SEGD Chicago Chapter - Sponsored by DesignTex

Chicago, IL Blog

We had a great turnout for Tuesday's event at 1871, featuring a presentation on ADA requirements and photopolymer signage by Nova Polymers.

A big Thank You to our members from Gensler for giving tours of 1871's co-working, tech incubator space in the Merchandise Mart.  If you missed it, check out more from Gensler and 1871.

Bob Greenberger and Mike Santos from Nova Polymers are great resources for our industry regarding ADA-compliant signage.  Check out Nova Polymer's resources.

Want to see more photos of the event?  Here's a slideshow.  Photos by CloudSpotter.


Please join us for an evening of wine, cheese and ADA tactile code signage! Hosted by Nova Polymers, this informative session will cover the basics of code signs, how to specify tactile for your signage projects and how Nova Polymers is pushing the envelope with custom ADA signage.  The program is IDCEC and AIA approved. 

Food and refreshments will be provided, as well as a tour of the event location 1871 (designed by Gensler).

For detailed information on this event and to RSVP, click here. Feel free to invite non-members you think may be interested in this event.  (Please RSVP!)  We look forward to seeing you there! 


Nick Kapica is founder and partner of SV Associates and senior lecturer in Design at Massey University, New Zealand. He has led design projects in the UK, Germany and New Zealand, and his favorite projects are those requiring a multitude of design fields. He is a board member of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) and Chair of the New Zealand SEGD Chapter. 

Nick is visiting Chicago with a group of students from Massey University and has agreed to present some of his latest project work to our Chapter on the evening of Thursday, November 19.

A sneak peak of Nick's work:

This event is free to SEGD Members!  Please RSVP here

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Location: Cushing, 420 W. Huron, Chicago, IL 60654

Cushing will be giving a tour of their facility at 5:30pm. Come check out their capabilities!

Light refreshments graciously provided by Cushing.

The SEGD Chicago chapter invites you to join us for an evening out at Pinstripes Bistro in Streeterville.

Moss Environments is generously hosting the first hour at the bar, so make sure to arrive at 7pm! Light appetizers will be provided, sponsored by Selbert Perkins Design and Media Objectives at VDTA.

And there will be 2 hours of free bocce ball, sponsored by Brassell Design Consultants!  No special shoes or knowledge required - just show up and play.

Pinstripes is just a 5 minute walk from the SEGD Conference Sheraton Hotel. We have a private indoor/outdoor space booked for our group - ask for the SEGD event when you arrive.

A full menu is available for purchase, and after the first hour there is a cash bar.

There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP

Join us for a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere!  SEGD Chicago is organizing a guided tour of this beloved Chicago institution led by John Beckman, Director of Exhibit Design and Development, and Angela Williams, Senior Design Manager.  We will visit exhibits and be treated to a presentation of the MSI design experience. 

Ticket price includes the guided tour and presentation as well as a reception of a light buffet and beer/wine.

Invite your colleagues, friends, and family!  All are welcome to this one-of-a-kind event.

RSVP and purchase tickets via Eventbrite:


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