Our Charge

Our charge is to diversify our organization, the design industry, and those that benefit* from or support** the design community by providing resources, fostering spaces for purposeful dialogue, and designing materials that inform and positively change our communities.

*Agencies, businesses, non-profits, organizations, etc.
**Programmers, developers, artists, photographers, etc.

Our Vision

Our vision is for AIGA Minnesota to become an organization that leads the design industry and those that contribute to its making in inclusion* efforts for our leadership, members, and current events.

*Inclusion of marginalized voices within race, ethnicity, abilities, gender, sexuality, religion, age, location, economics, education, and experience level.

Meeting Times

Meetings are on second Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. You can join us virtually via google hangouts or in two physical spaces in Minneapolis or Duluth.

Do Better MN

#DoBetterMN is a campaign created by our committee that explores the diversity, inclusion, and accessibility of the design industry. Learn more about the campaign here.

Join Us

If you’re interested in creating positive change throughout our organization and industry by increasing marginalized representation and retention, join our committee.

Contact Leadership

Terresa Hardaway
Terresa Hardaway
Directory of Diversity and Inclusion
Terresa Hardaway is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Department of Art & Design. She graduated with her BFA in Fashion Design and minor in African-American Studies from the University of North Texas in 2008. After completing her BFA, she worked as a graphic apparel designer for over six years at a sports agency before going back to UNT to complete her MFA in Design Research with a minor in Anthropology in 2015.

Terresa’s design research interests include; Project Naptural: Black natural hair and its effects on the self-identity of Black women, empowering marginalized and underrepresented communities, racism in graphic design, and rewriting denigrating social narratives. She currently serves on the executive board of the Duluth Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as the chair of the Young Adult Committee and recording secretary. She serves as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Minnesota, currently leading the committee on a campaign about “privilege.” Terresa is also the co-founder and creative director of a design studio, Blackbird Revolt, which uses art and design to create conscious messaging and works with a number of organizations that are effecting social change.