Luncheon with
Steven McCarthy



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.

July 25th, 12:00pm
until 1:15pm

International Market Square

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University of Minnesota professor Steven McCarthy will share stories from his experience writing the book The Designer As… Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator and Collaborator: New Models for Communicating. Published by BIS, Amsterdam and boldly designed by celebrated publication designer Martin Venezky, the book discusses the many roles and opportunities that graphic designers now have. Besides McCarthy’s 50,000 words, over 1500 illustrated images, original interviews with notable design leaders like Rick Poynor, Ellen Lupton, Armin Vit, and nine others help define design authorship’s impact on the profession.

Steven McCarthy, University of Minnesota

Steven McCarthy (MFA, Stanford University) is a professor of graphic design at the University of Minnesota. His long-standing interest in theories of design authorship – as both scholar and practitioner – has led to lectures, exhibits, publications, and grant-funded research in over a dozen countries. His works of design authorship are in numerous university and institutional collections.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Presentation from 12:00–1:15 p.m.


International Market Square
275 Market Street, Studio 185
Minneapolis, MN
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Individual / Small Group Rates  »  Walk In Registration Available  »

While we welcome walk in registrations today, box lunches are no longer available

  • AIGA Member: Trustee / Leader / Sustainer / Supporter / Educator | $30, or $40 after July 24
  • AIGA Member: Contributor | $40, or $50 after July 24
  • AIGA Member: Student | $25, or $40 after July 24
  • All Nonmembers | $50, or $60 after July 24
Online registration closes Wednesday, July 24 at 5:00pm CST
(or when tickets are sold out, whichever comes first)


If you need special assistance to participate in this event, please contact Sam Michaels, Director of Legacy Programming, at least 5 business days in advance of the program. If we do not receive timely notification of your reasonable request, we may not be able to make the necessary arrangements.

About Luncheons

Luncheons are an ongoing series featuring local or regional speakers from within the design community and are designed to inform and enlighten the AIGA constituency on a variety of timely, design-related topics.

About AIGA Membership

Learn more about AIGA’s new membership structure with a variety of affordable rate levels and exceptional benefits.

Thanks to our 2013 Luncheons sponsors for their enthusiastic support of our members.