Chapter Chairs

Annelle Stotz, IA Interior Architects
Annelle Stotz
Elizabeth Skolmen, IA Interior Architects
Elizabeth Skolmen
Lee Ater
Lee Ater
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SEGD Global Design Awards: Seattle

PCC Natural Markets, Puget Consumers Co-op, Maestri
PCC Natural Markets
Federal Center South, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Studio SC
Federal Center South
Change Elevators, University of Washington, University of Washington School of Art, Division of Design
Change Elevators
SkyPad™ Interactive Wall
SkyPad™ Interactive Wall
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Seattle Children's Research Institute Neighborhood Visibility
Seattle Children's Research Institute

Seattle Blog


Join us as we get a behind the scenes tour of the historic and iconic Paramount Theatre.
Led by a theatre volunteer, the tour will last approximately 90 minutes.
Tour followed by lunch at The Carlile Room

All are welcome - members, non-members, friends, even friends of friends.
Come and enjoy yourself; explore your city and learn something new, make
new connections, and meet your awesome, local SEGD chapter.

Tour Starts at:
- Main Entrance on the corner of 9th & Pine 
- 10a

This is a free event with no cover charge.
Attendees are responsible for their own lunch.


We invite you to join us and kick-off 2017 with the first chapter event of the year.

Our first chapter event of the year is an opportunity to connect with any and all members of the design community interested in learning more about SEGD and our chapter's future events.

We will be joined by Atelier Drome Architects who collaborated with Flatstick Pub owners to expand their business into Seattle's Pioneer Square last year. Get the details behind the simply designed craft beer bar with a 9-hole mini golf course and enjoy the 24 rotating taps serving Washington-only beer.

Flatstick Pub, Pioneer Square (Sunflower Room)
240 2nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104


Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite.

Non-Member: $10
Members: $5
Student Non-Member: $5
Student Member: Free




As an emerging practice, experience design is complex and draws on many disciplines. It is a way
of thinking that considers all stages of the customer journey as opportunities to provide value and engage.

Join us as we explore what experiential design means to 5 different industry practitioners. Each presenter
will define what experiential design means to them and their business through a pecha kucha (20 slides, 20
seconds). Presentations will be followed by a Q&A. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided.


Presentations by:

Alice Sasaki, Starbucks

Mark Buchalter, Hornall Anderson

Peter Stocker, MG2

Shane Katsoolis, Interior Architects

Wayne Yutani, Teague




Interior Architects
1001 4th Avenue #3600, Seattle, WA 98154




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!



Our first #SDF2016 planning meeting last month was a success – we decided to create an installation (single pop-up event or something that spans the length of the festival) that ties into the festival theme “Design Change.”

Missed the planning meeting last month…NO PROBLEM

Our #SDF2016 committee, co-led by members Noah Jeppson and Lizzy Skolmen, will be meeting the 3rd Wednesday of every month up until the start of the festival to continue to plan and develop our installation. This year, the Seattle Design Festival will run from Saturday, September 10 – Friday, September 23.

WHERE: The London Plane
APR 20, MAY 18, JUN 22, JUL 20, AUG 24 and SEPT 7 (the last Wed before the festival)

The London Plane
300 & 322 Occidental Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98104 206-624-1374

For more information about the Seattle Design Festival, visit:

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Building A Retail Success: 14 Hands Tasting Room

NW Building Tech

215 South Austin St.
Seattle, WA 98108


The award-winning 14 Hands Tasting Room was inspired by the landscape of the Horse Heaven Hills, as well as the history of the region. Hear the behind the scenes from the team that designed and built a tasting room that is a fantastic tribute to the region’s homesteading, grape-growing and winemaking traditions. Panel/presentation followed by a tour of NW Building Tech’s shop. Light snacks provided.

Project Team Panel
Chateau Ste. Michelle
14 Hands Winery
NW Building Tech

Thank you to our event sponsor NW Building Tech.

