Master's Pub: Good Design is Good (Fun)
Friday, February 22, 4:30 PM
Graduate business students and alumni are invited to attend Master’s Pub with presenter Medora Danz, vice president of Blu Dot brand.
Blu Dot is an American design studio that creates home furnishings sold in fine design stores across the U.S. and internationally. It has won many national and international design awards, and its designs are included in the collections of numerous museums. Blu Dot is recognized for its inventive use of materials, playful sensibility, and fabrication and assembly strategies determined by an economy of means. This sense of playfulness and irreverence extends to its marketing, too.
Medora Danz, vice president of Blu Dot brand, will discuss the company’s mission to bring good design for the masses, and the unique and pragmatic methods used to reach this goal. She will entertain attendees with a history of Blu Dot, its design process and its growth in the modern furniture market.
4:30 p.m.: Social time
5:15 p.m.: Presentation
5:45 p.m.: Q&A
6:00 p.m.: Social time
Join fellow graduate business classmates and alumni for business conversations. Free beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza will be available.
Current Opus College of Business graduate students and alumni attending the event are encouraged to bring colleagues or friends considering a graduate business degree to experience the unique St. Thomas atmosphere and community.
About the Speaker
Though she pursued her B.A, in anthropology from the University of New Mexico, Medora Danz has worked in design-based retail sales and management for 20 years. Upon returning to Minneapolis in 2000, she worked for Pottery Barn/Williams Sonoma and Design Within Reach before being recruited to the Blu Dot team. Danz is responsible for the sales, service and marketing of the Blu Dot brand in addition to overseeing Blu Dot retail stores.