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Chapter Chairs

Anna Nelson is a Designer at Spark in the Greater Chicago Area.
Anna Nelson
Headshot of Julie Maggos, SEGD Chicago Chapter Co-Chair
Julie Maggos
Joe Lawton
Joe Lawton
Jessica Schultz, Environmental Graphic Designer at Shive-Hattery in Chicago
Jessica Schultz
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

Chicago Parks District, Two Twelve Harakawa
Chicago Parks
Pantone NeoCon, Gensler
Pantone NeoCon
Radio Flyer Headquarters Expansion
Radio Flyer Headquarters Expansion
Chicago Streetscape Signage, City of Chicago Dept. of Planning and Development, Two Twelve Harakawa
Chicago Streetscape Signage
Levi's Original Spin Store Design, Levi Strauss & Co., Morla Design
Levi's Original Spin Store Design
SAIC LeRoy Neiman Center Donor Recognition
SAIC LeRoy Neiman Center Donor Recognition

Chicago, IL Blog

Image with text.Chicago SEGD Trolley Tour September 12th, 5:30-8:30pm

Our much anticipated second annual SEGD Chicago trolley tour is right around the corner! The event will feature recent placemaking projects in classic Chicago neighborhoods. Join us on September 12th as we hear the folks from Right Way SignsMel MuoioHotel ZacharyLakota GroupLandmark Signs and the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce discuss how they brought new life to old streets. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Tickets are free for members, limit one per person.

This event will sell out fast, and tickets are in high demand - please ONLY RSVP if you can confirm attendance. If for any reason you are unable to attend, please return your ticket so that it may be available to others on the waiting list.


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Summer is in full swing and we are excited to catch up with all of you! We hope you’ll join us for the next breakfast meet up – generously hosted by sixinch – next Thursday July 25.

Sixinch’s mission is to give creativity a chance and a form. Thanks to the foam coating procedure, it is now possible to produce innovative concepts that have a dramatic impact without the associated headaches. The result is a unique design that is water- and weather- proof and easy to clean. A solution that is ideal for both professional and private interiors. 

You'll want to check out the products as well as the showroom design.

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In March we hosted an event at BluEdge to experience their 3D scanning and printing capabilities up close and quite personal. Our 3D selfies have been printed and they are eerily on point!

If you attended the event - Snap a photo of yours and share it on Instagram with the special hashtag #segdminime to see all the fun!

Follow the SEGD Chicago chapter on Instagram: @segdchicago


For a recap of the event, and to hear chapter co-chair Julie Maggos's take on the future of 3D printing for the EGD industry, check out her blog post:


Our tour of the Chicago Architecture Center by Gallagher+Associates is right around the corner! Join us for a night of food and drinks, and experience one of the coolest new exhibits in Chicago. Hurry and RSVP today for a fresh view of some of Chicago’s signature architecture.


All SEGD Chicago Chapter members and SEGD Leadership conference attendees are invited to a special evening at the Chicago Architecture Center, hosted by Gallagher & Associates and the CAC. The Chicago Architecture Center opened on August 31, 2018 and has been hailed as "the new jewel in Chicago's architectural crown," by the Chicago Tribune. Located on Wacker Drive, just off Michigan Avenue, the CAC sits inside a dramatic two-story lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the river and the Chicago skyline. It's the perfect setting to come out, have a couple drinks, and network with your peers. Grab a glass of wine and learn more about what makes Chicago the City of Architecture.

Take a tour through the space with exhibition designers Gallagher & Associates and the Center's staff. You'll get a behind the scenes look at the collaboration to bring this project to life, as well as have an opportunity to ask questions about the exhibition design and storytelling approach.

Learn more about the design of the CAC here.

This event is free for SEGD Members. Please make sure to RSVP by Registering!


Gallagher & Associates Build it Tall at the Chicago Architecture Center



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