Charlotte, NC Blog
Hello Charlotte Members!
Please join us to learn more about cloud based sign planning software SignAgent™ from its creator David Jorritsma. on Thursday, May 10th at 5:00 pm. We'll meet at Little's offices in 5815 Westpark Drive, 28217
Hope to see you there!
Scott, Regina & Santiago
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Sign designers, managers, and fabricators are invited to meet with SignAgent™ president and 18-year EGD veteran David Jorritsma. David will discuss the core wayfinding principles that inspired SignAgent™, including workflow, documentation, collaboration, technical drawings, and other sign planning project elements.
SignAgent™ is the cloud-based wayfinding and signage project management platform that streamlines every aspect of your project from design to implementation for every member of the signage team. Healthcare facilities, office buildings, stadiums, airports and university campuses around the world are being surveyed, planned, and managed with SignAgent™. Come discover how you can do better work faster using this powerful new platform.
Learn more about SignAgent™ at signagent.com (link to https://signagent.com/)
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We were fortunate to have private tours of both the new 300 S. Tryon tower and the new Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel on March 16th! These two properties are neighbors on the same block and are the most talked about projects in Charlotte. The tours were led by the project architects (LS3P and Cooper Carry), the Kimpton graphic designer (Scholberg Design) and the signage and graphics provider for both projects (Trademark Visual).
We had 16 attendees and advertised the event using MailChimp, Eventbrite, LinkedIn and our segd.org chapter page. Attendees were a mix of graphic designers, architects and fabricators.
Trademark Visual sponsored the event and provided drinks for the group after the tour at the Kimpton's new rooftop bar, Merchant + Trade.
The tour guides / speakers were contacted by Trademark Visual and agreed to join us from Atlanta and Charlotte. The GM of the Kimpton helped out with special rates for the event and our chapter took care of the Atlanta architect and designer's hotel rooms for the night to make the trip a little easier on them. We really appreciate everyone's participation / willingness to help make this event a success!
We were able to see everything from the parking deck graphics to the main lobby, restaurants, office floors and hotel conference areas and hear directly from their designers what influenced them, how they dealt with any setbacks and what they thought of the finished product!
We were lucky to have perfect Carolina spring weather so finishing up on the rooftop was the cherry on top of a fantastic event!
Please join your fellow CLT SEGD’ers for a tour of the Charlotte skyline’s newest additions – 300 S. Tryon and the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel!
We’ll be starting at 300 S. Tryon, a brand new 27 story office tower and will be hearing all about the design process, construction details and challenges from the building’s architect – LS3P. We’ll also have the building’s developer (Spectrum Companies) and signage and graphics consultant (Trademark Visual) to walk us through their ends of the build.
We’ll then move next door to the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel – one of Charlotte’s hottest uptown locations! We’ll tour the 217 room luxury hotel and hear the story behind its inception / construction from the Kimpton GM, the architect (Cooper Carry ATL), the signage design consultant (Scholberg Design) and the fabricator (Trademark Visual). We’ll end our tour on the roof at Merchant + Trade for some cocktails and apps!
Space is limited so please RSVP quickly to reserve your spot!
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Santiago and Scott
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Please join the Charlotte SEGD crew at 5:30 on Thursday, December 21st for our annual Holiday Mixer!
Come and see new faces and old while we re-hash 2017 and our 2018 plans over drinks and appetizers at the Broken Spoke in South End.
227 Southside Drive #A1
Charlotte, NC 28217
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Santiago & Scott
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Hello, SEGD Charlotte!
Come and experience Five Sense and meet the creators, Nick Napoletano and Mike Wirth, two community-minded local artists that have created a pop-up arts lab at the Mint Museum uptown. Afterwards we can gather at Halcyon (500 S Tryon St) for a powwow ;)
Date: Thursday Nov 30
Place: Mint Museum’s 5th floor mixed-use gallery
Five Sense is a pop-up arts incubation lab founded and developed by students of “Arts in Action” at Queens University of Charlotte. Lead by Prof. Mike Wirth and Charlotte artist Nick Napoletano, the students will use the arts to engage the community in recognizing, understanding and combatting statistics that rank Charlotte-Mecklenburg 49th out of 50 cities for upward mobility and 50th out of 50 for interracial trust. Located on the Mint Museum’s 5th floor mixed-use gallery, the class will host an “urban living room” where they can work and the community can participate in the development of 3 key initiatives:
1. Mural Panels
2. A Community Arts
3. Street Art Education space
Scott and Santiago