Portfolio Review: Industrial Design

strelka courtyard

The Strelka Insitute and Look At Me present Portfolio Review for industrial designers. The goal of the project is to help young professionals create strong portfolios. Upperclassmen and young professionals often struggle to showcase their skills in a portfolio, which can make it more difficult to pass university entrance exams and get a job.

We invite young industrial designers to upload their portfolios to Look At Me website.

Our expert jury will select several portfolios and then analyze them at a special event at Strelka.

The jury will discuss the profiles’ strengths and weaknesses, explaining in detail why some make a better impression than others.

Mikhail Smetana will be joining the jury to provide a graphic designer’s point of view.

Moderator: Maria Privalova, designer and producer. Co-founder of LimitedUnlimited, director of the Design Act festival.


Sergei Smirnov, designer, graduate of the Stroganov Moscow

State University of Arts and Industry, founder of SmirnovDesign.

Timur Burbaev, designer, graduate of the MAMI Moscow State

Technical University, art director of industrial design at Art Studio Lebedev.

Anna Sazhinova, architect, graduate of the Moscow

Architectural Institute (MARKhI), co-founder of Archpole.

Igor Gurovich, artist and designer, member of the Academy of Graphic Design, member of the Presidential Council for Culture and Art, the winner of many prestigious awards for design and graphics.

How to participate:

All architects and aspiring architects are welcome to take part in the program. Please register on Look At Me website and create a post in the Projects /Portfolio Review section. Portfolios must be submitted by August 9.

On August 10 the selected portfolios will be announced and on August 13 the jury will critique the selections at Strelka Institute.

All presentation formats will be accepted.

In order to upload your portfolio, you must be registered on Look At Me website and have a rating of no less than 1. If you need to improve your rating, e-mail to helpme@lookatme.ru

Please also give link to websites from which your portfolios can be downloaded and leave your e-mail to contact you.