Boston Chapter

Chapter Chairs

William Galligan
William Galligan
Kayte Muse, Director of Branded Environments, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
Kayte Muse
Jessica Grant
Samuel Pease, Boston Chapter Chair
Samuel Pease
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Northeastern University Tribute Portal, Northeastern University, Selbert Perkins Design
Northeastern University Tribute Portal
AMTRAK's Acela, AMTRAK/National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Calori & Vanden-Eynden
AMTRAK's Acela
Make Some Room – Unconscious Bias Workshop
Make Some Room – Unconscious Bias Workshop
Oxford Street Parking Facility, Harvard Planning and Real Estate, Arrowstreet Graphic Design
Oxford Street Parking Facility
United Airlines Hangar Mural, Pentagram
United Airlines Hangar Mural

Boston, MA Blog

Please join the SEGD Boston chapter and AIGA Boston Thursday February 9, 2023 from 6-9pm for a special evening with Richard Poulin discussing his new book, Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer. Richard is an SEGD fellow and award-winning designer, educator, author, and artist. His career spans forty years in graphic, environmental, interior, and exhibition design where he divides his time between professional practice and academia. In his new book, Richard celebrates his mentor and unsung hero of mid-century modern design through featuring images of his work along with rarely shared collages, paintings, and remembrances from friends, family, students, and colleagues.   Inspired by modernism, Rudolph de Harak was one of the most influential American graphic design pioneers. His design work included everything from album covers, book jackets, and branding to furniture, exhibitions, and museums, often incorporating innovative and experimental photographic techniques and exploring abstraction, geometry, and color. With an early career beginning in Los Angeles to working as a design consultant and educator in New York City, de Harak’s clients include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia Records, Esquire magazine, McGraw-Hill Publishing, and the Cummins Engine Company, among many others. Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer is the first publication to document de Harak’s career. “Rudy fully adopted the philosophy behind [Modernism] and accepted the idea that design could change the world. In many ways, Rudy was more like an architect than a graphic designer. His feeling for and understanding of materials, recognizing what they could do and how they could be joined, greatly absorbed his interest.”  —Tom Geismar, founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar, in the book’s Introduction The event will be held at Sasaki’s new Boston office, located at 110 Chauncy Street in Boston’s Leather District. The office is easily accessible from Chinatown and South Station. Food and beverages will be served.   Registration is required Please follow this link to register on Eventbrite: Details:  Thursday February 9, 2023 from 6-9pm Sasaki, 110 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111 Schedule:  6:00 p.m.–6:45p.m. Doors open and check-in and tours 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Book signing and reception Tickets + Prizes: SEGD/AIGA/BSA Members will be entered into our door prize raffles! About Richard Poulin Richard Poulin is a designer, educator, author, and artist. Throughout his career he has focused on a generalist approach to all aspects of design, including graphic, environmental, interior, and exhibition design, dividing his time between professional practice and academia. He was Design Director and Managing Partner of Poulin + Morris Inc., a New York City-based multidisciplinary design consultancy he co-founded in 1989 with Douglas Morris. As a highly-respected educator, he was an adjunct professor at Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts for over two decades and a recipient of a research grant in design history from the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in Fine Art. Richard is also a recipient of a Fellow from the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), the profession’s highest honor; and his work is in the permanent design collections of the Denver Museum of Art, Letterform Archive, Library of Congress, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).    He is the author of several books on graphic design, typography, and design history which have been translated into eight languages and used by students and practitioners worldwide. Richard’s new book, a monograph on the life and work of Rudolph de Harak—Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer—traces the rich and varied career of one of the masters of American mid-century modernist graphic design and was released in the Fall of 2022 by Thames & Hudson (London). As an artist, his most recent solo exhibition, entitled “Visual Essays: Elemental Singularities” was at the Brian Marki Fine Art Gallery in Palm Springs, California. His fine art has also been exhibited throughout the United States and is in the collections of several private collectors.   Richard lives in Palm Springs, California.   You can follow his work or contact him on Instagram @richardpoulin or We look forward to seeing you there! Your SEGD Boston Co-Chairs: Kayte Muse | [email protected] Jessica Grant | [email protected] Sam Pease | [email protected] William Galligan | [email protected]  PS. Are you excited for in person events? Do you have a project you've been wanting to tour or something to share? Take our Poll and Reach out with your interests and ideas. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well! 

Richard Poulin headshot and Rational Simplicity book cover image

Please save the date 2/9 at 6pm for a special in-person evening with SEGD Fellow and award-winning designer, educator, author, and artist Richard Poulin. Richard will be discussing his new book, Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer, in which he celebrates his mentor and unsung hero of mid-century modern design in a prolific career that includes print design, exhibitions, furniture, architecture, and more. This event will be held at Sasaki’s new office in Chinatown and will be complete with book signings and tours of the new space.

Thank you to Phoebe Cornog for a wonderful presentation and congratulations to our door prize winner Jessica Schwiers from Barnacle Born Designs!

Please join us 12/13 at 6pm for a talk with Phoebe Cornog co-founder of Pandr, a San Diego based design studio focused on custom art installations and murals. We will hear about how Pandr was started and the challenges of going out on your own. Phoebe is originally from Philadelphia and moved to San Diego after graduating college. She began her career in the action sports industry and designed everything from bike helmets to socks. After she met Roxy via Instagram, the two started collaborating and founded Pandr. At Pandr she is known for her intricate letters, funky color palettes, and interesting sense of humor. Phoebe believes that it’s not work if it’s fun, so she strives to breathe that motto into all of her client’s projects. Outside of Pandr, Phoebe likes to try the new restaurants in town (especially if they have oysters) and spend time at the beach. Speakers: Phoebe Cornog EVENT DETAILS: Where: via Zoom Mtg When: December 13, 2022 06:00 PM EDT Register/RSVP Here! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! Your SEGD Boston Co-Chairs: Kayte Muse | [email protected] Jessica Grant | [email protected] Sam Pease | [email protected] William Galligan | [email protected] Thank you to our regional sponsor: Nanolumens

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Join us October 20, 2022 for a night of networking, sharing event ideas, and welcoming our newest SEGD Boston co-chair, William Galligan. William is a long time SEGD member and Founder of Wayfinder Collaborative! 

We look forward to reconnecting with old friends and welcoming new members with snacks and prizes! 

Where: Cambridge Brewing Company, 1 Kendall Square Bldg 100, Cambridge, MA 02139
When: October 20, 2022, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

RSVP here on Eventbrite
Free event for SEGD Members, Students and Friends. 

We look forward to catching up with you,

Your SEGD Boston Co-Chairs:

Kayte Muse | [email protected]
Jessica Grant | [email protected]
Sam Pease | [email protected]
William Galligan | [email protected] 

Thank you to our Event Sponsor:

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Thank you to our Regional Sponsor Nanolumens!


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