Mon, Sep 25th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Minnesota State University Mankato, 139 Nelson Hall
228 WIECKING CTR, Mankato MN 56001
The Project Passion 2017 exhibition celebrates the collaborative, self-initiated work of graphic designers from all over the United States and beyond. To help open the show, Jonathan Black and Richard Roche of Cast Iron Design will give a free and public lecture. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to see all 31 projects that the were selected by the jury teams—Jessica and Tad Carpenter (Carpenter Collective), Katie Kirk and Nathan Strandberg (Eight Hour Day), Jonathan Black and Richard Roche (Cast Iron Design). These projects represent the work of numerous designers from creative communities such as Minneapolis, New York City, Austin, and as far away as Australia and Montenegro.


For more information about Project Passion, visit projectpassiondesign.com


Cast Iron Design’s Lecture: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Exhibition Opening:8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Conkling Gallery, Nelson Hall Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Exhibition runs from Sept 18 – Oct 10. Gallery hours are 9am—4pm on Monday through Friday and by appointment (507-389-2728).


Parking Suggestion: Visitor Pay Lot
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Project Passion is a collaborative effort of the design faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato and AIGA Minnesota.

Contact Leadership

Amy Schleichert
Amy Schleichert
Director of Communications
A lifelong artist and emerging designer, Amy has been a member of AIGA since 2012, which is when she attended her first Portfolio 1-on-1 event as a college student. Since receiving her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2013, she has worked as a graphic designer for Bōbiam, a retail merchandise company, the Minnesota Orchestra, a Grammy-Award winning orchestra, and is currently a designer at Sigma Beauty, an international cult cosmetic brand headquartered in Minnesota. Recognizing the need to be an active participant in the design community, Amy was nominated to serve as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Communications. In this position, she maintains all chapter communications, and serves various working committees in order to best accomplish their individual goals.

In her free time, she enjoys sharpening her culinary skills, playing music, getting creative in the art studio, sweating it out at the gym, and exploring new places. She is also a big proponent of the Oxford comma and drinking a glass of red wine daily.