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Dwell Profile

July 14th, 2012 by Katherine

We were absolutely thrilled to be featured in the July/August issue of Dwell! Read the entire article here. We owe a big thank you to Senior Editor Kelsey Keith, writer Lisa Skolnik and photographer Daniel Shea.


On Having Moxie

July 2nd, 2012 by Elaine

Back in February, Quite Strong launched a website for our one-day design conference, Moxie Conference. One of the topics of the conference was protecting your intellectual copyright, so we certainly appreciated the irony when it came to our attention that a website for an event in New York had a striking resemblance to the website we [...]


Support Catalog

February 29th, 2012 by Katherine

Quite Strong is proud to have curated Support; a fantastic show comprised of Lust Listers and Chicago Artists’ Coalition members. This a sampling of the official Support catalog we created to commemorate the evening. Be sure to check out the photos from installation to opening night! Also, read the Support’s preview in TimeOut Chicago!


Dr. Lauren Miller

February 23rd, 2012 by Elaine

We had the lovely Dr. Lauren Miller, a local clinical psychologist, come to us during a transition. She was changing offices and needed a new look for her website. Her new website,, includes the standard fair in additional to a blog-style “resources” page where the doctor is constantly uploading helpful links for her patients [...]


A Show of Support

February 5th, 2012 by Katherine

Quite Strong is proud to have curated Support; a fantastic show comprised of Lust Listers and Chicago Artists’ Coalition members. Support is presented by Twelve Galleries Project Quarterly Site #9 and hosted by CAC’s Hatch Projects. Twelve Galleries Project is helmed by the incredible Chicago curator, Jamilee Polson Lacy. Featuring: Designers. Alanna MacGowan / Cave [...]


The Butcher & Larder

September 23rd, 2011 by Katherine

The Butcher and Larder moved in down the street from the Quite Strong studio earlier this year. I was thrilled to have a shop specializing in delicious beef, poultry, charcuterie and sausage on the block. Rob and Allie, the owners of B&L, are established chefs in Chicago and have gone back to their passion of [...]


Po Campo 2011

July 20th, 2011 by Elaine

Po Campo is an accessory line developed by two female industrial designers Emily Taylor and Maria Boustead gives female cyclists attractive and functional bag options. They hired us for a new catalog for their 2011 Spring line. On a tight budget and timeline, Elaine designed and art directed while Jana provided some illustrations to give [...]


Girl Scout’s GUIDE

July 18th, 2011 by Elaine

The National Science Foundation gave out a grant to the Girl Scouts of America in order to encourage young, multicultural women to choose careers in engineering. By a stroke of luck, our good friend Chrissie Brodigan of Think Vitamin fame hooked us up with the task of developing the website. Victoria and Elaine very excitedly [...]

Weapons of Mass Creation. Photo by Pablo Contreras.

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest

June 20th, 2011 by Elaine

On June 11th, 2011, we were asked to speak at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland, OH. Although most of us had some sort of previous speaking engagements, we were really excited and honored to take the stage all together. Being that WMCFest is a grass-roots DIY-type conference, with admission for the weekend being [...]


Marwen Career Day

May 14th, 2011 by Katherine

On May 14th, we participated in a career day at Marwen. If you aren’t familiar with Marwen, it’s an incredible organization. Marwen provides the highest quality art education—free of charge—to Chicago’s under-served youth. As a collaborative that knows how important it is to support the creative community, we think Marwen is just amazing. Each year, [...]