Chicago's directory

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!


Design studios

Letterpress Chicago Website

Spudnik Press Website / Twitter / Instagram

Starshaped Press Website / Instagram

Steel Petal Press Website / Instagram

Steracle Press Website / Instagram

Tan & Loose Website / Instagram

Cards Against Humanity Website

Delicious Design League Website

Julie Shumacher & Brett Burwell Website

Artpentry Website / Twitter / Instagram

Craighton Berman Studio Website / Twitter / Instagram

James T. Green Website / Twitter

Jenny Kendler Website / Instagram

Jessica Charlesworth Website / Twitter

Linsey Rosen Website / Twitter / Instagram

Pitch Design Union Website / Twitter / Instagram

Matthew Hoffman Website / Twitter / Instagram

Practise Website

Sam Rosen Website / Twitter / Instagram

Tim Parsons Website / Twitter

UPSO Website / Twitter / Instagram

Potluck Creative Website

R/GA Website / Twitter / Instagram

Razorfish Website / Twitter

Rule29 Website / Twitter / Instagram

Rusty Design Co Website

SapientNitro Website

Schafer Condon Carter Website

Serafini Creative Website

Simple Truth Website / Twitter / Instagram

Stephen Merlo Website

Tom, Dick, & Harry Creative Website / Twitter / Instagram

Two by Four Website

VSA Partners Website / Twitter

Walton Isaacson Website / Twitter / Instagram

Zimmerman Advertising Website / Twitter / Instagram

3st Website

50,000feet Website / Twitter / Instagram

Ben Derico Website

Bob Faust / Faust Website

Bright Bright Great Website

Lee Zelenak Website

Leo Burnett Website / Twitter / Instagram

Letterform Website

Linsey Burritt Website

M1 Interactive Website / Twitter / Instagram

Marc USA Website / Twitter

MCD Partners Website / Twitter / Instagram

McGarryBowen Website

Mosbrook Design Website / Twitter / Instagram

Mig Reyes Website / Instagram

Nelson Cash Website

Normal Website / Twitter / Instagram

One Design Company Website

Ogilvy & Mather Website

A. Eicoff Chicago Website

Other Studio Website / Twitter / Instagram

H&O Chicago Website

Plan B Website / Twitter / Instagram

fathead design, inc. Website / Twitter

Fathom Communications Website

Firebelly Design Website

Grip Design Website / Twitter / Instagram

Greater Good Studio Website / Twitter / Instagram

GSDM Website / Twitter / Instagram

gyro Website / Twitter

Havas Impact Website / Twitter / Instagram

Havas Worldwide Website / Instagram

HY Connect Website

IA Collborative Website

IDEO Website / Twitter / Instagram

Jack Muldowney Website

Jacobs Agency Website / Twitter / Instagram

Jellyvision Website / Twitter

Juice Interactive Website / Twitter / Instagram

Kake Website

Knoed Creative Website

Latent Design Website / Twitter

Laughlin Constable Website / Twitter

Burrell Communications Website / Twitter / Instagram

BVK Website / Twitter / Instagram

Designory Website / Twitter / Instagram

Digital Kitchen Website / Twitter

The Distillery Project Website / Twitter

Downtown Partners Chicago Website

DraftFCB Website / Twitter / Instagram

dscout Website / Twitter

Duffy Website

Energy BBDO Inc. Website / Twitter

The Escape Pod Website / Twitter


Schools, colleges and universities

Designation Website

General Assembly Website

Columbia College Chicago Website

DePaul University Website

Illinois Institute of Technology Website

Loyola University Website

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Website

University of Illinois at Chicago Website

The Experience Institute Website


Illustrators

Kate Pugsley Website / Instagram

Liana Jegers Website / Instagram

Nicole Ginelli Website / Instagram

Ryan Duggan Website / Instagram

Aaron Renier Website

Ben Marcus Website

Brian Keller Website / Twitter / Instagram

Chad Kouri Website / Twitter / Instagram


Organisations we love

AIGA Chicago Website / Twitter / Instagram

Pecha Kucha Website

CM Website

The Noun Project Website

Design For America Website

Society of Typographic Arts Website / Twitter

Cities in Dust Website / Instagram

Drift Eyewear Website

Manual Website / Twitter / Instagram

Neighborly Website

Strand Website / Twitter / Instagram

Threadless Website / Twitter / Instagram

Tusk Website / Instagram

The Post Family Website / Twitter


Galleries and Event Spaces

Volume Gallery Website

Chicago Zine Fest Website / Twitter / Instagram

Renegade Craft Fair Website / Twitter / Instagram

Creative Mornings Website / Twitter / Instagram

Ann Nathan Gallery/ Twitter

Carl Hammer Gallery Website

Carlos and Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery Website

Carrie Secrist Gallery Website

Catherine Edelman Gallery Website / Twitter / Instagram

Chicago Design Museum Website

Co-Prosperity Sphere Website

DePaul Art Museum Website / Twitter

Ed Paschke Art Center Website / Twitter / Instagram

Gage Gallery Website / Twitter

Galerie F Website

Hyde Park Art Center Website

Intuit Website / Twitter / Instagram

Mars Gallery Website

Sideshow Gallery Website

Smart Museum Website / Twitter / Instagram


Magazines

Maxistentialism Website

Faesthetic Website


Typographers

Frances MacLeod Website / Twitter / Instagram

Okay Type Website / Twitter

T26 Website / Twitter / Instagram

Vichcraft Website / Instagram


Co-Working Spaces

Lost Arts Website / Twitter / Instagram


Design Blogs

Creative Circle Website

Buzz Co. Website

Adventures in Sustainable Design Website

Think Faest Website / Twitter


A STUDIOS (INDUSTRIAL)

Chang Liu Website


BLOGS (PODCASTS)

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