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Chapter Chairs

Taylor Loutsis
Taylor Loutsis
Headshot of Ben Whitehouse, W&Co, New York
Ben Whitehouse
Tristan Valencia, SenovvA
Tristan Valencia
Anthony Ferrarra, DesignConcernUS
Anthony Ferrara
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SEGD Global Design Awards: New York

Hidden Image Murals, Piotr Adamski
Hidden Image Murals
New York's Moynihan, Museum of the City of New York, Pentagram
New York's Moynihan
InterActiveCorp Video Wall, InterActiveCorp, Trollbäck + Company
InterActiveCorp Video Wall
Please Take One, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness of 26 Second Avenue, Piotr Adamski
Please Take One
Sarah Lawrence College, Polshek Partnership Architects, Poulin + Morris
Sarah Lawrence College
Christian Dior Temporary Store, Christian Dior Couture, Gensler
Christian Dior Temporary Store


Alchemy Studio
Alexander Design Associates, Inc.
Alexander Isley Inc.
Alexandra Tuller
Arthur King Consulting
Audrey Signs Inc
Calori & Vanden-Eynden
C&G Partners LLC
Carbone Smolan Agency
Catt Lyon Design, Inc.
Central Park Conservancy
Charles Matz Architect
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Communication Design Department, FIT
Cooper Joseph Studio
Designer Sign Systems
Drak Design
emphas!s design
ESI Design
Evidence Design
Float 4
Graham Hanson Design LLC
Green Ant Advisors
Gruskin Group
H Plus Inc.
Healthful Design
HUSH Studios
Jacqz: Search and Recruitment
Lance Wyman Ltd.
Lee Alliance
Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
Limited Brands
Luminant Design
Materials & Methods
McCann Systems LLC
Meeker & Associates, Inc.
New York Presbyterian
Nice Kern
Peter Hyde Design
Poulin + Morris
Rockwell Group
Roger Westerman Design
Russell Design
Spagnola & Associates
Terminal Design, Inc.
The National Constitution Center
The Office of Katie Osborn, Inc.
Thinkso Creative LLC
Tomasko & Associates
The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Town Sports International
Tracy Turner Design Inc.
Two Twelve
Ultimate Symbol Inc.
Unified Field
Waysigning LLC
Whirlwind Creative
Whitehouse & Company


ABC Sign Corporation
Arlon Graphics
AVS Group USA, Inc.
Big Apple Visual Group
Bitro Group
CREO Industrial Arts
Crown Sign Systems
Dale Travis Associates
Deb Romain Consulting LLC
Design Communications Ltd.
Dimensional Communications Inc.
General Glass International
ID Signsystems Inc.
L&M Signs
Manhattan Signs
NEC Display Solutions
MS Signs
Nova Polymers
Precision Signs
Show and Tell
Signs and Decal
Visual Graphic Systems (VGS)

Design Schools

Fashion Institute of Technology
Pratt Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology


Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Museum of the Moving Image


e-mail the New York Chapter
Rachel Einsidler | 212.219.6686
Anthony Ferrara | 973.580.9448
Ben Whitehouse | 212-206-1080

New York Blog

Join us for an evening with Jonathan Alger, Keith Helmetag, and Amy Siegel, Partners at the New York-based multi-specialty design studio C&G Partners, for the upcoming Small Talks. Big Ideas. event. These events allow attendees to participate in engaging presentations and dialogues. Light refreshments will be served. 

Jonathan Alger, Managing Partner, C&G Partners
Keith Helmetag, Partner & Founding Principal, C&G Partners
Amy Siegel, Partner & Founding Member, C&G Partners

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

C&G Partners 
116 East 16th Street, Floor 10 (between Park Avenue and Irving Place)
New York, NY

About the Presenters 
Jonathan Alger is the Managing Partner and a co-founder of C&G Partners. He is active in all forms of communication design, especially exhibitions, interactive environments and public spaces. He is a dedicated advocate of strategic thinking and the thoughtful use of technology. 

As one of the founders of C&G Partners, Keith Helmetag offers creative and management direction to a talented team involved in sign and wayfinding as well as exhibit and environment commissions.

