Designers Duke it out at Third Annual Design Jam

RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 11, 2015) – The American Advertising Federation-Black Hills (AAF-BH) will host its third annual Design Jam at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the Dahl Arts Center. Designed to bring together local designers and the Rapid City community to share in the design process, the Design Jam lets graphic designers battle it out in three rounds for the title of champion in front of a live audience.

The first three rounds feature three participants each who compete to dream up the best design in just 10 minutes for an assigned creative brief using the same elements, fonts and photos. The panel of judges then has three minutes to determine a winner from each round to move on to the final championship battle.

Round, prize and in-kind sponsors include: Jackalope, Security First Bank, Pixeden, Communication Arts magazine, Graphic Design USA, Simply Mac, hH photography and Paddy O’Neill’s.

Madison Zimmerman-Dusek, graphic designer at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Patri Acevedo-Riker, owner and principal architect at AcV2 architecture, and Callie Huber, marketing specialist at Security First Bank, will serve as the Design Jam judges.

Design Jammers include:

  • Erin Zieske, graphic designer, Print Mark-et
  • Nicole Bickett, owner and creative director, Studio Bickett
  • Jason Ward, owner and web designer, Aux Design Co.
  • Cody Lere, student, SD Mines, microbiologist, Rapid City Regional, and owner, Cody Lere Photo and Design
  • Orlando Muñoz, student, Black Hills State University, and intern, Projex, Branding + Development
  • Dan Satterfield, creative director, Projex, Branding + Development
  • Nik Aberle, graphic designer, Fisher Beverage
  • Hayley Kaemingk, photographer and designer, hH Photogrpahy & Design
  • Makena Peet

Tickets are free for AAF-Black Hills members, $20 for non-members and $10 for students. Hors d’oeuvres are included, and there will be a cash bar and a DJ.

For more information and to RSVP, visit



Dani Mason

AAF-BH President

(605) 430-3612

About AAF-BH

The American Advertising Federation-Black Hills exists to accelerate the success of the Black Hills advertising community by acting as a catalyst for idea exchange and creative energy. It provides education, inspiration, resources and support to the community; recognizes advertising excellence; develops future leaders; and promotes the value that advertising brings to the area’s well-being. Find us online at, on Facebook at, on Twitter at and on LinkedIn at

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