Thu, Apr 18th, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch with a Legend:Jane Tilka

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Everything You Want to Know from a Legend…and Aren’t Afraid to Ask

The Lunch with a Legend series continues with this month’s legend, Jane Tilka. Don’t miss this rare chance to ask a leading Minnesota designer and business owner her thoughts on anything ranging from the creative process, to client relations, to hiring a new designer, to developing products, to… you name it.


Designer, consultant, and strategist, Jane Tilka sees opportunity where business and beauty intersect. Her firm, Tilka Design, guides local to national clients through a creative and strategic process that develops a brand’s potential. Not only that, Tilka Design has developed licensed retail products for numerous companies, including Jane’s co-founded nationally franchised Sox Appeal stores. Their work has been included in countless design books, magazines, and websites throughout the firm’s 30-year history. A graduate of The College of St. Catherine, Jane has mentored and trained many young designers to apply design thinking to organizational and business strategy. Jane has served on numerous local arts boards and is committed to involvement within her profession. AIGA Members | $15 Very limited capacity. AIGA Members only. Learn about AIGA’s new membership structure with a variety of affordable rates. The $15 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.


Atrium Bistro by D’Amico International Market Square 275 Market Street Minneapolis, MN map »

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, it offers 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. It is also a component of the AIGA Minnesota Mentor Program. UPCOMING 2013 LUNCHES October 17 Monica Little: Creating a Values-Based Organization December 12 Eric Madsen: (Topic TBD) 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.