Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Visit: John Bowers is Chair of the Visual Communications department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a longtime friend and former teaching colleague. John invited us to make a presentation of the Desgin Information Alliance, and our Find Design roadtrip, to his senior class. It expanded to include the loal AIGA student chapter meeting, and we found ourselves talking with about 40 students. A great opportunity to focus on our message, and get feedback. We had a few students ask about playing a role as interns to assist us - it was all in all an encouraging evening!

Discoveries: John gave us insights on the Chicago area design activities, and took us to dinner at a wonderful restaurant which was tucked into the new Gehry installation in Millenium Park, just a few blocks from the school. What a setting!