design

Women who work in fashion, design and social media—or aspire to—are being invited to put on their high heels and step out to a free networking event aimed at connecting Twin Cities creatives. 
The event, called WhatSheSaid, is scheduled at the W Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on March 19 from 1:30-4:30.
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Design Thinking, which uses classic methods employed by designers to solve complex problems, will be the focus of an upcoming free forum at the University of Minnesota.  Read More
Last September, local startup Astro HQ won the MN Cup Grand prize and walked away with $80K in cash. Its app Astropad turns the iPad into a professional graphics tablet for Mac, and the app has been gaining traction in the art community. Read More


There’s new guidance for cyclists who hit a Nice Ride bike sharing station and hop on one of the bright green bikes. Read More
Mike Pavelko has been woodworking for years. In 2014, Mike’s wife wanted him to design a Minnesota wood cutout for her. Mike posted a photo of the finished product online and before he knew it, he had 60 orders from people interested in his products, and ReclaiMNed was born. Read More
The Studio/E experience helps people navigate change  by creating a strategy to embark into the unknown. The basic skills or competencies of this strategy foster an entrepreneurial mindset, which enables creative problemsolving to successfully move ideas forward. Read More

ARTCRANK founder Charles Youel. Photo credit to Jay Larson.

“Businesses need to think of cycling not as a separate target audience, but something that their target audience does,” says Charles Youel, founder of ARTCRANK, a pop-up bike poster show returning to Minneapolis for its ninth show on June 6. Read More
The See Change Conference, an annual gathering of the nation’s leaders in visual communications dating back to 1973, is in Minneapolis May 13. Read More
Lisa Hackwith, founder of Hackwith Design House, never meant to be a clothing designer. It wasn’t until after graduating with a studio art degree that she even learned how to sew. But once she started, she couldn’t stop. Working out of her home, Hackwith began selling her loose, flowing, feminine designs on Etsy in 2010. Read More
Can Can Wonderland, a 19,000-square-foot indoor golf course coming to a former St. Paul canning factory, seeks designs and build proposals to outfit its 18 holes. The park, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 1, will also feature sculpture, art installations, performance art, and food and beverages. Read More