Fri, Sep 30th, 12:00am - Sun, Oct 2nd 12:00am

Design Camp® 2011

The annual pilgrimage to northern Minnesota, Design Camp® is our premier event and the largest regional design conference in the country. Grand View Lodge Nisswa, MN Registration is closed.

Please follow @aigamn and track #designcamp for all the action from up north. To the woods!



A typography seminar, you ask?! No. I’m speaking of the very essence of who we are as people, as designers—our individual character. It’s time to flush it out and mark it as our own. It’s time to explore how your personal character can help you survive. Protect your career and take your networking skills to the next level.

More information about Design Camp 2011 available at the following links:


  • Student Members of AIGA** | SOLD OUT! Please register at the Associate Member rate.
  • Associate Members of AIGA | $220, or $180 by September 9
  • Professional Members of AIGA | $260, or $235 by September 9
  • All Nonmembers | $450 | For the best value, join AIGA online and then register for Design Camp as a member. Joining online is easy and immediate.

*All attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations; lodging is not included in the registration fee. Attendees are highly encouraged to stay on-site at Grand View Lodge, where meals and easy access to conference event locations are included. Due to high demand, rooms sell out quickly. Click here for lodging reservations » **AIGA Student Member registration: AIGA Minnesota is able to offer 100 tickets to student members of AIGA at the heavily discounted Student Member price point. These will be available on a first-come–first-served basis; there will be no wait list. Student members who wish to attend Design Camp but aren’t able to secure a heavily discounted Student Member ticket are welcome to attend by purchasing a ticket at the moderately discounted Associate Member price point. Students must complete their own registrations online and pay with their own credit cards. Because of our extremely limited volunteer resources, we are unable to accommodate registering blocks of students or processing group payments via check or institutional credit card.

Design Camp would not be possible without the generous assistance of our sponsors. Thank you!

Microsoft LogoOfficial Gold Sponsor of AIGA Minnesota Adobe Systems

inHouse Studio On Fire

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. the Foundation

Ideal Printers C.J. Duffey Paper Company

Contact Leadership

Amy Schleichert
Amy Schleichert
Director of Communications
A lifelong artist and emerging designer, Amy has been a member of AIGA since 2012, which is when she attended her first Portfolio 1-on-1 event as a college student. Since receiving her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2013, she has worked as a graphic designer for Bōbiam, a retail merchandise company, the Minnesota Orchestra, a Grammy-Award winning orchestra, and is currently a designer at Sigma Beauty, an international cult cosmetic brand headquartered in Minnesota. Recognizing the need to be an active participant in the design community, Amy was nominated to serve as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Communications. In this position, she maintains all chapter communications, and serves various working committees in order to best accomplish their individual goals.

In her free time, she enjoys sharpening her culinary skills, playing music, getting creative in the art studio, sweating it out at the gym, and exploring new places. She is also a big proponent of the Oxford comma and drinking a glass of red wine daily.