CUDO was founded in early 2009 by a group of local designers who were eager to meet others who shared their passion for design. While CUDO started as a professional organization for graphic designers, it has since evolved to be a far more inclusive organization for everyone who loves design, whether you are a professional, student, or avid fan (aka design nerd).
Since its inception, CUDO has held events that range from socials to gallery shows to the popular PechaKucha Night C-U, which highlights inspiringly creative local stories in a unique fashion. We have also held workshops, movie screenings, and have run a highly popular (and free!) job board that has connected local designers with the community. Fundamentally, we’re a collection of people from all walks of life who love design and want to meet and hang out with other kindred design-loving spirits.
Ten years later and CUDO is still kicking! We are made up of wonderful CU designers and two amazing committees.
CUDO Plays is a local board game design competition hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization. We bring together gamers, makers, and designers to bring their game ideas to reality!
PECHAKUCHA NIGHT CU
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, and passions. Champaign Urbana was one of the first cities of it’s size to receive a PKN handshake!