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Wix Playground and Forward Festival Present: 

Boost Vienna - Inspiring talks for design students 

Join us for an inspirational event to boost your creative edge. Meet brilliant designers with significant experience to inspire you on your way into the creative industry. Make sure you register, spots are limited.

October 7, 2022 @ 09:15 AM
Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna


09:15 - 09:30

Doors open

09:30 - 10:30

Portfolio Review session #1

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee & Croissant

10:30 - 11:00

Eva Cremers - 3D Design

How to become a professional creative

11:00 - 12:00

Wix Playground - Personal Branding 

12:00 - 12:30 


Portfolio Review session #2

12:30 - 13:00

Tereza Ruller - Interactive Design

Position yourself: Know your topic

13:00 - 13:30

Baugasm - Graphic Design

How to stay motivated and inspired as a creative

13:30 - 14:00 

Portfolio Review session #3

Meet the speakers

3D Design

Eva Cremers

Eva Cremers achieved recognition with her cheeky, fun and playful style. She has collaborated with brands such as Apple, Nike, Samsung and Facebook in both the physical and digital world. Hear which tricks Eva used to make her bold colors and charming characters standout in an ever growing competitive landscape.

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 Interactive talk - Personal Branding

Wix Playground

The Wix Playground Academy team will take you on an interactive journey that will guide you as you unfold your personal voice, carve your creative identity and realize your superpowers as an emerging designer. 

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Interactive Design

Tereza Ruller

Designer Tereza Ruller is known to activate the audience's imagination. Through her practice called The Rodina, she tests strategies of performance art, play, and subversion. Due to Tereza’s unique approach she learned the value of her work and how to make it stand out. She will help you see the value in your creative work and how to stand up for it.

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Graphic Design


The Albanian visual designer and creative director Vasjen Katro, AKA Baugasm is known for his "a-poster-a-day" project. Even when he ended up in the hospital with two broken ribs, he asked for his laptop and kept creating posters.
Vasjen will share his experience on doing something consistently to stay motivated and creative but include how peers and friends from the industry help with that as well.

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Portfolio Review sessions

In between the talks you’ll be able to have your personal portfolio reviewed in a 1-1 session with Wolfgang Ortner Creative Director from OrtnerSchinko, Ina Yamaguchi Co-Founder of Deutsche & Japaner, Andreas Putz Co-Founder of Zwupp and Wix Playground Academy mentors. When registering to the event, make sure to mark you are interested in participating in the portfolio reviews.

All slots for the portfolio reviews are filled. You can still join the main event by registering here


Who can participate?

Only students who have indicated in the registration form to the event that they are interested in participating in a portfolio review session will be assigned a reviewer.

Who will review my portfolio and when is my time slot?

A day before the event we will send you an email to let you know your time slot and who will review your portfolio. 

What should I bring?

You can either bring your printed portfolio or your laptop. Make sure that your portfolio only includes your best work. Quality over quantity.

How long is the Portfolio Review session?

The portfolio review will take around 10-15 minutes.

If you have any questions up front, please send an email to

Wix Playground x Forward Festival

Wix Playground values emerging designers taking the first steps in their journey to build successful careers. Together with with Forward Festivals we’re excited to invite you to join us in a morning dedicated to your professional development. Hear from established designers who until not long ago were in your place, how they found their creative voice and built a successful career, doing what they love. 

 It all starts with finding your creative voice and defining your personal brand with a strong online presence. Check out our Winter 2023 portfolio getaway program dedicated to doing just that. Submission are open.


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