Design Studio of 

bushCONNECT 2018

I served as the graphic designer for 2018’s bushCONNECT, the one-day conference and networking event organized by the Bush Foundation. 1300 participants came together from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography to share ideas and strategies at the Guthrie Theater. Journalist Michele Norris gave the keynote presentation, alongside numerous inspiring regional leaders.

Our team (at the Bush Foundation, Events by Lady K, and me) created all the materials attendees would need to navigate the day and connect with each other, including a program, maps of the Guthrie, wayfinding signage, and infographics.

We conceived custom-produced nametags that doubled as pockets to hold event tickets, saving us from the need for 1300 plastic sleeves. For the tickets, we designed custom perforated sheets that included three session tickets, lunch and drink tickets, specially assembled for each attendee. The nametag pockets and ticket sheets wound up cutting the client’s assembly time, just days before the conference, by 75% from the previous year.