SEEK Design Conference

SEEK Design Conference SEEK is a one day design conference on Monday November 12 2018, at Morningstar, featuring 11 notable designers. SEEK is a one-day design conference on Wednesday November 2, 2016, held at Chicago Design Museum and other locations close by, Chicago Illinois.

Seek conference "soundtrack." http://www.testshotstarfish.com/
11/14/2018
Test Shot Starfish

Seek conference "soundtrack." http://www.testshotstarfish.com/

The sophomore album Music for Space celebrates the entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers which are the true rockstars of today. The 14 tracks on the album take the listener through a journey, music for the cerebrum, or as Test Shot Starfish (TSS for short) like to call it: The Thinking Man's Techn...

11/09/2018

Seek is sold out. No walk-in registration.

11/09/2018

Just a few seats left on the Seek spaceship. 🚀

11/06/2018

Seek is 85% full. If you want in on this cool day, then get your ticket now. Ticket sales will end Friday at noon, unless it sells out earlier.

The new Seek 2018 site is now live! Get the info on the speakers, the schedule and buy tickets.
10/23/2018
Seek 2018

The new Seek 2018 site is now live! Get the info on the speakers, the schedule and buy tickets.

A one day design conference, Monday Nov. 12 at Morningstar Auditorium, Chicago Illinois, featuring presentations by eleven designers.

SEEK Design Conference
10/16/2018

SEEK Design Conference

SEEK Design Conference's cover photo
10/16/2018

SEEK Design Conference's cover photo

10/27/2016
SEEK Conference Evening events

Seek full conference experience is sold out, BUT, you can still get tickets for the evening presentations, April Greiman, Rick Valicenti, the Panel Discussion with most presenters, and the After Party with comedian Mike O'Keefe. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seek-conference-evening-events-tickets-28923596255

Even though the Seek Conference is sold out, there are still tickets available for the evening events! This special admission allows you access to the all of evening's activities including keynotes by April Greiman and Rick Valicenti, a Q&A panel discussion with all of the Seek presenters and facili...

10/26/2016

Only 9 Seek Conference tickets left!

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 6: Future Designer workshop, led by Dre Szymczak of Fjord. How can we adapt to the ever...
10/25/2016

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 6: Future Designer workshop, led by Dre Szymczak of Fjord. How can we adapt to the ever-evolving role of the designer? Learn about emerging disciplines in design, and collaborate with a team in a design challenge.

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 4: IA Collaborative. Learn the 7 Elements of Design Innovation though a presentation an...
10/14/2016

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 4: IA Collaborative. Learn the 7 Elements of Design Innovation though a presentation and workshop experience. IA Collaborative is a leading firm in user centered design. You also get to visit their great space if you attend their workshop.

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 3: Eileen Tjan. Making every project an opportunity and creatively fulfilling, her work...
10/06/2016

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 3: Eileen Tjan. Making every project an opportunity and creatively fulfilling, her work spans a wide variety of media and clients. Learn how she does it at Seek.

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 2: Rick Valicenti. Another icon in design that brings a very thoughtful, experimental, ...
10/05/2016

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 2: Rick Valicenti. Another icon in design that brings a very thoughtful, experimental, engaging, and unique sense of
fearlessness to much of his design and the work of his office, 3st.

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 1: April Greiman. An icon in graphic design, one of the first to embrace digital techno...
10/04/2016

10 Reasons to go to Seek. Reason 1: April Greiman. An icon in graphic design, one of the first to embrace digital technology which we now take for granted, a visionary of design, and a rare opportunity to actually meet her and hear her speak, and be interviewed.

Seek full site is up, with all the conference info, and registration is now open!
09/20/2016
Seek 2016

Seek full site is up, with all the conference info, and registration is now open!

Seek is one day design conference, Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Morningstar and Chicago Design Museum, Chicago Illinois.

Frame from the Seek 2016 promo trailer. Videography image by Matt Torres. Architecture by Louis Sullivan.
09/18/2016

Frame from the Seek 2016 promo trailer. Videography image by Matt Torres. Architecture by Louis Sullivan.

