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Headshot of Julie Maggos, SEGD Chicago Chapter Co-Chair
Julie Maggos
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Pantone NeoCon, Gensler
Pantone NeoCon
Family Voices/Austin, Community Architexts, BJ Krivanek Art+Design
Family Voices/Austin
Sankofa Place, Chicago Public Schools, Kimball-Hill Homes, Anne Berry, Kristal Ernst, Kent State University
Sankofa Place
Strands of History, BJ Krivanek Art + Design
Strands of History
Wilson Sporting Goods Headquarters, Gensler
Wilson Sporting Goods Headquarters
Levi's Original Spin Store Design, Levi Strauss & Co., Morla Design
Levi's Original Spin Store Design

Chicago, IL Blog

Join SEGD Chicago Friday, March 9 for an inspiring breakfast presentation and showroom tour.

Gensler designers will present their recent completed work for Wilson Sporting Goods HQ office, which features custom glass walls by Skyline Design. We will get a tour of Skyline's incredible showroom and learn about their latest product, Ceramic Frit Digital Printing. This new process allows Skyline Design to produce glass for exterior applications, including signage, facades and canopies, with transparent and translucent finishes in unlimited pattern selections.

Breakfast will be served! This event is free -- please invite your friends and colleagues, and be sure to click here to RSVP by reserving a ticket.

Happy new year, SEGD supporters. We had a great 2017 here in Chicago, culminating in our last event of the year -- partnering with Pechakucha Chicago for their Volume 44 event.

Below are some photos of the event. SEGD members Julie Maggos, AJ Goehle, and Tom-Burke-Kaiser presented, with Molly Zakrajsek emceeing.

When the videos of the event are uploaded to the Pechakucha website, we will post them here.

Cheers to a great new year!

AJ Goehle

Pechakucha Chicago Volume 44

Tom Burke-Kaiser

Julie Maggos


There's no better way to celebrate the holiday season than with PechaKucha!

Join SEGD Chicago & PechaKucha Night Chicago Tuesday, December 19 from 8pm – 1030pm at Martyr’s for a holiday extravaganza!
The event features a dozen presenters, who each present 20 slides for 20 seconds each, on a topic of their choice. If you’ve been before, you know this is bound to be an inspiring, exhilarating and fun time. If you haven’t ever been, what are you waiting for?

Presenters Include:

Molly Zakrajsek Artist, Molly Z
AJ Goehle Creative Sherpa, Luci Creative
Julie Maggos Director of Experiential Graphic Design, IA Interior Architects
Jessie LaFree Traveler, Boxer and Arch. Designer, Mike Shelvey Architecture
Rizal Hamdallah Head of the Futurist – Innovation Lab, Tyson Foods
Kelly Dilbeck Handy Gal / Artist, Jane of all* Trades
Eithne McMenamin Chicago Cottages: A Tiny Home Task Force
AJ LaTrace Writer / Editor
Doug Farr Archiect, Farr Associates
John Corbett Writer and Curator, Corbette vs Dempsey
Tom Burke-Kaiser CEO of IGC-Image
and Mark Paternostro

For More Information:
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$10.00 – In Advance
$12.00 – At the Door


Many thanks to the talented Chicago artists who joined us last week to share the inspiration and craftsmanship of their work. We took part in the events of Chicago Design Week by hosting a panel discussion called Intersecting Art & Place, featuring 5 local artists who focus on public art. In the setting of an artist’s loft in the west loop, the panelists inspired us, made us laugh, and made us think. We encourage you to check out their websites to learn more about their work (links in previous chapter post).

Dustin Harris & Lea Pinsky

Ruben Aguirre

Nate Otto






Chicago Design Week starts Friday!  This year’s Design Week includes seven days worth of programming and events dedicated to a deep examination of the various intersections impacting the design world and our broader communities. Check out the full Calendar of Events.

Get your tickets soon for SEGD's event Intersecting Art & Place, a panel discussion with Chicago artists. This event is free for SEGD members on Thursday, October 26th at Low Res Studio in the West Loop.



Artist Rubén Aguirre has produced a number of murals in the Chicago land area and across the U.S. Aguirre's work is an intersection of abstract graffiti, design, and contemporary muralism.

Nate Otto is a drawer, painter, and image maker whose work is inspired and influenced by art brut, abstract expressionism, graphic design, comic art, geometric abstraction, and the onslaught of imagery that pours down on him from his perch in Chicago Illinois.

Dustin Harris and Lea Pinsky form a creative collaboration called Mix Masters Murals, working for and with communities to beautify spaces with art. They have led numerous large-scale mural projects in schools, community centers, and public spaces around Chicago.

The moderator for the event, Molly Zakrajsek, is a Chicago-based illustrator and public artist. She has created large scale works of art for museums, schools, businesses, CTA, Metra and major industry conferences and special events. 


Get your tickets to Intersecting Art & Place!



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