September 21 – 22

Chicago, IL


Presenting Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Emunah Winer &
Margaret Kerr-Jarrett

Co-founders & Creative Directors


Columbus, OH

Nihilo is an Israel-based branding agency founded in 2021 by designer Emunah Winer and writer Margaret Kerr-Jarrett.

Partnering directly with founders and founder-led teams, we use strategy, design, and writing as our core mediums to advance — and redefine — businesses. Our body of clients range from tequila, cannabis, and dog food brands to global fintechs, logistics operators, and healthcare providers. Our work has been featured and recognized internationally by The Brand Identity, Brand New, It’s Nice That!, Communication Arts, Bezalel School of Art & Design, and elsewhere. We work across mediums, across time zones, and across industries.

We have no formal agency experience and did not attend any design schools — and consider this an asset.

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Day 1: September 21

Pali Palavathanan  •  Danny Pemberton  •  Emunah Winer & Margaret Kerr-Jarrett  •  Reggie Snowden  •  Jo Roca  •  Candace Solola  •  Abe Zieleniec  •  Julia Cho & Denny Liu  •  Thomas Kurppa  •  Shar Biggers

Day 2: September 22

Diego Guevara  •  Ade Chong  •  Bijan Berahimi  •  Katrina Romulo  •  Byron Rex Phillipson  •  Kristin Lueke  •  Matt Tanaka  •  Stephanie Falaschetti  •  Taamrat Amaize  •  Zipeng Zhu