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Drawn Here: Sharon Werner and Brian Collins


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Sharon Werner defies expectations: her two-person graphic design studio in St. Paul produces outsized projects for clients such as Target, VH1, Comedy Central, Chronicle Books, Minnesota Public Radio, the University of Minnesota, and Mot Hennessey. She is the principal of Werner Design Werks, which has been the recipient of numerous design awards for a diverse range of products, including Blu Dot 2D:3D packaging, Levis Orange Tab, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, and 10 Cane premium rum. The firms work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Muse des Arts Decoratifs, Montral; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York.

Werner will converse with Brian Collins, chief creative officer at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, the firm behind projects such as Doves Campaign for Real Beauty; a 15-story Hershey chocolate factory in Times Square; and new design programs for Coca-Cola, Yahoo!, Rainforest Alliance, Mattel, and others.