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End of Year Celebration 2023

May 12, 2023
6:00-9:00pm CST
Institute of Design (ID)
3137 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
ID’s End of Year Celebration recognizes 2023 graduates and launches our annual End of Year Show (EOYS), an exhibition of student work.

As we all face new and unforeseen challenges—both local and global, discrete and interconnected, personal and social—the need for mindful transformation, or metamorphosis, is greater than ever.

Designers are MetaMorphers—we shift things into the future, shape actions and attitudes, harness the power of the collective, and make sense of the abstract.

ID’s 2023 End of Year Celebration is part reflection, part exhibition, and part reception:

6pm: Commencement Remarks & Reflections

  • Shari Jones, Director of Student Success, ID
  • Anijo Mathew, Dean, ID
  • Megan Fath (MDes 2003), US Chief Design Officer, Deloitte Digital
  • Latrina Lee (MDes 2023)
  • Kat Gowland (MDes 2023)

8pm: End of Year Show (EOYS) Opening: MetaMorphers

  • Introduction from Tomoko Ichikawa and Marty Thaler
  • Self-Led Tours


Join us as we celebrate our 2023 graduates and view the results of the metamorphoses that all ID students have achieved over the 2022–23 academic year.

This event will be both in-person and online. Note our different ticket types:

  1. You may register for an in-person ticket to attend any part of the Celebration—Commencement remarks, EOYS: MetaMorphers, and the Reception.
  2. You may register for a virtual ticket to stream Commencement and EOYS remarks.

You may also visit us online at for the launch of our EOYS website on May 12 at 6p.

Please note that ID students will don cap and gown and receive their degrees during Commencement, a separate ceremony on Saturday, May 13.

About the Institute of Design (ID)

At the Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Tech, we look at the world in new ways to create the change we hope to see in it. Since our founding by Bauhaus émigré László Moholy-Nagy in 1937, we’ve continually turned design into a powerful tool anyone can use to transform the systems that shape our lives—from cities, education, and finance to food, healthcare, and technology.

We’re the only US design school devoted completely to graduate students, and the first to offer a PhD. By uniting science and rigor with creativity and rapid iteration, we’re recognized around the globe as pioneers in human-centered design, systems design, and other methods that apply design to the real world.

It’s through these unique approaches that students, communities, and corporations learn to observe the systems they’re surrounded by—and envision the new worlds they can build from them. Here, learners and leaders discover what design makes possible. How it enables us to adapt with the speed, scale, and complexity of life. To anticipate change and the impact of our actions. And, most importantly, to imagine—then create—brighter futures for us all.

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