Designer Alisa Wolfson makes the case for advertising as the mother of graphic design, and encourages a more open dialogue.

CreativeMornings/Chicago with guest speaker Alisa Wolfson from Leo Burnett .

The morning was hosted by Instituto Cervantes of Chicago and sponsored by The Nerdery.

The Chicago chapter of CreativeMornings is organized by Kim Knoll & Kyle Eertmoed of Knoed Creative. Follow along with us at @Chicago_CM!

Video by Ben Derico and Steve Delahoyde.

Photos by Chris Gallevo

About the speaker

Alisa Wolfson joined Leo Burnett in 2008 and is SVP/Group Design Director, founding and overseeing the agency’s Department of Design. She has worked as a designer for over 15 years. Current and past clients include Crate & Barrel, Hallmark, Kellogg’s and Coca-Cola. She also directs design at Lampo, a nonprofit organization that presents experimental sound art in Chicago.

In 2012, she received the inaugural D&AD White Pencil for her work on Recipeace, a social movement that brings people of conflict together over food. Recipeace was also recently awarded Best in Show at the One Show Design and received the One Show’s first Gold Pencil in Design for Good. She has been named one of 30 “Women to Watch” by Ad Age Magazine and recognized as “Fresh Talent” by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Chicago. Her work has also been acknowledged by Cannes Lions, The Clio’s, The Type Directors Club and Communication Arts.

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