Sat, Nov 10th, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd, Minneapolis MN 55403

  • Trustee $80
  • Design Leader $80
  • Sustaining $80
  • Supporter $80
  • Contributor $80
  • Educator $80
  • Student $50
  • Non-Member $160
  • Student Non-Member $60

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The world isn’t flat, and neither is design.

Join us for this inspiring seminar and workshop exploring the role of 3D in design, featuring keynote speaker Stefan Bucher, author of LetterHeads, a whimsical exploration of 3 Dimensions in illustration and typography. View Adobe, Esko and iC3D solutions demonstrations, and listen to Twin Cities area 3D pros report from the field. Bring your laptops and follow along in Photoshop and Dimension* as you master the ABCs of XYZ in the afternoon hands-on workshops.**

Registration includes lunch, beverages and a copy of LetterHeads, which Stefan will be pleased to sign for you.

* Adobe CC subscribers can download Adobe Dimension at no extra cost.

** The hands-on workshops will be conducted in Adobe CC 2018.

Seating Is Limited

We can accommodate forty (40) registrants, split into two afternoon break out workshops.


Stefan G. Bucher is the person behind 344design.com and dailymonster.com, which has spawned a book and three popular “Monster Maker” iOS apps. He is the author of seven books, including the best-selling “344 Questions—The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment.” His new book “LetterHeads: An Eccentric Alphabet,” about an experimental set of sentient letters is in bookstores now.


EM Green is the 3D/CGI Supervisor at Polaris Industries where he leads a cadre of computer graphics specialists creating content for web, print, and industrial design. His diverse professional experience spans video games, architecture, military simulations, and automotive.


A recent graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Krista is a versatile technical artist with a budding love for visual effects. She currently resides at Pixel Farm, helping their VR team to create tailored experiences for a variety of clients such as 3M and Coca-Cola.


Rachel Buchen graduated from Northern Michigan University with a B.S. in Computer Art and a minor in biology. She works as a 3D animator at FUSE Animation in Minneapolis and enjoys both engineering and creatively imagining her work.

Block Shop Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 am       Gather ‘n Gab

9:00 – 9:10 am        Introductions: Pete Rivard AIGA MN

9:10 – 9:55 am         Show Your Work: E.M. Green, Krista McCullough, Rachel Buchen

9:55 – 10:10 am       3D Pros Panel Q & A

10:15 – 11:30 am      Keynote: Stefan Bucher

11: 30 – 11:45 am     iC3D Demonstration

11:45 – 12:00 pm     Esko Demonstration

12:00 – 12:45 pm     Lunch

12:45 – 2:45 pm       Guided workshop in Photoshop and Dimension

2:45 – 3:00 pm         Wrap Up


Contact Leadership

Bert Lee
Bert Lee
Director of Education
Bert Lee is a speaker, dancer and digital magician. He specializes in public speaking and is a member of Toastmasters club competing in speech competitions and hosting his own workshops teaching the art of effective communication, listening and building confidence on stage with an understanding of body language. With Bert being an active dancer, he oversees a community group called Hmong Breakers Leadership Council organizing local charity events and dance competitions in support of his local dancers and artists. Bert enjoys designing marketing collaterals and visuals to craft compelling brand stories for small businesses.