SEGD Seattle Social Mixer

The SEGD Seattle chapter is hosting a social mixer following the XPLORER DIGITAL CAMP WEST.

Join us in hosting the SEGD community - meet and mingle with the workshop presenters, fellow xplorers, designers and industry professionals. If you haven't experienced Lunchbox Laboratory and the infamous unorthodox burgers and experiments, don't miss this event!

AUG 6TH | 5:30-8PM

1253 Thomas St.
Seattle, WA




Haven't signed up yet for XPLORER DIGITAL CAMP WEST? (It's not too late!)


Improving the visitor experience at Thanks-Giving Square

Learn about Thanks-Giving Square and support the development of new active wayfinding elements and EGD led by local designer Noah Jeppson. 

Located in Dallas, Texas, Thanks-Giving Square is a beautiful three-acre park, interfaith chapel and museum designed by noted architect Philip Johnson. When it opened to the public in 1977, passive wayfinding played an important role, but years of vandalism, theft, and decay of “architectural graphics” has led to a poor visitor experience at this national shrine.

Jeppson is leading a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGNto bring active wayfinding to this important landmark. He will present an overview of the project and discuss how he is working from Seattle — while collaborating with the architecture office in New York (Philip Johnson / Alan Ritchie) — to deliver this project in Dallas. Noah invites SEGD to participate in the design process and contribute to the Kickstarter campaign already underway.

Wednesday, JULY 08 2015

Interior Architects
1001 4th Ave. Suite 3600
Seattle, WA 98154

Parking at Safeco Plaza (Garage open until 8:30pm)
Enter the building from 4th Ave. Plaza, on the right side of the building.
A SEGD member will meet you inside the lobby at the second elevator bay.

If you can't make it but want to show your support: Contribute to the KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN


TED LEONHARDT, a Seattle native, has made a career of helping creatives learn to negotiate better in the workplace. Whether you want to land your dream job, convince your clients that they should pay you more, or successfully move up the ladder in your career, Ted has proven techniques that will help you get what you want. He understands the vulnerability of the creative mind, the attachment we have to our work, and our inability to separate ourselves from it when negotiating fees, salaries, and compensation.

Ted graduated from Burnley School of Professional art and began his career as a designer. In 2004 Ted began to focus on helping creatives define their strengths and value in the marketplace.

Author and illustrator of “Nail It: Stories for Designers on Negotiating with Confidence” Ted is going to speak to the principles and strategies identified in his book and provide insights into how to handle difficult situations.

Wherever you are in you career and no matter what kind of designer you are, Ted has stories that will help you feel confident and in control of your professional and creative happiness.


Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30-8 PM

1701 Broadway, BE4106
Seattle, WA 98122

Parking: $5
Enter the BE Bldg at the 1702C Harvard Ave. location.
Elevators to the left as you enter. Take elevators to the 4th Floor, Lecture Hall 4106.

The SEGD Seattle Chapter invites you to experience Washington State Convention Center’s $21m interior remodel first-hand through the eyes of Michael Courtney Design. Working with EHS Design, MCD created a hospitality based, comprehensive Experiential Graphics program to greet, guide and inform the 440,000 people who visit the WSCC each year.

WATCH the project video teaser

The MCD team will lead the tour providing an overview, the project twists and turns and the lucky phone call that led to the project interview. Joining the tour to provide insights will be members of the project team: Brad Kolodzaike, Project Manager for the WSCC signage project, and fabrication partners, Marni Pennington, with 3form and Brian Hopkins, with Tube Art.

Thursday, April 23 2015
Tour starts on Level 2 at the International Meeting Place by JUICY CAFE.
DOWNLOAD tour map.

