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Chapter Chairs

Joe Lawton
Joe Lawton
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
Jessica Schultz, Environmental Graphic Designer at Shive-Hattery in Chicago
Jessica Schultz
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Selbert Perkins Job Posted April 15

SEGD Award Winning Projects

Chicago Parks District, Two Twelve Harakawa
Chicago Parks
150 Media Stream
150 Media Stream
Strands of History, BJ Krivanek Art + Design
Strands of History
300 South Wacker Drive
300 South Wacker Drive
Pantone NeoCon, Gensler
Pantone NeoCon
e°FLOW Interactive Sculpture
e°FLOW Interactive Sculpture


CHI Twitter
CHI Instagram


A Perfect Sign, Inc.
American Planning Association
Bodnar Design Consultancy
Cardosi Kiper Design Group, Inc.
Carol Naughton + Associates, Inc.
Chicago Museum of Science & Industry
Corbin Design
Crosby Associates Inc.
Digital Kitchen
Forcade Associates, Inc.
Grafx Communication Group
Gries Graphic Design
Hannah Jennings Design
IA Interior Architects
InkSpot DESIGN Inc.
Jack Weiss Associates
Lincoln Park Zoo
Liska + Associates
Luci Creative
Media Objectives
Museum of Science and Industry
Nicholas Associates
RhodesWorks Ltd
RLR Associates, Inc.
RTKL Associates
Selbert Perkins Design Collaborative
Skyline Design
Studio A, LLC
Treu Design
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates


2/90 Sign Systems
Andrés Imaging & Graphics
FASTSIGNS International
Icon Identity Solutions
Jones Sign Co, Inc.
NEC Display Solutions
Nova Polymers
Parvin-Clauss Sign Company
Poblocki Sign Company
South Water Signs
Watchfire Signs

Design Schools

Northwestern University
Harrington College of Design
Chicago State University - Art and Design
The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
Westwood College - Chicago Loop Campus
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Columbia College Chicago


Chicago Design Museum
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art


Chicago Chapter Email: [email protected]

Julie Maggos | 312-488-5200
Joe Lawton | 312-260-7328
Anna Nelson | 630-391-1417

Chicago, IL Blog

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


Spring is here, and we're happily celebrating with our next casual breakfast meetup. Cushing will be hosting us, and we'll learn more about their latest and greatest! Grab a coffee, come mingle and ease into the end of your work week on Thursday the 11th, 8-9am.

Cushing is located at 213 W Institute Place, Suite 200. We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP here!



Chicago Chapter co-chairs Joe Lawton and Anna Nelson, along with account manager Josette O’Neil (Cushing), recently represented SEGD in a career fair hosted by Marwen. Marwen is a local organization that provides free visual arts, college and career programming for Chicago’s young people from under-resourced communities and schools in middle through high school.

There were over 40 different creative fields represented and both the students and their parents were intrigued to learn about opportunities for creatives in the EGD community while thumbing through material samples and mock-ups from local vendor partners. Our involvement was a great way to connect with students. For anyone interested in volunteering in a community arts-based program, we’d definitely recommend checking out Marwen!

Marwen event




Immortalize yourself with a 3D selfie at our upcoming event with BluEdge where they’ll demonstrate their cool 3D scan and print capabilities with a create-your-own-mini experience!

We’ll mingle, take a look behind the scenes, have a prize raffle for an Apple iPad, and then we’ll get scanned for our eerily accurate 3D selfies.

3D printed bust by BluEdge

Once they ship, you can set them on your desk, or use as a decoy – the possibilities are endless! This event is fully catered with food and drinks, so grab a coworker and come chill with us.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.




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