Tue, Dec 11th, 7:00am - Sun, Jan 13th 7:00pm
AIGA Minnesota
International Market Square, 275 Market Street, C21, Minneapolis MN 55405

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Accepting applications/nominations now thru Sunday, January 13, 2019

Volunteer with AIGA Minnesota in 2019. We are strong because of our volunteers. AIGA Minnesota is a 100% volunteer-run organization and in the past 12 months more than 100 AIGA members have volunteered for the chapter in some capacity giving freely of their time, expertise and resources. Their passion is the lifeblood of the organization.

We’re looking for local design leaders and enthusiasts to step up and commit to a term of service to help shape the future of the Minnesota chapter.

Serving on the Chapter board

Commitment: A two year agreement to serve on the Chapter board, as well as the time, motivation and dedication to make a difference in the community you live and work in. It is hard work yet rewarding as you cultivate a network in the area and beyond thanks to the nation-wide network of AIGA chapters.

Responsibility: You are part of and representing the Minnesota design community. AIGA Minnesota’s Board of Directors is a body elected of and by the members, which holds the association in trust for AIGA members past, present, and future. We are committed to having an inclusive community embracing different perspectives and viewpoints. And we are equally dedicated to providing a safe and productive experience for everyone who participates in AIGA and to treating everyone with respect.

AIGA Membership: All active Chapter board members are to be members of AIGA. Directors (voting) are required to join AIGA at the Supporting level or higher. Associate Directors (non-voting) are required to join at the Contributor level or higher.

Show Up: Support your fellow board member’s passions, projects & programming. Board members are asked to attend as many chapter events as possible.

You’re already a part of AIGA. You commit your resources to membership and participate in chapter programming. Consider the next step and volunteer to help us shape our community while growing as a leader, designer, and collaborator.

Applications/nominations are due Sunday, January 13, 2019. (extended deadline)

Ready to commit?

Apply now or contact us for more information on any of these positions that will be opening up on the Chapter board. Volunteers are also needed to support various Chapter programming and initiatives throughout the year.

Director of Legacy Programming

The Director of Legacy Programming oversees Chapter programming efforts that produce the Chapter’s legacy events. The Director will ensure that these events continue to be developed in the Chapter’s best interests, are produced within budget and contract terms, and are revenue-generating or revenue-neutral. Further, the Director will ensure that, commensurate with longstanding tradition, these events continue to align with Chapter objectives by offering benefits including educational and networking opportunities to the Chapter membership. The Director will oversee the formation and smooth and continued operation of committees who, led by their respective committee Chairs, will produce the events.

Director of Career Practice

The Director of Career Practice oversees Chapter programming efforts and initiatives that serve the Career Practice needs of membership segments in terms of their Career Stages (e.g., Emerging, Expert) and Career Specialties (e.g., In-house, Solopreneur, UX/Digital). The Director will ensure that programs and initiatives generated for the benefit of these segments are developed in the Chapter’s best interests, are open to all members, are sustainably produced and within budget. Further, the Director will ensure that programs align with Chapter objectives by offering benefits including inspirational, educational, and networking opportunities to the membership.

Director of Design Impact

The Director of Design Impact oversees Chapter programming, initiatives, and operations that serve to demonstrate, protect, or increase the impact of design as a professional craft, strategic tool, and vital cultural force. In doing so, the Director will strive to identify and interact with external (non-member or non-designer) audiences which may currently be unaware of AIGA Minnesota or the broader design community or profession.

Director of Development

The Director of Development sets the strategic framework for chapter development goals and opportunities and leads the development committee to meet those goals. Leads the Chapter’s efforts to identify, pursue, and secure sponsorship partners, and ensures that partnership agreements are being fulfilled.

Associate Director, Social Media Engagement

The Associate Director of Social Media Engagement is responsible for representing the voice of our Chapter online and supporting engagement across our social media channels. This role is supported by an additional social media role to improve the Chapter’s social media communications, systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s interactive, communication, and programming needs.

Committee Chairs

We’re also currently looking for AIGA members who are interested in leading our various programming committees and initiatives such as Portfolio One-on-One®, Design Camp® and Sustainable Design. Specific roles and time commitment will vary by committee.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Not ready to commit to joining the Chapter board quite yet?

We’re also looking for members to join various committees to support AIGA Minnesota’s programming and initiatives throughout the year. Specific roles and time commitment will vary by committee.

Opportunities currently available:

– Design Show
– Emerging Designers (0-5 years of experience)
– Established Designers (5+ years of experience)
– Design for Good
– In-house Designers
– Sustainable Design
– Digital/UX
– Communications: writers, photographers and videographers

To apply for one of the positions posted above, contact AIGA Minnesota’s Secretary. You will be asked to submit your résumé and answer questions about your volunteer and leadership experience to be considered for a position on the board.

Applications/nominations are due Sunday, January 13, 2019. (extended deadline)

Contact Leadership

Brent Larson
Brent Larson
Brent is an award winning Motion, 3D, and Graphic designer with 20 years of experience working in the architectural, manufacturing, legal, corporate, and film industries as a solopreneur, agency, and in-house designer. He has experience in illustration, graphic design, product design, 3D modeling & animation, motion graphics, video production, live & virtual event production, presentation design, art direction, and project management. He currently works as a corporate in-house Principal Motion and Graphic Designer in the MedTech industry.

Before becoming AIGA Minnesota President, Brent served as Vice President from 2022-2023 and Chair of the In-House Designers Committee from 2019 - 2023.

Brent volunteers as a mentor for emerging designers and is a member of the AIGA Minnesota Mind to Mind Mentorship Program Committee.

His interests include history, film, design, animation, illustration, 3D printing, model making, woodworking, golf, bowling, fishing, and restoring things.