Chicago SkylineKari Herrera is a copywriter, photographer, and marketing specialist currently leading digital initiatives for luxury brands in the Chicago area. Internationally renowned companies trust her to complement their voice while breathing new life into their persona. Working with a team of passionate creators, she designs creative and graphics for both print and digital advertisements, writes engaging copy, and coordinates lively events throughout the Chicagoland area. Her unique creativity and dependable work ethic have proved to be her greatest allies for success, earning her an impressive list of clients and partners. Although she now calls Chicago home, she was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI where she attended Rufus King High School and studied Journalism at Marquette University.

Kari’s lens and pen have been hired by companies such as Head & Shoulders, Groupon, Burt’s Bees, Perrier, Motorola, and more. Her website,, has been featured on Refinery29 and was nominated for Best New Blog and Best Blog Series in the 2013 Black Weblog Awards. Follow Kari on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Chicagoings. For a look at her portfolio, please email info(at)Chicagoings(dot)com or click the button below. 

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What is

Chicagoings is a business that offers free Chicago itineraries and customized travel guides for Chicago residents and tourists.

Why Readers Love Us

The best in fashion, fitness, and fun in Chicago, provides an authentic look at the city – a point of view you won’t find anywhere else. Every tourist knows about Navy Pier, Gold Coast shopping, and the Willis (Sears) Tower. Few, however, are familiar with more hidden gems such as the Garfield Park Conservatory, Palm Court at The Drake Hotel, or the city’s cheap water taxi service. This is a guide for those attracted to authenticity, searching for a unique experience in one of the world’s most seductive cities.

As Seen In…

In 2013, Chicagoings collaborated with the amazingly talented Nikia Jefferson of on a three part video series we called ‘Behind the Design’. Each episode featured an exclusive and intimate look at an upcoming Chicago fashion designer.

This three part video series was heralded by the national fashion mega-site Refinery29 and can currently be found on ChicagoingsTV (YouTube channel).

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