On the Calendar: AIGA Design Conference

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AIGA Design Conference: Head, Heart, Hand

This October 10-12, join brilliant designers from across the country at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, for “Head, Heart, Hand.”

The conference celebrates good design and explores three main elements necessary to design in the 21st century:

“If there’s only one event you can attend in 2013, make it “Head, Heart, Hand.” In focused affinity sessions and inspiring general session presentations, the AIGA Design Conference is where you’ll get inspired, learn new skills, develop you professional practice and discuss the critical issues in your profession. Increase your knowledge, stimulate your design mind, make connections and more!

For a full schedule of events, click here. To register, click here. For additional information, visit www.designconference.aiga.org.

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  1. Patrick Redmond, mentor, and Pamela Mead, protege, along with Michael Bierut, mentor, and Jennifer Kinon, protege, were panelists together on the topic of “Designers Mentoring Designers” affinity session at the 2013 AIGA “Head, Heart, Hand” National Conference in Minneapolis, October 10-12 (see http://designconference.aiga.org). Mead has worked at Doblin, Chicago; MetaDesign, San Francisco; Fitch, Boston; Palm, California; Yahoo Mobile, California; and is currently Director of User Experience at Teléfonica Digital, Madrid, Spain. In addition to operating his own ongoing Saint Paul, Minnesota-based brand identity and design firm, Patrick Redmond Design (www.PatrickRedmondDesign.com), Patrick has at various times during his career, served as Creative Art Director, Wells Fargo (Norwest), as a Senior Art Director at Carlson Companies; a graphic designer for The Goldstein Museum of Design; and as a graphic designer at InterDesign and De brey Design. Patrick Redmond is a past president of AIGA Minnesota, which has become the fourth largest AIGA Chapter in the country. Redmond and Mead’s co-presenting panelists were AIGA Medalist, AIGA past president, and AIGA New York’s past president, Michael Bierut also of Vignelli, Pentagram, and Design Observer fame, and Jennifer Kinon, also formerly of Pentagram and a past president of AIGA New York, now of OCD, Original Champions of Design. Their session was facilitated by AIGA National Board Member, Su Mathews of Lippincott. As a board member of the University of Minnesota’s College of Human Ecology Alumni Society, in 1993 Patrick Redmond was involved with the initiative that established the inaugural alumni mentor program, forerunner of what is now known as the University of Minnesota’s College of Design Mentor Program. Patrick is author of “The Design Mentor,” which was published in AIGA/MN Issues, The Official News Paper [sic] of AIGA/MN, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, August 1999, p. 2, 6. Patrick Redmond served as one of many mentors at the AIGA Minnesota “60-Minute Mentor” luncheon, International Market Square, Minneapolis, September 26, 2013. Patrick Redmond attended the first school-wide Alumni Mentorship “Mix ‘n Match” event at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design as an alumni mentor, March 9, 2013.

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