Art Producer at GSD&M for over 14 years. She enjoys challenges, being part of a true collaborative experience between artists, creatives and clients, and achieving the creative power of being fulfilled with the sense of success and accomplishment while maintaining integrity. Photography is her passion and she loves the opportunities to create.
Will Chau, GSD&M
Will Chau is a Creative Director at GSD&M in Austin, Texas. His account experience includes BMW, Southwest Airlines, Goodyear Tires, Zales and Kohler, where he was the Creative Director and lead art director on Kohler’s iconic “As I See It” print campaign.
Will’s work has been recognized by Cannes, One Show, Graphis Poster, Graphis Advertising, CA Advertising, CA Photography and Kelly Awards. Passionate about teaching, Will founded The Austin Creative Department in 2011, an advertising portfolio school/boot camp. As a way of giving back to the community, he grants full-tuition minority scholarships. Will has taught and has been a guest speaker at The Academy of Art in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Austin, AIGA Austin and The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas.
Michael Anderson, McGarrah Jessee
Barbara Barnes, Moroch
Clients include McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Tecate, Sony Pictures, Travel Channel and more.
Jackie Ney, Prevention
Over the past decade, I have been fortunate to work on staff at some of the most renown publishing companies, including stints at Hearst, Time Inc, and Rodale. Some of the brands in my portfolio include BACKPACKER (winner of a 2006 National Magazine Award), PARENTING, HEALTH, RUNNER’S WORLD and PREVENTION. My magazine career has opened up my life to meeting and working with some of the finest photographers in the world. In between publishing stints, I have also worked with advertising agencies, digital start-ups, and most recently partnered in forming Pedro + Jackie consulting services.
Whitney Johnson, The New Yorker
Whitney Johnson is the Director of Photography at The New Yorker where she oversees the photographic vision for the print magazine, digital editions, and the website. She produced and edited the photo essays “Service” and “Portraits of Power”, which won National Magazine Awards in 2009 and 2010, and contributes regularly to Photo Booth, the magazine’s photography blog. Before joining the magazine, Johnson worked at the Open Society Foundations, coordinating a grant competition for photographers and the Moving Walls exhibition. Johnson teaches at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, Columbia University’s School of Journalism, and the International Center of Photography, and is on the advisory council of the Alexia Foundation. She holds a BA in American Literature from Barnard College, and pursued postgraduate work in American Studies at Columbia University.
Clinton Cargill, The New York Times Magazine
Clinton Cargill joined The New York Times Magazine as a photo assistant in 2004, and has been associate photo editor since 2006. He produces photography for covers, special issues, photo essays and features in all sections of The Magazine, as well as video and multimedia pieces for the Magazine online. The New York Times Magazine has been recognized by numerous photography awards and annuals, including American Photography, American Society of Magazine Editors, Society of Publication Designers, World Press Photo, Photo District News, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Clinton teaches a course on editorial photography at the school at the International Center of Photography. He also serves on the board of directors for the Center of Photography at Woodstock.
Maury Postal, Social@Ogilvy
Maury Postal, currently an Associate Creative Director, Social@Ogilvy, has helped guide the most distinguished brands in the world to help advance their visual fluency on the social web. His work with BP, Crayola, Ford Motor Company, Hellmann’s, LG, Lincoln, The Onion, PepsiCo, Sears, Wisk, The Peter G. Petersen Foundation and VMware has been met with critical acclaim in the mainstream media and global design community. Recently, he has collaborated with world-renowned fashion photographers Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg on “The Lincoln Job,” a short film inspired by the youthful, premium design of the 2015 Lincoln MKC presented as the first high concept Instagram-centric video series. In addition, he’s been an advocate for brands like VMware to speak in a more humanistic tone through the power of imagery.
Christopher Grimes, Olson
During his 15 years in the advertising industry, Christopher Grimes has worked both as an Art Producer and a Photo Agent. While at The Martin Agency and CP+B, he partnered with top photographers and produced photoshoots across the globe. In 2013, he joined Olson as a Senior Integrated Art Producer where he creates custom content for the likes of Target, General Mills and Baylor College of Medicine. Chris lives in Minneapolis with his shih-tzu, Wallis, and knows that the secret to a good gin & tonic is a second one.
Larry Williams, Pace Communications
Jeanne Clayton, Southern Living
Jeanne Clayton is the Director of Photography at Southern Living Magazine. She began her photo editing career in 2001 with Health Magazine, and has been navigating the waters of Time Inc ever since, serving as photo editor with Time Inc Content Solutions, and Southern Progress Custom Publishing before landing with Southern Living in 2010. Prior to succumbing to the lure of corporate America, Jeanne enjoyed 9 lively years of assorted post grad freelance work for various employers (including but not limited to photographers, institutions of art education, and one all girl landscaping company). Jeanne is eager to meet emerging talent as well as mix it up with established photographers whose names are already in her rolodex.
Emily Kimbro, Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine
Emily Kimbro is the art director of Spirit magazine. For the past six years, she has worked with outstanding contributors on incredible stories across America. Emily assigns illustration and photography, produces shoots, and helps manage the look and feel of the magazine, all while designing most of the features and covers. Prior to this editorial paradise, she worked as a designer at Fossil. Emily earned a degree in Communication Design from Texas Tech University. Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines, is published by Pace in Dallas, Texas.
Yvonne Stender, Sunset Magazine
Yvonne Stender is the director of photography at Sunset magazine, where she covers food, travel, home, and gardening in the West. She's worked in publishing for over 20 years, including stints at New York Magazine, Elle, Vogue, Family Life, and Target, and holds a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband.
Leslie Baldwin, Texas Monthly
Leslie Baldwin, photography editor of Austin, Texas-based Texas Monthly, made a pinhole camera out of a shoebox for a sixth grade science project and was hopelessly hooked. She earned degrees in fine arts and art history from the University of Texas, indulged her wanderlust with European jaunts and was an au pair in Paris [France]. Her next stop was New York, where she found freelance gigs - eventually becoming Matt Mahurin's studio manager and then cover coordinator for Time creative director Arthur Hochstein. After eight years in New York City, a little homesick and a lot hungry for genuine Tex-Mex, Baldwin jumped at an offer from Texas Monthly and moved back to Austin in 2003. She is married and has a young daughter.