Andrew Poppen

Andrew Poppen is an award-winning, multidisciplinary creative with more than 13 years of experience specializing in art direction, experiential design, concept development and fabrication of interactive exhibitions. From multi-channel ad campaigns to tv spots to touchscreen kiosks to 30-ft wall graphics, Andrew’s breadth of knowledge enables him to create design solutions that best fit client needs and deliver maximum audience engagement.

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Andrew Poppen
RDG Planning & Design
Des Moines, IA

Steve Kohtz

Steve Kohtz is a Grad Assistant at Iowa State University School of Design with Sustainability/Green Umbrella, where they bring together different student sustainability organizations to make Iowa State students more aware of sustainable efforts around them. There, Steve is mentoring two branches of student organizations: Live Green! event planning and the monthly digital newsletter.

Steve Kohtz, Iowa State University
Iowa State University
West Des Moines, Iowa

Mindy Alvarez

Mindy Alvarez is currently a multi-media designer at RDG Planning & Design.

Before joining RDG Planning & Design she owned and ran M-Design, a full service marketing, social media and design agency for 12 years. Mindy Alvarez has previously held positions as designer, art director and account management with Lessing-Flynn Advertising, Sammons Securities and the Des Moines Register.

Mindy Alvarez has won numerous awards for her work including 3 gold's and a Best in Show and has earned a B.A Graphic Design degree and MBA degree.

Mindy Alvarez, RDG Planning & Design, M-Design
RDG Planning & Design
Des Moines, Iowa

Creative Edge

Located in Fairfield, Iowa, Creative Edge Master Shop is the world’s largest, most experienced, and most creative architectural waterjet flooring fabricator.

Creative Edge designs and fabricates a variety of architectural and industrial products using computer-controlled waterjet technology

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Stead Family Children's Hospital

Finalist 2018
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Stead Family Children's Hospital

The design team provided interior design services for the new 14-story, 507,000 sq. ft University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Stead Family Children's Hospital, as well as the renovation of an existing NICU connected to the new building. The hospital houses 189 acute critical care beds, including a PCICU, a PICU, a new 56,250-square-foot NICU, imaging, dialysis, infusion and a pediatric cancer center.

David Berg

David Berg is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of direct business ownership experience across many sectors including new business model development and deployment, restructuring, CEO’ing, sales, marketing, design, structural engineering, contract negotiations, risk management, and employee and team building.

David Berg
Fairfield, IA
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