Design Camp® 2012



AIGA Minnesota Welcomes
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Minnesota is pleased to announce that a new member has been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors, effective immediately.

October 5th
until October 7th,

Nisswa, MN

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The annual pilgrimage to northern Minnesota since 1980, Design Camp® is our premiere event and the largest regional design conference in the country.

2012 speakers will include Pentagram’s Paula Scher, AIGA Fellow Eric Madsen, Heads of State, Simon Collison, and Chip Kidd. Follow Design Camp on Facebook and give it a big thumbs-up “like” to learn about the latest developments as they roll out.

On Twitter, Kamper Ken and Flannel Fannie, when they’re not debating the nuances of sap collection techniques or moose calls, have the lowdown on everything that’s being readied up in Nisswa. Give them a follow.

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About Design Camp

Held annually since 1980 in late September/early October at a lodge in northern Minnesota, Design Camp sets the standard for regional design conferences. Its atypical three-day structure mixes indoor and outdoor activities with both educational and social events.

Featured keynote speakers set the tone for Design Camp, and small-group workshops and creative sessions follow these presentations. Attendees (referred to as “campers”) stay in lakefront cabins and condos then meet in the main lodge for events and meals.

In past years, Design Camp has included speakers such as Erik Spiekermann, Ellen Lupton, Robert Valentine, Milton Glaser, Doyald Young, Lyn Severance, Paul Sahre, Jim Sherraden, Roshi Givechi, Hatch Show Print, DJ Stout, and Dana Arnett.

Feel free to check out photos from past Design Camp to get a feel for what it’s all about.

AIGA Minnesota sincerely appreciates the support of our generous sponsors and the dedicated volunteers who have contributed to this year’s Design Camp.

Adobe Systems Ideas That Kick

Pixel Farm Studio Pink Reflections

Shapco Neenah Paper Anchor Paper Co.

Rat Race Studios Fredrickson & Byron Sappi

Tee Squared Studio On Fire

Matreks Central Coast Solutions Utopia Appleton Coated

McIntosh Embossing, Inc. Larkin Industries French Paper Co.

Spicers Paper Mohawk Shutterstock

FirstTech Walker Art Center Cast Iron Design Company

Franklin Press The Nerdery Silgan Containers