Boston Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Kayte Muse, Director of Branded Environments, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
Kayte Muse
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
United Airlines Hangar Mural, Pentagram
United Airlines Hangar Mural
Levi's Original Spin Store Design, Levi Strauss & Co., Morla Design
Levi's Original Spin Store Design
The Cloud Foundation Sign System, plus design
The Cloud Foundation Sign System
2009 AIGA Bone Show, AIGA Boston Chapter, Brandon Bird, Jeff Stammen, Christine Lefebvre
2009 AIGA Bone Show

Boston, MA Blog

On November 14th SEGD Boston enjoyed a great event in center of the world's “Most innovative square mile” right here in Kendall Square. The goal of the event was to discuss community development and neighborhood placemaking through wayfinding, architectural elements and environmental graphics. 


Alana Olsen Westwater from the Kendall Square Association discussed the framework of how community stakeholders join forces to celebrate a neighborhood's uniqueness through cultural events, learning opportunities and design.

Anthony Clayton, of Bluebird Graphic Solutions, discussed several recent projects that have begun to enhance wayfinding and introduce landmarks in Kendall Square. He emphasized the important of creativity in fabrication, engineering and construction when introducing new elements into existing conditions. 

Eric Koslow, of Direct Embed, shared large format solutions relative to murals, screens etc. that not only provide decorative features in unexpected places, but also provide the durability and longetvity required in exterior public settings. 

 

- Contributed by: Kayte Muse, SEGD Boston Co-Chair

Join your SEGD neighbors for a presentation and short tour of the Kendall Square Neighborhood.

Kendall Square is a vibrant neighborhood that has used landmarks, street furniture and identity signs to enhance the community. Starting with a meet and greet the Kendall Square Association will profile how stakeholder leadership can form incredible placemaking initiatives. Bluebird GS will profile durable fabrication approaches for these public projects, and Direct Embed will feature their integrative architecture and graphic approach for Kendall Square’s newest addition.

Event Details:

Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:30-8:00pm
Location: The Link, 255 Main Street, 8th Floor, Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass. 02142
5:30pm ​Drinks, Food + Mingling
6:10-6:55pm​ Welcome + Presentation
7:00-8:00pm ​Kendall Square and Biogen Tour

Tickets:

SEGD Members: Free (check your inbox for our member promo code!)
Students: Free (let us know what school you're representing!)
General Admission: $5.00

RSVP on Eventbrite

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your SEGD Boston Co-Chairs:

Kayte Muse | [email protected]
Sam Pease | [email protected]
Contact us for chapter sponsorship and volunteer opportunities!

 

Sponsored by:

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Boston’s SEGD chapter met for a walking tour through members' studios and work along the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The tour began at ArrowStreets office at 10 PO Square.  Lauren Haggerty of ArrowStreet highlighted a few Experiential Design projects including The Boston Public Library and a custom seaglass Codfish mural at 225 State Street and the use of VR to explore and present experiential spaces to clients.

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The group then headed down Milk and Oliver Streets over to 200 High Street to visit the space at SGA.  There, Matt Maggiacomo from SGA gave a tour of their offices which included a look at their Learn Up Space for discussion and education of new trends and concepts from vendors, the collaborative work spaces which are set up by teams and their extensive library space of samples, mock ups and materials. Matt then presented project overview of Duck Creek and Living Proof. Matt discussed the visioning summary which is used to establish a baseline concept and touch point for the project and how it expanded into and through the design process. Matt also talked about how the partnership with DCL as the fabricator on Duck Creek was key in helping to achieve the desired result and bringing the concept to life.

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Next the group headed across Purchase Street onto the Ross Kennedy Greenway. There Andrew Barresi of Roll Barresi Associates discussed the Wayfinding program his firm designed for this greenspace. Key elements discussed were the variety of design that each park had and how the wayfinding needed to work within each space. Bringing a positive impact to the space and also disappearing within the Greenway were other key design elements that went into the finished program.  The signs were needed to be permanent, but have some ability to be updated and relocated if needed which was achieved with DCL as the fabricator partner in the engineering of the final design.

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Russell Brown of DCL then picked up where Andrew Left off and expanded on the Greenway Wayfinding program from the fabricators perspective. Russ went over the process of bringing the design to life and breaking down the elements of construction “base up and inside out”. Other factors in the finished product included things such as the environment and functional use of the sign.

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Lively conversation and networking continued at the Granary Tavern.

 

-Contributed by Bill Galligan, Poblocki Sign Company

 

Please join SEGD Boston October 24th for an exciting event on 3D technology with BluEdge. This event will include a behind the scenes shop tour, presentation on 3D technology, and your very own 3D printed selfie!

Immortalize yourself with a 3D selfie at our upcoming event with BluEdge where they will demonstrate their 3D scan and print capabilities with a create-your-own-mini experience! We will mingle, take a look behind the scenes, listen and learn about 3D technology from BluEdge experts, and get scanned for our mini-me 3D printed selfies!

Drinks and appetizers will be provided, so come check it out!

Event Details:
BluEdge 21 Drydock Ave, 3rd Floor (via Freight Elevator) Boston, MA 02210
Thursday, October 24th
5:30-7:30 open house, tours + networking
7:30-8:30 presentation and print-your-own selfie 

Tickets: 
SEGD Members: Free (check your inbox for our member promo code!)
Students: Free (let us know what school you're representing!)
General Admission: $5.00

 

RSVP on Eventbrite


We look forward to seeing you there!

Your SEGD Boston Co-Chairs:
Kayte Muse | [email protected]
Sam Pease | [email protected]

Contact us for chapter sponsorship and volunteer opportunities!

 

Sponsored by: 

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SEGD Boston XGD Studio Crawl

Join us September 19th at 6pm to kick off the unofficial start of fall with an XGD Studio Crawl right here in Downtown Boston! Attendees will enjoy a walking tour through several of our members' studios to see where the creative magic happens. After party to follow.

More details coming soon - Space is limited so sign up early!

Tickets:
SEGD Members: Free (check your inbox for our member promo code!)
Students: Free (let us know what school you're representing!)
General Admission: $5.00

RSVP on Eventbrite

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your SEGD Boston Co-Chairs:
Kayte Muse | [email protected]
Sam Pease | [email protected]

Contact us for chapter sponsorship and volunteer opportunities!

Thank you to our sponsors at:

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Upcoming Events: 

September 5th
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Murals: Under the Surface

October
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3D Mini-Me

November 7-8
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xLab: The Future of Experience & Place

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