The Future is Friday returns on April 26 to honor Earth Day with Crystal Hodges of Luft. Grab your tickets now.
Creative Director and Founder, Crystal Hodges, has always found magic in material, the special something about collecting and assembling large quantities of materials and carving out spaces for their thoughtful use.
A LEED Accredited Professional, Crystal brings more than eight years experience making art, design and installations and several years of interior design and set design commissions to Luft. After co-founding and practicing as INDO, a well-regarded art & design studio, she focused her energies on furthering community connections while elevating her practice. Those connections and passions support Luft’s ventures and engagements, bringing together an ever-evolving ecosystem of makers, assemblers, artists, collaborators to help organizations, brands and companies make meaning and tell stories.
Much of our work is created around production tables and on-site with the help of her team. Their talents and collaborative spirits elevate Luft.
EVP Head of Design at Leo Burnett, Chicago
As a leader in the agency’s U.S. design practice, Alisa oversees brand extension and campaign visual identity for Samsung, Kelloggs, P&G and many of the agency’s cultural and socially conscious clients.
Her career at Burnett began in 2009, when she founded the Department of Design—a group that she has grown from a team of four to eighteen designers. She is an advocate for collaboration and design excellence within the agency and community, championing design thinking as a method for transforming products, services, processes and strategy.
Her work has been recognized by notable industry awards, including the inaugural D&AD White Pencil, Best in Show at the One Show Design, and the first-ever Gold Pencil awarded to Design for the Greater Good. She has been named one of 30 “Women to Watch” by Ad Age Magazine.
Alisa is an active part of the Chicago design and cultural scene. She is the President Emeritus of the AIGA Chicago and the Design Director at Lampo, a nonprofit organization that presents experimental sound art. Alisa is also a mentor, volunteer and mom.
8 AM — Mix, mingle, and drink coffee
8:30 AM — Presentation
$5 Student Members
$5 AIGA Members
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.
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Special thanks to Jen Serafini and Kelly Knaga for planning this event series, and to Morgan Garleff of Leo Burnett for the artwork, and to Leo Burnett for hosting this event series.