Cincinnati Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Grania Frueh, Environmental Graphic Designer, BHDP, Cincinnati, Ohio
Grania Edgar
Blake Kishler is a Branded Environments Designer at Kolar Design in Cincinnati
Blake Kishler
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

Scrabble on the Cincinnati Skyline, Mike Ruehlman, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Scrabble on the Cincinnati Skyline
Brewing Heritage Trail, Cincinnati
Brewing Heritage Trail, Cincinnati
Formica Corporation, Kuhlmann Leavitt
Formica Corporation
Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway Communications, Cloud Gehshan Associates
Ohio & Erie Canalway
Duke Energy Center, City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering, Sussman/Prejza & Company, LMN Architects
Duke Energy Center

Cincinnati, OH Blog


Insights on employee perceptions regarding well-being, safety and returning to the workplace

Join us for a webinar presented by Mary Dietrich, EDAC, Managing Director at Kolar Design. The big question on employers’ and employees’ minds as businesses begin to re-open is: what is it going to look like and be like as work resumes? Mary will share the results of a survey conducted over the past two weeks that evaluates employees’ perceptions and expectations of safe workplaces, providing insight into our collective concerns and hopes are for the future.

This is a Zoom event and pre-registration is required:

And you can take the survey here:

A few photos from our 2020 kickoff social at Market Wines! Thank you to everyone who ventured out on a chilly Monday night to the warm & wonderful Market Wines, and to Kelly Boeder and Nova Polymers for sponsoring our food & drinks. Congratulations to those who went home with new design books from our raffle: Keegan Riley (Paula Scher's Maps), Carlie Simoncelli (Pantone Colors), and Lauren Moeller (Michael Bierut's Now You See It and Other Essays on Design).










We're kicking off 2020 with a Chapter Social sponsored by our friends at Nova Polymers! Join us at Market Wines (at the west end of Findlay Market) on Monday, Feb. 10th. All attendees will be entered to win some great design giveaways! No charge for admission, but please RSVP via Eventbrite to let us know we'll be seeing your shining face.


BLINK, Cincinnati's internationally renowned light, art, and music festival, is less than two weeks away! The experience begins with the Future City Spectacular Parade, stepping off from 8th & Vine at sundown on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Want to get involved?

SEGD Cincinnati needs volunteers to help staff THINK, a series of talks by BLINK artists, from 3-4:30 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Findlay Market Zone. You will receive a BLINK T-shirt, and get to listen in on some great artist presentations! As a volunteer, you will help introduce the speakers and welcome guests to the event. You do not need to be available all three days - any and all time is appreciated. Please email [email protected] if you'd like to help.

Want to explore BLINK with us?

We're meeting at Longfellow (1233 Clay St.) on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 6pm, then heading out to explore as a group! No RSVP required.

Overall schedule:

Sundown - Future City Spectacular Parade, step-off at 8th & Vine
7-11pm - Shows & Exhibits Open

3-4:30pm - Volunteers Needed at Findlay Market Zone THINK
7-11pm - Shows & Exhibits Open

3-4:30pm - Volunteers Needed at Findlay Market Zone THINK
7-11pm - Shows & Exhibits Open

3-4:30pm - Volunteers Needed at Findlay Market Zone THINK
6pm - SEGD Cincinnati Meetup at Longfellow
7-11pm - Shows & Exhibits Open

For a complete schedule and map of the installations, visit the official BLINK site.

Want some low pressure, constructive feedback on your portfolio from designers and educators? SEGD Cincinnati Chapter is hosting a workshop for design students with an interest in experiential graphic design at the Center for Architecture & Design on Wednesday, September 18th. The hosts will share their background, favorite projects, and what they look for in portfolios before breaking into roundtables for you to share your work. "In progress" materials totally welcome (bring a laptop if your portfolio is online). Snacks, coffee, and beverages will be provided. We can only offer 15 spots, so reserve your free ticket today!

If the event is sold out but you'd still like to participate, please e-mail [email protected].


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