Light
the Fire
Inside.

Deep dive collaboration, audacious creativity, and connection in design can spark inspiration within and ignite meaningful change in the world.

Design Camp® is AIGA Minnesota’s premier design conference that celebrates the power of design to bring people together and ideas to life. As one of the largest regional design conferences in the country, we bring together a blazing array of design thinkers and leaders to explore new ideas and fan the fire that resides within.

Design Camp is designed to inspire and engage a diverse range of professionals and creative voices, from students to seasoned professionals. Why come to camp? Learn from the creative leaders at the forefront of the most pressing and provocative topics impacting design, connect with fellow design thinkers, and light the fire inside.

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AIGA Minnesota's
Design Camp 2022

AIGA MN's
Design Camp
2022

Join us October 29

At The Minneapolis Institute of Art

This year’s Design Camp will be held as an all-day event at The Minneapolis Institute of Art. It’s not the typical weekend-in-the-woods Design Camp is known for! Instead, we want to make Design Camp as accessible as possible to everyone who has weathered the ups and downs of the past few years. (No multi-night accommodations, numerous meals, or road trip costs.)

We’ll feature keynote speakers from some of today's leading design firms, unique creative interjections, a panel discussion, artistic activities, entertainment, industry representatives, and all the other fun things that make Design Camp an experience like no other!

This year’s Design Camp will be held as an all-day event at The Minneapolis Institute of Art. It’s not the typical weekend-in-the-woods Design Camp is known for! Instead, we want to make Design Camp as accessible as possible to everyone who has weathered the ups and downs of the past few years.
(No multi-night accommodations, numerous meals, or road trip costs.)
We’ll feature keynote speakers from some of today's leading design firms, unique creative interjections, a panel discussion, artistic activities, entertainment, industry representatives, and all the other fun things that make Design Camp an experience like no other!

Exclusive Studio Tours

Friday, October 28th (optional)

Twin Cities creatives are on fire! Agencies and Studios open their doors exclusively to Campers. Space is limited, so grab a ticket and reserve your spot!

Registration and Ticketing

AIGA Student

*
$ 125 USD

* AIGA Member ID number required at checkout*
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Non-Member Student

*
$ 185 USD

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AIGA Member

*
$ 400 USD

* AIGA Member ID required *
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Non-Member

*
$ 575 USD

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Scholarship Tickets

This year AIGA MN and our sponsors will be providing 20+ scholarships to identifying members of under-represented groups related to race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, age, socioeconomic class, and/or veteran status. Thank you to all who applied, we will be in contact shortly.

*The application has closed - Applicants will be contacted.

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Presentations

The 2022 speakers, presenters and panelists are an eclectic group with extraordinary talent and passion. They are designers, engineers, writers, performers, film makers, entrepreneurs, marketers and more.
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6 Studio Tours

3 Keynote Speakers

3 Creative Interjections

4 Local Panelists

1 Film

250+ Attendees

Speakers

Learn from creative leaders at the forefront of the most pressing and provocative topics impacting design.

Greg Hoffman

Global brand leader, founder and principal of the brand advisory group Modern Arena, and former NIKE Chief Marketing Officer

Blair Neal

Brooklyn-based artist/essayist, VP of Creative Technology at Deeplocal, and founder of its predecessor, Fake Love

Nourhan Ayman Wahdan

Creative Director and Co-Founder of pew. design bureau in the MENA region, recent L.A. transplant, philosopher, and mentor
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About AIGA MN

2021

  • Location: Virtual + Theodore Wirth Chalet
    Speakers: Renee Reid, George Aye, Martina Flor, Dan Kuhlken & Nathan Goldman (DKNG)
    AIGA Minnesota President: Heather Michaels
    Camp Chairs: Leslie McDougall and Alan Schutte
    Poster Design: Super Human

