Nico Gibson is a designer with 8+ years of studio and agency experience. In his downtime he runs CRCL. Born in Madrid, made in Chicago; his work is rooted in music, fashion and sport. He believes in wearing his kicks, in the hustle and in not taking anything too seriously.
Founder / Design Director
Entrepreneurship is engrained in everything Eric Hattori does. He blends far east wisdom with American grit. Eric founded and runs Piko Street Kitchen a delicious asian inspired Food Truck you can find cruising Chicago.
Ish Adams is an award winning industrial designer from NYC, living in Chicago. He blends function and beauty effortlessly in every product he delivers. Assuring that it works as good as it looks.
John is a young and hungry graphic designer. In his young career he has already worked at many top design shops in Chicago. He sweats all details ensuring that CRCL's design work is locked in tight.
A Slovenian import, Simon is a technical wizard. Passionate about emerging technologies, reverse engineering and meaningful design all with the goal to help change the world one project at a time.
Luis Roca is a Guatemalan raised creative with a keen eye for motion. His involvement on projects is a collection of roles from graphic designer, concept artist, animator and illustrator, making him a well rounded creator. If he is not creating something, you can find him playing with his computer.
Retail / Events
Deeply rooted in Chicago, Cliff helps manage two of the largest sneaker boutiques in Chicago: Overtime and Succezz. No one is better when it comes to knowing, understanding and looking the part.
Pascal brings a global knowledge to all his work. Born in France, educated in India and refined in Chicago, Pascal understands global needs and trends in every product he builds.
While fresh out of school Ellen Ma is quickly establishing herself in Chicago. Currently she acts as lead graphic designer for streetwear boutique Leaders 1354. Her designs incorporate bold type, hand drawn sketches and imagery, intricate graphics, and modern retro.
Na is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is characterized as complex, systematic and playful. She is a firm believer in Organized Chaos in both her work style and life style.
Events and Planning
Everyone in Chicago knows Kendall. One of the most connected and well respected innovators in the Windy City. While helping root many local Chicago brands, Kendall is mostly known for his clothing brand Robotic Minds.
Montse moved to Chicago via Mexico City only 6 years ago but has left an imprint on much of the population. A LCSW at Rush University Hospital, Montse understands empathy, connection and the value of a smile..