Delete Your LinkedIn and Start Making Friends
People are at the core of everything we do. Through a series of short stories, Amy Schwartz will discuss the importance of human relationships in her design career. She’ll talk about finding mentors, designing for comedy, organizing community events, and finding inspiration at a Beyonce concert. Amy Schwartz is a designer specializing in branding, digital experiences, and games. She is currently the Design Director at Cards Against Humanity and Blackbox, as well as the Co-Vice President of Membership of AIGA Chicago.
Amy was the winner of Command X at the 2015 AIGA National Design Conference; other recognitions include the Emerging Designer Award by AIGA Chicago, Finalist for Young Designer of the Year by the Net Awards, and the recipient of the AIGA Chicago What’s Next Grant in 2014.
Amy founded Liminal Space, a design initiative that promotes experimentation, community, and dialogue within Chicago’s thriving design, art, and technology scenes. Her past clients and collaborators include the Cranbrook Art Museum, Google, and Bright Bright Great. Amy holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA from DePaul University.
“Working at Cards feels like a homecoming,” says Schwartz, who also teaches in DePaul’s graphic design program. “I’ve played video and board games my whole life, so working at the intersection of design and gaming is like living a childhood dream. Beyond feeling at home in this office of equally geeky people, the culture and values of the company align quite well with mine.”
Aiga CO Member :: $15
Non-Member :: $30
Student :: $5
Design Council Membership (with code) :: $15
@ Door Member :: $25
@ Door Non-Member :: $40
@ Door Student Member :: $5
@ Door Student Non-Member :: $10
Doors open at 6pm for the social hour. Cash-only bar and free food. Speaker presentation is at 7pm. Parking lot entrance is on 12th. Street parking is available and most meters are free after 6pm. Sales are final with no refunds unless AIGA CO cancels the event. Tickets are transferable, however. Tell a friend to come as you.