design

Photo by Erin Francois

Designer by day, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) student by night – local artist Ashley Mary painted on the side as she pursued a career in the design industry. Just a few years later, the local artist, illustrator, stylist and designer struck out on her own to freelance full-time. Read More
A fertile relationship is growing between anthropology and business. Marketers are finding that anthropologists gather very useful knowledge by studying consumers in their natural habitat using the ethnographic techniques of observation and interviewing. Read More
With its trendy home accessories and partnerships with fashion’s irresistible names, Target uses design as a competitive tool. It’s a dynamic differentiator in the Bullseye’s battle for discounter domination. The Minneapolis-based retailer employs hundreds of designers and product developers to grab customer attention. Read More


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