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Visiting Designer: Mary Foyder

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Mary is an award-winning transdisciplinary designer, strategist, versatile design leader, mom, and small adventure seeker. She loves to help clients plan, envision, and bring content to life. An IDEO alumnus, Mary believes in a human centered, participatory approach—whether working on fortune 500 brands or design for social impact.

Her experience includes a diverse range of subjects—from microfinance banking in rural Kenya to the creation and branding of a birth control support network for women. She has worked with a broad list of clients including, The Trust for Public Land, The Chicago Department of Public Health, American Express, Northern Trust, Nike, Ci3 & The University of Chicago, Heartland Alliance, The 606, Bedsider, and Power to Decide. 

Among the press and accolades Mary’s work has received, Bedsider garnered an IDEA gold for service design and bronze for both research and design strategy. The Bedsider work also won a Core77 strategy and research award and was featured in the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The recent Hello Greenlight project for Ci3 & The University of Chicago was recognized for strategy and research by Core77. 

Mary holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University and she currently serves as the VP of Community Engagement for the AIGA Chicago chapter.