Portfolio Reviews

Returning for 2023 our programme of portfolio reviews, exclusively available for the ND Class of 23. Once again we will be teaming 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 will be running 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.

The opportunities will be released in the spring below. RSVP will be essential to us stating the date and time of the review that you would like to attend.

For a taste of what’s to come for ND23, take a look back at the 2022 programme of portfolios below. 

View the 2022 Programme

TIME                     DISCIPLINE                                                                             BRAND                                             FORMAT

BOOKED            Textiles/Surface Pattern/Design Crafts          Hallmark                                Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Textiles/Surface Pattern                                     John Lewis & Partners        Virtual

BOOKED            Textiles/Surface Pattern/Design Crafts           Hallmark                               Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Textiles/Surface Pattern                                      John Lewis & Partners       Virtual

BOOKED             Textiles/Fashion/Surface Pattern                      Bay and Brown                   Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Textiles/Surface Pattern                                     John Lewis & Partners        Virtual

BOOKED           Textiles/Fashion/Surface Pattern                      Bay and Brown                   Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Textiles/Surface Pattern                                      John Lewis & Partners       Virtual

TIME                    DISCIPLINE                                                                              BRAND                FORMAT

BOOKED           Textiles/Fashion/Surface Pattern                     Hallmark         Virtual

BOOKED            Surface Pattern & Print                                        Wilko                Virtual

BOOKED            Surface Pattern & Print                                        Wilko                Virtual

BOOKED           Ceramics/Contemporary Design Crafts        Habitat            Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Textiles/Surface Pattern/Print                           Wilko                Virtual

BOOKED           Ceramics/Contemporary Design Crafts        Habitat            Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Ceramics/Contemporary Design Crafts        Habitat            Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Textiles/Fashion/Surface Pattern                     Hallmark         Virtual

BOOKED            Fashion Print & Graphics                                    Sainsbury’s     Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Textiles/Surface Pattern/Print                           Wilko                Virtual

BOOKED            Fashion Print & Graphics                                    Sainsbury’s     Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Textiles/Surface Pattern/Print                           Wilko                Virtual

BOOKED           Textiles/Surface Pattern                                     Habitat            Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Textiles/Surface Pattern/Print                           Wilko                Virtual

BOOKED            Textiles/Surface Pattern                                     Habitat            Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Fashion                                                                   Tu                     Virtual

BOOKED          Textiles/Surface Pattern                                     Habitat            Face-to-Face

BOOKED          Fashion                                                                   Tu                     Virtual

TIME                     DISCIPLINE                                                  BRAND                                             FORMAT

BOOKED            Illustration/Graphic Design          Hallmark                                Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Illustration/Graphic Design          Hallmark                                Virtual

BOOKED            Illustration/Graphic Design          Hallmark                                Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Graphic Design                               Hallmark                                Virtual

BOOKED            Furniture & Accessories                John Lewis & Partners        Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Illustration/Graphic Design          Hallmark                                Virtual

BOOKED           Furniture & Accessories                John Lewis & Partners         Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Illustration/Graphic Design         Hallmark                                 Virtual

TIME                       DISCIPLINE                                               BRAND                                 FORMAT

BOOKED             Graphics                                        The Conran Shop        Face-to-Face

BOOKED           Graphics                                        The Conran Shop        Face-to-Face

BOOKED            Product Design/Lighting             Anglepoise                   Virtual   

BOOKED             Furniture & Upholstery                Made.com                    Face-to-Face       

11.30 – 12.00     Product Design/Lighting             Anglepoise                   Virtual     

BOOKED             Illustration                                      Hallmark                        Face-to-Face             

12.15 – 12.45     Product Design/Lighting             Anglepoise                   Virtual

13.00 – 13.30    Upholstery                                      Made.com                    Face-to-Face     

13.00 – 13.30    Product Design                              Lakeland                       Virtual

BOOKED             Furniture                                         Made.com                    Face-to-Face     

BOOKED            Product Design                              Lakeland                      Virtual

BOOKED              Product Design/Graphics           Wilko                             Face-to-Face      

BOOKED             Furniture                                          Habitat                         Face-to-Face      

BOOKED             Illustration                                       Hallmark                      Virtual

BOOKED             Furniture                                          Habitat                         Face-to-Face    

16.45 – 17.15     Furniture                                          Habitat                         Face-to-Face     

BOOKED            Illustration                                       Hallmark                      Virt

TIME                       DISCIPLINE                                            BRAND                                           FORMAT

BOOKED              Visual Communications          TOMORROW (recruiter)     Face-to-Face

10.45 – 11.15       Visual Communications          TOMORROW (recruiter)     Face-to-Face

BOOKED       Visual Communications          TOMORROW (recruiter)     Face-to-Face

BOOKED               Visual Communications          TOMORROW (recruiter)     Face-to-Face

13.00 – 13.30     Furniture                                      Habitat                                 Face-to-Face

13.45 – 14.15      Furniture                                      Habitat                                 Face-to-Face

14.30 – 15.00     Furniture                                      Habitat                                 Face-to-Face

15.15 – 15.45       Visual Communications         TOMORROW (recruiter)     Face-to-Face

BOOKED               Visual Communications         TOMORROW (recruiter)     Face-to-Face

16.45 – 17.15       Visual Communications          TOMORROW (recruiter)    Face-to-Face

'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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