Virtual Event
Thu, May 21st, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Event

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Share your thoughts on Design and Community in a (post) COVID world

AIGA MN is hosting Moving in Place – a virtual town hall – giving members of the design community an opportunity to offer opinions, ideas, observations, and insights about how COVID and stay-in-place are impacting design, our community, the business of design, etc. and what we can do about it. 

In this future-focused community brainstorm, we tackle the issues and problems facing our community during this crisis. Like any design problem, we want to ideate together. We’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts on: 

  • How has COVID and stay-in-place changed your views on the future of design?
  • How can design make a difference in a post-COVID world?
  • What can designers do to impact our communities?
  • How can AIGA support the community and these ideas?

Event information

The town hall with be held on Zoom. Everyone in the design community is welcome to join and speak up. We want to hear from you.

Moving In Place Town Hall is free. However, you must pre-register for this event. Click here to register or use the link above.


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.