Firebelly Design is not afraid to take chances and mix up the conventional notion of how a creative business should operate. In addition to their outstanding creative output, Firebelly is also experimenting with some truly innovative business models, like Camp Firebelly, a 10-day summer immersion program for design students, and Reason To Give, a microfinancing operation that benefits the Humboldt neighborhood of Chicago where Firebelly is located.

On a recent visit to Chicago, I had the chance to sit down with Firebelly founder Dawn Hancock and lead strategist Antonio Garcia. In part 1 of this podcast, we discuss the origins of Camp Firebelly.

Here are some highlights of last year’s Camp Firebelly.