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Chapter Chairs

Amanda Hurley
Amanda Hurley
Amanda Eggleston, Experiential Graphic Designer, IA Interior Architects, Chicago
Amanda Eggleston
Zach Kotel
Zach Kotel
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

Ceramic Tiles of Italy AIA Exhibit, Italian Trade Commission, Mauk Design
Ceramic Tiles of Italy AIA Exhibit
Asian Tropics Exhibit Master Plan, Denver Zoo, ECOS Communications
Asian Tropics Exhibit Master Plan
We are HSI—MSU Denver Hispanic Serving Institution Interactive Installation
We are HSI—MSU Denver Hispanic Serving Institution Interactive Installation
Denver RTD G-Line Windscreens
Denver RTD G-Line Windscreens
Learning to See
Learning to See
Sushi Taira, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Taira Kato
Sushi Taira

Denver, CO Blog

New to Denver? Transplant that hasn’t learned much about local history yet? Native who wants to learn more about your home town? Join SEGD, Historic Denver and Denver Community Planning and Development Landmark Preservation  on Wednesday, May 29th for a walking tour of Downtown Denver’s historic sites and learn about designing for historic contexts. 

The tour will start and end at Union Station, last about an hour and total a mile of walking. After the tour we will convene at Woodie Fisher for happy hour sponsored by our friends at Adcon Signs.

Tickets are limited to 30 participants so get yours today!

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-denver-walking-tour-tickets-61507410320?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

 

SEGD Denver tours Dairy Block with Nine Dot Arts

In April SEGD Denver toured Downtown Denver's newest micro-district, Dairy Block with our friends at local art-planning firm Nine Dot Arts to learn about how art can be used as placemaking. Expert curator Chris Roth led us throughout the awesome, mixed-use project and told us about the stories of each piece of art and what it’s like to work with businesses to curate one-of-a-kind art collections to help define brands and places. The tour was super fun with a great, very engaged audience and a unique perspective on the built environment. 

If you couldn't make it to this event, our chapter will be hosting several other events this year, as well as attending the national conference in Austin. Sign up for our mailing list, become a member and attend an event to stay in touch with the EGD community in Denver and Colorado,

Art as Placemaking - Dairy Block Project Tour with Nine Dot Arts 4/3/19

Join SEGD Denver for a guided tour of Dairy Block. This engaging new space is centered in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood, and is home to a mixture of unique art pieces, all selected by NINE dot ARTS. The Art Alley at Dairy Block was a 2018 Mayor’s Design Award winner – which honors projects for their excellence in architecture, design and place making. This event is free, but limited to 25 participants, so don’t wait and get your tickets today!

NINE dot ARTS is an award winning art advisory firm located in Denver, Colorado. Their team will be providing the tour with information on the art program and overall space.

Tour Location: Dairy Block - Tour will meet outside, next to the entrance of The Maven Hotel on Wazee Street

Ink Lounge Hosted SEGD Denver for an Evening of Screen Printing

SEGD Denver hosted a hands-on screen printing workshop at Ink Lounge last Thursday night to put the experience into EGD. Our friends Stu and Nikki provided an evening of printing and learning and taught us about the world of serigraphy or screen printing, a technique many designers have encountered in both environmental and print design projects. 

Each of the 25 participants printed their own custom sketchbooks featuring a quote by Milton Glaser with original artwork provided by Denver co-chair Amanda Hurley's staff at Ad Light Group. Additionally, everyone had the opportunity to print custom t-shirts featuring famous Denver icons with original artwork by Denver co-chair Zach Kotel. Everybody had a blast learning about screen printing, pulling prints and customizing their sketchbooks for what turned out to be a wonderful makers' night.

Thanks to our partnership with Archetype, we were able to print some additional t-shirts for raffle prizes and giveaways at future events. Stay tuned for our next event, coming this spring.

Screen printing with Ink Lounge at SEGD Denver's workshop.

Meet Your New Denver Chapter Co-Chairs

SEGD Denver has welcomed 3 new co-chairs to the chapter in the last year and we are excited  to work together to bring new value, members, events, speakers, tours and programming to the Denver EGD community.

 

Zach Kotel

Zach is the Associate Design Director at ArtHouse Design and has been with the firm for over 5 years, leading project teams in art direction, design and project management, having won multiple distinctions for his award-winning identities and branded environments. Zach designs through a different lens to define style, provoke thought and solve problems in unique, inventive ways. Zach brings a holistic vision to designing and managing huge, multi-faceted projects that are impactful on a local, national and global scale. As a chapter co-chair Zach hopes to increase the profile of SEGD in the Denver design community and bring fresh, engaging and valuable events to the Colorado design scene.

Amanda Hurley

Amanda has been with Ad Light Group since 2013 taking on many roles in the firm including project management, finance, business development, marketing and sales; diverse opportunities that have allowed her to learn a great deal about the sign industry very quickly. Additionally, Amanda is a partial owner of Ad Light Group, the family business for over 22 years. Amanda is a leader in shaping the cultural and strategic direction of Ad Light and has built relationships with suppliers, architects, designers, contractors, developers and others in the sign industry. Amanda brings this breadth of experience and expertise to her role as a chapter co-chair and is excited to help SEGD Denver grow.

Amanda Eggleston

Amanda is currently an Experiential Graphic Designer at IA Interior Architects, the first global architectural firm focused exclusively on interiors, where she helps organizations communicate within their workplaces to convey their messages, share their story, and engage their visitors and employees. Prior to joining IA, Amanda practiced both Landscape and Interior Architecture at VOA Associates (now Stantec) in Chicago, before transitioning to EGD and working with the talented team at Forcade Associates in Evanston, IL.  Amanda is new to Denver, having transitioned from IA Chicago a year ago, and is excited for the opportunity to become a co-chair and increase engagement and awareness for SEGD in the local community.

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