Mentorships and portfolio reviews

Mentorships and portfolio reviews

To the next generation of designers and entreprenuers with startups
Being an apprentice is one of the most directional experiences I've had in my own early career. This is my highest motivator for being a mentor myself plus the fact that I simply enjoy being helpful and discussing design in order to better ideas and concepts. 

Mentorships have been a natural part of my daily work, mentoring junior designers and interns (BA/MA). I've reviewed portfolios at University of Anchorage Alaska and I've been a part of creating portfolio review events at a university level. 

Mentorships are offered in Danish and English.

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Portfolio review
Individual mentorship for designers preparing to apply for design schools (BA/MA), internships or getting ready for a job interview. I provide concrete advice on your portfolio and how to improve your design cases with the goal of featuring easy to understand concepts through clear storytelling, dynamic compositions and executed visuals. I recommend we meet twice as a minimum.

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Ongoing mentorship
Individual career guidance for designers. I provide concrete advice on your specific situation, skillset and encourage you to reach your goals and dreams. Portfolio reviews, prep for school and internships, business startup and entrepreneur advice included. We agree how often we meet and the specific areas and direction the sparring should be centered around, though minimum four times a year.

 

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Entrepreneur mentorship
Mentorships of entrepreneurs with focus on a startup or ongoing small business development. I provide feedback to strengthen your vision and concept by qualifying the direction and use of design methods. Concrete advice on concept, naming, identity design, direction and possibilities. We agree how often we meet and the specific areas and direction the sparring should be centered around.

Mentorship price example
2 x 1,5 hour: 2.400 Kr.

Send me a couple of lines about yourself and a link to your portfolio.

Current mentees

Antonia Größchen
Visual designer working at Hello Monday in Copenhagen, Denmark with a Bachelor in design from Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, 2018. 

Charity Blanchett
Entrepreneur in New Orleans with start-up Dipping Spoon, a non-profit organization to provide scholarships for Alaska Native Youth to attend culinary school.

Deborah Roost
Currently job seeking visual designer with a Bachelor in Brand design from KEA. First year from Centro Universitário Belas Artes, São Paulo.

Design disciplines
Brand design, art direction, creative management, prototyping, packaging design, installations, event design, workshop facilitation, teaching and mentorships.

Contact
me@sinisalminen.com
+45 26 77 04 06

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2019 / Sini Salminen