Creative Conference Calls: Minneapolis One Year Later

The summer of 2020 brought us some incredible images and stories from Minneapolis. For the visual story tellers at the Star-Tribune it was a year of non-stop breaking-news coverage from the protests to the trial of Derek Chauvin. We will look back on the last 13 months with them and discuss how they visually told these closely followed stories and the impact on their community.

July 21, 2021 at 12pm ET 

Register for this Session

SND Members: As a member of SND, you will be automatically registered for this session. Registrations are sent to the email on file with your SND account.

Students and Educators: If you are not currently an SND member but want to attend a session for free, contact us at [email protected] and we will set up your registration for you for free. 

Please note: Registering for this event will allow you access to the recording, even if you can’t attend live.

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Non-Members: If you are not currently an SND member and would like to become one, sign up for an SND membership and then complete your registration. Or please feel free to register per session as you like.


Our Speakers: 

Greg Mees

The Star Tribune

Greg Mees is the Star Tribune’s Design Director where he oversees the print presentation of the country’s fifth largest newspaper. He was previously the lead news designer where he designed the Star Tribune’s Sunday front page and news enterprise projects. He has designed two Pulitzer finalists, including the nine-part “Denied Justice” series. Greg was the lead designer for the Star Tribune’s coverage of Prince’s death, Sen. John McCain and President George H.W. Bush’s state funerals, and he planned and led the visual direction of the newspaper’s ambitious coverage of the 2016 presidential election. Greg’s has been recognized with more than 75 awards from the Society for News Design as well as multiple editing awards from NPPA and POYi. Greg is a graduate of Colorado State University and has previously worked at the Denver Post and Boston Globe.

Frank Mina

Moderator, The Seattle Times


About This Series:

The concept: A moderated 60-90 minute conversation with various guests on specific design and industry topics. We will explore interesting projects from around the world, talk with makers and visual leaders, and allow time for questions and less formal networking among registrants. 

When: The third Wednesday of every month at 12pm ET starting May 19.

The Creative Conference Calls series is free to all current SND members, as well as students and educators. Not an SND member but want to attend? Don’t worry, each session will be available to attend for a small registration fee of $10. 

Can’t make a session live … we have you covered. The series will be recorded and available for registrants to watch on playback after the live presentation, whenever they like.