The AIGA Minnesota Spotlight Series showcases the work of emerging designers pursuing employment in Minnesota. Anyone with 0-5 years of professional experience can submit work to be featured. This includes students, graduates, interns, recent hires, and people changing careers.


Spotlights are 3-5 images, a short bio, and an optional headshot or personal logo. Season 1 includes 10 Spotlights posted weekly on AIGA Minnesota’s social media channels.

Submissions for season 1 will be accepted until February 26, 2021. You will be notified by email if you are selected for a Spotlight. If you are not selected, have no fear. Submit again for season 2, coming summer of 2021!

NOTE: If you are selected to be featured, but are not yet an AIGA member, your Spotlight will be posted on Instagram only. If you’d like to become a member, please email [email protected]. If you become a member after submitting your work but before your Spotlight goes live, please let us know at [email protected].

Contact Leadership

Emily McLaughlin
Emily McLaughlin
Director of Communications
Emily is a graphic designer and creative director based in Saint Paul, MN. She passionate about the potential for design to cultivate collaboration and cleave opportunities. As Communications Director of AIGA Minnesota, her emphasis is on supporting and engaging the design community while kindling new connections.