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Design in 7 presented by the Design Student & Alumni Board

Design in 7: 7 stories, 7 minutes

What can be shared in just seven minutes? Listen in as seven professionals from the fields of architecture, apparel, graphic and interior design, housing, landscape architecture, and retail share thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes curious tales from the trenches.


2014 Speakers:

  • Michael Alexin, Vice President of Product Design & Development, Target Corporation
  • Bob Close FASLA, Landscape Architect, Bob Close Studio, LLC
  • Pete Hagen, Senior Product Manager of Sourcing, Target Corporation
  • AJ Paron-Wildes, Interior Designer/Regional Architectural and Design Manager, Allsteel
  • Peter Remes, Developer, First & First
  • Joan Soranno FAIA, Design Principal, HGA
  • Todd Thyberg, Creative Director and Owner, Angel Bomb

Presented by the Design Student and Alumni Board (DSAB), University of Minnesota College of Design


Design in 7 is the recipient of the 2011 UMAA Program Extraordinaire Award.



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    2014 Speakers

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    2013 Speakers

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    2012 Speakers

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    2011 Speakers

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    2010 Speakers




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