About the Curators

Charne Graham and WhatUp Windy

Whatupwindy.com is a Chicago city guide based on food reviews and artist interviews. Every artist who is interviewed for What Up Windy are upcoming, independent and Chicago based.

We take the artists on an interview while trying food at some of Chicago’s hippest and most delicious restaurants. We like to inform our readers of new artists in the city along with where they can go to have a bite to eat while enjoying themselves.

We prefer to focus on what the city of Chicago has to offer and to be a network for independent artists and businesses. Some of the artists featured on Whatupwindy.com have been featured in major publications such as Fader and Complex Magazine.

Rachel Gadson and ILA

ILA is a boutique, creative studio that thrives off of new ideas, reinvention and expressiveness; aspects of our world that keeps us moving forward and keeps us advancing. Art for me is simply defined as creative expression, in as many forms that it can be offered.

ILA was formed back in 2010 to provide small business with professionally designed material at budget friendly rates. Since then, I’ve grown and expanded clientele across the city of Chicago. From working on the brand identity for NBA Champion Shannon Brown’s Wood-Star Music Festival at Chicago’s Union Park, to refreshing the brand identity at Jewish Child & Family Services.

ILA embodies the strength that comes from developing an idea from thought to tangible proof, and freely welcomes the responsibility of creating memorable experiences. ThisisILA.com is just one of the many creators behind your visual experiences!