August 18th, 11:00am
Statewide Pivot is back! This year we have brought together design leaders from three of our Affinity groups, Emerging, In-House, and ReDesign. This unique event is especially relevant for design students but open to all members of the creative community.
members $5 / non-members $10
Online registration closes Friday, August 17 at 5:00pm. Your receipt will include instructions on how to access Rat Race Studios on the day of the event. Seating is limited.
Sorry, no walk-ins. You must be registered to attend.
|11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
|Doors Open: Visit various booths
Introduction: Executive Board of AIGA Minnesota. Introduction to event.
|11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.||Emerging Group: I Didn’t Know Sh!t… Until I Started Working|
|12:20 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.||In-House Group: IN-credibles: Championing credibility in corporate creative.
|1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m||ReDesign Group: Design in the 21st Century.|
|2:15 p.m. onward||We’ll head over to the Walker Art Center to socialize in an exclusive engagement.|
I Didn’t Know Sh!t… Until I Started Working: A talk about the stuff that’s hard to learn.
Networking. Client relations. Your duty as a designer. Getting your boss to like you. They don’t teach these things in school because they’re messy, and most folks don’t talk about them because they’re personal.
Minneapolis-based independent graphic designer Seth Johnson will talk intimately about the things that are essential for all designers to master but are unlikely to learn in the classroom. When you’re out of school, how do you scale the steep learning curve? It ain’t easy, but this should help.
IN-credibles: Championing credibility in corporate creative.
Faster with a flustered client. More powerful than a bloated agency. Able to leap corporate red tape in a single bound. Meet three incredible in-house agencies from Allianz, Life Time Fitness, and Target. Listen, ask and learn from these in-house teams producing extraordinary creative in ordinary settings.
Design in the 21st Century.
Designers hold a key to the future. More than ever we are in need of big thinkers and creative collaborators to address growing global design challenges. Since everything is designed – be it product, experience or service – designers have the extraordinary power and responsibility to design for the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations. See inspiring designs, learn how small changes can make big impacts, and walk away with plenty of resources to start you in a greener design direction!
Presenter Bio: Amy Dritz took the sustainability plunge four years ago and hasn’t looked back. She tries to incorporate sustainable actions into her lifestyle and her design work. As an in-house graphic designer for a local park system, she implements sustainable design methods wherever she can – sometimes even by stealth! Amy believes even small changes can add up. In addition, Amy is working on a Masters in Sustainable Design through the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is also the Associate Director of Sustainability for AIGA Minnesota, and leads a group of volunteers in providing opportunities for creative professionals to learn more about sustainable design. When she’s not attached to the computer, she loves to decompress in the great outdoors by hiking, camping or kayaking, or just hanging out in the backyard with family and friends.
Thanks to our 2012 AIGA Minnesota Statewide Pivot event sponsors for their generous support:
Normally, 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. The Statewide Pivot is an annual event to bring together design students from around the region to hear thought provoking speakers, socialize, and network.
Contact student representative Jamie Larson or follow @aigamn for more information.