Founded in 1991 in the urban heart of America’s heartland, we’re proud to be one of the oldest and largest IDEO studios. Devoted doers and makers, we love nothing more than rolling up our sleeves to push the edges of design.

Our long history, combined with the breadth of our designers’ talents, allows us to help everyone from storied, Fortune 500 companies to cutting-edge startups and public sector change-makers find new opportunities to grow and thrive in a quickly changing world. That could mean building a brand from scratch, launching new ventures, designing with data, or creating seamless experiences that bridge the digital and physical worlds in industries ranging from automotive and healthcare to food and beverage (which, trust us, goes far beyond meat and potatoes). We’re up for anything, really, that’s at the intersection of Seemingly Impossible and Game Changing.

We believe the future of the Midwest is bright. And can’t wait to start building our way toward it—together.

IDEO Chicago is located in Chicago’s West Loop. We’re on the 7th floor of 626 West Jackson Boulevard, across from 7-Eleven.


There is typically ample on-street parking, however, there are also parking lots located 2 blocks north of our building on Monroe and DesPlaines.

Public Transit

Metra is Chicago’s commuter rail system. The office is located 2 blocks from Union Station and 5 blocks from Ogilvie Transportation Center. Via CTA El and bus, we are three blocks from the Clinton stop on the Blue Line, and six blocks from the Quincy stop on the Brown, Purple, Pink, and Orange Lines.

Chicago New Business
Meridith Halsey
+1 312 869 6053
Chicago Media Inquiries
Anna Silverstein
+1 650 289 3688

Please visit our contact page for all other questions, including job, internship, and speaking requests.