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Thu, Dec 12th, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Lunch with a Legend:Eric Madsen

Join AIGA Fellow and art and design legend Eric Madsen for an intimate lunchtime conversation. Eric will focus the discussion on addressing up to three of each guest’s top questions (please list them when you register), and he will share his own key observations based on his design career and business experiences. The event will be hosted by AIGA Fellow Heather Olson.

Meet Eric Madsen

Born and raised in Texas, Eric Madsen began his career in Houston before moving to Minneapolis, where he continues to work as a designer and artist. His graphic design work has been recognized nationally and internationally by such organizations and publications as the AIGA Design Archives, the Society of Typographic Arts, the Society of Publication Designers, the Type Director’s Club of New York, magazines such as Applied Arts (Canada), Communication Arts, Critique, Idea (Japan), Graphis, Print, and by the Art Director’s Clubs of Minneapolis, New York, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles. His fine art has been recognized by the Minneapolis Foundation, the Miller Art Museum, the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center, and the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center. Eric is a past member of the AIGA National Board and is a founding board member of the AIGA Minnesota chapter and has served on its Board on three separate occasions. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the former College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, and the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. In 2010, the same year he was named an AIGA Fellow, Eric was appointed by the Postmaster General of the United States to serve on the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, where he served four years as a member of the Committee and as Chair of its Design Subcommittee. Eric holds a degree in graphic design from the University of Houston.

AIGA Members only | $15 | Register today.

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  • The $15 event fee does not cover the price of your meal.
  • 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. 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 and is a component of the AIGA Minnesota Mentor Program. Upcoming Lunches February 6, 2014 Bill Thorburn March 20, 2014 Craig Franke May 8, 2014 Jo Davison 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.