Sign up for mailing list  
>> OVERVIEW
>> TOUR PROGRAM
>> FORMATS
>> GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP
>> FAQ
>> SPONSORS
>> PAST TOURS

2009 Chicago

WHEN:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

This event has passed.

WHERE:

Congress Theater
2135 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
312-458-9668
www.congresschicago.com

JUDGES:

Craighton Berman

CRAIGHTON BERMAN
Associate, Gravity Tank

Craighton is an industrial designer with Gravity Tank. He collaborates with designers and researchers to identify opportunities, strategies, and future concepts for global clients. Craighton also develops his own products, acts as communications director for the Industrial Designer’s Society of America, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Craighton chronicles his inspirations and explorations on fueledbycoffee.com.


Cyndi McVicker

CYNDI MCVICKER
Founder, Dept. 11

Cyndi McVicker Lambert is the co-founder of Dept.11, a creative recruitment company focused in the digital space. Cyndi has recruited and managed creative departments for over 11 years at Razorfish, FCB, JWT, and Frankel, giving her a unique breadth of experience with creative talent in traditional, interactive, design, promotional, direct, and broadcast.


Marcus Bosch

MARCUS BOSCH
Boschwerks

 

Marcus and Jennifer Bosch are the husband and wife team behind boschwerks innovation group. With their vast and unique expertise, they respectively lead the company's industrial design and non-profit consulting branches. Marcus also teaches part-time in the School of the Art Institute's Designed Objects Program, educating students on the practical application of materials and manufacturing processes.


Boschwerks.com/

Mercedita Andrews

MERCEDITA ANDREWS
Industrial Designer

Mercedita is an industrial designer living in Chicago, Illinois. She received a BFA from the University of Puerto Rico and completed her MID from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her interest in the creative applications between art and design, took her to collaborate with companies like Jonathan Adler and Kohler. Currently, she collaborates for Masco Product Design.


Scott Wilson

SCOTT WILSON

Wilson’s obsession with the latest techniques and tools combined with his connection with consumers keeps MINIMAL, on the leading edge of design. He designs products for 2D/3D programs, and does gaming research for Xbox. Wilson has produced designs such as the Swingline Staplers and the Nike Presto Digital Bracelet. He is currently collaborating with Xbox, Microsoft and Dell.


mnml.com

Thomas Livings

THOMAS LIVINGS
Co-owner, Burning Boy Studios

 

Tom is an ex-architect and current co-owner of Burning Boy Studios, a high end graphics for print studio. He has worked with many top architects throughout the world and had a decade of experience working in the 3D world. He is co-author of “Architectural Visualization Fundamentals” which is now a go-to book for students in the field.


Burning Boy Studio

CHICAGO TEAM:

member.full_name

JONATHAN MILLS

My boy Wolverine once said, "I'm the best there is at what I do," and though definitely words to live by, it's just a little bit harder being the best when what you do is nine different things.Oh and, by the way, the "Mills" stands for "Millions.




member.full_name

LUCAS BUICK
Founder/Creative Partner, Synthetic Infatuation

Raised in the corn and cranberry fields of central Wisconsin, Lucas moved to the city in 2004 to work in editorial doing everything from fashion to telecom publications. After spending some time answering ant farmers and dudes in suits, Lucas and Ryan decided to set up their own shop—now they are the suit-wearing dudes.


Synthetic Infatuation


member.full_name

RANEE WU

A self proclaimed original member of the Wu-Tang Clan (4 chambers), all <3 and aint nothin to f*k with.
Aside from her professional career, she dabbles with art, kung-fu cooking, and a few of the following affirmations she swears by:

↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A select start




member.full_name

E2K
Event Producers

From the stadium to the symposium, from a cast of thousands to a single inspirational speaker, e2k applies creativity, state-of-the-art production systems, and technical expertise to every project. We strive to transform events into experiences, shows into magical moments, and clients into partners.

 

http://www.e2k.com/




THE 3D DESIGNS

Aiman Akhtar

Aravind Kaimal

Ashfaq Mohammed

David O'Brien

Aiman Akhtar

Aravind Kaimal

Ashfaq Mohammed

David O'Brien

People's Choice Prize


ARAVIND KAIMAL
myColor myIdea

CHICAGO 3D DESIGN CONTESTANTS

AIMAN AKHTAR

Hi, My name is Aiman Akhtar. I am 21, an Aquarius, I have brown eyes, a pony tail, and I am the fastest and best 3D modeler in Chicago! Some random things about me: 1. I am very easily influenced by Anime. I Wore arm weights in HS because Goku did it. I'm pretty sure I grew my hair out because of Rurouni Kenshin... 2. My favorite food is sandwiches. 3. My favorite video games are fighting games, in order: Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Tekken, Soul Caliber, Dead or Alive, and anything else.. 4. I am looking for a job, freelance or full time. If you like what you see, hire me! www.aimanimation.com


myColor myIdea

ASHFAQ MOHAMMED

Won the Congressional Art Competition for Congressional District. Painting and art work have been displayed at Capital Building Washington DC, Gallery37 building Chicago, and Blue Cross Blue Shield building Chicago. Won Zap Automotive dealership design, for smart cars. Talent in 3D founded and developed by Studio Rendering, Inc. This platform has been a back bone in my success in 3D domain. Chicago let's freeze this moment and blow our winds far around the globe in 3D!


Ashfaq Mohammed
myColor myIdea

DAVID O'BRIEN

I'm a 3D/Media Artist. As the title suggests I do a little bit of everything (more out of indecisiveness then anything). Just graduated with my B.A. in Media Arts and Animation. Currently, I'm doing a little bit of freelance work in pre-visualization.


David O'Brien
myColor myIdea

ARAVIND KAIMAL

Born in India. Came to the USA for cultural leanings after high school. Graduated from Columbia college Chicago in 2004. Currently: Art Director at MSI (msinet.com). Love Tintin and Astrix and their adventures.


myColor myIdea

LOCAL PARTNER

LOCAL PARTNER

LOCAL PARTNER

LOCAL TECH PARTNER

REGIONAL SPONSORS

REGIONAL MEDIA

Regional Media Partners

GLOBAL SPONSORS

Global Sponsors

GLOBAL MEDIA

Global Media Partners