About AIGA Minnesota

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Remembering
Frank Ariss, 1937-2014

His 1970s redesign of the Minneapolis Tribune is in the books. Frank Ariss, long-time Twin Cities graphic designer and newspaper redesigner, died Monday, November 3, 2014. He was 76. A doctoral graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Ariss came to Minneapolis in 1966 as a visiting professor at the Minneapolis School of […]

Our Mission

AIGA Minnesota is the first place to turn for inspiration, professional development, and excellence in design in Minnesota. Our mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. We encourage the exchange of ideas and information among professionals involved in design and other related fields.

Who We Are

Our members include graphic designers, as well as professionals in allied fields such as printing, prepress, photography, illustration, paper manufacturing/distribution, and writing. AIGA Minnesota was founded in 1977 as the Minnesota Graphic Designers Association. Today, we’re one of the largest AIGA chapters in the nation, serving nearly 1,300 members in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.

What We Do

AIGA Minnesota supports the interests of professionals, educators and students who are engaged in the process of designing, regardless of where they are in the arc of their careers. We offer education and professional development programs, competitions, shows that promote excellence in design and opportunities for students and professionals to network. We also strive to enhance the experience of members and to position Minnesota and the upper Midwest as leaders in the field of design.

Joining/Volunteering

If you have questions regarding membership to AIGA Minnesota, please go to the membership section for more information.

If you’re already a member, look at the volunteer section to find out how you can become a part of the AIGA Minnesota experience.

We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to make AIGA Minnesota a vital and active organization, as we work to educate and inspire our members, while also advocating the value of design among the business community, the media, public agencies and the general public.