College of Design

Design in 7 presented by the Design Student & Alumni Board

MN Alumni Cover featuring Andy Erikson

Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes




Save the date for our 8th annual Design in 7!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Presentations at 7:00 p.m.
Reception before and after program
Cash bar and complimentary appetizers


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 often humorous tales from the design trenches.




2017 Speakers:

  • Jerry Allan, Owner, Criteria Architects
  • Tao Ham, Lighting Designer, HGA
  • Kate Arends, Owner, Wit and Delight

(there will be more speakers added as time gets closer to the event)



2016 Speakers:



Presented by the Design Student and Alumni Board with support from our 2015-16 College to Career Program Sponsors Gardner Builders and Haworth and in-kind support from speaker trainer and author, Mary Milla.


Design in 7 is a UMAA Program Extraordinaire Award winner.



  • 2016 Design in 7

    2016 Speakers

  • 2015 Design in 7

    2015 Speakers

  • 2014 Design in 7

    2014 Speakers

  • 2013 Design in 7

    2013 Speakers

  • 2012 Design in 7

    2012 Speakers

  • 2011 Design in 7

    2011 Speakers

  • 2010 Design in 7

    2010 Speakers





Archived Videos of Past Speakers




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Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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