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1 AIGA Chicago Design Week

May 25, 2010 — 10:43 am

Last week was AIGA Chicago‘s Design week. After being at Indiana University for the past 4.5 years, it was great to finally meet some people in the design community of Chicago.

Wednesday night I attended the studio walk on the North Side of Chicago where I got to check out the spaces and work of Sonnenzimmer, Winterbureau, Someoddpilot, Rohner Letterpress, Threadless, and 50,000feet. It is refreshing to see the variety of work that’s being produced in such a small area of Chicago. After talking to some of the members of these studios, I have to admit that I still want to do it all—from letterpress production work and screen printing to designing for both print and digital media. Good thing I’m still young and just getting started!

Thursday night was the Annual Members Meeting at Salvage One where I met some wonderful people and had a great time. During the presentation, I enjoyed hearing stories about when Morningstar worked with Paul Rand to get their logo designed, learning more about the work and life of Arnold Goodwin, and listening to Kevin Lyons speak about what inspires him. Also, I was recognized as the recipient of the 2010 Student Enrichment Scholarship (in the photo above you can see me nervously coming up with things to say while accepting the award).

Friday night, I headed to We Are Famliy (a show of emerging talent in Chicago) and met more great people, including a few members of The Post Family.

Overall, it was a fun-filled week of great people and inspiring work. A big thank you to everyone who made AIGA Chicago’s Design Week happen!

1 Comment

Trevor Gerring | June 5, 2010 @ 9:49 am

Hey Brittany. Love the new site and awesome blog posts. I just wanted to drop a note to say hey and to express how jealous I am that you got to do this. I was out of town and wanted to go on this so bad. Mainly just to check out Threadless, their space is amazing! Anyways, I hope you are having an awesome time in Chicago and stay in touch.

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