SEGD Chicago Chapter

Chapter Chairs

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 Architecture Center
Chicago Architecture Center
Science Storms, Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, Evidence Design
Science Storms
Witnesses, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Community Architexts
Make Some Room – Unconscious Bias Workshop
Make Some Room – Unconscious Bias Workshop
Pantone NeoCon, Gensler
Pantone NeoCon
Levi's Original Spin Store Design, Levi Strauss & Co., Morla Design
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Join us Wednesday 8/24 at 5:30pm for an exciting panel from industry professionals on the role and evolution of digital experience design in the built environment. We’ll have time for networking and socializing as well as the panel and Q/A – and, of course, drinks and snacks.

The panel will be at the DIRTT Experience Center – 325 N Wells St., #1000, and is sponsored by Nanolumens.

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Panel Lineup:

Dana Michaelis | Nanolumens – Moderator Dana has more than a decade of experience with Nanolumens collaborating with forward-leaning corporations to transform their concepts to reality by fusing architecture and technology to create memorable experiences.

Chad Hutson | Dimensional Innovations

Chad has forged a notable career leading teams of creative & technology professionals, and helping to transform physical spaces into exceptional experiences for some of the most recognized brands and entertainers in the world. Currently serving as the CSO of Dimensional Innovations, Chad previously co-founded and led experiential agency Leviathan as its CEO. His efforts fostered client relationships with Nike, Disney, Amazon, T-Mobile, FedEx, Universal, McDonald’s and Airbus among others, as well as recognition for the agency’s work by Wired, Fast Company, Forbes, Communication Arts, the FWA, Event Marketer, the One Show and more.

Meg Miller | Envoy

Meg launched her career in the immersive entertainment industry and has translated that understanding of immersive experiences into architectural and digital content integration. Throughout her career, she has worked with brands such as HBO, Samsung, AT&T, and Amazon. Her projects have won awards such as the Cannes Grand Prix, CLIO Sport Gold, and A list Hollywood Branded Entertainment.

Michael Schaub | IA Collaborative

As a Design Director, Michael leads teams of Strategists, Graphic, Interior, and Motion Designers, Architects, and Technologists who all collaborate to create experiences that go far beyond client expectations. He sets the creative vision for the team and guides their work from asking clients the right questions through completion. At Gensler Chicago, Michael helped form the Digital Experience Design discipline and led global design teams working at the intersection of digital and physical space. Now, at the innovation consulting firm IA Collaborative, he is working with clients to leverage User Centered Research & Design.

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. Sign up here!

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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