November 16, 8:30am - 10:00am CST. Hosted at Savage Smyth
part of a series on Restart
About the speaker
Amy Ginn is a creative director, illustrator, and occasional dreamer who believes that experimentation and imagination are key to problem-solving. Her approach and enthusiasm for all things design have brought her career success but it has also brought happiness in her everyday living. She’s always on the hunt for new mediums and finds enjoyment in her rogue design process.
Amy started from humble beginnings in Oklahoma then moved west to Southern California to work for Felt Bicycles. The sunny weather was too perfect so she packed up to Chicago to eventually work for SRAM. She is now an Associate Creative Director at Arc Worldwide out of Leo Burnett. The frozen tundra has brought her challenges but she admits her creative muscles have found new strength.
If she’s not reading a stack of neuroscience books, filming a funny short, watching the same Netflix historical documentary for the eighth time, or riding bikes, she’s sketching on napkins trying to illustrate the ideas that are swimming around in her mind. She’s also got a white belt in Jiu Jitsu. Not confirmed whether this is beneficial just yet.
Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with the world’s largest and emerging businesses to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. In addition to traditional and enhanced PR, our work encompasses communications marketing, data-and-insight-driven approach to integrated campaigns; advisory services; and digital strategies and solutions. Follow them on Twitter @EdelmanPR
Savage Smyth is Chicago’s first and only event venue dedicated to fostering creative dialogue and collaboration across all disciplines. Savage Smyth offers 8,000 square feet of customizable indoor space, with an additional 8,000 square-foot roof deck, for unique programming, experiences and events. Follow them on Instagram @SavageSmyth
Dark Matter Coffee adheres to a philosophy where quality coffees are sourced based on traceability, innovation and social responsibility. In a world driven by technology and science, they are the gravitational resistance rooted in skill and philosophy. They are an innovative culinary family fueled by community and passion for delivering the most intellectually honest coffee you will experience. Follow them on Instagram @darkmattercoffee
Open Water is bottled water with a green conscience. That’s right: 16 ounces of purified water in 100% recyclable aluminum bottles. Aluminum is recycled more than twice as often as plastic and is also infinitely recyclable. Reusable bottles are always the best, but when you’re away from the tap, think beyond plastic. Follow them on Twitter @drinkopenwater
TagPrints specializes in creating photo experiences that engage and captivate audiences across the country. We integrate data capture and social sharing with outputs like photos, animations, GIFs, Green Screens, and fully customizable hardware. Amplify your next event with a unique photo activation. Follow them on Twitter @TagPrints
Founded by Creative Producer, Edwin R. Ruiz, Mondo Machine is a film and digital media hub for Chicago artists, filmmakers, writers, organizations and patrons of the arts to facilitate work that resonates with audiences worldwide. We specialize in narrative storytelling, documentary, live performance archives, and innovative event experiences. Follow them on Twitter @MondoMachine
Event Farm is a brand-focused and data-driven event technology platform. The product suite includes experiential and event marketing capabilities to power events and offline experiences for Fortune 1000 companies and agencies. They help to streamline attendee management throughout the entire event lifecycle with customized invitations and registration processes, mobile check-in solutions at events, and powerful reporting tools for measuring event ROI. Follow them on Twitter @eventfarm
Established in 1937, Palmer Printing, the only printing company operating in Historic Printer’s Row, excels at bringing your design ideas to life through innovative print and email output solutions. Combining new technology with decades of experience produces a company ready to help solve its customers’ marketing dilemmas. Follow them on Twitter @PalmerNetwork