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Michael Courtney Design
Washington State Convention Center
Tube Art Group

RSVP through eventbrite



SEA Xpand Speaker Series #1


The SEGD Seattle Chapter is excited to kick off the first speaker series event this month with 
Women in Design: Leadership and Community. The intent with the speaker series is to provide membership with an educational and informative platform to share and connect on relevant topics throughout the year.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
5:00pm to 7:00pm, Happy Hour followed by a moderated panel discussion

Cornish College of the Arts | Faculty Lounge, 7th Floor
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121

SEGD Members  $8 | Non-Members  $16
SEGD Student Members  FREE | Non-Student Members  $4


This one hour moderated panel discussion brings together four women in our community, from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are shaping design, the community and the future, and gives them a chance to share their values, challenges and what drives them to make a difference through their craft and practice.

Faith Berry//Senior Designer at Studio SC
Berry has been improving the human experience in the built environment through environmental graphic design and communications. She believes it is a designers unique responsibility as a trendsetter to lead social change by example, especially when it comes to sustainable alternatives to daily living.

Julie Myers//President JMD Consultants, Inc., & Associate Professor, Design Department Cornish College of the Arts
Myers is an active design professional & educator. Both in practice & through teaching, her work emphasizes the three-dimensional experience of time, space & surface. She is a design activist for innovation, well-being & cultural sustainability within a wide range of complex project scales across the globe. 

Paula Rees//Principal of ForeSeer

Rees is recognized for her ability to create lasting connections between large urban environments and the people who populate them. Rees was inspired during the workshops on “Women, Work and Design” at the International Design Conference at Aspen (1977) and from that became an early participant in growing Seattle Women in Design, which then become the Seattle Design Association, and is today AIGA Seattle.

Andrea Weatherhead//Principal Weatherhead Experience Design, Inc.

Weatherhead specializes in the convergence of educational programs, content development, interactive exhibit design, and sophisticated multimedia technology for museums and cultural institutions.

Please join us for happy hour and spirited discussion this month; honoring Women's History Month through our very own women whose commitment to design has proved invaluable to society.

Many thanks to our event sponsor Designtex and Cornish College of the Arts for making this event possible.

Take off work early on Friday February 27th and join us for a Shop Tour at Winsor Fireform!

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm (with optional Happy Hour after the tour).

Location: 3401 Mottman Rd SW, Tumwater WA 98512  (map)

Free for SEGD Members, $10.00 for Non-Members

We have set up car pooling due to the distance, please reserve your space when you register.

Register Here


Winsor Fireform is a world-renowned manufacturer of porcelain enamel signage and graphics. Utilizing its proprietary photographic porcelain enamel imaging and custom color matching technologies, Winsor Fireform creates truly monument-quality products. Products include public art pieces, murals, wayfinding signage and systems, building identification monument signs and interpretive exhibits as well as many other exhibit types. 

In addition to porcelain enamel on steel graphic panels and signage, Winsor Fireform has developed proven technology to image ceramic, glass, and porcelain tile.  All products, regardless of substrate, are extremely resistant to graffiti and simply will not fade.

Through its fabrication operating division, Fireform Fabrication, Winsor Fireform also designs and manufactures custom mounting systems, exhibit displays and metal industrial artwork.

All of Winsor Fireform’s work is manufactured in-house in its modern, 20,000 sq ft facility located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Web Site


SEGD Seattle Chapter invites you to celebrate the Return of the Light at our first annual Solstice Social. 

If you're tired of the typical round of holiday office parties and the dreary notion of another ugly Christmas sweater event, don something white and come down to SODO to celebrate the end of the dark days and return of the light to the Northern Hemisphere. Nosh on great Mexican food, and enjoy craft beer, cider, and wine while catching up with friends old and new. We are pleased to offer this respite from the red and green, the caroling, and the shopping to say thank you to our local SEGD members and their guests!

What a better place to hold an event like this than 3Form Light Art Studio. We'll be treated to a tour of the facility, where the latest in architectural lighting designs are imagined, designed, built and sent off to light up environments world wide. Be inspired. See the light.

A special shout out to Tube Art Group for supporting our Seattle SEGD Chapter in 2014 with their generous sponsorship! 


