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Design Portfolio Review

Design Portfolio Review

Thank you for your interest in the Design Portfolio Review program. The deadline to apply was 11/15/21 and the Design Portfolio Review program is currently closed.

Join Lasell's Fashion Design and Production and Graphic Design faculty for a virtual, face-to-face portfolio review where industry experts evaluate your work for a possible scholarship.

Benefits of a Portfolio Review

Participate in a portfolio review and:

  • Receive information about Lasell University and our design programs.
  • Meet your future professors and learn about the world of professional artistry.
  • Be considered for an annual scholarship of up to $3,000. Note: High School seniors must complete a portfolio review on or before Nov. 15 of each year to be eligible for scholarship consideration.

Portfolio Requirements

Your portfolio should consist of 5-10 pieces of work. Use the form below to request a date for your portolio review. 

After requesting your review, an admissions representative will be in touch via email to confirm the review date. They will also send you a link to a Google Drive folder, where you may upload any work you wish to be considered as part of your portfolio. Uploads should preferably be in a jpg or pdf format.

Submissions should include the following types of work:

Fashion Design and Production

  • Photographs
  • Two or three-dimensional fine art
  • Fashion sketches on figure
  • Garment constructions

Graphic Design

  • Photographs
  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Graphic Design exhibits (typography in combination with illustration or photos)

Portfolio Review Criteria

Your work will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • visual composition
  • execution
  • effective communication
  • originality
  • technological skills

Professors will provide you with in-depth feedback during the review. Based on this formal review, you will then be notified in writing if you are awarded an annual scholarship.

Meet the Reviewers

Lynn Blake, MFALynn Blake, M.F.A.
· 30+ years apparel manufacturing experience
· Principle Design, New Balance
· Principle Design, Mast Industries Ltd (the Limited Stores, Limited Express, Victoria's Secret)
· Member, Board of Directors, Costume Society of America

Stephen Fischer, MFAStephen Fischer, M.F.A. · Commercial Artist & Illustrator, Benwill Publishing Company
· Art Director, Personal Computing Magazine
· Art Director, Raytheon
· Creative Director Art/World art collaborative
· Creative Director, Polished Magazine