Virtual Event
Thu, Jul 30th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Event

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Campaign Kick Off

Every four years AIGA sponsors a Get out the Vote campaign. This is a non-partisan, design-driven campaign designed to increase voter turnout in the fall elections in the US. This year AIGA is sponsoring a poster contest to help get out the vote. 


AIGA MN is sponsoring an additional effort to get out the vote in Minnesota. How can we encourage civic participation and engage people in new ways? How can we involve people who have never voted before? How can designers help design our democracy? 

Join us for a meeting to kick off our 2020 Get out the Vote Campaign.

We are looking for volunteers who can help us:

    • brainstorm our campaign approach (print? social? digital?) that engages designers to take action (design, create, build, deploy, discuss)

    • design the branding and tagline for the campaign

    • create communications for the initiative

    • recruit and engage the widest array of designers from every aspect of design and every corner of Minnesota

Join our committee to make a difference this fall!  

Meeting Details

The kick-off meeting will be a Zoom call. Everyone in the creative community is welcome to attend. 

You must register for this event: Register for the Zoom meeting 


Some resources to inspire our Get out the Vote campaign:

AIGA Get Out the Vote 2020

AIGA Design for Democracy

Vote 411 – League of Women Voters information

Nonprofit Vote – Get out the Vote Toolkit


Meeting Notes

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.