Launched at the height of the 2008 recession, Pitch Design Union makes brands, websites, and publications for community-focused organizations, non-profits, small businesses, and contemporary art spaces. Clients include the Art Institute, the Chicago Design Museum, Studio Gang Architects, and Skillshare.com.
UX Camp 2017
Design Tools for Political Justice
How can UX and design professionals use technology to help fight injustice and abuse? This talk will go over existing tools for spotting fake news, browser tools and extensions to alert us to unsafe or threatening sites, as well as offer new recommendations to keep us one step ahead of oppression, and suggestions for sharing this knowledge with less technically inclined friends and family members.
UX Camp 2013: Sketch Camp
Workshop: Associative Drawing
Even with the most finely tuned drawing skills, perfectly sharpened pencils, and just the right piece of paper, it’s still hard to know what to actually draw sometimes. Waiting for inspiration to strike is certainly one option, but it’s not exactly guaranteed, nor proactive. This workshop will teach you a series of prompts to take some of the pressure off, and underscore the importance of establishing your creative triggers as habit so your can push your work further. You’ll also be given ample time in the workshop to practice these skills, as well any you might’ve learned in earlier sessions. This session isn’t so much concerned with the quality of the marks, but the concept and idea behind them.