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

Precious Wallace & Michael Sasorith
Precious Wallace & Michael Sasorith
Co-Directors of Diversity and Inclusion
Precious N. Wallace is the owner and creative of King P. Studio and Art In Many Forms. She is a true creative both from childhood and being professionally trained. Precious is on a mission to give a voice to women of color creatives and those alike, while providing knowledge to those are creating more thought leadership around art.

Michael Sasorith is the Lead Designer at ArcStone, a digital agency in Minneapolis. He is also a Board Member for The SEAD Project, a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota that focuses on helping members of the Southeast Asian community connect with their heritage and amplify their narratives to thrive, mobilize, and heal. He graduated with his BFA in Graphic Designer from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities. His professional focus is on web, UI, and UX. His skills extend to a variety of design disciplines — including print, brand and identity, and type design. He is also an illustrator who strives to make Lao/Lao-American culture more visible and amplify narratives from the Southeast Asian community. His passions include racial equity, culture, and identity.