AIGA Minnesota created or partnered with other organizations to produce 60+ programs in the past 12 months. Revisit past events below.

AIGA Minnesota’s Diversity & Inclusion committee focuses on access to our organization, improving inclusion efforts of existing programs and events, trainings for our board and members on systemic oppression, the gaining and retention of marginalized creatives, mentorships for leadership positions, and educating our industry on what it means to be inclusive. [read more…]

Solopreneurs in November: Driving Accountability and Overcoming Resistance [read more…]

We’re looking for local design leaders and enthusiasts to step up and commit to a term of service to help shape the future of the Minnesota chapter. Apply now. [read more…]

Join Smartpress and AIGA Minnesota for an evening of surfing the bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles of Oregon-based artist, Erik Abel. [read more…]

Join us for this inspiring all-day seminar and workshop exploring the role of 3D in design, featuring keynote speaker Stefan Bucher. [read more…]

For more than 50 years, Dieter Rams’s creations have influenced the look and function of countless consumer products. His “Ten Principles of Good Design” champion simplicity, honesty, and restraint. This new documentary portrait by Gary Hustwit gives unprecedented access to the usually private designer. [read more…]

Join friends and colleagues for a night of conversations and connections. [read more…]

Join Solopreneurs for our monthly noon meeting, where we discuss topics relevant to being an independent creative. Our topic for November is Biggest Fails: How Do Failures Lead to Success? Bring your stories about that time you learned something the hard way – and how that inspired you to improve. Stay to help plan future events and topics. [read more…]

Get an inside look at how the Minneapolis Institute of Art's new brand boldly and authentically embraced their DNA and signaled to the public a fundamental institutional shift in the way they communicate their role as the people’s museum. [read more…]

Join us for an evening of inspiration, conversation, and refreshments celebrating Duffy's 35th year of award-winning design and marketplace results for many of the world’s most iconic brands with a retrospective of their work. [read more…]

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Katrin Loss
Katrin Loss
President
A member of AIGA since 1999, Katrin served on many committees and in a variety of roles for the Minnesota chapter since 2002, including chairing the Luncheon Lectures series from 2003–2010 and volunteering on the Design Show committee since 2010. In 2007, she joined AIGA Minnesota’s board of directors as the Associate Director, Luncheons and, in 2011, was named “Volunteer of the Year.” Most recently, Katrin served as AIGA Minnesota’s Vice President for two years, including overseeing the Programming Council. Prior to that, she served as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Operations for five years overseeing and improving systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s numerous and diverse programming needs and co-chaired the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show.

An award-winning art director/designer with extensive experience in brand development, Katrin currently works in-house for Best Buy’s Brand Design team. Katrin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in graphic design, and also holds a degree in business administration and international trade from Staatliche Handelsschule in Hamburg, Germany. A strong creative leader with analytical skills, her background in design and business coupled with experience working and living in the U.S. and Europe permits a unique global perspective.

An active member of the design community for over 10 years, Katrin currently serves on MCAD’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.