IDSA Chicago is one of the largest and most active chapters of the Industrial Designers Society of America. Our chapter has been around for more than 20 years, during which our membership has grown to 250+.

IDSA Chicago offers valuable programming and events that are held throughout the year in the Chicago metropolitan area, and the surrounding suburbs. These events are open to members at a discounted rate, as well as the local design community and the general public for the standard fee. The Chicago chapter strives to cover a diverse range of design-related subjects and provide a forum for interaction and information exchange for our membership. The chapter is committed to delivering high-quality, content-driven programs that educate and enlighten our creative community, as well as strengthen our profession, and benefit the industry of Industrial Design as a whole.

Our chapter hosts monthly meetings as a forum for interaction between our members and the elected officers. These meetings set the agenda for any upcoming events, and allow members an opportunity to request additional events for the future. In addition the monthly meetings are great events to meet other local designers and 'network'. Alcohol is also usually involved somehow.

Please feel free to write to any of our officers with comments and suggestions to help us continue to improve our offerings to the Chicago Design Community.

Chicago News & Events

  • IDSA-CHI Holiday Party
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

    IDSA Chicago is teaming up with SPE Chicago to have our annual holiday party at Beyond Design. We’re celebrating...

  • IDSA-CHI Women & Design Summit
    Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am

    Join us for IDSA Chicago's Women + Design Summit. This event will be held in Chicago's thriving West Loop area and...

  • RECAP-SQ1CON2018
    Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • IDSA-CHI Kickstarter Project Jam #2
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

    A Kickstarter Project Jam is a workshop about taking design ideas from concept to reality.This workshop—led by...

  • SQ1CON2018
    Friday, July 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

    The Advanced Design Sketching team is back with SQ1CON 2018! Passes for...


Hector Silva, IDSA, Chair
Morgan Matt, IDSA, Vice Chair
Rotimi Solola, IDSA, Social Chair
Kat Reiser, IDSA, Communications Chair