Portfolio 1-on-1 Educators Forum

Summary by Angela Niemi, photos by Jay Larson
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, 18 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®. Together the educators addressed common issues, insights, and solutions relating to student collaboration, grading, encouraging risk taking, and professional community involvement. Educators shared examples from their successful programming, assignments, and events.
We realized throughout the course of the conversation that many groups were experiencing the same challenges, so we’re looking to continue the discussion at a full-day working session later this summer. If you’d like to join us, please contact [email protected].
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Contact Leadership

Pete Rivard
Pete Rivard
Director of Education
Pete Rivard is a thirty-five year industry veteran and graphics production professional. For the past seventeen years he has been Principal Instructor- Pre-Media and Packaging Design in the Design and Graphics program at Dunwoody College of Technology. Prior to that he was International Paper’s Technical Support and Training Specialist for the Upper Midwest.

Rivard also has thirteen years experience in prepress production and management roles in Texas, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Management and holds industry certifications in digital press operation, prepress and flexography.

Rivard is an accomplished 5-string banjoist and plays in an Americana band with his daughter Carrie, an awesome musician herself.