Tue, Mar 28th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Richard Turley: Insights Design Lecture Series

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Join us for the free webcast in real time on Facebook Live.

Insights is a design lecture series for progressive creatives. A unique collaboration between the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, the series embraces the unexpected to present diverse, exploratory, and contemporary lecturers.

Featuring perspectives from around the world, Insights avoids TED-style talks and portfolio presentations in favor of giving voice to adventurous design thinkers and makers. These designers often pose challenges and push the edges of their profession, in turn inspiring us to identify new perspectives in our own work.

Richard Turley is a creative director at Wieden + Kennedy. Wherever he goes, he figures out a way to not have to play by the rules.

Best known as the art director who reimagined Bloomberg Businessweek magazine as an edgy, design-forward publication, Turley recently ended a stint as MTV’s first senior vice president of visual storytelling and deputy editorial director. At MTV Turley oversaw a horde of designers whose basic mission was to create “strategic anarchy,” personifying the corporation’s desire for self-critique and, in his words, “de-brand”-ing the network. The studio generated new TV idents and bumps on a daily basis, using whatever content they felt was appropriate as long as it was immediate and of the moment. Turley has described the approach as a form of social media, simply executed through the channel of a broadcast network. The segments range from abstract chaos to surreal mundanity, live social media conversations with viewers to bluntly worded statements directly responding to current events. In his new position as executive creative director of content and editorial design at Wieden + Kennedy, Turley will bring his unique talent for visualizing ideas to the world of branding. richardturley.tumblr.com

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6:00 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm Lecture Walker Cinema 1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis Map »

Post-Lecture Reception

Directly following each lecture, meet the lecturer and chat with fellow design lovers in the Walker’s new Bazinet Main Lobby.

Watch Anywhere: Insights Viewing Parties

Every Insights lecture will be webcast free and in real time on Facebook Live. If you can’t make it in person, have an Insights Viewing Party. Grab a group of friends and send in your questions for the speakers via Twitter (#Insights17). Download our 2017 Insights Viewing Party Kit to get started!

About the Insights Lecture Series

For over three decades, the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota have co-presented the Insights Design Lecture Series and brought the world’s most adventurous design thinkers and makers to the Twin Cities. In 2017, we’ll take you inside the creative team of one of the world’s largest tech companies, through the looking glass with a color-blind illustrator, past the hand-painted signs on the streets of Manila, and behind the scenes at one of world’s most anarchic mainstream brands. Redefine your understanding of graphic design, dive in to the thinking behind the work, then hang out after the lectures to meet the lecturers, grab a drink, and chat with your fellow design lovers. The 2017 series features a lineup of pioneering speakers:

  • Rob Giampietro Tuesday, March 7
  • Andy Rementer Tuesday, March 14
  • Office of Culture and Design (Clara Balaguer and Kristian Henson) Tuesday, March 21
  • Richard Turley Tuesday, March 28

Past lectures are archived at channel.walkerart.org.

Insights Flashbacks

Paul Sahre at the 2005 Insights Lecture Series presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota Aaron Draplin at the 2012 Insights Lecture Series presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota


Designer Paul Sahre consciously maintains a small office but has nevertheless established a large presence in American graphic design. He strikes a balance in his commercial and personal projects between his desire for logic and intuition in his work. Video »


Designer Aaron Draplin may call Portland home, but he studied graphic design at MCAD in Minneapolis before heading west. In one of his first major stage presentation, Draplin projects the inimitable personality for which he is now known worldwide. Video »

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