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The Chicago Portfolio School

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Our school's a little different. But, so are you, otherwise you wouldn't be here. Try on a few eyeballs and check out Chicago Portfolio School.

See it through the eyes of:

Design

Sure, we're a Portfolio School. But, really we're an Idea School. We believe that Concept is King and Content is King too.

Thomas Quinn

Thomas Quinn

Owner, Blank is the New Black

Die hard Blackhawks fan, Founder and Owner of Blank Is The New Black, and action movie connoisseur.

Anne Marie Purdy

Anne Marie Purdy

Creative Director, Grisko

Anne Marie carves compelling campaigns for big brands like Boeing, Bud Light Lime, Samsung, and The American Heart Association and she's picked up some big time awards along the way.

Elaine Lopez

Elaine Lopez

Design Lead, Greater Good

Elaine serves on the board of the AIGA as the Diversity Co-Lead to encourage diversity in the field of design. She believes design can help clients understand & solve today’s challenging social issues.

Courtney Hoover

Courtney Hoover

Designer, Arc Worldwide

She’s really good at solving tricky branding problems. She’s really good at crossword puzzles, too.

JP Ramirez

JP Ramirez

ACD, Torque Digital

JP is a creative director and designer whose myriad of experience gives him a holistic view of the design world. He's particularly passionate about branding, typographic, and experiential work.

Mig Reyes

Mig Reyes

Design Lead, Trunk Club

Designer, illustrator, speaker, social media maven, and layer tennis player. His job sometimes requires breakdancing.

Kyle Letendre

Kyle Letendre

Freelance Designer

Lettering artist, illustrator and designer who likes ramen, Beyoncé, and you! Former senior designer at Delicious Design League, future plus size male super model.

Will Miller

Will Miller

Creative Director, Firebelly

Will brings visual communication, emerging technologies and talented creative teams together, structuring thoughtful and designed solutions for brands, experiences and organizations.

Colin Salisbury

Colin Salisbury

Design Lead, Truepad

Chicago-based designer, trend guru, and creative thinker.

Heather Vanisko

Heather Vanisko

Director of Education, Chicago Portfolio School

Heather teaches the Marketing Your Book Class to help the finishing students find jobs. She is a big fan of Maine Coons. Make friends with her.

David Dobrow

David Dobrow

Freelance Recruiter

David has recruited for agencies like Havas, Digitas & gyro. He team-teaches the Marketing Your Book class & will fill you in on all the things you need to know to land a job. So people like him hire you.

Billy Baumann

Billy Baumann

Creative Director, Delicious Design League

Designer/Illustrator with 18 years of experience in design - 10 of those years as an entrepreneur understanding how to grow and manage a small business.

Jenny Volvovski

Jenny Volvovski

Founder, Also

Jenny is the founder of Also, a three-person design firm specializing in print, web, and everything in between.

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