Standing Out: Winners from the 2020 ASID Student Portfolio Competition (Virtual Conference Student Program)
Learn from the 2020 winners of the ASID Student Portfolio Competition as they share their approach and process in portfolio development.
Your portfolio is critical to launching your design career. Through striking visuals showcasing their process and solutions, hear from the 2020 winners of the ASID Student Portfolio Competition as they share the stories of their design work in the portfolio development process. Walk away energized and inspired so that you have the tools to craft and optimize your portfolio, positioning you for a strong future in design.
This is a recording of a webinar presented on September 17, 2020.
Alexa Fombrun, Allied ASID
Freelance Interior Designer
Alexa Fombrun graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design in May 2020. She was recently selected as one of three winners in this year’s nationwide ASID Student Portfolio Competition. From a very young age, Alexa’s greatest passion has been for the world of design and creativity. She believes that the built environment should be inclusive and speak to the needs of every human being with close consideration of the mind and the body.
Jessica W.L. Ma, Student ASID
Student, Savannah College of Art and Design
Jessica W.L. Ma dreamed of being an artist as a child. After starting her studies in the medical world, she returned to her initial artistic goals in 2017 and began school at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). During her studies, Jessica immersed herself with inspiring design thinkers and cultivated her inner artistic passion for creating impactful experiences in the world around her. As a thinker, maker and designer, Jessica is excited by the changes that design and innovation can impart on the future of the world.
Mona Nahm, Allied ASID, LEED Green Associate
Designer, Y.A. studio
Mona Nahm recently completed her MFA from the New York School of Interior Design. She also holds a BFA in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. Prior to attending NYSID, Mona worked as a production designer for independent films. However, she changed careers and transitioned to the world of design because she wanted to create permanent spaces that could directly impact communities.
Mona is currently a designer at Y.A. Studio in San Francisco and focuses on affordable housing projects. She finds her role to be a rewarding experience because she has had the opportunity to design diverse and inclusive spaces that respond to current economic and environmental pressures.
Matthew De Geeter, ASID (Moderator)
Vice President, Education & Engagement, American Society of Interior Designers
Matthew De Geeter, ASID, Vice President, Education and Engagement, joined headquarters staff at the American Society of Interior Designers in 2013, bringing his background as a professional interior designer at a top-tier, international firm and as a past student, chapter, and national volunteer leader of ASID to develop meaningful experiences. Matthew delivers the value proposition of engaging with ASID through on-demand and live learning opportunities, award programs, and member benefits by mapping together the perspectives of audiences including students, educators, practitioners, and partners. The portfolio of ASID programs are positioned to build individual’s skills, celebrate the positive impact of design, and support business needs.