ASK + GIVE: February 2022

Can we ASK, have you found your SEOmate?

Or can we be so BOLD and tell you, you are just our TYPE.

Would you GIVE us the opportunity to be the Lorem to your Ipsum?

Because we are very FONT of you

We have also seen your FUTURA…and we have seen you having a HELVETICA of a good time at the ASK + GIVE: THE IDEA POTLUCK -- that no-nonsense, CASUAL, community event for Design Resources, Knowledge, and Support at Empirical Brewery, February 8th. Some come CROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT.

What is "ASK + GIVE"? It’s an open-mic platform where you can ASK your fellow designers to GIVE you feedback, advice, or even recommendations. Or if you don’t have an ASK, you can simply GIVE a resource, a design journey anecdote, or even just your personal definition of design! So come unwind with a brew from Empirical’s BEERIODIC table menu (or with a can of soda), and GIVE -- or ASK -- one-on-one, via our NEW! Google Write-In form, or on the open mic….because you never know WHO can GIVE what you need.

SPECIAL THIS MONTH: Anonymous Designer Valentine’s Card Exchange!

Feel free to bring a hand-made, personally designed, (or pre-bought) Valentine’s Day card for a fellow creative. Show them some love with a resource share, an invite to coffee, or simply share an inspirational quote or your favorite piece of design advice.

And don’t worry if you forget yours…we will have blank cards you can decorate the night of, so no one is caught Avante Garde.


Masks are required inside -- despite vaccination status, per City Ordinance.

Event requirements may be updated at any time due to health and safety guidelines.


Cost + Schedule

6:30pm — Doors Open

7:00pm — Ask + Give Event starts begins in the Beer Garden

$5 for Professionals

Free for Emerging Designers and Students

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Code of Conduct

By registering to attend this event, you agree to abide by AIGA Chicago Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct may be found here.


Special thanks to Nacho Montiel and Irina Goldman for planning this event.

When & Where
Wed, Feb 9, 2022 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Empirical Brewery
1801 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640