ASK + GIVE: May 2023

"Idea Potluck" for Creatives with David G. Stone of MOWE, Maria Laureno and Creative Circle

MOWE is a strategy-driven animation studio helping clients create effective and engaging communications across a variety of animated mediums.

David is an amateur sci-fi author, photographer and avid traveler. A Chicago native, he has led a journeyman career that took him from DC to LA (twice) and saw him directing projects across the globe, before recently returning home.

Prior to MOWE, David was co-founder of The Human Expansion Co., associate creative director at Yes &, and Head of Film at Ogilvy West.


Maria Laureno is an Illustrator and Designer with a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. She is currently working as a Senior Designer at Camping world, creating their marketing campaigns and emails. In her free time, she is running her business MariaMade of original watercolors and prints. Her work can be found at local Chicago markets such as Randolph Street Market, as well as online. Her watercolor work focuses on the 'ordinary' things in life: a breakfast, coffee, or a local restaurant. By removing the busyness of life and encouraging viewers to slow down, her work highlights the beauty in the everyday.


Creative Circle is a recruiting and consulting services company. They specialize in digital marketing and creative staffing, managed services, and in-house studio development.


Night City is a community-based game studio focusing on community-based game development, exhibitions, and educational resources. Check out more about Night City at


Transportation Directions to NIGHT CITY are HERE

Cost + Schedule

$5 for Professionals

Free for Emerging Designers and Students

6:30pm — Doors Open

7:00pm — Ask + Give Event starts


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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, May 10, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Night City
3650 West Wrightwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647