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Join your fellow SEGD members for an informative Lunch & Learn presented by NanoLumens and SRSS.

Join your fellow SEGD members for an informative Lunch & Learn presented by NanoLumens and SRSS.


LED Displays so bright they take your breath away,
so large they immerse you in sensation, so lightweight and curvable you can put them almost anywhere.

Held at Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart - 3565 Piedmont Road. One Piedmont Center, Suite 303. Atlanta, GA 30305
Presented by NanoLumens and SRSS

At NanoLumens, we combine the world’s most powerful LED display platform with an unparalleled array of visual communication services to produce the world’s most engaging customer experiences – for you and your business. That’s bright thinking!


SloanLED & Plaskolite Present

SEGD Atlanta is pleased to present SEGD Member Kevin Rourke, specification sales from Davis Marketing Associates, for a presentation on Plaskolite and SloanLED hosted by Perkins+Will.

1315 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309


The most sophisticated sign fabricators and designers choose acrylic as the substrate of choice due to its endless decoration possibilities and overall durability. Whether incorporating three-dimensional elements for ADA & wayfinding or backlit illuminated signage this type of plastic is a product selected among the top designers in this field.

With the advent of LED’s as a preferred light source for illuminated signage & graphics this makes way for a more creative approach in the field of design. Both l.e.d. & advances in acrylic have dramatically effected sign design. Lower profile cabinets, letters and flush mounted illuminated wayfinding are just a few signage elements that have improved with the advance in these signage materials.

We shall be exploring the latest technologies in both of these materials and how they interact giving a new approach in designing signage for the future.

ACRYLIC:  A clearer approach in proper specification:

  • Quick intro to acrylics & how we use it in day to day applications for our industry.
  • Usages for the sign & graphics industry; ADA, Backlighting, Display, interior/exterior directional
  • Signage-LD light scattering technology, diffusers, acrylics relation to general purpose & specialty lighting/lighting design
  • Clear acrylic, colored acrylic, textures
  • Direct to print OptixDA acrylic (standard/non-glare). Advanced print technology & how it effects these materials
  • Applications “outside the acrylic box” for retail, hospitality. corporate interiors

LEDs:  what & when to use:

  • Quick intro/advancements in led technology (lenses, chip technology, kelvin temperature, size)
  • General understanding of led: pros/cons when to use & what
  • Led used for backlighting applications (signage& graphics, display, fixture)
  • Architectural Lighting (cove lighting, border tubing, general purpose lighting)

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and social hour, drinks and food will be provided. Kevin will have samples of various acrylics(color, clear, direct to print acrylics, acrylic mirror, textured) along with samples of LEDs for architectural lighting, backlighting, display/lightbox

Please register at

Nova Polymer Lunch & Learn

SEGD Atlanta is pleased to present Nova Polymers at a Lunch & Learn hosted by Cooper Carry. Learn about the latest ADA requirements and how Nova Polymer products can help meet your project goals.

Wednesday, October 28, Noon-1:00pm

Cooper Carry, Inc.
191 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 2400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Accessibility & The ADA – 2010 Standard For Room Identification Signs

This course will cover all current US & International ADA/Accessibility requirements (including the 2010 Standard (SAD) as it relates to room identification signs, and will provide education about the technical characteristics (geared toward helping specifiers) concerning the most commonly used material (photopolymer) for Accessible/ADA compliant signage. A/V Needs: Electrical power and screen for the PowerPoint slide presentation. The CES facilitator will supply the laptop and projector. Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • What Is ADA?
  • Regulations Relating To ADA Compliance
  • 2010 Standard – Standard for Accessible Design (SAD)
  • California Building Standards Code – Title 24
  • Access To Premise Standards - Australia
  • International Accessibility Standards - Canada
  • Understanding Terminology
  • Sign Design Restrictions
  • Areas That Require Accessible/ADA Compliant Signage
  • Technical Specifications of Photopolymer

The presentation is ideal for all EG Designers, Architects, specifiers, interior designers, owners and other design professionals.Credits: 1AIA CES LU, HSW: Yes

Space is limited to 35 people. Please register for this free event at


Sign Painter Screening, Sept 30, 7PM at SCADshow

SEGD Atlanta in association with SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, is proud to present:

Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon

When:  Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM
Where:  SCADshow, 173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309

We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose and exemplify the working class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.

Click here for tickets. SCAD Students, Faculty/Staff, and SEGD Members Free!

Sponsored by

Trademark Visual

Trademark Visual is a turnkey supplier of design-intensive architectural graphics nationwide.  Utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities & equipment, our experienced team has been providing custom solutions to happy clients for over 24 years.

During Spring Quarter students from The Art Institute of Atlanta's Interior Design and Graphic/Web Design departments benefitted from SEGD Atlanta's outreach to educate students on what EGD is, what skill sets are required and what career opportunities exist. While some students may have heard of EGD most are not familiar with the depth and breadth of opportunities that exist within the field nor its collaborative nature between many disciplines.

Long time SEGD member and AiA faculty Sue Youngblood welcomed both students and professionals to the event and shared some personal experiences in the industry. SEGD Atlanta's chapter co-chair Steve Carlin, Associate at Cooper Carry, kicked off the presentations with an SEGD provided powerpoint covering examples of project types. AiA alum Danny Roberts, Advertising & Design Director for APCO Graphics, shared his experiences working at APCO and general career development tips, including to continually expose oneself. Students saw first hand how life can be disruptive—yet the show goes on—when Steve Dubberly, Associate at SRSS, stepped in at the last minute for AiA alum Korinna Hirsh, Designer for Perkins & Will Branded Environments Division who had a family emergency. (We're looking forward to her presentation at a later date!) Steve shared process steps for the design and implementation of signage and graphics at the Chick-fil-A headquarters.

After a short Q & A, students were provided the opportunity to see project design documents and SEGD magazine samples up close. The event wrapped up with a drawing for a year-long SEGD student membership with one student from each department selected.

Thanks to SEGD and local members who supported this education outreach to the next generation of designers.


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