Our Charge & Vision

Our charge is to diversify our organization, the design industry, and those that benefit* from or support** the design community by providing resources, fostering spaces for purposeful dialogue, and designing materials that inform and positively change our communities.

*Agencies, businesses, non-profits, organizations, etc.
**Programmers, developers, artists, photographers, etc.

Our vision is for AIGA Minnesota to become an organization that leads the design industry and those that contribute to its making in inclusion* efforts for our leadership, members, and current events.

*Inclusion of marginalized voices within race, ethnicity, abilities, gender, sexuality, religion, age, location, economics, education, and experience level.

Meeting Times

Meetings are on second Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. You can join us virtually via Zoom or ArcStone in Minneapolis.

Campaigns

DoBetterMN

#DoBetterMN is a campaign created by our committee that explores the diversity, inclusion, and accessibility of the design industry. Learn more about the campaign here.

D&I Recommendations for Creatives & Venues

We have compiled a list of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Creatives living and working in Minnesota. If you’d like access to our BIPOC Creatives deck, please contact the Director of Diversity & Inclusion. It is important for us that contacts agree to follow our community agreement before gaining access to our list.

As a committee, we felt it important to highlight a diverse range of venues that folks can support. Check out growing list of venue recommendations.

Join Us

If you’re interested in creating positive change throughout our organization and industry by increasing marginalized representation and retention, join our committee.

Contact Leadership

Terresa Moses
Terresa Moses
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Terresa Moses is the Creative Director of Blackbird Revolt, a design studio which uses art and design to create conscious messaging and works with a number of organizations that are effecting social change. She is also an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Department of Art & Design. She graduated with her BFA in Fashion Design and minor in African-American Studies from the University of North Texas in 2008. After completing her BFA, she worked as a graphic apparel designer for over six years at a sports agency before going back to UNT to complete her MFA in Design Research with a minor in Anthropology in 2015.

Her design research interests include; “Project Naptural” a project on Black natural hair and its effects on the self-identity of Black women, “Racism Untaught” a project to help integrate anti-racist concepts into design classrooms, empowering marginalized and underrepresented communities, and rewriting denigrating social narratives. She serves as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Minnesota (the professional organization for design) and currently leads the committee on a campaign about privilege called Do Better Minnesota. She also serves on the executive board of the Duluth NAACP as the advisor for College Chapter at UMD and Young Adult Committee Chair. Lastly, she serves on the board of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee.