Your Virtual Foot in the Door was a virtual panel presentation that addressed the needs of students and emerging designers trying to find work during COVID.

Moderated by AIGA MN Director of Education, Bert Lee, our panel addressed questions about experience, portfolios,  networking, video interviews, and much, much more. 

Thanks to our panelist for sharing their insights and expertise:

  • Karen Schultz, VP of Finance & HR at Schermer

  • Carrie Ek, City Manager at Creative Circle

  • Victoria Turcios Laparra, Emerging Designer 


Webinar: Your virtual Foot in the Door

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Brent Larson
Brent Larson
Vice President
Brent is an award winning Motion, 3D, and Graphic designer with 18 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 Vice President, Brent served as 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.