FITC FORM is going to be epic and we don’t want anyone to miss out! We do realize though, that not everyone can get to the windy city to join us. So to keep you updated on what’s going down, we’ve recruited a Chicago local, Erich Buttstadt to take over our Twitter and Instagram. He'll serve as your eyes and ears on the ground during the two-day event.

Get to know him and what he's most excited about seeing at the main event below.

Also, be sure to follow his updates by tracking the #FITCFORM hashtag or by following our accounts!

Meet Erich Buttstadt, Creative Designer + Visual Developer


Erich is an all around media whore and design junkie. Often described as being "a creative pit bull" he recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Illinois Institute of Art- Schaumburg with a BFA in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics and was chosen as that semesters President's Award recipient. He is a freelance creative focusing on project design and management, visual development and art direction. He is also returning to his roots doing illustration and poster design, with several projects slated for 2016. He hates writing bios and really wants a nap. 

What is Erich most excited about seeing at FITC FORM?

"So, so many things.. I'm stoked to be able to reconnect with design friends from outside of Chicago, and more importantly to make new ones! The energy and information you get from these conferences is as inspiring as it is insightful. The affirmation of being engulfed by the experiences and knowledge of other crazy passionate and driven attendees and speakers is something that is absolutely invaluable to me professionally and personally. I am humbled and excited to help FITC show off some of that good ol' midwest hospitality to everyone at FORM!"

You can find Erich on Twitter @theerichb and Instagram @erichb.

See you online!