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We asked our 2-day virtual portfolio review panelists, "What is one thing you wish you knew when you were first applying...
05/29/2021

We asked our 2-day virtual portfolio review panelists, "What is one thing you wish you knew when you were first applying for jobs?" Here is Cristiaan Jackson's answer.

Join Jocelyn Dinkel and Cristiaan Jackson on June 4 from 6–7:15pm for the first day of Think Outside the Grid, our 2-day virtual portfolio review. Jocelyn and Cristiaan will answer questions and share their insights from the job hunt from both sides of the process — Cristiaan as a relatively new designer in the field and Jocelyn as an executive talent recruiter.

Register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-outside-the-grid-virtual-portfolio-review-day-1-tickets-154740068711

We asked our 2-day virtual portfolio review panelists, "What is one thing you wish you knew when you were first applying for jobs?" Here is Cristiaan Jackson's answer.

Join Jocelyn Dinkel and Cristiaan Jackson on June 4 from 6–7:15pm for the first day of Think Outside the Grid, our 2-day virtual portfolio review. Jocelyn and Cristiaan will answer questions and share their insights from the job hunt from both sides of the process — Cristiaan as a relatively new designer in the field and Jocelyn as an executive talent recruiter.

Register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-outside-the-grid-virtual-portfolio-review-day-1-tickets-154740068711

Join us live on Youtube tonight at 6pm to celebrate the premier of the 2021 Advanced Arts at Gallery 37 Spring Showcase!...
05/27/2021
The 2021 Advanced Arts Spring Showcase Premiere

Join us live on Youtube tonight at 6pm to celebrate the premier of the 2021 Advanced Arts at Gallery 37 Spring Showcase! Beginning at 6, you can also view the showcase at www.cpsallcityvisualarts.org. Hope to see you there!

Join us in celebrating the hard work of our Advanced Arts Students and Staff this past semester at our 2021 Spring Showcase YouTube Live Premiere!

Anyone see #ChicagoFire last night? It may be brief and cropped, but our Navy Pier mural was in the background! We will ...
05/27/2021

Anyone see #ChicagoFire last night? It may be brief and cropped, but our Navy Pier mural was in the background! We will patiently await our Emmy.

We asked our 2-day virtual portfolio review panelists, "What is one thing you wish you knew when you were first applying...
05/26/2021

We asked our 2-day virtual portfolio review panelists, "What is one thing you wish you knew when you were first applying for jobs?" Here is Jocelyn Dinkel's answer (or, in this case, counter-question).⁠

Join Jocelyn and Cristiaan Jackson on June 4 from 6–7:15pm for the first day of Think Outside the Grid, our 2-day virtual portfolio review. Jocelyn and Cristiaan will answer questions and share their insights from the job hunt from both sides of the process — Cristiaan as a relatively new designer in the field and Jocelyn as an executive talent recruiter.

Register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-outside-the-grid-virtual-portfolio-review-day-1-tickets-154740068711

We asked our 2-day virtual portfolio review panelists, "What is one thing you wish you knew when you were first applying for jobs?" Here is Jocelyn Dinkel's answer (or, in this case, counter-question).⁠

Join Jocelyn and Cristiaan Jackson on June 4 from 6–7:15pm for the first day of Think Outside the Grid, our 2-day virtual portfolio review. Jocelyn and Cristiaan will answer questions and share their insights from the job hunt from both sides of the process — Cristiaan as a relatively new designer in the field and Jocelyn as an executive talent recruiter.

Register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-outside-the-grid-virtual-portfolio-review-day-1-tickets-154740068711

Modernism responded to the horrors of the early 20th century. New approaches to the world, including in art and design, ...
05/26/2021

Modernism responded to the horrors of the early 20th century. New approaches to the world, including in art and design, were an effort to address social inequities and embedded political structures by utilizing new technologies and methods of mass production.

The products and pavilion designs shown in “A Designed Life,” alongside promoting capitalism over communism, utilized the appeal of Modernism to literally sell an American lifestyle to Europeans through West German schools, museums, and trade fairs. Commissioned by the U.S. Department of State, these displays were a tool of diplomacy.

Many of the issues modernism intended to address still permeate our world. Is modernism still relevant today?

Image caption: UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture's 2018 installation of “A Designed Life” featuring the Burtin pavilions “Containers & Packaging.” Curated by Professor Margaret Re. Photo Credit: Dan Meyers.

[Image description: 3 freestanding structures with triangular, transparent legs. Each structure has different colored legs, red, blue, and yellow. The structures have black and white images of packaging in a 5x3 grid on a vertical, rectangular panel between the legs.]

Modernism responded to the horrors of the early 20th century. New approaches to the world, including in art and design, were an effort to address social inequities and embedded political structures by utilizing new technologies and methods of mass production.

The products and pavilion designs shown in “A Designed Life,” alongside promoting capitalism over communism, utilized the appeal of Modernism to literally sell an American lifestyle to Europeans through West German schools, museums, and trade fairs. Commissioned by the U.S. Department of State, these displays were a tool of diplomacy.

Many of the issues modernism intended to address still permeate our world. Is modernism still relevant today?

