AIGA Chicago Small Talks are intimate events that offer attendees the opportunity to learn business practices, view work and experience the environments of local studios and firms directly.
This year, in honor of the AIGA centennial, the Small Talks series is spotlighting those practitioners who best represent Chicago's rich, ongoing legacy of design excellence.
We are planners and designers of corporate identification, branding, and marketing communications programs for organizations, products, services, events, and initiatives.
Crosby Associates was formed in 1979 and has since served over 250 clients including multi-national corporations, educational institutions, providers of health care, technology and entertainment organizations, national athletic teams, professional associations, financial service organizations, and individual entrepreneurs.
Our work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and has received awards from nearly every major design organization and publication.
Our commitment is to contributing to the success of our client’s organization, brand, product, service, or initiative by producing the highest quality, most effective design solutions utilizing our entire team of talents including research, planning, design, and implementation.
Bart founded Crosby Associates in 1979. Over his career, he has conceived, designed, and directed countless identification and branding programs. In addition to managing the firm and relationships with clients, he provides strategic and design direction to the firm’s projects and programs.
His work has been recognized by nearly every professional design organization and he has been featured in many national and international design and business publications.
Bart has been executive vice president and a director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and is a founding member and past president of the AIGA Chicago Chapter. In 2002 he was made a fellow of the Chicago Chapter, and in 2005 he was awarded the AIGA Medal in recognition of exceptional achievements and contributions to the field of graphic design.
He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, Society for Experiential Graphic Design, and Alliance Graphique Internationale. A graduate of the American Academy of Art, he has been a frequent lecturer at conferences and universities and has served as adjunct associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
AIGA Chicago would like to thank our Event Chairs Valerie Craig and Kate Disbro for helping plan this event.
AIGA Chicago would like to thank our Event Chair, Valerie Craig for organizing this event.
Small Talks are sponsored by Dupli-Graphic