Lunch with a Legend:
Jane Tilka



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Jane Tilka

April 18th, 11:30am
until 1:00pm

International Market Square Bistro by D'Amico

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Everything You Want to Know from a Legend…and Aren’t Afraid to Ask

The Lunch with a Legend series continues with this month’s legend, Jane Tilka. Don’t miss this rare chance to ask a leading Minnesota designer and business owner her thoughts on anything ranging from the creative process, to client relations, to hiring a new designer, to developing products, to… you name it.


Designer, consultant, and strategist, Jane Tilka sees opportunity where business and beauty intersect. Her firm, Tilka Design, guides local to national clients through a creative and strategic process that develops a brand’s potential. Not only that, Tilka Design has developed licensed retail products for numerous companies, including Jane’s co-founded nationally franchised Sox Appeal stores. Their work has been included in countless design books, magazines, and websites throughout the firm’s 30-year history. A graduate of The College of St. Catherine, Jane has mentored and trained many young designers to apply design thinking to organizational and business strategy. Jane has served on numerous local arts boards and is committed to involvement within her profession.

AIGA Members | $15
Very limited capacity. AIGA Members only.
Learn about AIGA’s new membership structure with a variety of affordable rates.

The $15 event fee does not cover the price of your meal. Registration is first-come, first-served and is available to current AIGA members only. Because of the unique nature of this program and its limited seating, attendees may only attend one Lunch with a Legend event.


Atrium Bistro by D’Amico
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN
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About Lunch with a Legend

Lunch with a Legend is a unique opportunity to learn firsthand from Minnesota’s design luminaries. Created by the Expert Designers Committee, it offers a range of topics for designers at various stages of their careers. This program is a mini series within the legacy Luncheons program, hosted by AIGA Minnesota. It is also a component of the AIGA Minnesota Mentor Program.

October 17 Monica Little: Creating a Values-Based Organization
December 12 Eric Madsen: (Topic TBD)

Questions? Please contact Scott Adams, Associate Director of Expert Designers.

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