San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sometimes work, no matter how creative, is just work. So how do you keep creativity alive when you're paid to create? Write a blog? Volunteer to design for a non-profit? Take letterpress classes? Do improv?
Join us in welcoming three outstanding women in the Chicago design world, as they discuss what keeps their creative juices flowing, in and out of work.
SVP/Design Director, Leo Burnett
Alisa has worked in design for more than 15 years. She is the design director at Lampo, a non-profit organization that presents experimental intermedia, and she recently received the inaugural D&AD White Pencil for her work on Recipeace, a social movement that brings people of conflict together over food.
Illustrator, Graphic Designer
Jana is a Chicago illustrator, designer and bee-keeper. She is part of Quite Strong, a female design collaborative serving the community since 2010, and she created Doodlebooth, offering hand-drawn in-person portraits at private events. In addition to her design work, she also created Bike-a-Bee, an urban beekeeping project that is tended by bicycle.
Founder and Designer, a. favorite design
Amber founded a. favorite design in 2005. Her passion for design and typography shows through in her handmade goods, as does her love for wood block type, sweet sentiments, and the number 33. a. favorite is located in Ravenswood, an old manufacturing area of Chicago, where you can find her creating artful pieces with the help of her 1913 c&p handfed press, Willamina.
SheSays is the only global creative network for women. Learn more at weareshesays.com. Follow our local Chicago chapter on Twitter for tips on being a woman in the creative industry, highlights on amazing local designers, upcoming events and more! Your Chicago SheSays Chapter is led by Jen Lemerand, Kitti Gould, Beckie O'Connor, Emily Kelly and Ashley Charleson.
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SheSays is a global, award-winning organization that wants to help women succeed. SheSays runs a free mentorship program and events for women (and men!) in creative and marketing fields. The Chicago chapter is led by Jen Lemerand and Beckie O'Connor, along with team leads Brittany Campbell, Kimberly Campbell, Justine Figueroa, Julie Goldsberry, Anne Hagerty, Anna Olsztynska, Lidia Racoma, Jeannine Ringland Zwirn and Jackie White.