The latest news from the Minnesota chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design.

Eighteen design educators from around the state met at GoKart Labs for the annual Educators Forum in conjunction with AIGA Minnesota's Portfolio 1-on-1®. [read more…]

Join us to celebrate AIGA Minnesota’s 2016 Fellow Award recipients Andrew Blauvelt, Timothy Eaton, and Kolean Pitner. [read more…]

AIGA Minnesota is pleased to announce the selection of Andrew Blauvelt, Timothy Eaton, and Kolean Pitner as recipients of the distinguished AIGA Fellow Award. [read more…]

At the April 9, 2016 Fresh Squeezed, Hannah Johnson told a table of 10 designers gathered at Betty Danger's Country Club about her path to teaching, design, and writing. [read more…]

Competition was tough this year with over 50 portfolio submissions to 2015 Portfolio 1-on-1. Check out the seven student honorees' portfolios. [read more…]

Minnesota is pleased to announce that a number of new members have been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors, effective immediately. [read more…]

AIGA Minnesota, along with five chapters across the country, recently participated in the inaugural Pop-up Innovate Mash-up. It was a 48-hour AIGA Innovate grant-funded intensive in Chicago with partner Firebelly. [read more…]

In stark contrast to the frigid temps of a winter evening in Minneapolis, the warm brick and wood interior of Leadpages’ downtown HQ was a welcoming home for our new UX Group’s first-ever interactive panel discussion. [read more…]

Join fellow emerging designers and creative leader Haley Kilgour for brunch and conversation. [read more…]

Over brunch on March 5, 2016, Allan Peters answered questions, gave advice, and told us stories about his experiences in life and with design. [read more…]

This month’s Solopreneurs noon-hour topic, “Perfect Your Pitch,” highlighted effective methods of verbally promoting yourself. Storytelling proved to be key. [read more…]

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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.