2020

  • Location: Virtual
    Speakers: John Maeda, Jennifer Morla, Nancy Lyons, Kevin Bethune
    AIGA Minnesota President: Heather Michael
    Camp Chairs: Leslie McDougall and Scott White
    Poster Design: Christiansen Creative

2019

  • Location: Madden’s Gull Lake Resort, Brainerd
    Speakers: Ashleigh Axios, Emily Cohen, Seth Johnson, Ash Huang, Lawrence Azerrad
    AIGA Minnesota President: Heather Michael
    Camp Chairs: Jenny Schmitz-Hinshaw and Leslie McDougall
    Poster Design: Studio MPLS

2018

  • Location: Madden’s Gull Lake Resort, Brainerd
    Speakers: Andy J. Pizza, David Hartman, Gail Anderson, Zipeng Zhu, Lauren Dickens
    AIGA Minnesota President: Katrin Loss
    Camp Chairs: Kaitlyn Bryan and Ashley Hohnstein
    Poster Design: Cue

2017

  • Location: Madden’s Gull Lake Resort, Brainerd
    Speakers: Jay Fletcher, Una Kravets, Steve Frykholm, Jennifer Daniel, Ann Willoughby, Tad Carpenter
    AIGA Minnesota President: Katrin Loss
    Camp Chairs: Loop Haro
    Poster Design: 10 Thousand Design

2016

  • Location: Madden’s Gull Lake Resort, Brainerd
    Speakers: Alex Center, Anton & Irene, Allan Peters, Leta Sobierajski
    AIGA Minnesota President: Katrin Loss
    Camp Chairs: Elise Matheny
    Poster Design: BBDO Mpls

2015

  • Location: Madden’s Gull Lake Resort, Brainerd
    Speakers: James Edmondson, Kate Bingman-Burt, Val Head, Richard Roche & Jonathan Black, Jacob Escobedo
    AIGA Minnesota President: Jenny Price
    Camp Chairs: Leah Jorgens & Elise Matheny
    Poster Design: Little

2014

  • Location: Madden’s Gull Lake Resort, Brainerd
    Speakers: Louise Fili, Ty Mattson, Cap Watkins, Armin Vit, Sue Crolick
    AIGA Minnesota President: Jenny Price
    Camp Chairs: Renee Ebert and Marla Bonner
    Poster Design: Imagehaus

2013

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Jessica Hische, Debbie Millman, Christian Saylor, Mikey Burton, Able Parris, Mark Pollard
    AIGA Minnesota President: Jenny Schmitz-Hinshaw
    Camp Chairs: Renee Ebert & Stephen Grant
    Poster Design: FAME

2012

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Chip Kidd, Eric Madsen, Simon Collison, Paula Scher, The Heads of State
    AIGA Minnesota President: Jenny Schmitz-Hinshaw
    Camp Chairs: Julie Prior and Amber Wahl
    Poster Design: Kick

2011

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Jan Wilker, Peter Buchanan-Smith, Jolby, Michael Osbourne, Margo and Jamie Koval
    AIGA Minnesota President: Seth Johnson
    Camp Chairs: Heidi Christine and Diane Storevik Holetz
    Poster Design: Alan Peters, inHouse at Target

2010

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Frank Chimero, Roshi Givechi, Doyald Young, Karim Charlebois-Zariffa
    AIGA Minnesota President: Seth Johnson
    Camp Chairs: Rick Dupre and Jenny Schmitz-Hinshaw
    Poster Design: Larsen

2009

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Aaron Draplin, Hush, Ellen Lupton, DJ Stout
    AIGA Minnesota President: Christina Jackson
    Camp Chairs: Seth Engman and Samantha Michaels
    Poster Design: Little & Company

2008

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: The Art of Chase, Brian Collins, Jen Trolio, Tronic Studio
    AIGA Minnesota President: Christina Jackson
    Camp Chairs: Aleks Stancevic and Steven Verdoorn
    Poster Design: Studio on Fire

