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Antonio GarciaPortfolio Lead

Northern Lab

Antonio is the Portfolio Lead at Northern Lab, Northern Trust's internal innovation startup focused on client and partner experience design. Before that he led gravitytank's interaction design discipline and social innovation practice. Prior to working in innovation, Antonio was strategic director of Firebelly Design, a socially responsible design studio in Chicago. He holds a BFA in Advertising Design from the Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD) and attended the Harvard Business School AIGA Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders Executive Education Program in 2007. Antonio teaches Visual Storytelling at Northwestern University's Segal Design Institute and teaches Customer Discovery as part of University of Chicago's Polsky Center Entrepreneurship Essentials. A frequent contributor to community conversations on the topics of diversity, culture and creativity, Antonio believes design's sole function is to create change.

Antonio's side projects include DJing, illustration and Cinema of the Sick, an underground horror movie film festival now in its 10th year.


Chicago 2016Sep 21 - 23, 2016
Portland 2016May 18 - 20, 2016