April Greiman is presenting at Seek 2016! Cool! One of the most influential designers of our era. http://www.aiga.org/me...
09/06/2016
April Greiman

April Greiman is presenting at Seek 2016! Cool! One of the most influential designers of our era. http://www.aiga.org/medalist-aprilgreiman/

April Greiman was a designer in New York City in the mid-1970s when she decided to leave the comfort of a design community deeply entrenched in European tradition for an uncertain future on the opposite coast. Seeking a new spirit, she moved to Los Angeles and entered a culture that, for better or f...

Save the date! Seek is moving to downtown Chicago, Wednesday November 2, 2016.
08/09/2016
Seek 2016

Save the date! Seek is moving to downtown Chicago, Wednesday November 2, 2016.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Chicago Design Musuem, Chicago Illinois.

SEEK Design Conference's cover photo
08/09/2016

SEEK Design Conference's cover photo

Special thanks to Aaron Draplin for the "Seek" hand lettering.
08/09/2016

Special thanks to Aaron Draplin for the "Seek" hand lettering.

Look who's speaking at SEEK 2015! Brent Couchman of Moniker, a San Francisco-based design and branding studio. Check out...
10/28/2015
Moniker – San Francisco Design Studio

Look who's speaking at SEEK 2015! Brent Couchman of Moniker, a San Francisco-based design and branding studio. Check out his crazy amazing work at monikersf.com!

SEEK Design Conference's cover photo
10/26/2015

SEEK Design Conference's cover photo

SEEK posters. Into the third dimension! COOL!
10/21/2015

SEEK posters. Into the third dimension! COOL!

The new SEEK 2015 site is LIVE! Check it out and register!
10/07/2015
SEEK Design Conference 2015

The new SEEK 2015 site is LIVE! Check it out and register!

A one-day design conference held at Northern Illinois University, Saturday Nov. 14.

SEEK Design Conference
10/07/2015

SEEK Design Conference

SEEK Design Conference's cover photo
10/07/2015

SEEK Design Conference's cover photo

The SEEK 2015 launch is coming soon, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to!
09/30/2015

The SEEK 2015 launch is coming soon, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to!

The SEEK 2015 coordinators. Addison Kitchen and Mikenna Sarabia. Anything can happen!
06/05/2015

The SEEK 2015 coordinators. Addison Kitchen and Mikenna Sarabia. Anything can happen!

05/29/2015

SEEK 2015 is Saturday November 14th. Save the date!

12/05/2014
SEEK 2014 Video Short

SEEK 2014 Video Summary. Check it out! Thanks Matt Torres.

A short video SEEK 2014. Featuring our workshop leaders, Brad Vetter, Bob Faust, Chris Froeter, and Jen Marquez. Special thanks to Matt Torres.

Photos of the SEEK 2014 Design Conference, November 22 2014. Photos courtesy Timothy Riley, Steve Quinn, and Alan Corder...
12/03/2014

Photos of the SEEK 2014 Design Conference, November 22 2014. Photos courtesy Timothy Riley, Steve Quinn, and Alan Cordero.

Photos of the SEEK 2014 Design Conference, November 22 2014. Photos courtesy Timothy Riley, Steve Quinn, and Alan Cordero.

11/24/2014
SEEK 2014 Opening Video

Thank you Adam Kelsey!

This video opened the SEEK 2014 conference, hosted by the Visual Communication Program of Northern Illinois University. The video was designed by Adam Kelsey,…

Timeline Photos
11/22/2014

Timeline Photos

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SEEK is a one-day design conference on Monday November 12 2018, held at Morningstar Auditorium, Chicago Illinois. Featured presenters are: Dana Arnett, VSA Partners and AIGA National President Dawn Hancock of Firebelly Dan Kraemer, Founder, Chief Design Officer, IA Collaborative Kim Knoll, Founder, Knoed Creative Josh Jensen, UX Creative Director, State Farm Insurance Jordan Polonsky, Director Product Design, Eight Bit Studios Tony Maro, Creative Director, Rockit Ranch Productions Brian Rau, Freelance Designer working with Scott and Victor Alison Sustarich, Founder and Designer Tiny Bold Creative More to come! Seek 2018 is sponsored in part by Northern Illinois University and Morningstar through the use of their facilities.

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