Heather Novak-Peterson, Associate AIA, SEGD, leads HGA’s EG Studio as Senior Environmental Graphic Designer and Associate Vice President in their Minneapolis office. She is an artist and visual storyteller focusing on designing branded environments and products for new and existing clients across HGA’s markets, including corporate, healthcare, and education. With more than 15 years of experience, Novak-Peterson has created custom art, graphics, branding, finishes, signage, and products for corporate offices, retail stores, restaurants, and residential buildings locally and nationally.
Provis Graphic manufactures custom, low-profile, trim-less precision-illuminated lettering to stretch the possibilities of design.
We have more than 2 decades of experience supporting our partners’ signage program rollouts in more than 25 countries. In Europe we are the preferred illuminated signage manufacturer for the Cartier, Estee Lauder, Mont Blanc, Swissotel, Swatch, Nine West, and Adidas brands to name a few.
Betsy Vohs founded Studio BV in 2015 in order to dedicate her ideas and energy to clients who want transformational design solutions. Transformational design comes from investigating the places, contexts, and people that will be shaped by the design. How people feel, what they touch, how they interact — these human experiences are central elements of design.
Dr. Bonnie Higgins joined Bemidji State University’s (BSU) College of Business, Technology and Communication in August of 2002. She is a Professor in the Department of Technology, Art & Design and is currently serving as the Chair of the Department.
Dr. Higgins teaches Art & Design courses with a focus on Exhibit Design. Courses taught include: Principles of Design, Photography, Intro to Exhibit Design, Exhibit Design Tradeshow and Advanced Exhibit Design.
Joanne Thomas is a Communications Specialist with Gemini, Inc. Johnson is also an expert listener, creative writer and trusted resource energized by collaboration, challenges and the development of people and ideas.
Her Key Experience is in leadership, coaching, blogs and WIKI, communications, program management, strategic planning, product management, employee development, and process improvement.
Advance Corporation was founded in 1941 by William F. Lorenz as a manufacturer of flexographic products and quickly earned a reputation for quality, service and innovation serving major manufacturing and service companies. It was during these early years that the company developed a special engraving process that eventually would be the catalyst for entrance into the award market.
Yee Vang is a Recent Graduate of the University of Minnesota and a Design Intern at 3M.
Yee Vang is a Graphic Designer who is interested in UX Design based in Minneapolis. Many of her inspirations come from her Hmong heritage. Yee Vang grew up watching her mom embroider intricate Hmong patterns. She also like batik design and motifs of any sort. Yee Vang is most intrigued by the process when it comes to design.
Stevie Lacher is a graphic designer based in Minneapolis, MN currently working for Medibio Ltd. as a Graphic Design Intern.
Stevie Lacher is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. She’s goal driven and eager to continue expanding her knowledge across web and print platforms. Stevie Lacher would love to learn from and contribute to a professional community that shares her love for creativity and design.
Kate Doyle is a Recent Graduate of the University of Minnesota and a Design Intern at CHIPS NY in the Greater New York City Area.
Kate Doyle studied at the University of Minnesota and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in Art. During her time at the University of Minnesota Kate Doyle was a member of AIGA and was involved with the Wake Student Magazine as a Creative Director.