Six designers spotlighted the best parts of Chicago in this year’s live design battle in the Windy City. Check out their artwork and photos of the event.

As usual, the Chicago crowd at our live design battle, Pixels of Fury, was electric. With a line wrapped around the building, tons of people showed up to support their friends and colleagues – the six brave Pixels of Fury contestants.

This year, the challenge hit close to home. Each designer was tasked with highlighting their favorite part of Chicago. Some went for the food, while others went for the sports, but only one design (…or maybe two this time?) would be a home run with the crowd. Keep scrolling to see a video recap of the event and all the designs from Round 1, Round 2, and the Final Round’s winning design(s).

Round 1

2018 Pixels of Fury Chicago – Round 1 Design
Darcy Nathanson’s Round 1 Design
2018 Pixels of Fury Chicago – Round 1 Design
Johnross Post’s Round 1 Design

2018 Pixels of Fury Chicago – Round 1 Design
Hey J Min’s Round 1 Design

Round 2

2018 Pixels of Fury Chicago – Round 1 Design
Freddy Agostini’s Round 2 Design
2018 Pixels of Fury Chicago – Round 1 Design
David Jensen’s Round 2 Design
2018 Pixels of Fury Chicago – Round 1 Design
Nicky Mazur’s Round 2 Design

Final Round

2018 Pixels of Fury Chicago – Round 1 Design
Darcy Nathanson’s Final Round Design

2018 Pixels of Fury Chicago – Final Round
Nicky Mazur’s Round 2 Design

Darcy and Nicky were voted into the Final Round, where their challenge was to turn their original Chicago design into a nationwide campaign for a beer company. Check out the contestant’s designs below.

In the end the crowd simple could not pick a favorite! The voting ended in a tie, and both Darcy and Nicky were named the champions of Pixels of Fury in Chicago.

Search #pixelsoffury on social to see even more, and watch for our next live design event coming soon.