2007

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Jason Munn, Joel Templin, Carin Goldberg, Jakob Trollback
    AIGA Minnesota President: Jim Madson
    Camp Chairs: Blaine Mattson and Jen Soik
    Poster Design: Hatch Design (San Francisco)

2006

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Peter Buchanan-Smith, Keith Anderson (Brian Gunderson), John Hamilton, Paul Sahre
    AIGA Minnesota President: Jim Madson
    Camp Chairs: Jen Soik and Tricia Heagle
    Poster Design: Sussner Design Company

2005

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Hillman Curtis, Stephen Bucher, John Benzick, Robynne Raye, Sheree Clark
    AIGA Minnesota President: Amy Anderson
    Camp Chairs: Andy Wood and Mara Herschbach
    Poster Design: Capsule

2004

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Lars Engman, Carla Frank, Patrick Hull, Paul Matthaeus
    AIGA Minnesota President: Amy Anderson
    Camp Chairs: Cori Hamilton and Peter de Sibour
    Poster Design: Carmichael Lynch Thorburn

2003

  • Location: Grand View Lodge, Nisswa
    Speakers: Maureen Erbe, Genevieve Gorder, Laurie Rosenwald, Warren Mahy
    AIGA Minnesota President: Scott Geiger
    Camp Chairs: Jennifer Kane and Wendy Ruyle
    Poster Design: Charles S. Anderson

2002

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Chip Kidd, Maggy Cuesta, Gia Giasullo and Erez Steinberg, Chip Wass
    AIGA Minnesota President: Scott Geiger
    Camp Chairs: Kenton Hanson and Nicole Lindberg
    Poster Design: Sussner Design Company

2001

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Jack Anderson, Frank Garrity, Maria Giudice, Olaf Stein
    AIGA Minnesota President: Joelle Anderlik
    Camp Chairs: Sarah Kirkwood and Kim Fowler
    Poster Design: Franke & Fiorella

2000

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Rafeal Lopez, Diti Katona, Bill Cahan, Thomas Mueller, Lana Rigsby, Ric Grefé
    AIGA Minnesota President: Joelle Anderlick
    Camp Chairs: Barb Roth, Kelly Esteby, and Larissa Gienart
    Poster Design: Larsen

1999

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Amy Franceschini, Martha Scotford, Jim Sherraden Christa Skinner
    AIGA Minnesota President: Doug Powell
    Camp Chairs: Larissa Gieneart and Todd Thyberg
    Poster Design: Digital Minds and Eaton & Associates

1998

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Francois Robert, Dana Arnett, Noreen Morioka, Sean Adams, Kent Hunter
    AIGA Minnesota President: Doug Powell
    Camp Chairs: Amy Van Ert and Wendy Ruyle

1997

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Forrest Richardson, Sylvia Harris, Milton Glaser, Lyn Severance
    AIGA Minnesota President: Dan Woychick
    Camp Chairs: Carla Mueller, Amy Van Ert, and Wendy Ruyle
    Poster Design: Haley Johnson

1996

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Stefan Sagmeister, Eric Baker, David Karam, Tom Bland, Post Tool Design, Jeffrey Keyton
    AIGA Minnesota President: Dan Woychick
    Camp Chairs: Kelly Bjork, Bill Morgan, and Geri Thompson
    Poster Design: The Edison Group

1995*

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Jeffery Keedy, Rick Valencenti, Helen De Michiel, David Bloom, Andrew Blauvelt
    AIGA Minnesota President: Grant Pound
    Camp Chairs: Rob Dewey and Janice Anderson
    Poster Design: Stuart Flake (Little & Company) No poster

1994

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: David Carson, Stephen Sidlinger, Rebeca Mendez, Brad Holland, Laurie Kratochvil
    AIGA Minnesota President: Grant Pound
    Camp Chairs: Geri Thompson and Andy Powell
    Poster Design: Rubin Cordaro

