September 21 – 22

Chicago, IL


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Sr. Director, Brand Design


Chicago, IL

Raised in suburban Cleveland, Abe honed his passion for the visual arts during summers at Parson’s School of Design and the Cleveland Institute of Art before pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design at Columbia College Chicago. Upon graduating, he cut his teeth at some of the city’s top design organizations where he worked with a wide range of clients, from indie startups to household names. Currently, Abe serves as the Sr. Director of Brand Design at Resident Home, a direct-to-consumer home goods company. When not hunched over his computer, Abe spends his time exploring local hiking trails with his rescue mutt Carl, trying not to hurt himself rock climbing, and continuing his lifelong search for Chicago’s best smashburger.

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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