The student organization, UI Students in Design, I have started with my fellow design peers went on a professional trip to Chicago this weekend to visit two design agencies, Tom, Dick & Harry, DesignScout, and letter press business, Rohner Press.

As Financial Director of UISD, it has been a very stressful semester getting this student organization up and rolling. To raise finances for our trip, the executive board lead our members in quick, turn-around freelancing projects for small businesses in Iowa City. So far we have worked for businesses including BoJames, Running Wild, HANDS, Discerning Eye, Mama’s Deli, and more!

During our professional trip, it was such a cool experience hearing representatives at each agency talk about their process as a team and individually. Tom, Dick & Harry Creative by far was my favorite because of their masculine energy and collaborative professional work. Plus their website is beautiful.

My take away from everything: keep working your ass off and make sure you love what you do.


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