Fall 2022 Portfolio Show Re-Cap

On a foggy night in December, graduating Viscom students gathered for the first in-person Portfolio Show since the pandemic.

Students had the opportunity to network with design professionals and meet their peers face to face, many of them for the first time.

Emma Farrell speaks with a guest who scrolls through her digital portfolio.

Students excitedly greeted friends as they table-hopped and gushed over each other’s work.

Alongside laptops displaying digital portfolios, tables were filled with booklets, packaging mockups, business cards, and stickers.

Guests from the professional design community, faculty, friends, and family took in a variety of design aesthetics, ranging from illustrative to minimalist to retro and everything in between.

Drake Churchill-Dahlstrom shakes hands with a guest.

“It was fantastic to see so many talented and wonderful designers all come together and show off their achievements! I was really blown away by the variety of styles and the level of quality in their designs, and I can’t wait to see the work they produce as they move into the professional world.”

— Josiah Spence, Department Chair

Brianna Dominguez hugs Graphic Media Production professor, Kim Greyer.

This event marks a hard-won achievement for each student who persevered through a pandemic, a historic winter storm, and multiple other challenges to grow their skills and reach graduation.

A guest examines a business card from a student's table.

With this school year marking the 50th anniversary of ACC, this event was also a culminating moment for the Visual Communication department, which was founded in 1972.

“As an alumnus of this department, it means so much to me to be able to commemorate our 50th anniversary alongside this unique cohort of graduates who exemplify everything great designers should be: creative, flexible, and tenacious.”

— Josiah Spence, Department Chair

A group photo of the portfolio students posing in front of the purple ACC sign.

Congratulations to all the graduating students!

View the portfolios of this year’s graduates in our online portfolio database.