Sat, Aug 5th, 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Freehouse
701 N Washington Ave #101, Minneapolis MN 55401

Sam Soulek is a designer, illustrator, and builder. He took his passion of doodling and creating and made it into a career. Sam has worked with brands such as Grain Belt Brewery, Indian Motorcycles, and Red Bull. Join Emerging Designers and Sam to discuss these topics over brunch.


Registration for this event is free, however attendees are responsible for their own food and beverages. Space is limited to 10 seats, so RSVPs are required.


Minnesota, motorcycles, craft brewing, adventure, design; These are a few of Sam Soulek’s favorite things. You see it through his work. He has a way of reinvigorating brands like Grain Belt Brewery, Indian Motorcycles, and Red Bull. Sam currently works as Design Director of 10 Thousand Design, and freelances as Soulseven. His work ranges from illustrations to branding and storytelling. Be ready to hear about how he has been able to translate his day-to-day passions into his every day work.

Check out Sam’s work here.


Fresh Squeezed aims to facilitate an empowering community for emerging designers through a series of monthly brunch discussions. Over coffee, eggs, and perhaps a bloody mary, AIGA Minnesota members have the opportunity to build their network, ask those burning career questions, and get real insights from fellow designers and industry leaders. Each month, a spotlight speaker will lead the discussion on a topic related to career development, perfect portfolios, innovations in the industry, and more. This is where we explore the essential topics that you were never taught in school, or have been dying to ask since you broke into design.

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Kelly O’Donnell
Kelly O’Donnell
Associate Director, Career Stages
Kelly O’Donnell is a graphic designer and photographer from Saint Paul, MN. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from St. Cloud State University with a minor in Spanish in the spring of 2014. Since 2014 Kelly has been involved in the planning of AIGA events for the Emerging Designers committee and helped create the Fresh Squeezed series. She chaired the committee before receiving her position as the Associate Director of Career stages.

Kelly has a passion for reaching out and connecting with others, especially within AIGA. She currently works at Saga Marketing where she primarily works with Polaris related print and digital projects. In addition, freelance projects within the Twin Cities community often fill her time.

When Kelly is not at the computer she is enjoying nature’s beauty. She is an avid yoga practicer and is in the process of completing her 235hr Yoga Teacher Training & Intensives at Devanadi. In the winter you can find her snowboarding or spending some intense kitty bonding time with her two cats. Kelly also finds that gardening and cooking are two relaxing hobbies of hers.