Chicago Athletic Association

12 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60603

Dance your worries away as the weekend and the first day of Chicago Design Week collide! With DJs on the PA, Hobo Spaceship on the interactive green screen, low def 16-bit lettering from SUPER, an installation by Eric Wolinsky, Nick Adam on the Risograph, Lagunitas in the cooler and Threadless in the t-shirt cannon, this is sure to be one for the record books. Tickets are limited, and will sell out fast.

Special thanks to the charter Planning Committee for planning Chicago Design Week 2016 and to Leo Burnett Department of Design for the artwork. Additional thanks to the Chicago Athletic Association, Land and Sea Department, Lagunitas, and Mohawk for their support in putting on this event.

Tickets available from Chicago Design Week.

6pm—
9pm

Studio Gang Architects

1520 W Division St, Chicago IL 60642

MAS Context: Analog 2016 will gather a group of emerging and established practitioners within the field of design who will discuss their work based on four proposed themes: Food, Domesticity, Exhibition, and Communication. The event will include talks by artists, curators, architects, photographers, graphic designers, industrial designers, and cartoonist.

Speakers include Lucas Daniel, Martin Kastner, Jeanne Gang, Tricia van Eck, Noritaka Minami, Thomas Kelley, Zoë Ryan, José Esparza, Ann Lui, Craig Reschke, Klaus, Alisa Wolfson and Rick Valicenti.

MAS Context: Analog 2016 also includes an exhibition of the work of Studio Gang Architects designed in collaboration with James Goggin of Practise, and an onsite pop-up bookstore featuring books by speakers and other designers.

Tickets available from MAS Context

1:30pm—
8pm

Chicago Design Museum

108 N State St, 3rd floor, Chicago IL 60602

Color is one of the most powerful tools in a designer's visual vocabulary. It influences our moods, our perception of space, triggers dynamic visual interactions, and embodies diverse meanings across cultures. The meaning, interaction, and representation of color has been an intense area of focus for many historical and contemporary artists and designers.

This workshop, generously sponsored by Pantone, will explore some of the fundamental principles of color interaction and theory through hands-on experiments using colored paper. Led by ChiDM executive creative director Matthew Terdich, and UIC Foundation Curriculum Master of Color Theory Jennifer Wandro.

Tickets available from Chicago Design Museum

1pm—
3pm

Edgar Miller House

Old Town, Chicago IL 60614

Enter an incredibly designed, magical home created by artist, designer, and craftsman Edgar Miller during the Chicago Art Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s. Edgar Miller is virtually unknown today but in his prime, he designed and executed hundreds of interior and exterior spaces, installations, sculptures, murals, and more. This tour will visit the Rudolph Glasner Studio, Miller's most exquisite and rare gem of art, design, and architecture, "hidden in plain sight" in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood.

Tickets available from Edgar Miller Legacy

1:30pm—
3:30pm

Gensler Chicago

11 E. Madison St #300, Chicago IL 60602

AIGA Chicago Small Talks are intimately scaled events offering attendees the opportunity to learn about business practices, view work and experience environments at local studios and firms first-hand.

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 47 locations and more than 5,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Great brands connect. It takes a thoughtfully designed strategy to develop communication programs and branded environments that define, inspire and engage consumers. Gensler’s brand design practice provides a collection of specialist designers, strategists and programmers to create a seamless user experience and unified brand impression.

Tickets available from AIGA Chicago

6pm—
8pm

Boombox

1260 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60622

This Chicago Design Week, we are excited to celebrate the legacy of our AIGA Chicago Mentor Program. Since the program began in 2010, we have been a key part of AIGA Chicago’s growing creative community. Over the last 5+ years, creatives from across the city have come together to exchange inspiration, collaborate on projects and form lasting friendships. It’s free and open to all.

This event is sponsored by General Assembly Chicago.

Tickets available from AIGA Chicago

6pm—
9pm

Circa Modern

1114 N Ashland Ave, Chicago IL 60622

The Society of Typographic Arts and OTHER Studio present Create Space: Activating You and Your Community. STA features award-winning art director and multi-disciplinary graphic designer Eileen Tjan of OTHER Studio to discuss her art of taking charge and creating a role and space for yourself as a designer, as well as helping to cultivate and grow the Chicago design community. Based in Chicago, OTHER Studio bridges international aesthetics to deliver progressive design and branding services.

Tickets available from STA

6pm

Chicago Design Museum

108 N State St, 3rd floor, Chicago IL 60602

Breakfast Club is one of the best ways to kick off your day. Enjoy some coffee and hang out with fellow artists, entrepreneurs and design industry professionals. Maybe a little networking, if you feel like it. It's a casual thing—stop in, stick around for as long as you like, leave when you please.

Tickets available from AIGA Chicago

8am—
10am

Chicago Design Museum

108 N State St, 3rd floor, Chicago IL 60602

Your Stories is a live show-turned-podcast completely created by the audience. Each month, the Nerdologues prompt storytellers with a theme. In response, they craft a story, comedy bit, song, or anything else. All are recorded, and released as a biweekly podcast.

For the second consecutive Design Week, ChiDM is partnering with the Nerdologues for a special, one-night-only recording of Your Stories, which will take place in the Chicago Design Museum gallery.

Under a shared theme of PRACTICE, storytellers include Nick Adam, Charles Adler, Pegah Ahmadi, Bob Faust, Sarra Jahedi, Joseph Michael Essex, Vianna Newman, Kelsy Postlethwait, Julie Regimand, and Marcin Szef.

Tickets available from Chicago Design Museum

7pm—
9pm

Morningstar

22 W. Washington St, Chicago IL 60602

Join us as we explore the social impact that Chicago designers and organizations have on their communities through a series of short, Pecha Kucha-style presentations.

Tickets available from AIGA Chicago

6pm—
8pm

Chicago Design Museum

108 N State St, 3rd floor, Chicago IL 60602

First opening its doors in 1946 in Toyko, Japan, Risograph finds its roots in mimeograph technology. The machine is designed to create a master on wax-like paper, almost like a stencil, and stamp it onto the pages, creating a “live ink” look. The machine uses soy-based ink and can offset print runs of hundreds at 150 pages per minute. Presented by STA Chicago and ChiDM.

In this workshop, you can expect to learn Risograph basics, including how to prepare files, operate the machine and troubleshoot problems. We will also discuss advanced Risograph techniques, using multiple colors with multiple images to achieve different aesthetics.

Tickets available from Chicago Design Museum

6pm—
8pm