In 2017, there were 55 portfolio entries competing for a total of eight scholarships. It was all the judges could do to narrow these entries down to the final eight, representing five universities and colleges from three states. AIGA Minnesota congratulates the 2017 winners and thanks the scholarship sponsors for their generous support.
For the month of September 2017, CreativeLive, the world’s leading creative education platform, will offer AIGA members free access to the online course "A Brand Called You" with Debbie Millman.
AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion is seeking to create a committee to help the organization become more inclusive. Participating in the committee will help amplify the positive impact of the national AIGA Task Force within our local chapter.
AIGA Minnesota is thrilled to receive their third AIGA Innovate grant in July 2017. EMERGE 2.0, the awarded grant submitted by Jenny Price, AIGA national president council chair (president emeritus of AIGA Minnesota) along with Katrin Loss, AIGA Minnesota president, is designed to engage emerging designers (0-5 years after graduation).
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.