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

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

Join Solopreneurs for our monthly lunch, where we discuss topics relevant to being an independent creative. [read more…]


Sam Soulek is a designer, illustrator, and builder. He took his passion of doodling and creating and made it into a career. Sam has worked with brands such as Grain Belt Brewery, Indian Motorcycles, and Red Bull. Join Emerging Designers and Sam to discuss these topics over brunch. [read more…]

Design runs in their blood. Joe & Joseph Duffy are an award-winning, world renowned father son duo. They will be speaking on their well-known history of collaboration, partnerships, and what it means to keep the family business running. [read more…]

Join us for a candid conversation with 3M’s chief design officer, Eric Quint and a few 3M design leaders on how we enrich innovation, advance brand experience and drive transformation. [read more…]

Join Solopreneurs for our monthly lunch, where we discuss topics relevant to being an independent creative. This month we're giving live critiques and concept reviews of projects, so get in touch if you're interested in presenting, or show up to help give feedback and exchange ideas! [read more…]


One day he’s creating a playful, flowery typeface featured in the prestigious Mia, the next his sleek and modern font guides travelers across the MSP airport. He’s even hitting up sports, creating a font for the MLB. Whatever the project may be, Chank’s list of clients speaks for itself. As one of the rare font […] [read more…]

This UX presentation will explore ways to overhaul the creative process by cultivating a deeper understanding of human emotion and culture. [read more…]

Meet out mom/daughter duo. Heather & Leslie Olson span the container of design from marketing & coaching to illustration & photography. Hear them speak on their unique paths through the design world. [read more…]

Join Solopreneurs for our monthly lunch, where we discuss topics relevant to being an independent creative. This month we're discussing the way we work and generate business through connections, partnerships, contracting, or referrals. [read more…]

The Project Passion exhibition series showcases the self-initiated work of graphic designers. With this show’s theme of collaboration we aim to highlight how creatives are working together to pursue mutual obsessions/fascinations—outside of client support and feedback. [read more…]

Join us after the final week of presentations for a show featuring work by creative professionals in Minnesota using their talents to explore themes of racial identity. [read more…]

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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.