Thu, Jan 13th, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
University of Minnesota West Bank, Willey Hall
229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55454

Evolvedesign - Roundtable Discussion

In the 60s, graphic design changed the visual landscape. 50 years later, the ground continues to shift. Will Minnesota remain a design center? Come spend an evening with 13 leaders as they look at where design was, is, and needs to go. Communication Arts‘ editor, Patrick Coyne, moderates. Panelists include: Phyllis Aragaki, Bernard Canniffe, Joe Duffy, John DuFresne, Tim Eaton, Tim Larsen, Monica Little, Eric Madsen, Steven McCarthy, Travis Olson, Jason Rysavy, Peter Seitz, Bill Thorburn Date: January 13, 2011 Location: Willey Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank Map » Directions and parking info » Time: Reception with a cash bar from 5 to 6 p.m.  Roundtable begins at 6 p.m. and will go to 9 p.m. with two intermissions.  Session one will discuss the origin and early years of design in Minnesota.  Session two will discuss how the graphic design marketplace has evolved through the years to today.  Session three will focus on what the future of design looks like with a special discussion about the role of regional education. Ticket Pricing:

  • AIGA Members $35
  • Non-AIGA Members $40
  • Students and Faculty $10
  • Bulk Tickets $30 – contact Sherwin at [email protected]

Parking: Charged by the hour, sliding scale. Ramp parking about $8 to $10. Lot parking about $7 to $10. Meters (.5 mile away) are $1.25 per hour with a 2-hour limit. Panelists: Click for a short biography on the moderator and each of the panelists. REGISTER TODAY! See options below Register for Event: click here register for tickets only. Register for Event and Meal: click here if you would like to order a boxed dinner (assorted wraps and condiments) for an additional $11. Order meal only: click here if you have already registered but would like to order a meal separately. Please check back soon for event details and more information, or email Sherwin Schwartzrock at  [email protected].

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.