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0 AIGA Snapshot 2009–2010

June 2, 2010 — 3:28 pm

On the same topic as my last post about Design Week, I thought I’d share some photos of the AIGA Chicago 2009–2010 Snapshot publication in case you haven’t seen it. The book was beautifully designed by Simple Truth and, after seeing the book and checking out more of their work, I could definitely see myself working for them.

As the recipient of the 2010 Student Enrichment Scholarship, I was featured on one of the spreads in the book. The spread displays examples of my student work as well as a paragraph about my design and education background (more photos follow). More importantly, the book features all kinds of amazing work from the Chicago area. After slowly admiring all of the work featured in the Snapshot and proceeding to check out everyone’s websites, I could see myself collaborating with or working for nearly all of the featured designers and design studios. I’m very excited to currently be in Chicago (however, completely willing to move across the country for the right job). It’s a good time right now and I’m very much anticipating seeing where the next few months bring me.

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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!

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