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.
What it is
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 Spring Session will Kick Off in March and last until early June, with a total of 10 meetings. 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
+ 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 the program? REGISTER to be guaranteed a spot. We can accommodate 80 participants this session.
Questions? Hit up AIGA Chicago’s Mentorship Chair, Monina Velarde at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always keep up with the program via Facebook or Tumblr.
By the way, the program is free for AIGA members and non-members alike.
Thank you to IIT Institute of Design for hosting us and to Someoddpilot for the graphic.