Portfolio Reviews

Returning for 2023 our programme of portfolio reviews was exclusively available for the ND Class of 23. Once again we teamed up with amazing brands to provide 1-2-1 opportunities for graduates to gain real-time feedback to their portfolios.

To provide as many opportunities as possible, we ran both face-to-face and virtual portfolio reviews.

  • Face-to-face: both graduate and the design professional will meet at the Business Design Centre to have their session.
  • Virtual: connect with design professionals who are based further afield, we will provide a laptop at the Business Design Centre for you to log in and join your reviewer virtually.

Lookback at the portfolio review slots below for a taste of what is to be expected from our 2024 ND Connects programme. 

Lookback at the ND Connects 2023 Programme

TIME                     DISCIPLINE                                                                                     BRAND                                             FORMAT                                                                                              

BOOKED            Design/Illustration/Textiles/Graphics                    Hallmark                                Virtual

BOOKED            Textiles, 3D Design Crafts & Surface Pattern         Habitat                                       Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Print Design – Clothing                                                    Tu at Sainsburys                  Virtual

BOOKED            Print Design – Clothing                                                    Tu at Sainsburys                  Virtual

BOOKED           Textiles, 3D Design Crafts & Surface Pattern          Habitat                                        Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Textiles, 3D Design Crafts & Surface Pattern         Habitat                                        Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Textiles, 3D Design Crafts & Surface Pattern          Habitat                                       Face-to-Face 

TIME                    DISCIPLINE                                                                              BRAND                        FORMAT

BOOKED           Illustration/Design                                                      Hallmark                 Virtual

BOOKED           Illustration/Design                                                      Hallmark                 Virtual

BOOKED           Illustration/Design                                                      Hallmark                 Virtual

BOOKED           Sustainable practice                                                 Katie Treggiden    Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Sustainable practice                                                 Katie Treggiden    Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Sustainable practice                                                 Katie Treggiden    Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Sustainable practice                                                 Katie Treggiden    Face-to-Face

TIME                     DISCIPLINE                                                                                  BRAND                                             FORMAT

12:45 – 13:15    Interior Design, Styling & Online Showcase       AUTHOR Interiors                    Face-to-Face

14:00 – 14:30    Product Design                                                      Anglepoise                             Virtual

BOOKED               Illustration/Design                                                   Hallmark                                Virtual

BOOKED            Furniture/Product/Industrial/Spatial Design     Habitat                                   Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Furniture/Product/Industrial/Spatial Design     Habitat                                   Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Furniture/Product/Industrial/Spatial Design     Habitat                                   Face-to-Face

TIME                       DISCIPLINE                                               BRAND                                 FORMAT

BOOKED     Illustration/Design                              Hallmark                       Virtual

BOOKED     Product Design                                  Design Council            Virtual

BOOKED    Illustration/Design                              Hallmark                       Virtual

10:00 – 10:30     Product Design                           Anglepoise                  Virtual

10:45 – 11:15     Product Design                             Anglepoise                  Virtual

11:30 – 12:00     Product Design                            Anglepoise                  Virtual

13:00 – 13:30     Product Design                            Design Council            Virtual

13:45 – 14:15     Product Design                            Anglepoise                  Virtual

14:30 – 15:00    Product Design                             Design Council            Virtual

15:15 – 15:45     Product Design                            Anglepoise                  Virtual

16:00 – 16:30    Industrial Design                          Joseph Joseph            Virtual

16:45 – 17:15     Industrial Design                          Joseph Joseph            Virtual

'Attending the Portfolio Crits has really boosted my confidence, and I really appreciated the feedback from the industry professionals. This was my first attempt at putting together a portfolio, so had no idea what to expect and felt nervous to show other people my work, but I am so glad that I did. I have taken their advice on board and have emphasised my designs to demonstrate its 'story'. I feel so positive receiving their kind comments.'
Phoebe Watson, ND Class of 21
Textiles in Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University

Welcome to ND EDUCATES Portfolio Crits. Giving you the chance to have your design portfolio reviewed by a leading industry professional.

  • Find the discipline for your design portfolio
  • Select the date/time you wish to attend
  • Times in BOLD are still available, all others have a waiting list
  • NEW portfolio crits are in pink
  • You will be redirected to a booking page on Eventbrite to book the session
  • Sessions are on a first-come-first-serve basis. If the session you have chosen is fully booked, please select a different session to book
  • All the sessions are free and will take place on online 
  • Open to ND Class of 21 participants only, eligibility will be checked prior to the session
  • Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be sent the link to access the session and will be asked to send in your portfolio in advance


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