We’re always looking for bigger, smarter ways to serve Chicago and the greater design community.
Every year, in collaboration with the Chicago Media Institute and Co-Prosperity Sphere, we curate an exhibit celebrating our city's wildly talented, emerging typographic artists and designers.
The annual week-long exhibition kicks off with an opening night party that consistently pulls in a packed house. We build a massive window installation for every show—each year's crazier than the last—and design an annual catalog that commemorates the opening reception and singular spirit of that year's event.
The annual Grant for Good awards a full year’s worth of comprehensive branding and design services to one kick-ass local nonprofit.
Launched in 2004, the program expanded in 2010 when we enlisted some of our outrageously talented and generous friends in media and marketing to donate their time and expertise.
Founded in 2007, Reason to Give is our very own 501(c)3 organization with a mission to serve families in Humboldt Park and beyond.
In addition to providing material goods like school supplies, children's clothing and computers, RtG offers adult education classes and mentoring programs designed to empower people to reach their full potential.
Every summer, 10 lucky young designers from around the world are invited to join us in the studio for an immersive, intensive, 10-day apprenticeship like no other.
Together, they complete a collaborative social design project for a local nonprofit, working through the process from start to finish, while also visiting local institutions and studios to meet and learn from some of Chicago's foremost design thinkers and entrepreneurs.