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Dirty Laundry delivers the dirt on design. Listen in as design professionals reveal their best and worst experiences working in the world of design, and share career tales with a humorous spin. Prepare yourself for one juicy night of design gossip!


Next Event

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (alternate, Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017)
6:30 PM Doors Open, 7:00 Program
Best Buy Theater (4th floor), Northrop Memorial Auditorium

Watch for details and registration coming Fall 2017.



Dirty Laundry 2016: WATCH THE VIDEO


  • Brent Stickels, co-founder of YYES  (video starts at 0.50)
  • David Shea, founder & Tanya Spaulding, principal of Shea, Inc. (video starts at 22:45)
  • Q&A with all three speakers starts at  51:39


This annual event is held each fall semester. Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Design Student and Alumni Board (DSAB).


Dirty Laundry is the recipient of the 2009 UMAA Program Extraordinaire Award.



2016-17 Sponsors

gardner builders haworthmade for retail wold

damon farber HGA studio hive

Ideas for speakers?

If you have ideas or suggestions of speakers for future events, please submit them to Lori Mollberg,

Speakers can be from any of the disciplines in the college; we usually have 2-3 speakers.


View past speaker archive


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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