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August 2012 Archives

Over the past several weeks we have been lucky enough to introduce our new six board members. We are pleased to say that we have another person joining our board bringing our total up to seven new board members for this year. We would like to introduce you to her.


clip_image002_001.jpgJulia Williams Robinson, a registered architect, has written journal articles, chapters and reports that cover a wide-ranging subject matter including architectural theory, design methods, sociocultural factors, and architectural pedagogy. She is presently working on a new book, What's So Special about Dutch Housing and Urbanism that she began as a Metropolitan Design Center Fellow in 2006-7. The book reflects her study of contemporary Dutch architecture since 1999, including seminars, semester-long studios in the Netherlands, and especially the M-Term trips she organized for students and professionals in 2007 and 2008.The book describes and analyzes innovations in contemporary housing and urban design in the Netherlands, exploring the reasons for its quality, and the potential and limitations for implementation in the United States.


Julia is an architecture professor at the University of Minnesota, and will represent the architecture department on GMD's advisory board. Her educational background consists of a B. A., (Arch. Major) from the University of Minnesota in 1968, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota (with distinction) in 1971, a M.A., Anthropology from the University of Minnesota in 1980 and a PhD, from Delft Technical University, the Netherlands in 2004.


In addition to her scholarly work, Robinson has displayed watercolors in several exhibits, most notably a solo exhibit "Near and Far" held at the Architecture Library in 2007.


Welcome Julia!



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Just a few short weeks ago, GMD's advisory board welcomed six new board members with just this past week adding one more. They each have unique and profound backgrounds within the design field and will be a great asset to GMD in the year to come. We would like to introduce each member so you can get to know them better. The two members we would like to introduce to you this week are Christine Hartman and Kent Hensley.


ChristineHartman_NewBoardMember.jpgChristine has over 35 years of textile related experience. As a graduate of the University of Michigan's Business School, she began her career with the Dayton Hudson organization in fashion apparel merchandising. Christine has held several positions that have allowed her to travel internationally to view and source fabrics. She has also worked for Donaldson's and was president of the Tannery West division of Wilson leather as well as her own interior design firm. Christine is currently the General Manager of the Holly Hunt showroom in Minneapolis. Located in International Market Square, Holly Hunt specializes in fine textiles, furniture and lighting through sales to the design and architectural trade. She also travels with her husband, Robert Riesberg, a dealer of fine 17th, 18th and early 19th century antiques.


"The Goldstein Museum of Design is an invaluable resource for both students and the design community. I am pleased to bring experience in apparel design and merchandising from my years at the Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target) as well as my current field of textile and furniture design with Holly Hunt Enterprises, Inc. In serving as a member of the Board of the Goldstein, my goal is to increase membership through industry contacts, bring creative ideas to the board for events and to share new concepts in the field of design."
-Christine Hartman


Kent is an accomplished senior creative director with 25 years of experience extending client brands into integrated design strategies including multi-channel advertising and promotional event marketing. He has been a designer with Conoco/Dupont, Dayton-Hudson and Marshall Field's department stores and Musicland. He was also Vice President and co-owner of Storeworks. At present, he is the Director of Project Management with the Bernard Group, a large format digital printing company that designs and fabricates environmental solutions and visual presentation for retail clients. In addition to his professional experience, he is also President and Creative Director for DIVA Minnesota, a non-profit fundraiser committed to providing support to HIV/AIDS service organizations in Minnesota.


Welcome Christine and Kent!



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Just a few short weeks ago, GMD's advisory board welcomed six new board members. They each have unique and profound backgrounds within the design field and will be a great asset to GMD in the year to come. We would like to introduce each member so you can get to know them better. The two members we would like to introduce to you this week are Lang Hunt and Debra Herdman.


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Lang Hunt parlayed his love for world travel, foreign culture, and design into an international furniture manufacturing company. Lang is co-founder and owner of Wharton Hunt International and works with a wide range of clients in the hospitality industry and design community to custom build a broad range of high-quality contract furnishings.


A native of Minneapolis, with stints living in Bali and Nepal, Lang attended The Blake School and Hamline University. He resides in Minneapolis with his wife Kerry and black lab Pato.


Board_Member_Debra Herdman.jpeg Debra Herdman hails from Canada, where she received a degree in fashion design from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Her continuing education includes studies in art history, drawing and interior design while her career has encompassed graphic design, art direction, product design and, for the past 11 years, interior design. She has worked with local corporations Dayton's and Target and founded Modern Linen Industrie, a company that designed and manufactured unique collections of household linens. Her current work designing residential interiors in and around the Twin Cities has also taken her to projects in Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin and Maine. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, John, and dog, Alfie.


"The Goldstein Museum of Design has amazed and delighted me since my first discovery of it about 10 years ago. I love it's intimate size and that it's part of the University. Its wide range of exhibits, the depth of its collection and the passion of everyone involved are what fueled my desire to become a board member. I want to spread the word about this special place!" -Debra Herdman


Welcome Lang and Debra.




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Just a few short weeks ago, GMD's advisory board welcomed six new board members. They each have unique and profound backgrounds within the design field and will be a great asset to GMD in the year to come. We would like to introduce each member so you can get to know them better. The first two members we would like to introduce are Stephanie Zollinger and Lindsay Piram.


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Stephanie Watson Zollinger, Ed.D., has been involved with higher education for over 20 years. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Interior Design program at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Interior Design from Kansas State University as well as a doctoral degree in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas. Zollinger's research focuses on the learning styles of interior design students and the implications for teaching, advising, and recruitment. Zollinger has published and disseminated her work in internationally recognized journals, conferences, and workshops. Currently, she is completing an oral history of the Jack Lenor Larsen Inc. designers and employees about their experience with his firm. These collected oral histories will be available soon on the GMD website, connected to the Larsen textiles in the collection.


"Greetings!! I am a faculty member in the Interior Design Program which is housed in the College of Design. As a new board member to the Goldstein Museum of Design I am looking forward to contributing to the rich design heritage that the museum has become known for."
-Stephanie Zollinger

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Lindsay Piram has organized over 300 wedding, corporate, non-profit, and social events, after 5 years as event planner/designer at one of the city's premiere event firms, lindsay launched LINDSAY PIRAM CREATIVE in january 2012. serving the bridal, corporate and non profit market, lindsay's events feature strong design at every level. A graduate of Purdue University, Piram has been an event designer and manager for over eight years, beginning in South Beach before coming to Minnesota. She is the recipient of the 2010 International Society of Event Specialists Minnesota Star Award, and 2011 and 12 Mpls St Paul Weddings Diamond Awards. Her work has been featured in Mpls St. Paul Weddings, MN Bride, The Knot, and in articles in Minnesota Monthly and Twin Cities Business.


"i am thrilled to join the board of the goldstein museum of design. as an event designer, i am so happy to see a place as passionate as i, about design. preserving the rich history of design and educating us on how and where design impacts our daily lives is something everyone deserves to (and should!) see. design drives my business and my life and i am excited to contribute and give back by joining the board of an amazing museum!" -Lindsay Piram


Welcome Stephanie and Lindsay!


Keep watch for next week when we introduce you to two more of the new board members.



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