Come and hear Erin Huizenga, Principal and Design Director of Borough + Block, share stories about what happens before the brief. In her studio that focuses on learning and educational projects, she and her team leverage the human-centered design process to determine what people want and need before ever writing a creative brief. She will host at Borough + Block in RiNo, 33rd and Larimer Street.
Learn more about Erin
Erin designs to help people learn. Believing solutions are best found in true collaboration with the people who will benefit from them, she helps organizational leaders connect learner-centered research insights with design thinking to build new programs and tools. She has partnered with national organizations to design learning programs for public health and diversity initiatives, designed tools for higher education institutions and public schools, and designed a program to empower high school students to build a portfolio of project-based work. Before founding Borough + Block she worked with firms like IDEO and Gensler on projects with Northwestern Medicine, Motorola, PNC Bank, OfficeMax, Wilson, and Best Buy. She’s been a nationally featured speaker at CreativeMornings and the HOW Conference and created curriculum and taught courses at the IIT Institute of Design and Northwestern University.