SEGD Chicago Chapter - Sponsored by DesignTex

Chapter Chairs

Jessica Schultz, Environmental Graphic Designer at Shive-Hattery in Chicago
Jessica Schultz
Joe Lawton
Joe Lawton
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PCL Graphics & Plaskolite will be hosting the SEGD Chicago Chapter at 20 W Kinzie on Thursday June 23rd at 5:30pm

Our purpose for this gathering is to reengage Designers, Manufacturers and Suppliers in the Post-Covid era and discuss how the past two years has created a shift in supply chains, new technologies and medias. The need for creating experiences that connect people to place is needed more than ever and we believe that together our multidisciplinary community of professionals will foster relevant, well-informed built environments.

In the Spirit of Pride we'll be discussing the importance of color across a range of production methods - CYMK, Paint, RGB. PCL and Plaskolite also plan to discuss how recent supply chain issues have created the need for taking standard products and coupling them with new production methods that allow for quick turn around without compromising quality or design intent. Finally our hosts will share how new technologies allow for a Low Carbon foot print in the production of wayfinding signage.

We hope you can find time to join us in what will be a source of education and inspiration for our community

An SEGD Co-Chair will greet and escort guests to the 17th floor Conference area at WeWork where there will be food & wine waiting for guests.

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Miss the sense of community, but really feeling that Zoom fatigue? Yeah, us too. Solution: Teleparty!

We’ll be watching an episode of Abstract: The Art of Design, featuring Paula Scher, on Friday, Feb 25th at 4:30pm CST. Call it an early night, grab some wine, and come hang out in the Teleparty chat room - no camera or mic necessary.

All you need is Netflix and the Teleparty browser extension (free, with instructions here)

We’ll send out a teleparty link to join on the day of - RSVP to make sure you get it, and come join us for a chill night in.



Look Back. Zip Forward

Hear from 6 industry professionals in design, fabrication, and digital media sharing the evolution of their process over the last year, and their thoughts on innovation for the future of design.

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At the Art Institute of Chicago, architects and visual designers work together as part of the museum's Experience Design studio. Creative Directors Leticia Pardo and Kirsten Southwell will present on the evolving collaboration between their teams for designing exhibitions, reimagining permanent spaces, and crafting the brand and visitor experience for the museum.

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Leticia Pardo, Creative Director of Exhibition Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, holds a BArch by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a Masters Degree in Interior Design by Pratt Institute. Prior to her role at AIC, Leticia was part of the Ralph Appelbaum Associates team in New York City, where she collaborated on the conceptualization of different museums such as the National Museum of Energy and Technology and the mining museum, Museo Ruta de Plata. In Mexico City, she was part of the exhibition design team at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, and was part of the team developing the conception and inaugural project for the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. Leticia has designed exhibitions for multiple institutions such as the Detroit Institute of Art, Museo Amparo, Museo Nacional de Arte, Museo del Objeto del Objeto and the Museo Nacional de la Revolución, in Mexico City.

Kirsten Southwell, Creative Director of Visual Design, attended North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelors in Graphic Design. Before joining the Art Institute of Chicago over five years ago as an Interaction Designer, Kirsten worked at Second Story Interactive Studios in Portland, Ore. where she did experience design work for institutions such as the World of Coca-Cola, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the National Archives.



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