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Designathon Benefitting the Ferrer Foundation

  • Design Museum of Chicago 108 N. State St. Chicago, IL, 60602 US (map)

Design Museum of Chicago, the Ferrer Foundation, and Eight Bit Studios have teamed up to host this day-long Designathon that will allow participants to put their creative skills into play as we explore advancing the Ferrer Foundation and its mission across the digital landscape. The Ferrer Foundation is a Chicago-based non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire peace and hope for children living in underserved communities. For more than a decade, Ferrer has been providing programs and resources for youth affected by violence in Chicago.
Participants, working in teams of up to five, will have twelve hours to come up with a creative solution to the prompt. There's no shortage of directions your team can take -- design a mobile experience, or a website, or an animation, or an ad campaign -- whatever your skill set, and regardless of your experience level, you'll be able to engage and make an impact. After the day of creating and ideating, there will be a wrap party where participants can present their solutions to an audience.

Our goal is to create an event that engages the design community, encourages collaboration across multiple design disciplines and uses our diverse skill sets to support ChiDM and the Ferrer Foundation. This event is also part of the AIGA’s eighth annual Chicago Design Week dedicated to a close examination of the fluid and evolving state of design and the role it plays in society.

We look forward to seeing you there and creating together!

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