Virtual Event
Wed, Apr 22nd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Event

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What is CoCreate? And what will we do?

Making and creating can be an isolating practice. Designing, illustrating, building, coding, and many kinds of creative making happen alone and with the current health crisis, many of us are even more isolated. We need other creative people’s input and encouragement. We are inspired by other’s work.

We need to create together sometimes. 

CoCreate with AIGA MN is a virtual creative-making jam session. During our CoCreate session, we will spend 30 minutes together working on a creative project. You can work on something inspired by this session’s theme or you can work on your own project. You can begin a theme-inspired creative project now or just work during the session.

All mediums and art forms are welcome. Think of this as open studio time:  an opportunity to work together with other creatives and see what they are up to.

During the virtual session, our hosts will provide some creative inspiration related to the session’s theme to inspire ideas or different approaches. However, there won’t be instruction or presentation during the entire time. Participants can show work or ask for input. After 30 minutes we’ll have time for you to share what you’ve created.

We encourage you to share your work through social media: tag @aigaMN or use #inspireMN #cocreateAIGAMN.

To participate you must register for the Zoom meeting. Click here or the link above to register. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sanctuary – the creative theme for this CoCreation Session

Theme: Sanctuary–where you get refreshed and refilled 

In this time of social distancing and stay-in-place finding somewhere you can relax, feel safe and fill your spirit is especially important. Sanctuary is where you get refilled and refreshed. Your creativity may be your sanctuary. Or it may be your home. You may find it in nature, beauty, fitness or in a good cup of coffee. The theme is open to your interpretation.

We hope this CoCreate session will provide some inspiration for creativity. We’ll share some things that inspired us. And we look forward to seeing what you create.


Virtual programming for COVID-19

Staying creative during COVID-19. #stayHome #staySafe #stayCreative

Contact Leadership

Rich Higgins
Rich Higgins
Vice President
Rich Higgins is the Creative Director at Parallel Retail Group. His background is as diverse as a platypus.

He started his own design studio, Oryx & Moth, doing branding, art direction and design for clients big and small. Meanwhile he was the chair of the Solopreneurs Committee for AIGA MN (2022-2023) and served on the Design Student & Alumni Board at the University of Minnesota (2010-2013). Prior to that he worked at TSG, a design agency in Robbinsdale, for clients including: Target, HealthPartners and Crate & Barrel. He's also had a short stint designing for financial institutions (PNC Bank, Citibank and BBVA Compass). He started out designing and art directing photo shoots for multiple national salon chains throughout the US and Canada. And has had mediocre hairstyles since.

His interests vary widely with the season but he always willing to chat about DIY projects, soccer, LEGO, minimalism, FIRE, AI, technology, saunas, traveling, camping, parenting, etc.