College of Design

Host & Sponsor

College of Design - University of Minnesota

Located in one of the major design cities and in one of the largest research universities in the U.S., the College of Design encompasses the full range of design disciplines at the University of Minnesota and is home to seven undergraduate majors, 19 graduate degree programs, 10 centers, and the Goldstein Museum of Design.

Through a unique commitment to creativity and advancing technologies, the College of Design at the University of Minnesota leads, innovates and educates in the full range of design fields by researching ongoing and emerging issues, exploring new knowledge, and addressing and solving real-world problems; all while adhering to socially responsible, sustainable, and collaborative design thinking.



Larsen is a design, branding, marketing, and interactive agency that combines business sense with design sensibilities. For 40 years, we have worked in partnership with our clients to bring their brands to life.

We've helped launch start-up ventures and reposition Fortune 500 companies. We've communicated organizational change to critical audiences and conveyed the enduring quality of institutions. We've injected excitement into mature product lines and differentiated companies in crowded new markets.

With each opportunity, Larsen strives to engage people in a deeper exchange of meaning and information, approaching our work from the perspective that design is a plan. And a plan well implemented is precious, providing lasting value.