The Mentor Program

The AIGA Chicago Mentor Program is a celebrated gathering of creative individuals across disciplines and industries. It offers the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals on a path towards guided growth through mentorship. We’ve selected a group of mentors to share their passion and expertise within a particular area of focus.

We invite you to come, connect and collaborate in this 8-week Mentor Program to gain greater access to a wealth of continued education and design guidance. 

Spring 2022 ─ Program Details

8-Week Mentor Program
Our Spring 2022 Mentor Program will run for 8-weeks where participants will have access to their choice of Mentor along with (6) Mentor Sessions and private program-wide events.

Mentor Sessions
Mentor Sessions will meet every week over the course of 8-weeks between individual mentor groups. Based on your Mentor’s meeting preference, you will either meet virtually, in-person, or a hybrid of both (virtual and in-person). *Please see each mentor’s session location preference before deciding on your top 5 mentor groups. All groups are focused on a topic of expertise and passion and throughout the weeks, you’ll work as a group to grow in that topic of interest together.

Program-Wide Private Group Events
Our Group Events are private events that were curated for the Mentor Program specifically. These events can range from studio tours, workshops, mixers, panels, and interactive events. Both Mentors and Mentees have access to these events.

Registration opens Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 10am CST
Registration closes Sunday, April 15, 2022 at 6pm CST

How The Program Works

For more detailed information on how the program works, please visit:

Program Schedule

Dates: April 18, 2022 – June 7, 2022
Day & Time: Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm CST

Week 1

Kick-Off Event (Virtual)

April 18, 2022

Mentor Session #1

April 19, 2022

Week 2

Mentor Session #2

April 26, 2022

Week 3

May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022

Week 4

Mentor Session #3

May 10, 2022

Week 5

Mentor Session #4

May 17, 2022

Week 6

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Week 7

Mentor Session #5

May 31, 2022

Week 8

Wrap-Up Event (Virtual)

June 6, 2022

Mentor Session #6

June 7, 2022


  • Participants will be placed in a Mentor Group of their choice after the completion of their registration
  • Groups will have between 6-10 participants within each Mentor Group
  • Please note: This is not a 1 on 1 mentor program


There’s also a hidden cost; your time! We ask that you commit your time to the full 8-weeks to get the best return.

Special Thanks to:

All of our Spring 2022 Mentors for dedicating their time. To our AIGA Mentor Committee: Megan (Jax) Jackson, Phil Brown, Eric Irving, Donnie Gardner, Jeffrey Hitchens, Ashley Brown, Phil Parcellano, Adam Trybula, Nicholas Phillips, and Leslie Presto for creating and producing the overall vision and experience of this program.


If you have questions, please email VPs of Mentorship, Nicholas Phillips at and Leslie Presto at