Minnesota Design Camp 40th Anniversary

Since 1980 design icons have come together in the North

The first Design Camp, organized by the Minnesota Graphic Design Association (MGDA, later AIGA Minnesota), took place in 1980 at Lutsen Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. In the decades since, moving from Lutsen to Grand View Lodge outside Brainerd  and to its current home at Madden’s on Gull Lake, Design Camp has presented top keynote speakers including design legends Louise FiliMilton GlaserDoyald YoungGail Anderson, and Paula Scher, as well as next-generation leaders like Zipeng ZhuLawrence Azerrad, and Chip Kidd.

The best thing about the past 40 years are the memories we’ve made along the way.

When was your first Design Camp? What was your favorite part? Reminisce about days gone by as we look ahead to the future.

Escape (Virtually) Up North

Find your inspiration in the (virtual) North Woods

At its core, Design Camp is a time of connection and a positive experience we all look forward to. Check out photos from past Design Camps to get a feel for what it’s all about. Despite being online, we’ll connect and celebrate four decades of Design Camp with you on October 2–4.