Amy Siegel is a partner and founding member of C&G Partners. She is active in various forms of communication design with a specialty in environmental graphics and mapping. Amy has planned, designed, and managed signage and wayfinding projects for institutional, corporate, and public clients.

About C&G Partners

C&G Partners is a multi-specialty creative studio, dedicated to design for culture — from cultural organizations to organizational culture. 

We believe in the untapped value of culture, the institutions that enrich it, and the smart companies that cultivate it. We build on that value to connect people, create community, and find meaning. To do this, we maintain truly deep expertise in multiple specialties, integrated under one roof. These include branding, digital installations, exhibits and environments, infographics, print, signage and wayfinding, and websites.

There are limited spots available. Please RSVP through the link below.
Looking forward to seeing you there!


We are excited to invite you to our 2016 Holiday Social. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones as the New York Chapter celebrates the holidays with our generous sponsors OpenEye Global, Colite and Designtex.

Wednesday December 7, 2016
6:30pm to 9:30pm Open Bar sponsored by OpenEye Global
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served
Cash Bar after 9:30pm

The Black Door
Back Room (back room located at back of main bar)
127 West 26th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues

Please RSVP through the link below

Special Thanks to our Sponsors
OpenEye Global: Holiday Social Event Sponsor, Colite: SEGD New York Chapter 2016 Sponsor and Designtex: SEGD New York Chapter 2016 Supporting Sponsor

About OpenEye Global
OpenEye Global is a customer experience design agency focused on driving digital strategy in built environments, with specialties including experience​ ​design, interactive​ environments, digital wayfinding, content development, and analytics​.​

Join us for our first Museum Mix it Up at the Museum of Arts and Design!

Thursday October 13, 2016
Please meet promptly in the main lobby at 6:00pm - Late guests will not be able to participate in the event.

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle

Please RSVP through the link below

Special Thanks
2016 Chapter Sponsor Colite
2016 Supporting Sponsor Designtex

Join us for SEGD NYC's first Meetup​ in the charming hamlet off the East River, Brooklyn. Ever heard of it?

This post work social at South Bar on Wednesday September 21st from 6:30-8:30, will be devoted to networking, reconnecting with colleagues, and possible arguments about which Borough's hand-made artisanal cheese is superior. Come for the conversation, stay for the bar's excellent selections of Beers.

Wednesday September 21

South Bar
629 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
b/t 17th St & 18th St
South Slope
Closest Subway: D, N or R to Prospect Avenue




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


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


Join us for a behind-the-scenes studio tour of the Exhibition Design department at the American Museum of Natural History. Learn about their process, meet the design team and see a preview of the work being done for the upcoming exhibition on Cuba, opening this fall. The tour will be followed by a networking reception.

Tour Leaders
David Harvey, Senior Vice President of Exhibition
Catharine Weese, Director of Exhibition Graphic Design
Elizabeth Anderson, Senior Exhibition Graphic Designer
Eleanor Kung, Exhibition Graphic Designer
Antonia Gabor, Graphics Production Manager

Please Note
The exhibition department offices are on several floors only accessible by stairs so please wear comfortable shoes.
Late guests will not be able to participate in the event.

For more information about the event and to RSVP please see link below

On April 7th, members of the New York Chapter gathered together for a presentation by Colite, the New York Chapter's Sponsor, at the offices of CBX. Marty C. Brown, CEO of Colite, gave a presentation on the various projects that they have worked on in the U.S. and worldwide, and how they have maintained working relationships with some of their clients, designers, architects and other manufacturers over the past 50 years. After the presentation and a Q&A session, guests were able to view some of Colite's product samples with Marty and Colite team members, Tripp Tapp and John Bailey.

We would like to thank Marty, Tripp and John for a great presentation and their support of the New York Chapter, and we would like to give a special thanks to CBX - Anthony Deen, Nicole Reiff, Tina Rosenbaum and staff, for hosting the event at their space.

NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design will return Tuesday, May 3rd – Tuesday, May 17th. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.

Hosted in New York City, NYCxDESIGN brings together all the disciplines of design, commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. 2015, the third year of the celebration, featured over 500 events at 228 venues across the 5 Boroughs of New York City and included topics from graphic design to architecture, technology and urban design to fashion and product design, interiors to landscape, furniture to design thinking, and more.

