SEGD Denver Chapter - Sponsored by archetype

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

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

Denver, CO Blog

Join SEGD Denver for a member appreciation event with the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver!

This is a social-distanced, self-guided tour of the MCA's current exhibit "We the People" by artist Nari Ward.

This event is only open to active SEGD members, who will register online. SEGD Denver will then purchase pairs of tickets for attendees to visit the MCA (reservations required to comply with COVID-19 regulations) at their leisure before September 8th. On the 8th, we will host a guided virtual discussion via Zoom of the exhibit for event participants.

To sign up for your member-appreciation tickets, please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/member-appreciation-self-guided-tour-of-mca...

About the exhibit:

Nari Ward: We the People features a selection of sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout Ward’s career, highlighting his status as one of the most important and influential sculptors working today.

Since the early 1990s, Ward has produced his works by accumulating staggering amounts of humble materials and repurposing them in consistently surprising ways. His approach evokes a variety of folk traditions and creative acts of recycling from Jamaica, where he was born, as well as the material textures of Harlem, where he has lived and worked for the past twenty-five years. Yet Ward also relies on research into specific histories and sites to uncover connections among geographically and culturally disparate communities and to explore the tension between tradition and transformation.

The exhibition includes several key early works, such as the large-scale environment Amazing Grace (1993), which Ward made and exhibited in an abandoned firehouse. In his more recent work, Ward directly addresses complex political and social realities that resonate on a national level, reflecting the profound changes gentrification has brought to his own neighborhood of Harlem and the increasingly fractured state of democracy in the United States more broadly. He uses language, architecture, and a variety of sculptural forms to reflect on racism and power, migration and national identity, and the layers of historical memory that comprise our sense of community and belonging. Nari Ward: We the People will bring together many of Ward’s most iconic sculptures alongside a number of works rarely seen since they were originally created. The exhibition demonstrates Ward’s status as a key bridge between generations of American sculptors and a vital advocate for art’s capacity to address today’s most urgent issues.

https://mcadenver.org/exhibitions/nari-ward

Screenshot from Wayne Hunt's Waynefinding Presentation

In the time of COVID-19, we've had to make some adjustments to how our events take place, taking them online to deliver the same quality content and connectedness that SEGD and SEGD Denver are known for. Luckily, SEGD Fellow and former SEGD President Wayne Hunt graciously agreed to be our guinea pig for our first ever virtual event and boy was it a success. With over 50 participants from all over the country, we were able to engage in a dynamic conversation about design, art, teaching and experiential graphic design. We can't wait for our next virtual event - stay tuned!

Waynefinding — a Virtual and Visual Conversation with Wayne Hunt

Join SEGD Denver on April 22nd from the comfort of your living room for Waynefinding — a Virtual and Visual Conversation with Wayne Hunt!

We will join SEGD Fellow Wayne Hunt for an intimate conversation live from his home studio.

Wayne Hunt founded Hunt Design in 1977 in Pasadena, Los Angeles and is a nationally recognized leader in Environmental Graphic Design and Wayfinding Signage design.

 

Event Details:

When: April 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm MST

Where: Zoom

Register in advance at the following link:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceGhrj0pGdAOqt7ncjS4YmazDX-qwFYx 

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

Speed Networking: Connections and Fun

The Denver chapter of SEGD recently hosted a fun speed networking event with students from Denver's Auraria Higher Education Campus and its three universities; MSU Denver, CU Denver and Community College of Denver.

With professionals from ArtHouse Design, Interior Architects, Boyd Sign Systems, Archetype, Page/, Nine Dot Arts and more, the students were able to ask their burning questions in five minute bursts. Everyone had a blast looking at the students' portfolios, discussing different types of design careers and getting to know each other.

After the networking portion of the event, everyone continued their conversations in the Tivoli Brewery, downstairs in the Tivoli Student Union Building, a historic brewery at the center of the campus.

Ask Us Anything: Design Student + Professional Speed Networking

As part of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design's efforts to be a resource to academics, universities and design students, SEGD Denver is hosting a speed-networking event where university design students are invited to come and ask professionals anything they want about the world of design and the evolving fields of environmental and experiential graphic design. 

Questions can vary across a wide range of topics with everything from how to secure a job or internship after graduation to how people dress in different studio and office environments. 

Attendees will be given prompt cards with ideas for conversation starters and will be given 3-5 minutes with each professional to meet, ask questions and network. Several professional participants have expressed their excitement at meeting potential prospects for internships and jobs.

We need professionals and students to sign up to make this work!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our event sponsor Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Future Leaders of Design student organization.

We would also like to thank our chapter sponsor Archetype for extending their commitment to SEGD Denver in 2020 and for making events like this possible all year.

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