Allan Peters is a Creative Director / Designer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating from The College of Visual Arts, he worked for three small graphic design shops where he honed his design style. Next, Peters shifted his career and took a job at BBDO, the most-awarded ad agency in the world, where he learned the art of advertising. Peters is currently an Associate Creative Director at Target’s in-house studio. While at Target, he rebranded the company’s core brand imagery and designed the iconic Threshold logo, which was the cornerstone of the largest rebrand in Target’s history. His work has been recognized by every major design publication, and Graphic Design USA named him a person to watch in 2013. Peters authors the most influential design blog in the Midwest; it reaches more than 100,000 page views per month. He lives in South Minneapolis with his beautiful wife, two boys and is a devout Christian.

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Talks:

2014 : AIGA National : Panel Discussion / in-house
2014 : AIGA National : 11 Tips about working in-house
2014 : Disney : The Badge Hunt
2014 : Facebook : The Badge Hunt
2014 : AIGA Austin : The Badge Hunt
2014 : AIGA Orlando : The Badge Hunt
2014 : Creative South : The Badge Hunt
2014 : Trek Bicycles : Innovation Summit
2014 : SAA : The Badge Hunt
2013 : AIGA National Conference Head, Heart, Hand / Affinity Session Speaker
2013 : University of Minnesota : Dirty Laundry
2013 : AIGA Minnesota : Portfolio 1on1 / Panel Speaker
2013 : AIGA St. Louis : Canada Social
2013 : AIGA Kansas : The Badge Hunt
2013 : AIGA Houston : The Inside Job / Keynote Speaker + 2 in 1 Workshop


Award Show Judging:

2013 : AIGA St. Louis Design Show Judge


Featured:


Publications:

2014 : Graphis / Gold : Hello Neighbor
2014 : Graphis / Silver : Pinewood Derby
2014 : How Regional Design Annual : Target Pride
2014 : How Regional Design Annual : Hello Neighbor Social
2014 : How Regional Design Annual : 50th Anniversary Collateral
2013 : The New Yorker : Forging for Type / A Badge Hunting Interview
2013 : Graphic Design USA : People to Watch in 2013
2013 : Communication Arts : Exhibit : ESPN Music Issue
2013 : Bicycling Magazine : Artcrank 2011
2013 : Graphis Poster Annual : Target Summer : Gold
2013 : Graphis Poster Annual : Design Month : Gold
2013 : Graphis Poster Annual : Curative : Silver
2013 : Graphis Poster Annual : Target 50th Anniversary : Silver
2013 : Luerzer's Archive : Target Branding
2012 : Communication Arts : Ad Annual : Target Branding
2012 : Communication Arts : Design Annual : Target / Big Red Basket
2012 : Print : Regional Design Annual : Target Branding
2012 : Print : Regional Design Annual : Target / Big Red Basket
2012 : Print : Regional Design Annual : Target Gift Card
2012 : How : Regional Design Annual : Target 50th Anniversary
2012 : How : Regional Design Annual : Target Gift Card
2011 : IdN Magazine Cover + Feature
2011 : Mpls St.Paul Magazine Feature
2007 : Rockport : Letterhead and Logo Design 10
2006 : Print Reginal Design Annual : Industrio Branding
2006 : How Self Promotional Design Annual : Industrio Branding


Awards:

2014 : Clio Short List : Hello Neighbor
2014 : National Addy / Silver : Hello Neighbor
2014 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 1 Gold
2014 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 2 Silver
2014 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 10 Bronze
2012 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 1 Gold
2012 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 1 Bronze
2012 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 5 Merit
2012 : AIGA Minnesota Design Show : 3 Cubes
2012 : AIGA Minnesota Design Show : Judges Pick
2011 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 2 Gold
2011 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 1 Merit
2010 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 3 Gold
2010 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 2 Silver
2010 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 2 Merit
2010 : AIGA Minnesota Design Show
2010 : Effie Finalist
2009 : Shoot : Top 10 : 4th place
2009 : AIGA Minnesota Design Show : 2 Cubes
2008 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 2 Silver
2008 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 3 Bronze
2008 : Adfed MN "The Show" : 2 Merit
2008 : AIGA Minnesota Design Show
2006 : Davey Awards : 2 Gold


Blogs:

2013 : Design Work Life : ESPN Music Issue
2013 : Design is Blank : Target 50th Party
2013 : Serifs & Sans : Target 50th Party
2013 : Design Work Life : Target 50th Party
2012 : Design Work Life : Artcrank 2012
2012 : We and the Color : Target Summer 2012
2012 : Jibe : Why Is Branding More Important Than Ever?
2012 : NF Graphics
2012 : MPLS Egotist : Target Zamboni
2011 : 25 horas
2011 : zcool
2011 : FIDM Digital Arts
2011 : Moonward
2011 : CreativePanes
2011 : Animals Strike Back
2011 : Hungree
2011 : New York - Tokyo
2011 : Design You Trust : Target Branding
2011 : Abduzeedo
2011 : The Fox Is Black : Target Branding
2011 : MPLS Egotist : Target Branding
2011 : Cherry Blog
2011 : The Diggest Magazine
2011 : Design You Trust : Nike
2011 : Design Defined
2011 : Designcollector
2011 : blogartesvisuales
2011 : French Paper Sample Room : Artcrank 2011
2011 : A Design Mafia
2011 : Forma
2011 : Design Dosage
2010 : The Dieline
2010 : madelegend
2010 : DesignWorkLife.com : BBDO 80
2010 : French Paper Sample Room : BBDO 80
2010 : The Minneapolis Egotist : BBDO 80
2010 : Underconsideration
2010 : Graphic Exchange
2010 : The Minneapolis Egotist : Jennie-O MTS
2010 : Twig & Thistle : Papa Peters
2010 : New York Times
2010 : Snippet & Ink
2010 : Twig & Thistle : Baby to Be
2010 : We Love Typography
2010 : Fudge Graphics
2010 : The Minneapolis Egotist : Poster-on-a-Stick™
2010 : ShareSomeCandy : Birth Announcement
2010 : Dude Craft 2010 : Change the Thought
2010 : Campsite
2010 : Go Means Go
2010 : The Shapes of Things
2010 : The Denver Egotist
2010 : Advertising is Good For You
2010 : Grain Edit
2010 : Fresh Truf
2010 : We-Are
2010 : Heavy Table
2010 : French Paper Sample Room : Artcrank
2010 : ShareSomeCandy : Baby-to-Be
2010 : Twig & Thistle : Poster-On-A-Stick™
2010 : Public School
2010 : Sutkutusu
2010 : DesignWorkLife.com
2010 : Interview on Avant Garage
2009 : Notcot.org
2009 : Art Milk
2009 : Fleuron
2009 : Ads of the World
2009 : Creativity Online
2009 : Brandweek


Work Experience:

2010 - Current : Target – Associate Creative Director
2008 - 2010 : BBDO – Senior Art Director
2005 - 2008 : Industrio – Senior Designer / Art Director
2002 - 2005 : Initio Advertising – Lead Designer
2000 - Current : Peters Design Company – Sole Proprietor Creative


Education:

1998 - 2002 : College of Visual Arts (CVA) – BFA in Design


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