Please join us for a reception and a conversation with our new, New York Chapter 2016 Sponsor Colite, and Martin C. Brown, CEO of Colite, as we welcome him and members of his team to the New York Chapter.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:30pm to 8:30pm

35 East 21st Street
Floor 4
New York, NY 10010

Please RSVP through the link below

About Colite
With a rich history in the sign industry dating back to the 1960s, Colite was founded on the premise of building relationships and fabricating a quality product. Throughout our history, we have built a reputation of working with some of the most well-known brands in the world. We attribute this success to our mission of serving as a resource in the sign industry and our commitment to maintaining and cultivating relationships with architects, designers, corporate clients and hotel groups.

Martin C. Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Colite
Marty has over 25 years of experience in the signage industry. He has extensive hands-on manufacturing expertise as well as a thorough knowledge of the signage industry that have allowed him to build an international network second to none. This massive network includes marketing alliances with sign companies on almost every continent. In September 2000, he was awarded the Allan J. McDonald International Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Society of International Business Fellows. Under Marty’s leadership, Colite has grown into a leading manufacturer of corporate identity signage programs and we serve many of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Marty’s passion is to foster long term relationships that will ultimately lead to overall client satisfaction which in turn, pushes everyone at Colite to perform their duties at the highest level. Marty received his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Special Thanks
2016 SEGD NY Chapter Sponsor

2016 SEGD NY Chapter Supporting Sponsor

Event Space Sponsor

SEGD NY Chapter: Town Hall Meeting

Please join us for a Town Hall meeting to discuss our plans and programming for the upcoming year as the SEGD NY Community.

Thursday February 11, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm

The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets
MacKay Studio
New York, NY

Please RSVP through the link below


2015 was a wonderful year for SEGD and the New York Chapter and we want to thank the New York community for their continued support. As we embark on a new year, we wanted to share a few announcements. 

We would like to thank our sponsors for our 2015 Holiday Party, OpenEye Global and Designtex. We appreciate all your support for the NY Chapter the past few years and helping us put on these great events.

We are excited to announce that Colite ( will be the New York Chapter 2016 Annual Sponsor. We would like to welcome Tripp Tapp, Jena Strange, Kevin McNerney, John Bailey and the other members of the Colite team to the NY Chapter. We are also excited to announce that Designtex ( will be the New York Chapter 2016 Annual Supporting Sponsor and want to thank David Siegel, Taylor Fields and the entire Designtex team again for their continued support to the NY Chapter.

After three years of dedicated service Anna Sharp has stepped down from the NY Chapter Co-Chair position to join the SEGD Board. We thank her for her continued hard work, enthusiasm and wish her luck in her new role with SEGD Board. 

With that, we would like to introduce our new NY Chapter co-chair, Ben Whitehouse. Ben has been a long time member of SEGD and the New York design community and we look forward to the working with him on future events for the NY Chapter.

We are currently planning some new events for 2016 so please watch your email for new announcements.

Advanced study in any area of architectural investigation which will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a publicly available written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation to be offered at the Center for Architecture. Single award of up to $15,000. This award amount may be split at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. For more information visit the Center for Architecture Foundation website 


SEGD NY Chapter: 2015 Holiday Social

We are excited to invite you to our 2015 Holiday Social. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones as the New York Chapter celebrates the holidays with our generous sponsors OpenEye Global and Designtex.

Thursday December 17, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00pm Open Bar sponsored by OpenEye Global
Cash Bar after 9:00pm

The Black Door
Back Room (back room located at back of main bar)
127 West 26th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues

Special Thanks to our Sponsors
OpenEye Global
Holiday Social Event Sponsor

SEGD New York Chapter 2015 Sponsor



Tuesday August 25, 2015.  6:30pm-8:30pm

New York members were treated to a guided tour at Madame Tussauds Wax Musuem in Times Square on August 25, 2015. The tour was led by Bryan Meszaros from OpenEye Global and Eric Fluet from Madame Tussauds, who discussed the new digital experiences recently implemented by OpenEye Global. Following the tour guests were able to explore the museum on their own and also gather at a networking reception overlooking the 42nd Street theater district.

