Spring Lecture Series: Erin Huizenga


Erin Huizenga is Co-Founder and Principal at Borough + Block, where she guides research methods, creates partnerships, and provides creative direction. Her work is focused on strategies that lead to more equity, access, and dignity for all. Most recently, Erin served as a Senior Design Strategy Consultant at Gensler, leading partnerships with Chicago Public Libraries and Housing Options by facilitating workshops and guiding project vision.

During the course of her career, Erin has worked with companies such as Motorola, Converse, Best Buy, SC Johnson, OfficeMax, and PNC Bank, at firms gravitytank, VSA Partners, and IDEO. She created the Innovation Narratives graduate course for Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design, as well as designed curriculum she teaches for graduate-level design and social entrepreneurship courses at Northwestern University.

UIC Design lectures are free and open to the public.
UIC Innovation Center
1240 West Harrison Street