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Date of Release: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Erika Monroe-Kane, Director of Communications
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Participants for Design MMoCA 2014 Announced

Participants for Design MMoCA 2014 Announced

the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art will present Design MMoCA 2014

April 25 – May 4, 2014


MADISON, WI— This year, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) will present the unique art and design event, Design MMoCA. The fourth biennial Design MMoCA will be on view April 25 – May 4, 2014.  This event showcases Madison’s talented local design community while celebrating the museum’s permanent collection.  Designers from a variety of disciplines have been selected by a jury of design experts to participate in this creative and high-profile opportunity. Selected designers choose an artwork from MMoCA’s rich permanent collection to use as inspiration for an original project on view during this 10-day event.

The projects created by Design MMoCA participants will be exhibited in the museum’s galleries and lobby for 10 days, open free to the public. 2014 projects will include fantasy product design, inspired interiors, inventive textile patterns, large-scale graphics, and interactive media installations. During the event, the museum will also host a variety of related activities, including a public meet-and-greet with the designers, gallery talks, and more.  Design MMoCA 2014 will open with a Preview Gala, beginning at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Participants in Design MMoCA 2014:

A La Crate Rentals                                                                         Interior Design

Jeff Mullins, Co-owner; Sarah Mullins, Co-owner


The Century House                                                                       Interior Design

Jacob Harlow, Owner


Chapa Design                                                                                 Graphic Design

Jerry Chapa, Owner/ Creative Director; Nathanael Pustaver, Illustrator/ Designer; Dave Babler, Graphic Design Intern


Cory Allen Linsmeyer                                                                   Textile Design

Master of Fine Arts Candidate at the University of Wisconsin Madison


The Creative Company                                                                 Graphic Design

Kt Arnesen, Graphic Designer


Design Concepts                                                                           Industrial Design

Chris Harris, Industrial Designer; Vlada Belozerova, Industrial Designer; Stephanie Norvaisas, Director of Research and Strategy; Other Team Members include Rachel Wallace; Kenny Hsieh; Sherry Eckholm; Greg Roland; Jeff Staszak; Corin Ludwig; Elizabeth Cavanaugh; Jack Boland; Andrew Joncich; Leah Ujda; Vivian Lin; Sally Robertson; Jarod Beukelman; Marlisa Kopenski; Dan Sarbacker; and Cedric Kovacs-Johnson


The Egg Design Group                                                                 Interior Design

Lynn Tarrence, Owner


Hiebing                                                                                             Graphic Design

Barry Kalpinski, Associate Creative Director/ Partner; Sandy Geier, Senior Copywriter/ Partner; Aaron Randall, Junior Art Director; Mary Greene Taylor, Account Executive; Sean Mullen, VP/ Creative Director/ Partner


Human | Crafted                                                                             Industrial Design

Philip Stankard, Industrial Designer; Jon Alling, Advanced Development Leader


InteriorLOGIC                                                                                  Interior Design

Robin Stroebel, CEO; Kevin Sorg, Director of Project Services; Karina Schaub, Facility Planner; Allan Bachmann, CEO at Bachmann Construction Company, Inc.; Ed Engler, Logistics Specialist at Bachmann Construction Company, Inc.


IQ Foundry LLC                                                                              Graphic Design

Paul Ester, Creative Director/ Principal; Scott Ruttencutter, Founder/ Interactive Director; Adam Olson, Interactive Developer; Shawn Krohn, Interactive Designer


Land Office                                                                                    Graphic Design

Karina Cutler-Lake, Associate Professor, Art Department, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


Kemper Smith                                                                               Graphic Design

AIA, Architect, Designer for, Inc.


Linville Architects                                                                        Architecture

Ed Linville, Principal Architect, ALA


Lou Land Design                                                                           Textile Design

Emily L. R. Adams, University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Human Ecology Design Studies MFA Candidate


Madison College Interior Design Program Faculty                     Interior Design

Jessica Mahne, Program Director & Instructor; Tiffany Esser, Instructor; Lisa Nienhaus, Instructor; Dustin Struckmeyer, Instructor


SAA Design Group                                                                       Landscape Architecture

Aaron Williams, Landscape Architect; David Schreiber, Principal Landscape Architect; Patrick Hannon, Horticulturist; Jacob Blue, Ecologist


Generous support, to date, for Design MMoCA 2014 has been provided by The Century House; Ben Marcus and Katie Dowling-Marcus; Architectural Building Arts; and Hiebing; with media support provided by Madison Magazine, WISC-TV3 and


Hours at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art are Tuesday–Thursday (noon–5 pm); Friday (noon–8 pm); Saturday (10 am–8 pm); and Sunday (noon–5 pm). The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission to exhibitions at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is free of charge. MMoCA is supported through memberships and through generous contributions and grants from individuals, corporations, agencies, and foundations. Important support is also generated through auxiliary group programs; special events; rental of the museum’s lobby, lecture hall, and rooftop garden; and sales through the Museum Store.

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