Image caption: UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture's 2018 installation of “A Designed Life” featuring the Burtin pavilions “Containers & Packaging.” Curated by Professor Margaret Re. Photo Credit: Dan Meyers.

[Image description: 3 freestanding structures with triangular, transparent legs. Each structure has different colored legs, red, blue, and yellow. The structures have black and white images of packaging in a 5x3 grid on a vertical, rectangular panel between the legs.]

This week, with CPS Arts, we launched two new CPS All-City Visual Arts exhibitions including 1,600 artworks and 90+ new ...
05/21/2021

This week, with CPS Arts, we launched two new CPS All-City Visual Arts exhibitions including 1,600 artworks and 90+ new schools compared to last year. Explore the exhibitions, which feature myriad young artists across communities, disciplines, and media: https://cpsallcityvisualarts.org/

This featured photograph is by South Short International High School senior William Midgett from the 2021 All City Visual Arts High School Exhibition, titled "Undecided." About the piece, William writes, "This portrait is really an expression of my struggle and the things I have been through as a teenager and having a darker skin pigmentation. I have always struggled with my identity because of bullying and trying to fit in. After seeing a friend’s artwork, and creatives worldwide using their artwork as a platform to speak about everyday things that I too experience. I wanted to take my own shot at it. Although identity is my inspiration its not the only meaning behind the photo so I labeled it undecided, which also symbolizes identity crisis."

This week, with CPS Arts, we launched two new CPS All-City Visual Arts exhibitions including 1,600 artworks and 90+ new schools compared to last year. Explore the exhibitions, which feature myriad young artists across communities, disciplines, and media: https://cpsallcityvisualarts.org/

This featured photograph is by South Short International High School senior William Midgett from the 2021 All City Visual Arts High School Exhibition, titled "Undecided." About the piece, William writes, "This portrait is really an expression of my struggle and the things I have been through as a teenager and having a darker skin pigmentation. I have always struggled with my identity because of bullying and trying to fit in. After seeing a friend’s artwork, and creatives worldwide using their artwork as a platform to speak about everyday things that I too experience. I wanted to take my own shot at it. Although identity is my inspiration its not the only meaning behind the photo so I labeled it undecided, which also symbolizes identity crisis."

Applying for a job, whether its your first or your 40th, is hard. Much of the available information is too general to ap...
05/20/2021
Think Outside the Grid Virtual Portfolio Review: Day 1

Applying for a job, whether its your first or your 40th, is hard. Much of the available information is too general to apply to your specific situation, especially if you're in a creative field. In Day 1 of our Virtual Portfolio Review, designer Cristiaan Jackson and executive talent recruiter Jocelyn Dinkel, will answer some of those lingering questions and uncover those hidden tricks that no one told you in school.⁠

Cristiaan will spend time shedding light on her own experiences looking for a job as a new graduate, while Jocelyn will walk participants through what she looks for as a recruiter. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with questions. Please note: this day of the Virtual Portfolio Review is in a webinar format and will not feature personalized portfolio feedback. That will take place on Day 2, June 18.⁠

Sign up for free below!

This series of two events is presented by Simple Truth. Simple Truth is a fiercely independent, Chicago-loyal creative branding agency. We’re a majority women owned business. We work with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to local nonprofits, creating solutions to their brand, campaign, communications systems and culture challenges.

Get answers for some of your most burning getting-a-job-related questions from respected members of the design field in Chicago

Living in Chicago, we can’t help but think about skyscrapers while looking at Noémi Raymond’s work. Raymond’s work is  g...
05/12/2021

Living in Chicago, we can’t help but think about skyscrapers while looking at Noémi Raymond’s work. Raymond’s work is grid-structured with no empty spaces, which reminds us of windows and spaces in architecture, similar to the Chicago Board of Trade building, designed by Holabird & Root . Each section has its own unique essence as a unit.

Image credits: Noémi Raymond, Before 1941. Digital Image (c) The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY.

Daniel Schwen, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

[Image description: Cream colored fabric with orange/reddish square-shapes in different sizes, each in their own sections. Chicago Board of Trade building at night, statue on the top with uplighting.]

You’re invited to join Industrial Designers Society of America - IDSA’s Sustainability Deep Dive 2021! 🌎 Register at IDS...
05/11/2021

You’re invited to join Industrial Designers Society of America - IDSA’s Sustainability Deep Dive 2021! 🌎 Register at IDSA.org/SDD2021 and choose your rate to attend virtually (the most sustainable option) and receive all of the recorded sessions from top industry leaders in circular design, zero-waste strategies, sustainable material innovations and more. #IDSADeepDive

You’re invited to join Industrial Designers Society of America - IDSA’s Sustainability Deep Dive 2021! 🌎 Register at IDSA.org/SDD2021 and choose your rate to attend virtually (the most sustainable option) and receive all of the recorded sessions from top industry leaders in circular design, zero-waste strategies, sustainable material innovations and more. #IDSADeepDive

We've been working hard on an installation at Epiphany Center for the Arts that opens this Saturday, May 8! Chicago: Hom...
05/06/2021

We've been working hard on an installation at Epiphany Center for the Arts that opens this Saturday, May 8! Chicago: Home of House, a continuation of our pop-up at The Silver Room late last year, presents a detailed history of House music in Chicago.

