Miami Portfolio Review Fall 2023


Miami Portfolio Review Fall 2023


Saturday, November 4, 2023

About the Event

Get your portfolio in shape before the end of the year. Treat yourself to a refresh, revamp, or a totally new portfolio so you can apply to that internship you have been eyeing, that job opening you are considering, or bring your "book" to the next level. If you are not there yet, come to learn where to start and how to put it together. 

Join us on Sat. 11/4 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM pm at Miami Ad School. We have workshops, presentations, and one-on-one reviews. You will spend 15 minutes with several local professionals - creative directors, account planners, strategists, media planners, social media strategists, PR, copywriters, recruiters - you get the idea. Show them your best work or ask for their advice. Gain insights you can apply to make your portfolio work for you. Bring your fully-charged laptop/tablet and your best attitude. BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED.

It's a free event but space is limited - guarantee your spot by RSVP'ing here

          9:30-10AM Registration/Breakfast
          10:00-11AM Presentations/Workshops
          11:15AM-1:15PM Reviews
          1:15-1:30 Wrap up and official event picture


Miami Ad School
225 NE 34th St Suite 203, Miami, FL 33137




Marco Caridad

Art Director + Visual Artist

Caridad is the art director at Miami International Fine Arts. He has worked on projects for Hard Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Miami City Ballet, Got Milk, Visit Florida, among others. Previously worked at Istituto Marangoni and Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) as an adjunct professor; he is also the co-author of “Syllabaries: Images and Words” and “Desarrolla Tu Creatividad con Ejercicios Teatrales.” He currently serves as The One Club Miami's co-president.


Senior Copywriter

Paul DeMontpellier is a MAD/FIU alum who got his start working on brands like Heinz, Fruit of the Loom and Domino’s for agencies like Crispin Porter+Bogusky. He’s now a Senior Copywriter for Lenovo’s in-house agency where he’s helped them go from a small upstart, to one of the most award winning in-house agencies in the world. Paul DeMontpellier loves talking about himself in the third person so much, that Paul DeMontpellier, Paul DeMontpellier.

Leo Ferrari

Senior Multicultural Creative at RepublicaHavas

Leo has over 15 years of experience in the advertising industry. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina he now works at Republica Havas Miami. He has extensive regional experience creating and executing campaigns for global brands, and localizing content for all South American and Caribbean markets. An awarded professional with integrated campaigns celebrated at several international festivals, including Cannes Lions, Clio Health, Effie, D&AD, LIA, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP, El Sol, and ECHO Latam, among others.

Albena Petrus

FIU Lecturer + Founder at Portfolio Maven (presenter)

Albena is a multicultural art director who has worked on international accounts for agencies in the US, Cuba, and Bulgaria. Being a data-driven creative, she has developed brand identities and advertising campaigns for corporations all over the world that is inspired by her curiosity about people and their interaction with others. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for Florida International University's School of Communication and is the founder of Portfolio Maven, a creative portfolio consultancy service. She currently serves as The One Club Miami's co-president.

Christian Rodarte


Christian, a third-generation entrepreneur, is the Founder and CEO of Commonwell, a dynamic communications consultancy based in Los Angeles and Miami. The company focuses on Social Responsibility, Marketing Communications, and Content. He has been at the helm of some exciting and transformative projects from the world's most iconic brands, from returning the Rams to LA, to the deployment of next-generation technology across California to amplifying the Sustainable Development Goals in South Florida. Christian leverages his talents and relationships to maximize clients’ efforts.


Event Sponsors and partners

Portfolio Maven White

Address: 5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL 33166
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