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Introduction to the Chicago Design Community

An opportunity to get acquainted with the Chicago design world and its major players

Jul 18
  • July 18
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • GA Chicago Event Space

If you’re a current design student, recent graduate, new to the city, or looking to make a transition in your career, this free event will help you get acquainted with the dynamic world of design in Chicago. We'll cover key events, companies, people, current issues, and career paths in the industry. Come meet others getting started in the local design community.


Check-in & Networking: 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Event Intro & Kickoff: 6:05 - 6:10 pm
Panel Discussion: 6:10 - 7:40 pm
Q&A and Networking: 7:40 - 8:00 pm

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About the Panelist

Toi Valentine is a Design Lead at IDEO focusing primarily on designing complex services with expertise in healthcare experiences. Her background is rooted in design, and as a result, she values using insights to drive the imagining and realization of future products and services. Toi enjoys designing and facilitating research approaches that uncover the explicit and implicit from both people and organizations. Understanding this intersection allows her to build work that inspires, creates value, and minimizes risk.

Prior to IDEO, Toi was at Adaptive Path leading service and interaction design projects across industries and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, part of the Innovation Lab, where she facilitated the design of future patient-centric services, products, and environments. Her work has included design and planning for a future hospital, education for first-time investors, tools for small business owners, and a variety of patient safety efforts to reduce human error.

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