Thu, Feb 21st, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch with a Legend: Sharon Werner

This event has sold out. Please check back in April!

Feed Your Pocket, Feed Your Soul.

Join Minnesota design legend Sharon Werner for an intimate lunchtime conversation discussing how you do work that is rewarding to you personally—that feeds your soul while still feeding your pocket and your client’s bottom line. Limited to just eight guests who are interested in Sharon’s concept of feeding your soul, it is a unique opportunity to sit down with this legendary graphic designer, author, professional advisor, competition juror, and award-winning business owner. John DuFresne, Professor and Chair of Graphic Design at the College of Visual Arts, will join Sharon as your AIGA Minnesota lunch host. Event has sold out. Please consider joining us in April to meet Jane Tilka. AIGA Members: $10 Very limited capacity. AIGA Members only. Atrium Bistro by D’Amico International Market Square 275 Market Street Minneapolis, MN map »

About Sharon Werner

Sharon Werner founded Werner Design Werks, Inc., in 1991. The company specializes in combining strong visual language with sound design solutions to create work that not only impacts commerce but also culture. This creative and business strategy has attracted and gained praise from clients including Target Corporation, Mohawk Paper, Chronicle Books, Mrs. Meyer’s-Clean Day, Blu Dot Design and Manufacturing, Nick at Nite, VH-1 Networks, Levi’s, Minnesota Public Radio, Ogilvy, Comedy Central, and Urban Outfitters. Werner Design Werks has been recognized with national and international honors and was named Target’s Vendor of the Year in 2002. The firm’s work is included in the permanent collections of numerous museums worldwide, and is found in stores and libraries in the form of type-focused children’s books—the third release being Alphasaurs and other Prehistoric Types.

About Lunch with a Legend

Lunch with a Legend is a unique opportunity to learn firsthand from Minnesota’s design luminaries, created by the Expert Designers Committee with a range of topics for designers at various stages of their careers. This program is a mini series within the legacy Luncheons program, hosted by AIGA Minnesota. 2013 Lunches April 18 Jane Tilka: Bring Questions to Pick Jane’s Brain October 17 Monica Little: Creating a Values-Based Organization December 12 Eric Madsen: (Topic TBD) The $10 event fee does not cover the price of your meal. Registration is first-come, first-served and is available to current AIGA members only. Because of the unique nature of this program and its limited seating, attendees may only attend one Lunch with a Legend event. Questions? Please contact Scott Adams, Associate Director of Expert Designers.

Contact Leadership

Amanda Sagstetter
Amanda Sagstetter
Director of Career Practice
With strong design thinking and creative execution, Amanda has been a graphic designer and effective visual communicator for the past 15 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Design Communication in 2001. Since graduating she has worked at such companies as SUPERVALU, USP Structural Connectors, and Syncada from Visa. Currently she is an in-house designer at Thrivent Financial.

She sees the big picture and understands that her designs have to do more than look visually appealing; they have to convey the brand, communicate a message, and help achieve the desired goals. Passionate about the brands and designs that she works on, she is always looking for a new, creative, and innovative way to express an idea or message.

Amanda has become increasingly active in AIGA Minnesota over the past few years as a member of the In-House Designers Committee, for which she served as the Committee Chair for a year and a half, and now as the Director of Career Practice.