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

Grant Hasbrouck
Grant Hasbrouck
Director of Communications
Graphic Designer, Communications Specialist, Photographer, Environmentalist.
Grant has been a member of AIGA since 2012 when the Student Design Organization of University of Minnesota Duluth was visited by AIGA members Chank Diesel and Ken Friberg.
He graduated from UMD with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2013, but has been designing graphics professionally since 2012 with a strong focus on brand-systems, and began his communications career with the MN DFL party in 2016.
He has worked for a variety of clients and employers, but his favorites are always causes and non-profits with goals and beliefs that resonate with his-own: Clean Energy, Environmentalism, Human Rights, and Social Justice.