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Mohammed Khalfan
Mohamed Khalfan
John Emshwiller, Gensler
John Emshwiller
Gretchen Bustillos
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SEGD Global Design Awards: Los Angeles

HBF LA Showroom, Vanderbyl Design
HBF LA Showroom
LAPD Memorial, Los Angeles Police Foundation, Gensler
LAPD Memorial
Drive By, J.H. Snyder Company, Electroland LLC
Drive By
Los Angeles Metro, Metro Design Studio
Los Angeles Metro
Sony Playstation E3 Exhibit, Sony, Mauk Design
Sony Playstation E3 Exhibit
Farmer's Daughter Hotel, Romero Thorsen Design
Farmer's Daughter Hotel


Beck & Graboski Design Office 
Bowman Design Group 
California Lutheran University, Creative Media 
Cyrano Creative Consultants 
Davies Associates 
Design Engagency 
DreamWorks Studios SKG 
Hunt Design 
ID Signsystems Inc. 
J. Paul Getty Museum 
Los Angeles Zoo 
Messer Design 
Newsom Design 
Plain Joe Studios 
Ripbang Nelson  
Robert Sanders & Co. 
RTKL Associates 
Selbert Perkins Design Collaborative 
SKA Design 
SKN Creative 
StandardVision LLC 
Studio Wilks 
Sussman/Prejza & Company 
TCA Architects 
Tom Earnist Art & Design 
UC Davis 
Walt Disney Imagineering 


DSA Phototech
Marcel Mächler, Inc.
Neiman & Company

Design Schools

Art Center College of Design
Art Institue of California, Los Angeles
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
Chapman University
Loyola Marymount University
Otis College of Art and Design
Woodbury University


A+D Museum
Armand Hammer Museum of Art
Autry National Center
Barnsdall Art Park
California Science Center
Chinese American Museum
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Fowler Museum
Getty Center
Getty Villa
Grammy Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Neon Art
Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Norton Simon Museum
Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pits)
Petersen Automotive Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
Southwest Museum of the American Indian
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Mohamed Khalfan| 714-761-8200
John Emshwiller | 213-327-3864

Los Angeles Blog

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Helms Bakery District - Design Center
8745 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

The Los Angeles we know is changing. Tech businesses are booming. Our population is growing. There’s pressure for more affordable and denser housing, and for alternative transportation to escape all the traffic. How will L.A. survive and thrive without sustainable development and insightful city planning? Join us to learn about the visionary projects and Big Ideas that shape our city and transform the way we live and work.

SEGD Los Angeles Members,

It's that time of year once again! Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 7pm to 9pm at Far Bar in Little Tokyo (DTLA) as we gather to celebrate the season. Let's enjoy an evening of good drinks and fun while connecting and networking with our fellow members.


Far Bar
347 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Street parking and parking garage is available within 1/2 block.





Looking to be inspired by the Downtown LA Art Community?! Then come explore with us on Thursday, August 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, as we go on a very special walking tour of the DTLA art scene. The tour will be led by Art Walk Editor & Tour Coordinator, Lara Dildy, and will cover a range of work, including street art and galleries. 

Afterward, we will be meeting at Grand Central Market for drinks. 

Please note: The tour begins promptly at 7:00pm. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior in order to receive a wrist band and sign a waiver before the walk begins.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/segd-la-downtown-art-walk-tickets-270208561... hope to see you there! 

Kris Helmick
[email protected]

Mo Kalfan
[email protected]

Eat, drink, meet, and greet! Hosted at SennovA, this event is open to all SEGD Los Angeles members, as well as those attending the XPLORER event. Free food and drinks will be served, thanks to our event sponsors NEC and SennovA

Food will be provided by Burnt to a Crisp, providing authentic Texas BBQ.




Hello, SEGD Los Angeles! 

Join us Wednesday, June 22nd from 6pm-8:30pm at Gensler’s downtown office for a presentation on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Learn how technology and visualization are creating new opportunities in the development and engagement of Design and Architecture.

This event will give an overview, show examples of work, and demonstrate some of the tools used to integrate VR and AR into the design process and product. With software demonstrations by VIMtrek (http://vimtrek.com) using their enhanced game engine technology built to leverage the power of the Unity (http://unity3d.com) game engine.

Light food and refreshments will be provided. Please click here for more information and to RSVP. 


Kris Helmick
[email protected]

Mo Kalfan
[email protected]


Hello, Weekend!
To kick off your stay in Seattle like a local, you'll need three things: Coffee, Booze, and Good Vibes (maybe some flannel if you're your feeling fancy).

Come as you are (Nirvana pun intended) and hang out with your new found friends and old. No Seattle freeze here, folks. Keep it moving!

Light appetizers served and hosted bar until 8:00P

Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave., 
Seattle, WA 98121

RSVP https://segdconf_chapterbash.eventbrite.com

THANK YOU to our event sponsors CREO Industrial Arts and Image Mill!


Hello, SEGD Los Angeles!  Please join us Wednesday, May 25th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at DirecTV’s (AT&T) headquarters in El Segundo for a personalized tour of the innovative digital lobby installation led by the designer, Cameron McNall of Electroland.  Afterwards, we will make our way down the street for drinks at King's Cove, the bar inside the LA Kings' practice facility.  Please click here for more information and to RSVP. Cheers!


Please join us (Thursday, April 21st - 7 to 9 p.m.) at RTKL's Downtown Los Angeles office for an evening focused on digital wayfinding, touchscreen technology and interactive displays presented by 22miles and Elo Touch. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A discussion.