1993

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Dugald Stermer, Javier Romero, Greg and Pat Samata, Michael Vanderbyl, Elle Schusterv
    AIGA Minnesota President: John DuFresne
    Camp Chairs: Lynn Tanaka and Allan Haag
    Poster Design: Larsen

1992

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Woody Pirtle, Guzman Photo, Paul Davis, Mercedes MacDonald, Craig Frazier
    AIGA Minnesota President: John DuFresne
    Camp Chairs: Lynn Tanaka and Allan Haag
    Poster Design: Deb Miner

1991

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Primo Angeli, Gregory Heisler, John Kleber, Jennifer Morla, Peter Saville
    AIGA Minnesota President: Paul Wharton
    Camp Chairs: Craig Franke and Karen McCall Pengra
    Poster Design: Thea Tulloss and Kristen Bothun

1990

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Margo Chase, Erik Speakermann, Alan Davis Guests: Caoline Hightower and Irene Bareis
    AIGA Minnesota President: Paul Wharton
    Camp Chair: Grant Pound
    Poster Design: Robert Carlson

1989

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Aziz Cami, Jose Ortega, Hans Neleman, Louis Fishauf, Robert Valentine
    AIGA Minnesota President: Jo Davison
    Camp Chair: Chuck Carlson
    Poster Design: Amy Quinlivan and Todd Waterbury

1988*

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Peter Harrison, Michael Peters, Cheryl Heller, Scott Morgan, Anthony Russo
    AIGA Minnesota President: Jo Davison
    Camp Chair: Deb Miner
    Poster Design: Dan Olson and Chittamai Suvongse (Kobe)

1987

  • Location: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
    Speakers: Michael Mabry, Terry Heffernan, Richard Hess, Bruce Hannah, Jerry Allan, Joan Libera, Gerald Budner
    AIGA Minnesota President: Carol Capistrant
    Conference Chair: Deb Gallagher Lewis
    Poster Design: Frank James

1986

  • Location: Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, Lutsen
    Speakers: Neil Shakery, Diane Padys, Vivienne Flesher, Chuck Byrne, Rex Peteet, Don Sibley
    MGDA President: Carol Capistrant
    Conference Chair: Jo Davison
    Poster Design: Tim Larsen

1985

  • Location: Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, Lutsen
    Speakers: Don Weller, Peter Shire, Jerry Herring, Gordon Salchow, Michael Zender, Jon Van Hamersveld, Jurek Wajdowisz
    MGDA President: Mark Odegard
    Conference Chair: Sue Truesdale
    Poster Design: Dale Johnston

1984

  • Location: Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, Lutsen
    Speakers: Phyllis Flood, Kurt Tausche, Barbara Nessim, Jayme Odgers, Robert Abell, Richard Hoover
    MGDA President: Bruce Rubin
    Conference Chairs: Mark Odegard and Brenda Dane
    Poster Design: Christopher Anderson

1983

  • Location: Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, Lutsen
    Speakers: Jacqueline Casey, Tim Girvin, James Cross, Katherine McCoy, Rob Roy Kelly
    MGDA President: Heather (Soladay) Olson
    Conference Chairs: Heather (Soladay) Olson and Leslee Avchen
    Poster Design: Tim Girvin (calligraphy) and Todd Nesser

1982

  • Location: Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, Lutsen
    Speakers: Frances Butler, Earl Joseph, Peter Laundy, Michael Manwaring, Sumner Stone
    MGDA President: Bob Fleming
    Conference Chair: Dick Stanley
    Poster Design: Johnson + Johnson

1981

  • Location: Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, Lutsen
    Speakers: Ann Blocker, Stephan Frykholm, Harris Shettel, April Greiman
    MGDA President: Dale Johnston
    Conference Chair: MGDA Board
    Poster Design: Robert Jensen

1980

  • Location: Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, Lutsen
    Speakers: Gerry Allan, RitaSue Siegel, Kenneth Carbone, Robert Vogele
    MGDA President: Tim Larsen
    Conference Chair: MGDA Board
    Poster Design: Dick Stanley