Studio Tours, Informational Interviews, Guest Lecturers Information:

Thank you to the following studios for generously offering their time and space to host student groups, studio tours, and guest lecturers for Chicago’s AIGA Student Groups. We appreciate this opportunity to share real-world experience with our young community.

Etiquette Guide:

When contacting studios, please keep the following in mind—

  • Use professional e-mail format
  • Give 3 options for dates with at least 3 weeks notice
  • If looking for a guest lecturer, make suggestion on topic your group would like to learn about.
  • Designate a point of contact from your group.  That person will provide followup confirmation, receiving directions (where to go, who to meet), and send a thank you when the event is over.
  • Understand that though the professional is on this list, they may not be available at a convenient time for your group.
  • If you have any additional questions please contact Kelli Evans, VP of Education, at

List updated Fall 2021

Blue Daring
688 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 304

Bright Bright Great
4131 W. Belmont Ave. D

IA Collaborative
contact: Jean Gray
218 S Wabash Ave

Katie Lord Inc

MAKE & Co.
contact: Jesse Hora
2514 W Armitage Ave #209

contact: Matthew Terdich
22 W. Washington St

One Design Company
contact: David Sieren
230 West Superior Street, 7th Floor

Pivot Design
contact: Tony Zinni

321 N. Clark St. Suite 600

Simple Truth
contact: Alex Sommerville
314 W Superior Street, Suite 300