SEGD Chicago Chapter - Sponsored by DesignTex

Chapter Chairs

Jessica Schultz, Environmental Graphic Designer at Shive-Hattery in Chicago
Jessica Schultz
Anna Nelson is a Designer at Spark in the Greater Chicago Area.
Anna Nelson
Joe Lawton
Joe Lawton
Explore SEGD content about your city

SEGD Award Winning Projects

Chicago Streetscape Signage, City of Chicago Dept. of Planning and Development, Two Twelve Harakawa
Chicago Streetscape Signage
Wilson Sporting Goods Headquarters, Gensler
Wilson Sporting Goods Headquarters
People Powered, Kimberly Viviano, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
People Powered
SAIC LeRoy Neiman Center Donor Recognition
SAIC LeRoy Neiman Center Donor Recognition
Witnesses, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Community Architexts
300 South Wacker Drive
300 South Wacker Drive


CHI Twitter
CHI Instagram


A Perfect Sign, Inc.
Altitude Design Office
Bluewater Studio
BOX Studios
Cardosi Kiper Design Group
Carol Naughton + Associates
Chicago Museum of Science & Industry
Elbe Creative Partners
Field Museum
Forcade Associates
Ford & Earl Design
Four Four Design
Hannah Jennings Design
IA Interior Architects
Ideation Orange
Identiti Resources
InkSpot DESIGN Inc.
Jack Weiss Associates
Liska + Associates
Luci Creative
Media Objectives
Nichols Display Group
RATIO Architects
RhodesWorks Ltd
RLR Associates, Inc.
Selbert Perkins Design
Sign Artist Inc.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Skyline Design
Studio A, LLC
Studio J9
Visual Impact Media



2/90 Sign Systems
bo-mar Industries
Doyle Signs, Inc.
ER2 Image Group
Erie Custom Signs
Icon Identity Solutions
Martin Branding Group
Metomic Corporation
Nova Polymers
Parvin-Clauss Sign Company
Poblocki Sign Company
Riot Creative Imaging
SES Branded Environments
Tru Vue
Watchfire Signs


Design Schools

Chicago State University - Art and Design
College of Lake County
Columbia College Chicago
Harrington College of Design
Northwestern University
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
University of Kentucky
University of Notre Dame
Western Michigan University



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


Chicago Chapter Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL Blog

Lunch with Jan Lorenc Virtual Event Poster

Grab your lunch and join SEGD Chicago this Thursday  for a virtual presentation with Jan Lorenc, SEGD Gellow and founder of Lorenc + Yoo Design. Jan will present his insight after more than 42 years in the creative field, which is bound to be quite inspiring! 

Jan Lorenc attended the Art Institute of Design at IIT where he received a BS in Industrial Design and MS in Visual Design. He worked for Peterson Associates, an offshoot of Unimark, where he design the logo and signage guidelines for Target Stores, which are used to this day. He established Lorenc+Yoo  Design in 1978 in Chicago. The company initially undertook industrial design projects, and later began work on large scale signage. In the mid 1990s, the firm moved into exhibits, interiors, and architecture. The firm has worked in Korea, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, and Japan. Currently, half of their work is in China, where it creates the vision and design for brand new towns. 


Advanced Registration Required, via Zoom:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


Holiday Party Event December 5th

Join us for some festive fun December 5. Shive Hattery will host us with seasonal cocktails and light fare in their newly renovated studio beginning at 5:30pm. Each guest will have the opportunity to make a custom wreath with the guidance of our friends at Variegated Designs.


RSVP by 11/21 to save your spot- we hope to see you there!

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.


RSVP Here!

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.

Please RSVP Here

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:



SEGD is the smallest, friendliest, most open design association. Join and find out what community really means!.