3form Light Art Studio

4770 Ohio Ave S, Suite A

Seattle, WA 98134

(206) 524-2223

Frye Art Museum Auditorium/ 704 Terry Ave., Seattle WA 98104

Following the success of SEGD XLab in New York City earlier this month, the Seattle Chapter of SEGD is taking a local look at the integration and application of experiential design (XGD) and how it is impacting the feeling of place within our Pacific Northwest community.

Join fellow practitioners and leaders in the field for an evening of dialogue about the work being done, the insights into the future, and the approach to implementing great design through digital experiences that shape the world around us.

Our panel includes: Mark Bashore - Creative Experiences, Steven Ochs - Bit Lab, David Johnson - Mind Opera, and Gabe Kean - Belle & Wissell

Click Here for Tickets

$8.00 Members

$16.00 Non-members

$3.00 Student Non-members

$0.00 Free for Student Members


Following the success of SEGD XLab in New York City earlier this month, the Seattle Chapter of SEGD is taking a local look at the integration and application of experiential design (XGD) and how it is impacting the feeling of place within our Pacific Northwest community. Join fellow practitioners and leaders in the field for an evening of dialogue about the work being done, the insights into the future, and the approach to implementing great design through digital experiences that shape the world around us.  Our panel includes: Mark Bashore - Creative Experiences, Steven Ochs - Bit LabInternational, David Johnson - Mind Opera, and Gabe Kean - Belle & Wissell. TICKETS:$8.00 Members/ $16.00 Non-Members/ $3.00 Student Non-Members/ Free for Student Members Parking on street and in the FRYE Museum parking lot. Many thanks to our annual sponsor Tube Art Group for making this evening possible. 

Image for the book Richard Poulin, Graphic Design and Architecture

Lecture, Reception & Book Signing

Whether we are aware of it or not, the built environment we experience everyday of our lives relies heavily on graphic design to communicate information and identity as well as influence our overall feelings about place. SEGD and AIGA Seattle are honored to present Richard Poulin to speak about the connection between graphic design and architecture. After the lecture Richard will be signing copies of his book, Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History: A Guide to Type, Image, Symbol, and Visual Storytelling in the Modern World, the first publication of its kind to provide a comprehensive historical overview of the unique pairing of these two disciplines.

About Graphic Design + Architecture

Our need to dedicate and consecrate places is clearly the beginning of the integration of graphic design in the built environment. Classical inscriptions, figurative murals, and ornamental surfaces have long been part of architecture and have influenced our understanding of typographic form and graphic style and their visual representation in the built environment. Buildings and public spaces coexist with billboards and signs, patterned and textured facades, and informational and wayfinding signs to effect an overall experience with the public. Graphic design has become integrated with the built environment in shaping not only cities but also the lives of their inhabitants. The built environment we experience in our everyday lives continually relies upon graphic design to communicate information and identity, shape our overall perception and memory of a sense of place, and ultimately enliven, enrich, and humanize our lives.

About Richard Poulin

Richard Poulin is cofounder, design director, and principal of Poulin + Morris Inc., an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design consultancy located in New York City. He is a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) and past president and board member of the New York chapter of AIGA, the professional organization for design. Since 1992, he has been a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts and has taught and lectured at Cooper Union, Carnegie-Mellon University, Massachusetts College of Art, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, University of the Arts, and University of Cincinnati. Richard is also the author of The Language of Graphic Design (2011) and the coauthor of Typography Referenced (2012), both published by Rockport Publishers.

Event timeline & location:

Doors @ 6:00pm
Lecture 6:30-7:30pm
Reception & Book Signing 7:30-8:30pm

Savery Hall is located on the University of Washington campus on the Southwest corner of the Quad. Evening parking on campus costs $5. You must get a campus parking permit from one of the gate houses. Street parking and public transportation are also readily accessible in the U district.


Students: Free with student ID
AIGA & SEGD Members: $8
Nonmembers: $16


Register here.


Presented by SEGD and AIGA Seattle

Sponsored by Creo Industrial Arts

Support Provided by UW Design Division

Event Graphics by Taylor Nelson