About Us

Designer Event Chicago is the finest boutique event planning firm in the Chicagoland area, and has planned and executed events for national companies and brides and grooms and everything in between. Their passion for event planning enables them to seamlessly integrate into their clients’ teams. Designer Event Chicago becomes family members to clients for weddings and social events and a part of the company when planning corporate events.

Lindsay Stein Cohen

Principal/Founder

Lindsay Stein Cohen fell in love with entertaining when she hosted friends at her parents’ house as a teenager. A detail-oriented person, Lindsay loved the organizational aspects of event planning. Since earning her bachelor’s degree, Lindsay has proven herself to be a client-friendly and innovative planner. Developing personal relationships with clients is imperative to Lindsay because she wants her clients to be a part of the vision. She strives to be ahead of the trends, while at the same time maintaining her sense of tradition.

After working for an event planner throughout high school, Lindsay ventured off to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, one of the Nations top hospitality schools, to hone her business and event planning skills. While in Las Vegas, Lindsay garnered real world experience coordinating and hosting a celebrity golf tournament for a sports marketing firm. Out of college, Lindsay worked for an event planning firm for over 6 years on the North Shore before following her dream to own and operate her own event planning firm.

Lindsay resides in the Highland Park with her husband, Adam, daughter, Allyn, son, Parker and their dog Madison.

Katie Goggin

Principal/Founder

Katie Goggin has been planning events for over a decade. Katie specializes in social, corporate and charitable events. Whether it is a large or intimate gathering, Katie works tirelessly to make sure your event runs flawlessly. Katie’s personal touches and attention to detail are what makes all of her events a great success. Katie will create, manage and lead the event you have always dreamed of, while you enjoy the company of all your guests.

Katie graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University with a business degree. While at DePaul, Katie began working at a public relations firm in Chicago where she concentrated on event planning and marketing for its non-profit clients. After three years there, Katie accepted a position with an event planning firm on the North Shore. She remained there for over seven years as senior event planner until she left to form Designer Event Chicago.

Outside of Designer Event Chicago, Katie loves spending time with her husband, John, and their three children, John, Luke and Meggie. Katie also enjoys donating her time to charities, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, traveling the world and uncovering fabulous shops and restaurants throughout the Chicago area.