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Congratulations to Kreg Lyles, Marc Sund, and Gordon Sign of Denver, CO for being awarded 1st Place in this year's Signs of the Times International Sign Design Contest for Electric Building Signs!

Details
http://www.signweb.com/content/best-electric-building-signs-2015

Fabricator/Designer/Installer
Gordon Sign
Denver
(303) 629-6121
www.gordonsign.com

Client
Lucky Pie

This hipster pizza place in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood serves up a gourmet mixture of pizzas, salads and hors d’oeuvres. A sign that places a modern twist on the classic, neon pizza-place sign is certainly appropriate. Gordon Sign’s Kreg Lyles designed the program using CorelDRAW X6 and Trimble SketchUp software. The 3-D sign, which Marc Sund fabricated, comprises an aluminum skin, illuminated with reverse-pan channel letters, that’s brightened by SloanLED single-line LED modules set to pivot from side to side to create a shape-shifting illusion as the viewer passes by. The shop cut metal and plastic components on its Computerized Cutters Accu-Cut XPS router, and painted them with Matthews fire-red and gloss-black, acrylic-polyurethane coatings.

Thank you to all who were able to join us for our Madhatter Membership Mixer. Design organizations across Denver including SEGD, AIGA, IDSA, ASID, ADCD, AIA, and the Denver Architectural Foundation came together for a very special night of networking and fun!

Appetizers and a specialty "Drink Me" cocktail were provided at the event. There was also a fully costumed Madhatter that helped to stir networking and socializing during the event.

Logos of the design organizations were printed on stickers. Participants were given stickers of the organization they represented and were to give their sticker to the people they met during the night. Stickers were to be collected on a Madhatter Hat you could make at the craft table. People who had the most stickers or the best hats were given prizes at the end of the evening. SEGD member and Chapter Chair Liaison George Lim won a prize for best hat while SEGD member and designer Matthew DeLade of Tangram Design received a prize for the collection of stickers on his hat.

Over 100 people RSVP'd for the event. Although a lovely torrential rainstorm prohibited some from coming, many who RSVP'd were able to make it. We received great feedback from people who attended the event who said they were excited about having this opportunity to network and connect with so many people from the Denver design community. 

Event
Friday, May 8, 2015
6:00 - 8:00pm

Funky Buddha Lounge
776 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203

Network with members of Denver’s various design organizations whose disciplines include EGD, industrial design, web, mobile apps, architecture, print and more!

As designers, we wear a lot of hats...
With the ever changing trends of design, technology, and the demands of our clients, we often find ourselves wearing a lot of different hats to keep our projects going. One moment you may be a designer or art director and the next you're a financial advisor, photographer, copy writer, site manager, and many other titles that were totally not in your original job description.

At the Membership Madhatter Mixer, our goal is to bring different creative organizations and disciplines together to provide networking opportunities that create awareness and connections between each other's respective design and industry practices. Who knows? You might find people in the community that may be willing to help take on some of those hats that you never thought you’d be caught dead wearing.

RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-membership-mad-hatter-mixer-tickets-16598819516

On March 19, 2015, SEGD Denver Chapter Chairs George Lim and Angela Serravo went to the Metropolitan State University of Denver and held a presentation for students in the university's Communication Design program. They provided an introduction to the world of EGD and promoted the benefits of becoming a student member with SEGD.

Thank you to all who joined us for the Speaker Series event with Ken Carbone! We had an incredible turn out of nearly 100 attendees. Ken engaged us in a highly visual presentation that demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit and drive that has led to the success of projects ranging from start-ups to legendary institutions.

After the presentation and Q&A, a raffle was held where attendees could win Ken’s book, "Dialog": What Makes a Great Design Partnership". The book explores over three decades of work from the Carbone Smolan Agency and reveals the collaborative ethos that has resulted in a stunning array of designs for a world-class clientele.

Thank you to AIGA for collaborating with SEGD on this event. Also, a special thanks to our sponsors Boyd Sign Systems and Tangram Design. It is with the kind contributions of our sponsors that we are able to help bring events like this to our community. Thank you for your support!

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