Lunch with a Visionary:
Craig Franke



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.

March 20th, 11:30am
until 1:00pm

International Market Square Bistro by D'Amico

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Embracing the Challenge
of Change

Join design visionary Craig Franke of Franke+Fiorella for an intimate lunch discussion about “Embracing the Challenge of Change.” We learn at an early age that change is the only constant. But who could have ever been prepared for the fast pace of change we see in all aspects of our lives today? Craig Franke will share his perspectives on the challenge of change in his work as a designer and how he tries to embrace rather than resist it.

Meet Craig Franke

Clients appreciate Craig’s impeccable design sense and business acumen. Craig oversees the creative solutions developed by the design team, ensuring that the approach is visually compelling and effective in achieving the clients’ business objectives.

Craig’s career path includes several years of packaging and identity design at a Minneapolis design firm prior to forming his partnership with Deb Fiorella. Some of the larger identity projects Craig has led include the redesign of the Cargill logo and identity, the design of the logo and identity for The Mosaic Company, the design and development of 3M’s Brand Identity System and the Valspar Brand Identity System.

Craig is a sought-after design panelist and scholarship judge. His design work has been honored by American Corporate Identity, AIGA, Creativity, Graphic Design USA and Print. Born in North Dakota and raised in Minneapolis, Craig chose the University of Minnesota to pursue his BFA, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design for additional studies.

Atrium Bistro by D’Amico
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Register today | $20 Members, $30 Nonmembers 

About Lunch with a Visionary

To celebrate AIGA 100 in 2014,  we are offering a special version of the Lunch with a Legend series. This is a unique opportunity to learn firsthand from Minnesota’s design luminaries. The intimate lunches offer 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, and is a component of the AIGA Minnesota Mentor Program.

AIGA 100 Years of Design


Next Lunch with a Visionary
May 8, 2014 Jo Davison

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