Calling all makers, creators, thinkers, writers, designers, leaders: join us. Learn new skills while teaching old ones. Connect with like-minded professionals—and help connect like-minded professionals. Reach your true potential by helping others reach theirs.
About the AIGA Chicago Mentor Program
The AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program is a celebrated gathering of creative people from across disciplines and industries to share insights, experiences and resources while making new connections, exchanging inspiration and even collaborating on a project or two.
It’s an amazing way to get more involved in Chicago’s rich creative community and to gain greater access to the wealth of professional opportunities it has to offer.
How it works
The Fall Session will kick off in September and last until mid November, with a total of 10 meetings. We will also organize a Mentor Program Friendsgiving to celebrate our work! Participants work in groups comprising a spectrum of creative fields and career levels, organized by shared interest:
+ Working on Professional Development
+ Improving Your Resume and Portfolio
+ Hanging Out with Peers
+ Being a Better Freelancer
+ Learning Leadership Skills
+ Working on a Group Project
Past meetings have included studio tours, designer talks, portfolio reviews and even a Friendsgiving potluck. Participants have hung out at each other’s homes and offices, shared success stories at coffee shops, teamed up at letterpress workshops and collaborated on events for the entire Chicago community.
How to get involved
Interested in joining us? AIGA Chicago’s Mentor Program is free and open to AIGA members and non-members.
Members receive advance registration. Member registration will begin at 10am on Wednesday, August 24. Participation by non-members is limited to one session. Non-member registration will begin at 10am on Friday, August 26.
6:00 to 8:00 PM – Mentor Program Kick-off
This is a free event.
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Special thanks to Special thanks to our AIGA Chicago Mentor Program Committee: Ashley Bedore, Bridget Hapner and Johnny Mei for helping organize this session, One North Interactive for hosting us & Someoddpilot for the graphic.