SEGD NY Presents

Please join the us for our upcoming SEGD NY Presents: A Lecture, Book Signing & Reception with Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden to celebrate the second edition of their book Signage and Wayfinding Design. This event is presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015.

Tuesday October 6, 2015
6:00pm Check In
6:30pm to 8:00pm Lecture
8:00pm to 9:00pm Book Signing and Networking Reception

Opera America / National Opera Center
Marc A. Scorca Hall
330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

There are limited spots available. Please RSVP through the link below:

About Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden
Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden are principals of Calori & Vanden-Eynden/Design Consultants, an award-winning, internationally recognized design office devoted to making people's lives better with thoughtful, visually-compelling signage and wayfinding programs. Both Chris and David are Fellows of the SEGD and are members of the AIGA. Chris is a Professional Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter; David is a former board member of the SEGD and the AIGA New York Chapter.

Committed design thinkers and educators, Chris and David have taught and lectured on design at professional conferences and at notable universities, including Yale, the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, California State University at Long Beach, and New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology.

Special Thanks
SEGD New York Chapter 2015 Sponsor

Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The New York Chapter held its first 20x20 presentations (20 slides, 20 seconds to talk about each slide) on July 16, 2015 at Designtex's office. Six New York members: David Siegel, Nastya Lobova, Madeleine Avino, Mies Hora, Kevin Braine and Ben Whitehouse all delivered fast paced presentations on the topic, "What I Like and Why I Like It: XGD Projects."

We would like to thank David Siegel, Taylor Field and members of Designtex's staff for hosting and help organize the event and a special thanks to all the members who participated in the presentations.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The SEGD NY Chapter and our 2015 Chapter Sponsor, Designtex, invite you to join us for a night of fast-paced 20x20 presentations and refreshments. Enjoy watching your fellow members beat the clock as they deliver presentations on the topic, "What I Like and Why I Like It: XGD Projects."

200 Varick Street, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10014

About Designtex
Surface Imaging from Designtex offers clients a powerful and affordable set of products and services to create unique spaces, customize environments, and communicate brand and marketing messages. We utilize various digital technologies to enhance materials used in commercial environments. Material solutions include wallcovering, glass films, textiles, resin panels, magnetic substrates and rigid materials including wood, metal and plastics. Well versed in servicing the EGD community and associated markets of healthcare, hospitality, education, corporate and retail, we are a company whose roots are based in material performance, innovation and sustainability. For more information, please contact David Siegel, Director of Surface Imaging at [email protected] or visit

There are limited spots available so please RSVP though the link below: 

Join us for a walking tour to view three digital retail experiences from the perspective of the experts at Reality Interactive. From the simplest installation piece at Juicepress, the augmented reality experience at Lego, to a fully integrated digital in-store experience at Time Warner Cable, we’ll explore the power of digital as a tool to influence, create ambience and energy, and bring brands to life.

After the tours we will meet for drinks and light refreshments.

Douglas Hampton-Dowson, Creative Director, Reality Interactive
Craig Martin, President, Reality Interactive

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Please register for your preferred starting location, Time Warner Cable Flagship store or Juicepress. There is limited space available, so starting location preferences will be on a first-come, first-served basis. If your preferred starting location is sold out, then please check the other link for availability. Both tour groups will visit all three locations, but in the opposite order. Tours will start promptly at 6:30pm, so please arrive before this time. If you sign up but cannot make it to the event, please notify us prior to the start of the event.

RSVP for 6:30pm Starting Location at Time Warner Cable Flagship Store
43 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

RSVP for 6:30pm Starting Location at Juicepress
1 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

We will be meeting for drinks and light refreshments after the tours at:
6 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010

About Reality Interactive
Reality Interactive is a multi-award winning, full service digital specialist. They are experts in creating innovative retail and event experiences using kiosks, digital signage and a full suite of interactive and creative technologies. Over the past 10 years they have created hundreds of dynamic in-store experiences partnering with some of the world's biggest brands and their agencies. Their team is ready to tell your brand's story with award-winning digital environments and custom content, all backed by a goal-based rock-solid strategy.

