Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, storyteller

I’m fascinated by traces of history embedded in the objects we use, collect and leave behind. My practice is rooted in memory, heritage, and material culture.

Veronica Corzo-Duchardt is a designer and storyteller based in Chicago. She runs Winterbureau, where she creates story-driven work for clients in the arts, publishing, and the wine industry. Her personal work often focuses on her multi-cultural background, documentation, and collage. One of theses projects is the Neche Collection, a series that retells the story of her grandfather’s life (Neche Eugenio Hadad) across an archive of his possessions. This story is shaped both by his heritage as a Cuban exile of Lebanese descent and his painstaking work as an accountant. The Neche Collection includes 149 objects, and 29 screen prints. It has inspired many people to re-examine and find inspiration in the objects from their family’s pasts, as well as their own.


Veronica's work has been exhibited internationally and is held in permanent collections at: NEWBERRY LIBRARY, History of Prints Collection, Chicago, IL; JOAN FLASCH ARTIST'S BOOK COLLECTION, Chicago, IL; and MUSEUM OF DESIGN, ZÜRICH, Poster Collection, Zϋrich, Switzerland.

We are really looking forward to hearing Veronica's thoughts on design thinking and to have her as a keynote speaker during WeMake Celebrates on Friday, October 2, 2015. You can grab tickets here.