Mon, Nov 12th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Zeitgeist Arts Cafe
222 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802

PIVOT :: Break the Ice

Hosted by the University of Minnesota Duluth. You’ve been working hard through design school and you know your work is good, but becoming a design professional is a daunting leap for student-level designers. We’re bringing you Pivot :: Break the Ice, hoping to make that transition to the design world a little more exciting and manageable. A huge part of becoming a professional designer is making friends in the industry and maintaining those relationships. We have invited professionals from the Twin Cities to share their story with you and offer insight into what they and their colleagues are looking for from recent graduates. Ken Friberg, currently a partner at Rat Race Studios, has done it all—from teaching, art direction and design to photography and videography. He’s truly a wearer of many hats. Our second guest, Bruce Bourne, is currently the Design Director at Periscope. Before managing Periscope’s print-design discipline, he broke into the profession as a Freelance Designer for Little & Company.

Following the speakers, attendees will see a presentation from French Paper Company and have the opportunity to create archetype trading cards and enjoy a meet and greet with other PIVOT attendees and the featured speakers. AIGA student members can swap cards with each other, and by the end of the night will have gained invaluable information about making the transition from a student to a professional and leave with new contacts for when they inevitably make that transition. 

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AIGA Members: FREE. Non-members: $10, advance registration is required. Zeitgeist Arts Cafe 222 E Superior St Duluth, MN 55802 Map »

Presented by the University of Minnesota–Duluth Campus Sponsored by AIGA Minnesota

About Pivot

The Pivot Series is designed as an opportunity for AIGA student groups to develop programming for their fellow students who reside and study in the upper Midwest. Contact student representative Abby Kallas for more information.  

Contact Leadership

Michelle York
Michelle York
Associate Director, Student Affairs
Michelle York is a designer at Tilka Design in Minneapolis. She has a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Concordia University, St. Paul. In her free time, she loves to paint with acrylics, walk her dog, Willie, volunteer with AIGA MN and coach volleyball.