AIGA Mentor Program visits a favorite: IDEO

AIGA Mentor Program visits a favorite: IDEO

IDEO Chicago, a favorite tour stop of the Mentor Program, opened its doors last Tuesday to us. Sara Frisk, Brand Portfolio Lead and AIGA Chicago President, led us through IDEO’s process and a recent case study of Chicago’s new bikeshare program, Divvy. As usual, IDEO wowed the crowd and left us energized. We’re fortunate to have such an interesting and innovative place like IDEO here in Chicago.


Collected soundbites from participants:

I really enjoyed watching the prepared introduction to the organization that Sarah put together. It was informative without being too dry; long enough for us to get a concise idea of IDEO works while maintaining my engagement throughout. I also really enjoyed hearing the Divvy case study.
Debbie Labedz
Follow Debbie at @bibliofilleblog. She took some nice photos during our tour.

The tour was great! The presentation in the beginning was good especially the case study for Divvy bikes; it was interesting seeing their process and having a look at earlier concepts.
I particularly enjoyed the tour around their office because I got a glimpse into how IDEO works and how they arrange their workspace to accomplish their goals. The whole time I was thinking that it would be great to participate in a workshop with IDEO during one of these tours.
Ignacio Martinez

I thought the IDEO tour was awesome. Seems like a awesome working environment. Looking back on the divvy presentation they have a really good balance between visual and the technical side of things. It would be super rad to work with them one day.
Aramis Kelly

IDEO is a great place. The tour was insightful. They have smart people doing thoughtful work.
Todd Poitras


Thank you to IDEO and especially AIGA Chicago president, Sara Frisk, for the great evening.
If you’re interested in joining the AIGA Chicago Mentor Program, email Katherine Walker at

By AIGA Chicago
Published December 6, 2013
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