PIVOT :: Break the Ice



Portfolio 1-on-1®
Educators Forum

Summary by Angela Niemi, photos by Jay Larson On Saturday, April 2, 2016, 18 design educators from around the state met at GoKart Labs for the annual Educators Forum in conjunction with AIGA Minnesota’s Portfolio 1-on-1®. Together the educators addressed common issues, insights, and solutions relating to student collaboration, grading, encouraging risk taking, and professional community involvement. […]


November 12th, 6:00pm
until 10:00pm

Zeitgeist Arts Cafe
Duluth, MN

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Hosted by the University of Minnesota Duluth.

You’ve been working hard through design school and you know your work is good, but becoming a design professional is a daunting leap for student-level designers. We’re bringing you Pivot :: Break the Ice, hoping to make that transition to the design world a little more exciting and manageable.

A huge part of becoming a professional designer is making friends in the industry and maintaining those relationships. We have invited professionals from the Twin Cities to share their story with you and offer insight into what they and their colleagues are looking for from recent graduates. Ken Friberg, currently a partner at Rat Race Studios, has done it all—from teaching, art direction and design to photography and videography. He’s truly a wearer of many hats. Our second guest, Bruce Bourne, is currently the Design Director at Periscope. Before managing Periscope’s print-design discipline, he broke into the profession as a Freelance Designer for Little & Company.

Following the speakers, attendees will see a presentation from French Paper Company and have the opportunity to create archetype trading cards and enjoy a meet and greet with other PIVOT attendees and the featured speakers. AIGA student members can swap cards with each other, and by the end of the night will have gained invaluable information about making the transition from a student to a professional and leave with new contacts for when they inevitably make that transition. 

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AIGA Members: FREE.
Non-members: $10, advance registration is required.

Zeitgeist Arts Cafe
222 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
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Presented by the University of Minnesota–Duluth Campus
Sponsored by AIGA Minnesota

About Pivot

The Pivot Series is designed as an opportunity for AIGA student groups to develop programming for their fellow students who reside and study in the upper Midwest.

Contact student representative Abby Kallas for more information.


Responses to PIVOT :: Break the Ice

  1. Jorge,
    The event is on Monday the 12th. It was required that our student group at UMD planned the event on a weeknight. We would love to have you come up for the night though! We can even find you a place to crash the night with some GD folks if need be. Cheers!

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