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Liza Rao, Gallagher & Associates, Washington DC Designer
Liza Rao
Christopher Smith, Executive VP, Gelberg Signs
Christopher Smith
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SEGD Global Design Awards: Washington DC

Reinventing the Globe, National Building Museum, Rockwell Group
Reinventing the Globe
Stay Cool!, National Building Museum, Pentagram
Stay Cool!
National Mall & Memorial Parks Wayfinding, National Park Service, Hunt Design
National Mall & Memorial Parks Wayfinding
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Big & Green
Mini Store, Apple Computer
Mini Store
The NPS UniGuide Program, National Park Service, Meeker & Associates
The NPS UniGuide Program

Washington DC Blog

Join SEGD DCA for a tour of the environmental graphics installation at The Yards Park and Diamond Teague Pier. The tour will be led by Tony Russell, the president of Russell Design, the firm responsible for the impressive graphics.

The Yards Park is an engaging public facility with extensive green space, water features, a dog park, and an amphitheater which borders several mixed-use developments. Diamond Teague Pier is located on a footbridge connecting to the park to National's Stadium, and features interpretive panels adjacent to DC Water’s historic water pumping station that tell the story of efforts made by the company and other ecological organizations on the transformation of the Anacostia River and water use in DC overall.

We will follow the tour with a happy hour at Aqua 301 (301 Water St SE), sponsored by Gelberg Signs and 3-Form.


As president of Russell Design, Tony functions as creative director and client liaison on key projects, particularly those involving strategy and branding. A native of London, he left the UK early after art school and mandatory service in the British Army (not fun) to start his New York design firm. A keen interest in architecture spawned an environmental graphics team that designs streetscapes, parks, hospitals, hotels and corporate and residential buildings. Russell Design is an affiliate of Perkins Eastman, New York’s largest architectural firm. A former president of the New York chapter, he is President Emeritus of the national American Institute of Graphic Arts and a longtime member of SEGD. Tony has taught design at both New York University and Cooper Union. He lives in Brooklyn, and his two sons and four grandchildren live in the neighborhood.


Links to projects:

Diamond Teague Pier

The Yards Park


Have you seen the shift? In the last few years Washington, DC has emerged as a city leading design trends and conversations. It is evident in the buildings, restaurants, and even the attitude of residents and visitors around the city. Want to find out more about the changes happening? Join your fellow SEGD design professionals at Gensler’s office for a presentation and discussion around how design is impacting our nations capitol. 

Gensler DC
2020 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Refreshments will be served.


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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!


Thank you to all the DC chapter members for attending our Tour of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. There was a great turnout, and everyone learned so much from our gracious education tour guides and the design team.

A great blog post on our National Museum of Health and Medicine Tour can be reached here (and it's just a great blog to check out).


Thanks all, and see you at the next event. We will be announcing a Spring event soon!

NMHM tour

Join the us at the National Museum of Health and Medicine for an awe-inspiring tour.

The education team will lead the group on a tour of the collections, while the design team from Gallagher & Associates will explain their process in designing an exhibit to support such fascinating artifacts.

March 13, 10 am
National Museum of Health & Medicine
2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD  20910

Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-museum-of-health-medicine-tour-tic...

Car pooling available. Please email lrao_at_gallagherdesign_dot_com to request to join a pool.

Museum is accessible by metro and bus. Closest metro is Forest Glen, 1 mile away.

The Forest Glen station is approximately 1 mile from NMHM. From the station, walk south on Georgia Avenue using the pedestrian bridge over the Capital Beltway. Turn right onto Seminary Road and stay on right side through the next light, proceeding onto Linden Lane. Cross the train tracks and NMHM is on the left.

DCA Mixer

Join us for a night of drinks, celebration and cheer, and meet our new DC Chapter Chairs, Christopher and Liza.

SEGD DCA welcomes you to a happy hour at Barcode DC.

1101 17th St NW - Entrance on L St NW
Washington, DC 20036


Hope to see you there, and happy holidays!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
A casual evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, kindly hosted by Staples & Charles. Tour their new live-work space. Don't be scared away by forecasts for a colder-than-normal winter. Bring your creativity for the snowman building contest!

731 8th Street SE
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20003
(Metro: Eastern Market - Blue/Orange/Silver lines)

Please RSVP to [email protected] by November 26 so we can plan for catering.


Graphic Design + Cycling + Craft Beer. 

Saturday, November 8th, 4-10pm.

Keep Wednesday, December 3rd open. Details for our annual holiday mixer will be coming shortly...

Join us at Gelberg Signs - Washington, DC. We will tour the fabrication shop and talk with the architect and designer responsible for Metro's new Silver Line signage. Stick around afterwards for a beer across the street at 3Stars Brewing. 

Gelberg Signs
6511 Chillum Place NW
Washington, DC 20012
Phone: 202-882-7733 or 757-438-2665

About the designer: Julia Dougherty, Director of Environmental Graphic Design at Mimar Architects & Engineers, Inc. Discipline Lead for Signage on Phase 2 Dulles Metrorail project. Working with Dewberry for design and documentation for signage for 5 at-grade stations along the Dulles Toll Road. Working with SOM on signage on the elevated station at Washington Dulles International Airport.

This free event is limited to 20 attendees. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Metro Information:
Takoma (Red Line)
327 Cedar Street NW
Washington, DC 20012


The annual conference is only 5 months away! Who is planning to go to Atlanta?

Happy Holidays to everyone! Events for the DC Chapter in 2014 are slowly shaping up. If anyone has an idea for an event, or is interested in hosting a studio/shop tour, please email me. Have a safe and healthy December. See you in the new year!