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 The way we [will] work
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Nov 1, 6 - 8p TEAMS Design, 1812 West Hubbard St #200

    The work we do is changing. So, too, are work environments. A...

  • IDSA-CHI Pumkin Carving Contest
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

    Join IDSA Chicago, mHUB Chicago and UIC IDSA this upcoming Wednesday, October 25th for an early Halloween...

  • IDSA-CHI + IIT Institute of Design: The way we [will] work
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

    Nov 1, 6 - 8p TEAMS Design,...

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Advanced Design Sketching held it's inaugural SQ1CON a couple of weeks ago on the weekend of October 6th - 7th in...

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    In the spirit of advocating for design education, the students of ADS felt they needed to further their mission and...


Hector Silva, IDSA, Chair
Patricia Tait, IDSA, Vice Chair
Michael Werner, Liaison