Fri, Jun 28th
AIGA Minnesota
International Market Square, 275 Market Street, C21, Minneapolis MN 55405

Applications/nominations accepted now thru Friday, June 28, 2019

We invite you to submit your nominations for the 2019–2021 AIGA Minnesota Board of Directors. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

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. The passion of our volunteers 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. Together, we can do amazing things.

Serving on the AIGA Minnesota 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 Friday, June 28, 2019. 

Submit your self or peer nominations 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.

Secretary

The Secretary is the key support person for the Chapter’s board of directors. Leads organizational efforts to ensure the board functions cohesively and that board meetings run smoothly. Oversees integration of new members to the board of directors. Plans for monthly board meetings, takes minutes, distributes, collects, and archives files using project management software. Works with the President, Vice President, and Treasurer to review event proposals and budgets, make decisions regarding Chapter policy, and provide guidance for the Board of Directors and the Chapter as a whole. Works with the Associate Director of Archives to organize and file Chapter historical documents and resources.

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.

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 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.

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:

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

To submit a nomination (or to apply) for one of the positions posted above, complete this form. You will be asked to submit the nominee’s résumé (or link to LinkedIn profile) and answer questions about the nominee’s volunteer and leadership experience to be considered for a position on the board.

Applications/nominations are due Friday, June 28, 2019. 

Contact Leadership

Katrin Loss
Katrin Loss
President
A member of AIGA since 1999, Katrin served on many committees and in a variety of roles for the Minnesota chapter since 2002, including chairing the Luncheon Lectures series from 2003–2010 and volunteering on the Design Show committee since 2010. In 2007, she joined AIGA Minnesota’s board of directors as the Associate Director, Luncheons and, in 2011, was named “Volunteer of the Year.” Most recently, Katrin served as AIGA Minnesota’s Vice President for two years, including overseeing the Programming Council. Prior to that, she served as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Operations for five years overseeing and improving systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s numerous and diverse programming needs and co-chaired the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show.

An award-winning art director/designer with extensive experience in brand development, Katrin currently works in-house for Best Buy’s Brand Design team. Katrin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in graphic design, and also holds a degree in business administration and international trade from Staatliche Handelsschule in Hamburg, Germany. A strong creative leader with analytical skills, her background in design and business coupled with experience working and living in the U.S. and Europe permits a unique global perspective.

An active member of the design community for over 15 years, Katrin currently serves on MCAD’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is the co-founder of AIGA EMERGE, a scalable initiative that offers a series of events, experiences, and content tailored to help the emerging designer hone their skills, explore their interests, and grow
their career.