In-House Perspectives

Online tickets sales for this event will close at 12pm on April 19. Tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event.


Artisan and AIGA Chicago presents
In-house Perspectives
What happens when your client is your co-worker? In-house brand teams are on the rise and leveraging proximity to positively impact the bottom line.

Join us as we speak to a panel of designers with diverse backgrounds to discuss their perspectives on in-house brand, culture, and community.

Trina Uzee, Visual Design Director & Creative Director at Allstate
Trina Uzee is the Executive Creative Director of the User Experience and Design Group at Allstate. As a creative, UX and digital trailblazer–she was a UX Director in 2003 before it was a thing. Trina has led and coordinated multi-agency initiatives for some of the biggest brands and agencies in the world like GSD&M, Tribal DDB and Digitas. Moving in-house almost three years ago at Allstate, Trina has found her home leading their world-class UX and Design practice.

Trina is one of the too-few women in UX and Creative Leadership, but that has never been enough. She has always been driven to create. Jewelry designer. Batik artist. Entrepreneur. Inspirational speaker. Mentor. Author. Illustrator. Wife. Mom. Lover of hot baths, yoga, meditation and crystals.

Her fresh perspectives and razor-sharp insights have led to invitations to serve on award show panels, as well as speaking engagements and panel invitations at SXSW, Society Of Digital Advertisers, SheSays Chicago, General Assembly, numerous start-ups and at Allstate. In addition to her day job, Trina is on the strategic leadership team of AWIN, the women's group at Allstate, creating all of the self-care and wellbeing programs for AWIN. She also leads the meditation practice for all of Allstate enterprise-wide.

Joy Burke, Digital Art Director at Pitchfork
Joy Burke is the Design Director of Pitchfork, leading the award-winning team through the branding of their global music festivals, industry-leading online music publication, and every other part of Pitchfork’s business. She has also stayed active in the community through AIGA Chicago mentorship programs and years of volunteering for CreativeMornings’ Chicago chapter.

Jarred Kolar, Associate Creative Director at Uptake
Jarred is currently an Associate Creative Director at Uptake. Previously he worked at VSA Partners Inc for a variety of clients including IBM, Google, Sappi Paper and Mack Trucks.

Avery Mazor, Strategic Director at Artisan
Avery began his career as a multimedia designer for Bravo!Marketing in San Francisco. He built his design skills crafting brands and interactive experiences for new internet businesses in both consumer and B2B markets and in 2001 Avery joined Stone Yamashita Partners (SY Partners). At SY Partners Avery produced and designed the production of immersive environments, print collateral, video, presentations, and educational and interactive media. In 2004 Avery devoted himself to his design consultancy full-time while pursuing his MFA in Photography and Sculpture at Mills College. During and after completing his MFA , Avery continued his professional practice as a creative director and designer while holding a tenure track teaching position at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). In 2015 Avery left UNO to pursue his passion for design full-time, and relocated to Chicago. Over the course of his career he has worked for Netflix, HP, PWC Consulting, Nike, US AID, Gap Inc., eBay, CocaCola, Armani Exchange, Jun Kaneko Studio, KANEKO, Cedric Hartman, Patron Spirits, Global Giving, and Facebook. He holds a BAIA in Multimedia from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Art from Mills College.

Anne Richardson, Creative Director at Hyatt
Anne Richardson has experience in a variety of industries. She has worked in-house for a university, banking, e-commerce, a flooring design company and now currently working in hospitality. Her agency work includes boutique agencies in Silicon Valley and Chicago.

Anne has also owned her own design consulting business that included a home design store in Santa Cruz, California that was once featured in Sunset Magazine.

6 to 6:30 PM — Registration and Networking
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM — Presentation

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$5 Student Members
$15 AIGA Members
$20 Non-Members 
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Special thanks to Valerie Craig, Jen Serafini, Carli Papp, our AIGA Chicago Event Chairs, to Jocelyn Dinkel Huffer from Artisan, to NoPattern for the artwork, and Uptake for hosting us.

When & Where
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
600 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654