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Hello! I’m Mig Reyes, a designer and writer from Chicago serving as President of AIGA Chicago.


For the past four years, I split my time designing and shipping product while leading brand and marketing at Basecamp (formerly 37signals). Before that, I did a mix of marketing and UI design for Threadless.


I spend a lot of time with community outreach. I started the Chicago chapter of CreativeMornings, serve as Co-President for AIGA Chicago, and teach art direction and design within Chicago portfolio and tech schools. I also serve on several advisory boards for art, tech, and design organizations.


I’d like to be a better writer. I often write about design, craft, and workplace culture. Some favorite pieces: Try, try again, When culture turns to policy, and Reminder: Design is still about words.


I travel to give presentations on creativity and design. One of my favorite talks to give is the one I gave at CreativeMornings. It’s four pieces of weird and unusual advice that captures how I feel about living our lives as makers of things.

You can learn more about me.

Very nice to meet you

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