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Thirst

Bud Rodecker started with a pirated copy of Photoshop at age 14, and now look at him! We chat with...

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OTHER Studio

It’s true, we’re a little obsessed here at TDK with OTHER Studio‘s Creative Director, Eileen Tjan. Besides her super colorful work, we...

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Chad Kouri

Working Artist, Chad Kouri, tells us about discovering his dyslexia and consequently his obsession with letterforms; his lack of social life outside...

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Jen Serafini Design

Jen Serafini’s art teacher in elementary school constantly encouraged her, teaching that art can have an impact on our culture and society. Jen tells us of...

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Opal Branding

We recently caught up with Katie Opalinska, Chief Designer at Opal Branding, to hear about how this collective of freelancers...

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Alyssa Arnesen

We chat with the wonderful Alyssa Arnesen about her transition from PR firm to the design industry; her involvement in...

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Nicole Ginelli

Nicole Ginelli was spending between 1-2 hours on a Sunday experimenting with her illustration style while being a UX designer through the week…...

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Designation

Designation is a bootcamp for UX/UI in the States. We get to chat with Mike Joosse, Partner & Community Director from Designation about whats...

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The design industry is super confusing when you start out, hearing all these job titles thrown about. What roles do you suit and apply for? Read on to find out!

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We asked our community and we’ve collated a big list of everyone doing awesome stuff in Chicago. Be sure to check them all out!

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