Food and refreshments will be provided. 

RSVP Link:



About 22miles:
Technology is our DNA! 22 Miles believes in innovation and constant improvement. They take ideas and turn them into well designed, feature rich, all-in-one digital signage solutions.

The results? Widely recognized award-winning solutions that are Tried & Tested, Powerful, and Reliable. Backed by their propriety Publisher Pro Digital Signage Software, 22 Miles provides Fortune 500 Companies, Integrators & Design Firms with the Industry Leading Platform for 3D Wayfinding, 4K Video Walls, Beacon Signage and more!

About Elo touch:
Elo Touch Solutions is a premier global supplier of touch solutions including touchscreen components, touchmonitors, and all-in-one (AiO) touchcomputers. With multiple touchscreen technology options, including surface acoustic wave (SAW), resistive, projected capacitive, acoustic pulse recognition (APR), infrared (IR), and optical, Elo touch solutions meet the diverse requirements of digital signage, retail, point-of-sale (POS), hospitality, medical/healthcare IT, industrial, and consumer. A pioneer in the industry with over 40 years of experience, Elo brings quality, innovation, and integrity to everything we touch!


We hope to see you there!

Kris Helmick
[email protected]

Mo Kalfan
[email protected]



Let's celebrate the season with friends and colleagues! Please join us for a holiday mixer on December 2nd from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Far Bar in Little Tokyo (DTLA). 

Click Here to RSVP and view more information about the event.


Far Bar
347 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Street parking and parking garage is available.

Kris & Mo

Interested in digital environments and integration? Want to understand how they come together to create dynamic spaces?

Join us on Thursday, October 22nd at SenovvA Downtown Los Angeles, where Paul Anderson, VP of Design & Developmen (SenovvA) will present A Look Into the Future of Collaborative Platforms of Hardware and Software.

This event is hosted by SenovvA and will include guest speakers Lauren Kelly of Mustard Square, Tod Gooch of Advantage LED and Gabe Carruana of Planar Systems to talk about their new OLED product.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

For detailed information on this event and to RSVP, here:

We look forward to seeing you there!

About SenovvA:
SenovvA is a design and management group offering services to the entertainment, special event, architectural/construction and media services industries.

SenovvA also focuses on live production design & management, staging services, specialty media systems design build and project management, media facility management, contract services, and specialty media content design and management.

Built on the vast experience, and personal relationships of the most experienced producers, technical directors, designers and technical specialists; SenovvA focuses on solution driven services throughout the world.

Find out more at: http://www.senovva.com

Event Location:
1401 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Parking Information:
Parking is available at SenovvA

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We hope to see you there!

Kris Helmick

[email protected]

Mo Kalfan

[email protected]

Branded Environments Social Mixer August 20th from 5:30 - 8:30pm Golden Road Brewing5410 West San Fernando Road Los Angeles, CA 90039www.goldenroad.la Eat, drink, meet, and greet! Hosted at Golden Road Brewery, this event is open to all SEGD Los Angeles members, as well as those attending the Branded Environments national conference. Free food and drinks will be served, thanks to our event sponsors Neiman & Company and GKD Mediamesh. RSVP / INFORMATION HERE

SEGD Los Angeles Members, Please join us on Thursday, August 6th, in Santa Monica for an evening of wine, cheese and ADA tactile code signage! Hosted by Nova Polyers, this informative session will cover the basics of code signs, how to specify tactile for your signage projects and how Nova Polyers is pushing the envelope with custom ADA signage. The event will conclude with a Q&A discussion. Food and refreshments will be provided. For detailed information on this event and to RSVP, click here  Please feel free to share with your studio. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Please join us on Wednesday, July 8th, at Cross Campus’ collaborative workspace in Pasadena for an evening focused on LED lighting and integration!

Hosted by Cross Campus Pasadena and presented by Todd Simcik of SloanLED, this informative session will cover an array of topics, including LED lighting for internal/external signage applications, how to specify the proper illumination for your projects, and the latest in LED lighting technology. The event will conclude with a Q&A discussion.

Food and refreshments will be provided. 

For detailed information on this event and to RSVP, please click here


Please join usat RTKL's Downtown Los Angeles office for an evening focused on digital signage and video wall integration. Presented by Peter Lawrence from premier display manufacturer Planar, this informative session will include an introduction to digital media, new technologies, and how to integrate media into your projects. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A discussion.Food and refreshments will be provided. Please reserve a space by registering here 

Please join us Thursday, February 12th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for our Digital Printing + Materials event sponsored by Coloredge and 3M Graphics.   Coloredge will be opening up its shop for a tour and hosting an informational session alongside 3M Graphics on digital printing, materials, and new technology. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.(Please note: there are only 30 spaces available for this event.) 

Please join us Thursday, November 13th for a screening of the movie Sign Painters hosted as part of CSULB’s Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series. The film is a documentary showcasing the art of sign painting and the people that keep the art form alive.

Movie Synopsis
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.

The documentary by filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.
(View Trailer)


The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery
at California State University, Long Beach
241 East University Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815
(View Map)


Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

Please reserve a space by registering below.
(RSVP Here)

We hope to see you there!

Kris Helmick
[email protected]

Mo Kalfan
[email protected]


We are hosting a Town Hall event to kick-off the new SEGD Los Angeles chapter on October 2nd at Gensler’s downtown office. Our goal at this event is to connect with current and past members to find out what you would like to get out of the new chapter.

RSVP at Eventbrite