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Explore the design, the production, and the stories that bring the theater to life!

Go behind the scenes to see how everything comes together at the theater. Similar to EGD projects, combining the talents of many is the only way the theater can bring their productions to life. SEGD Denver invites you to join us for an expertly guided, 90 minute tour of the Denver Performing Arts Complex venues, where we will go beyond the stage to explore:

  • Costumes and Hand Props
  • Scenic Design Studios
  • Scene Production and Paint Shops
  • Lighting Design
  • History of the complex and more!


Event Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017  |  10:00 - 11:30am
On the day of the tour, we will meet our tour guide in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex Lobby. This is a 90 minute walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes.

Tickets: FREE. However, there are only 25 spots available for this event so please make sure you RSVP to get your ticket!

Maps, Directions, Parking: Click Here

Raffle: Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a $75 gift certificate which can be used at any venue, show, or education class at the DCPA.


While there are no actual clams nor will we smoke out the venue, this speaker series stews the pot of design leaders, design thinkers, and design makers, who all got their start right here in Colorado.

Join us and our mile high designers, Nick Spriggs (Design and Branding Partner at Vector), Willie Petersen (Advertising/Editorial Photographer), and Sara Blette (Founder of Make My Notebook), as they take us on an inspirational journey that explores the pathways, the work, the challenges, and the opportunities of their career growth and success.


Nick Spriggs | Vector Media Group, Partner Design and Branding

Nick is responsible for the creative vision of all design projects at Vector Media Group. He is driven by the desire to bring design thinking to his clients’ needs and problems to create ownable, intuitive and beautiful solutions that speak directly to his clients’ audiences. His award winning work spans the gamut from major app and website redesign initiatives for some of the world’s largest consulting groups, luxury hotels, and law firms, as well as brand and product experiences for City and State agencies, educational institutions, start-ups and world-leading photographers.

 Originally from Australia, Nick first moved to Colorado to study at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. After graduating in 2003 Nick moved to New York City and worked his way up through various agencies before becoming a Partner at Vector Media Group in 2014. 

 Willie Petersen  |  Willie Petersen Creative, Founder
  Willie Petersen is an award-winning commercial photographer based in Denver, Colorado. He worked as an art director in New York City for a decade before discovering his real passion in photography. Willie now works with many agencies, magazines and companies to help bring their visions to life.

 Sara Blette  |  Make My Notebook, Founder
   Dreams don’t happen unless you get them out of your head and onto paper. Or at least that’s what Sara Blette, interior designer, product developer, art director, super mom, and owner of Make My Notebook, discovered. Finding pleasure in the simplicity and beauty of paper was easy for this avid writer, but finding the perfect book to collect all her musings, drawings and notes proved difficult. “There was a lack of high quality, eco-friendly, handmade notebooks on the market. I knew that there had to be others like me that were passionate about paper- and it really sparked something inside of me.”

Date Thursday, January 26, 2017

Where  Englewood Civic Center - Hampden Hall 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110

Time 6:00-7:00pm Mix-n-mingle, 7:00pm Presentations will start


Have a drink, meet friends old and new, and get inspired!


Did you see the 2016 and 2015 NHL All-star Game graphics? How about the graphics for the 2016 College playoffs or 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics?

Have you visited downtown Los Angeles or the California Science Center lately and wonder who designed the signs?

Or have you been to 16th Street Mall or by the Denver Performing Arts Complex and seen the signs that illuminate downtown Denver?

Ever wondered who built the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada sign or the Argonaut Liquor sign on Colfax?

Would you like to meet the designers and builders that made these creations happen? Join us October 6th at Hampden Hall to hear from national and local leaders who design and build signage and places!

In this unique presentation, we have invited several professional practitioners, who work in the planning, design, and build aspects of the Experiential and/or Environmental Graphic Design field, to come together and inform us on how they found their way into this profession and share with us their experiences and inspiring stories of how they have worked to help connect people to places.

 The speaker panel includes:

A panel discussion will commence after the speaker presentations and will be moderated by SEGD Board Member George Lim (Tangram Design). RSVP Tickets are free. Doors open at 6pm for a social hour where appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Speaker presentation starts at 7pm. The Englewood Civic Center has free covered parking. The light rail stops right in front of the building at the Englewood Station.  
Sponsors Boyd Sign Systems  | Ad Light Group  |  YESCO |  3M  |  Tangram Design  |  BSC Custom  |  C2 Imaging  | 

SEGD Board Member George Lim and Denver Chapter Chair Angela Serravo participated in Discovery Days at the Art Institute of Colorado. Multiple professional organizations participated in the event to educate and expose students to the benefits of being part of professional organizations. George was happy to show a student his own work illustrated in Wayne Hunt's book of Environmental Graphic Design.

Calling all Padawans and Jedis of the Rebel Alliance!

SEGD Denver has joined forces with several design organizations to bring you an epic intergalactic networking event! It is a time of hope in the galaxy and SEGD would like to invite you to join us for an evening of games, prizes, and fun. Mix-n-mingle with a diverse community of professionals and disciplines, including:

  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Urban Design and Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Real Estate Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Small Businesses and Marketing
  • Construction
  • Engineering

Costumes are encouraged!Prize for the best outfit to be provided by Sphero, the makers of the incredibly popular BB-8Droid. There will also be a photo booth where you can take a picture with Star Wars props! When:Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 5:30 - 8:00pm Bingo winners to be announced at 7:30pm  Cost: FREE! 2 free drink tickets to the first 150 people at the door  Where: Stoney’s 1111 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203  RSVP: May the Fourth be with you!



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