About the Presenters
Douglas Hampton-Dowson, Creative Director, Reality Interactive
A multi-award-winning digital retail expert, speaker and lover of design, Doug and his all-star team come up with the big ideas and create the content. From an entrepreneurial background, Doug founded the NYC interactive agency HDNY. He has partnered with some of the top agencies in New York city and for a decade has worked with global brands like American Express, CITI, Merck, TED, MetLife, Pfizer, United Way, Lexus, Toyota, Ford, ING, Coca-Cola, EMI and Disney. Today, Doug is doing the best work of his life as Creative Director at Reality Interactive, specializing in designing real-world interactive experiences and environments.

Craig Martin, President, Reality Interactive
Craig Martin is the President of Reality Interactive and a veteran of the kiosk / Interactive Merchandising marketplace, with over 15 years experience working with both Retailers and Brand marketers across the country. In 1996 Craig was a founder of Interactive Sales Systems and completed his first major interactive project, Wal-Mart’s camcorder merchandising station later that same year. Prior to founding Reality Interactive, Craig held senior business development positions at Media Right and Netkey. Clients over the years have included Revlon, Borders Books and Records, Whirlpool, Airwalk, Reebok, John Deere, and many others.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
Post-Tour Reception Sponsor
Reality Interactive

SEGD New York 2015 Ch


The New York Chapter held its first student networking event "The Bridge" on Thursday April 16th. The event was held at Arcadia Contemporary gallery in SoHo where local members had a chance to meet with the next generation of experiential designers as well as catch up with some old friends.

The Bridge is a new event series set up to build a stronger community between students and recent graduates with SEGD members in the New York area. SEGD NYC co-chairs worked with FIT students Maddy Avino and Sasha Klish, who helped organize, spread the word around campus, as well as coined the name for the event. Along with FIT, there were students from Parsons School of Design, Pratt and other local design schools who also attended the event. We would like to thank everyone who attended the event and give a special thanks to Steve Diamant of Arcadia Contemporary for hosting the event at the gallery.

​We are excited to announce our upcoming Small Talks. Big Ideas. event at Control Group. These events allow attendees to break out of the auditorium and into speakers' work spaces for engaging presentations and dialogues.

Paul McConnell, Director, Product Design
Mike Clare, Design Lead

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:30-8:00 pm

Control Group
233 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10279

About Control Group
Control Group is a technology and design company that creates innovative customer experiences in shared spaces. Their work includes On the Go, the award winning digital information kiosks for the New York City MTA; and LinkNYC, the new structures that will replace NYC payphones with free gigabit wi-fi hotspots and digital services.

There are limited spots available. Please RSVP through the link below:

SEGD NYC held it's latest Small Talks. Big Ideas. event at Smart Design on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Kamdyn Moore, Senior Program Manager, Sarah Pharas, Associate Director Interaction Design and Jess Vande Werken, Brand Communication Designer of Smart Design hosted the event.

The evening started with a tour of Smart's office followed by a presentation by Kamdyn, Sarah, and Jess. The trio presented a number of recent projects and discussed how Smart Design works across both the physical and digital, to design meaningful products, services, and experiences that have an enduring impact on organizations and people.  We would like to thank Kamdyn, Sarah and Jess again for their time and an inspiring presentation of Smart Design's work.


SEGD NYC invites you to join us for the inaugural The Bridge event. This new event series will build a stronger community in New York between students, recent graduates and the SEGD community. Join us for a night of networking and conversation in SoHo at the Arcadia Contemporary Gallery.

Thursday April 16, 2015
6:30 to 8:00pm

Arcadia Contemporary
51 Greene Street between Broome and Grand Streets
New York, NY 10013

Special Thanks to our Sponsors
Arcadia Contemporary: Venue Sponsor
Designtex: SEGD New York 2015 Chapter Sponsor

There are limited spots available so please RSVP through the link provided

We are excited to announce our next Mix It Up event. Beat the cold weather blues by reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones at this happy hour event.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Globe
Back Area
158 E 23rd Street (between Lexington and Third Avenue)
New York, NY 10010

Please RSVP through the eventbrite link to attend