Value of Mentorship: What I learned from Milton Glaser over 48 years.

“Annie, I believe in you and I know you’re going to find a way to reinvent your life. Please don’t give up on your design career,”  

World-class designer Milton Glaser, someone Ann admired more than anyone in the world, believed in her. His words, spoken as fact, renewed her confidence and reignited her desire to think about her life and her career in a new way. It was the beginning of a mentorship and friendship that lasted over 40 years.


**The location for this event has a vacination required policy in place, so please bring your vacination cards when you check in. Masks are strongly encouraged for this event.**

Tuesday, April 26
$20 + fees in advance; $25 at door
5:30pm - 7:00pm
5:30pm Registration
6:00pm Presentation
Drinks & Snacks Provided

Ann Willoughby

Willoughby Design founder, teacher, mentor, writer, and artist, Ann Willoughby, has been a leader in brand experience design and design education for almost four decades, and AIGA has been at the center of her professional career since the mid-1980s. She is a 2014 AIGA medalist, served on the AIGA National Board of Directors, was Co-Chair of the AIGA National Centennial Celebration in 2014, and helped launch the pilot AIGA Design Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. 

Willoughby Design was founded in 1978 and has created brand identities and brand experiences for clients including Panera Bread, Hershey’s, Dixie, Main Event, and AMC Theatres. Willoughby is also known for many civic and community design projects including VisitKC, KC Chamber, RideKC and, the KC Streetcar. 

In 2017, Willoughby Design was purchased by long-time employees, Creative Director, Nicole Satterwhite and President, Megan Stephens, with Ann remaining as Designer Emeritus.