Learn more about the show and the opening party (featuring an *entire* day of DJ sets!): https://epiphanychi.com/chicago-home-of-house/. And keep your eyes peeled for more details and pictures!

Take a peek inside UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture’s 2018 installation of “A Designed Life,” featuring ...
05/06/2021

Take a peek inside UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture’s 2018 installation of “A Designed Life,” featuring the Knoll Pavilion, “Textiles from the USA.” Coming soon to a Chicago museum near you (the Design Museum!).

The fabrics on display in the pavilion are striking, and the design of the pavilion itself encourages interaction in its thoughtful sightlines, revealing just enough to encourage exploration. Architects have formally examined the connection between pattern fabric, and architecture for hundreds of years. The facades of architect David Adjaye, such as the one on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, are some of the best-known contemporary examples. (Check out the image in this article to see how much the facade looks like fabric when viewed in the right light from the inside: https://tinyurl.com/6pcdrmcj) What relationships do you see between textiles and architecture?

Image credit: UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture's 2018 installation of “A Designed Life,” Featuring the Knoll Pavilion’s “Textiles from the USA.” Curated by Professor Margaret Re. Photo Credit: Dan Meyers

[Image description: A pavilion inside a larger room, with fabric panels separating the pavilion into smaller sections. The most visible panels are, on the left, white fabric with a pattern of cascading triangles in blues, purples, greens, yellows, and oranges, in the center, concentric rectangles of yellow, orange, red, and orange, and on the right 3 large triangles two of gray and one of yellow.]

Take a peek inside UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture’s 2018 installation of “A Designed Life,” featuring the Knoll Pavilion, “Textiles from the USA.” Coming soon to a Chicago museum near you (the Design Museum!).

The fabrics on display in the pavilion are striking, and the design of the pavilion itself encourages interaction in its thoughtful sightlines, revealing just enough to encourage exploration. Architects have formally examined the connection between pattern fabric, and architecture for hundreds of years. The facades of architect David Adjaye, such as the one on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, are some of the best-known contemporary examples. (Check out the image in this article to see how much the facade looks like fabric when viewed in the right light from the inside: https://tinyurl.com/6pcdrmcj) What relationships do you see between textiles and architecture?

Image credit: UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture's 2018 installation of “A Designed Life,” Featuring the Knoll Pavilion’s “Textiles from the USA.” Curated by Professor Margaret Re. Photo Credit: Dan Meyers

[Image description: A pavilion inside a larger room, with fabric panels separating the pavilion into smaller sections. The most visible panels are, on the left, white fabric with a pattern of cascading triangles in blues, purples, greens, yellows, and oranges, in the center, concentric rectangles of yellow, orange, red, and orange, and on the right 3 large triangles two of gray and one of yellow.]

May the Fourth be with you... and if you understand that reference, you should be sure to register for the Chicago Assoc...
05/04/2021
CASM Culture Like a Local Trivia Night

May the Fourth be with you... and if you understand that reference, you should be sure to register for the Chicago Association of Specialized Museums trivia event now! Don't worry, I won't tell you the odds. Hurry, before too late it is!

Join CASM for a free trivia event focused on some of our favorite niche museums in Chicago!

Join us next Thursday night (5/6) for some Chicago Association of Specialized Museums arts and culture trivia and an opp...
04/28/2021
CASM Culture Like a Local Trivia Night

Join us next Thursday night (5/6) for some Chicago Association of Specialized Museums arts and culture trivia and an opportunity to win some fun swag! Register on Eventbrite today!

Join CASM for a free trivia event focused on some of our favorite niche museums in Chicago!

Sure, you like poetry. Surgical science interests you. You even know a thing or two about contemporary photography and o...
04/23/2021
CASM Culture Like a Local Trivia Night

Sure, you like poetry. Surgical science interests you. You even know a thing or two about contemporary photography and outsider art. But how well do you know the Chicago institutions that specialize in these subjects? The Chicago Association of Specialized Museums (CASM) welcomes all Chicago arts and culture supporters—whether you live here or happen to be a Windy City enthusiast—to put their knowledge to the test at its virtual trivia night on Thursday, May 6, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. CDT. Grab a friend or be a team of one and play against other teams for a chance to win a CASM goodie bag with swag from member museums and partner organizations! You might even discover a cultural institution to add to your to-go list.

CASM Trivia Night is free to join! To show CASM some love, please consider the pay-what-you-can option when you register. Your contributions support future programs.

The day of the event, CASM will email the Zoom link to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. Please check your junk folder; unfortunately, these emails pop up there sometimes.

The Chicago Association of Specialized Museums includes the American Writers Museum, Center for Decision Research and Programs, Design Museum of Chicago, International Museum of Surgical Science, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Poetry Foundation.

Join CASM for a free trivia event focused on some of our favorite niche museums in Chicago!

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72 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL
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Located on the third floor of Block 37, Design Museum of Chicago is accessible by the blue and red lines.

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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
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Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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