We are excited to inaugurate our 2014 Spring Talks with Dawn Hancock, founder of Firebelly Design, and one of the most inspiring people in Chicago. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 4 at The Logan Share.
Dawn doesn’t need any introduction but, just in case, here is a summary of the different organizations / initiatives that Dawn leads:
In 1999, she founded Firebelly Design, a studio that does “work for people we think are making a difference in the world”. With the mantra “Good Design for Good Reason.™” the studio is a pioneer in socially responsible design, and continues to live the principles of sustainable innovation and social responsibility.
In 2004, Firebelly Design started the annual Grant for Good program, which “awards a year’s worth of full-scale marketing, design and business planning services to one deserving nonprofit organization.” Shortly after setting up that program, she decided to launch her own organization, which evolved into an entire socially minded enterprise.
The Firebelly Foundation, established in 2006, includes several programs, each a reflection of Dawn’s passion and ethic. Under the Foundation’s umbrella, she established the Humboldt Park non-profit Reason to Give and runs the 10-day intensive Camp Firebelly for hungry young designers. Most recently, she started Firebelly University, an entrepreneurial incubator that emphasizes taking risks and doing good.
In her talk, she will discuss “Top 10 List of Shit I Have Done to Create a Life I Love.”
The event will be hosted by The Logan Share, a co-working space in Logan Square run by George and Sarah Aye from the Greater Good Studio. Housed in a former furniture warehouse, this building benefits from 3,500 sq ft of lofted workspace, with white washed floors and ceiling, 45′ of north facing windows and 14′ ceilings. For more information about The Logan Share, please visit www.loganshare.com.
What: Lecture by Dawn Hancock
When: Tuesday February 4, 2014. Doors open at 6 pm. Lecture starts at 6:30 pm.
Where: The Logan Share – 2864 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago (Logan Square Stop Blue Line)
Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation at the door)
Registration: Yes as space is limited.