Fri, Oct 5th, 12:00am - Sun, Oct 7th 12:00am

Design Camp® 2012

The annual pilgrimage to northern Minnesota since 1980, Design Camp® is our premiere event and the largest regional design conference in the country. 2012 speakers will include Pentagram’s Paula Scher, AIGA Fellow Eric Madsen, Heads of State, Simon Collison, and Chip Kidd. Follow Design Camp on Facebook and give it a big thumbs-up “like” to learn about the latest developments as they roll out. On Twitter, Kamper Ken and Flannel Fannie, when they’re not debating the nuances of sap collection techniques or moose calls, have the lowdown on everything that’s being readied up in Nisswa. Give them a follow.

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About Design Camp

Held annually since 1980 in late September/early October at a lodge in northern Minnesota, Design Camp sets the standard for regional design conferences. Its atypical three-day structure mixes indoor and outdoor activities with both educational and social events. Featured keynote speakers set the tone for Design Camp, and small-group workshops and creative sessions follow these presentations. Attendees (referred to as “campers”) stay in lakefront cabins and condos then meet in the main lodge for events and meals. In past years, Design Camp has included speakers such as Erik Spiekermann, Ellen Lupton, Robert Valentine, Milton Glaser, Doyald Young, Lyn Severance, Paul Sahre, Jim Sherraden, Roshi Givechi, Hatch Show Print, DJ Stout, and Dana Arnett. Feel free to check out photos from past Design Camp to get a feel for what it’s all about.

AIGA Minnesota sincerely appreciates the support of our generous sponsors and the dedicated volunteers who have contributed to this year’s Design Camp.

Adobe Systems Ideas That Kick

Pixel Farm Studio Pink Reflections

Shapco Neenah Paper Anchor Paper Co.

Rat Race Studios Fredrickson & Byron Sappi

Tee Squared Studio On Fire smartpress.com

Matreks Central Coast Solutions Utopia Appleton Coated

McIntosh Embossing, Inc. Larkin Industries French Paper Co.

Spicers Paper Mohawk Shutterstock

FirstTech Walker Art Center Cast Iron Design Company

Franklin Press The Nerdery Silgan Containers

Contact Leadership

Katrin Loss
Katrin Loss
A member of AIGA since 1999, Katrin served on many committees and in a variety of roles for the Minnesota chapter since 2002, including chairing the Luncheon Lectures series from 2003–2010 and volunteering on the Design Show committee since 2010. In 2007, she joined AIGA Minnesota’s board of directors as the Associate Director, Luncheons and, in 2011, was named “Volunteer of the Year.” Most recently, Katrin served as AIGA Minnesota’s Vice President for two years, including overseeing the Programming Council. Prior to that, she served as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Operations for five years overseeing and improving systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s numerous and diverse programming needs and co-chaired the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show.

An award-winning art director/designer with extensive experience in brand development, Katrin currently works in-house for Best Buy’s Brand Design team. Katrin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in graphic design, and also holds a degree in business administration and international trade from Staatliche Handelsschule in Hamburg, Germany. A strong creative leader with analytical skills, her background in design and business coupled with experience working and living in the U.S. and Europe permits a unique global perspective.

An active member of the design community for over 10 years, Katrin currently serves on MCAD’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.