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Applications/nominations accepted now thru October 1, 2020

We invite you to submit your nominations for the 2020–2022 AIGA Minnesota Board of Directors. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. AIGA Minnesota is a 100% volunteer-run 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

Help us shape our community while growing as a leader, designer, and collaborator.

  • 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 in addition to board meetings and annual chapter retreats.

Applications/nominations are due October 1, 2020.

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.


Is organization one of your key skills? 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.


Budgets, spreadsheets, financial advice, and more! The Treasurer oversees the overall financial health of the Chapter and acts as an advisor to and liaison between Chapter board and Chapter financial resources and systems. Advise board in financial matters to ensure that Chapter programs and activities are fiscally viable; establish long-term financial goals for the Chapter; and ensure alignment of local financial goals with national AIGA initiatives as well as a local Chapter purpose statement.

Director of Communications

Are you a master editor and strategist? The Director of Communications oversees the development and implementation of AIGA Minnesota communications and strategies to support our members. The Director ensures communications are in alignment with AIGA and AIGA Minnesota’s missions and goals. Works to present a clear, unified voice that is in the best interest of the chapter and consistent with AIGA ethics and communications guidelines.

Director of Legacy Programming

Are events and logistics your jam? The Director of Legacy Programming oversees Chapter programming efforts that produce the Chapter’s legacy events: Portfolio 1-on-1, Design Camp, and Design Show. 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 Alliances

Interested in finding and connecting with other orgs and projects to partner with? The Director of Alliances oversees Chapter efforts to identify and seek out opportunities to collaborate and strengthen ties with other local and regional organizations. The Director leads efforts to develop programming partnership opportunities into actual short-term programming and long-term relationships. As part of this process, the Director will work closely with the Vice President to set strategic direction to ensure that partnerships are mutually beneficial and are in the best interest of the Chapter’s mission and goals and benefit Chapter membership. 

Associate Director, Communications

Looking for a social media virtuoso, is that you? The Associate Director of Communications is responsible for the ongoing strategy, management, and editing of AIGA Minnesota’s Chapter communications and social channels. This role works under the leadership of the Director of Communications to improve overall marketing communications content and processes in support of the Chapter’s programming, interactive, and operational needs.

Committee Chairs

We’re also currently looking for AIGA members who are interested in leading our various programming committees and initiatives such as UX/Digital Design, Emerging Designers and Design for Good. 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:

– Diversity & Inclusion

– Sustainable Design

– Soloprenuers

– 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 October 1, 2020. 

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.