Welcome to SEGD's New York Chapter BLog

Chapter Chairs

Anthony Ferrarra, DesignConcernUS
Anthony Ferrara
Headshot of Ben Whitehouse, W&Co, New York
Ben Whitehouse
Taylor Loutsis
Taylor Loutsis
Tristan Valencia, SenovvA
Tristan Valencia
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Via Collective Job Posted November 20

SEGD Award Winning Projects

MoMA QNS, Cooper, Robertson & Partners, Two Twelve Associates, Base Design, Michael Maltzan Architecture
The L!BRARY Initiative, Robin Hood Foundation, Pentagram
The L!BRARY Initiative
Think Modern/Think Classic, Macklowe Properties, SITQ, Graham Hanson Design
Think Modern/Think Classic
The Wayfinding Handbook, Princeton Architectural Press, Two Twelve
The Wayfinding Handbook
Grey Group, Pentagram
Grey Group
Einstein, American Museum of Natural History


Alchemy Studio
Alexander Design Associates, Inc.
Alexander Isley Inc.
Alexandra Tuller
Arthur King Consulting
Audrey Signs Inc
Calori & Vanden-Eynden
C&G Partners LLC
Carbone Smolan Agency
Catt Lyon Design, Inc.
Central Park Conservancy
Charles Matz Architect
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Communication Design Department, FIT
Cooper Joseph Studio
Designer Sign Systems
Drak Design
emphas!s design
ESI Design
Evidence Design
Float 4
Graham Hanson Design LLC
Green Ant Advisors
Gruskin Group
H Plus Inc.
Healthful Design
HUSH Studios
Jacqz: Search and Recruitment
Lance Wyman Ltd.
Lee Alliance
Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
Limited Brands
Luminant Design
Materials & Methods
McCann Systems LLC
Meeker & Associates, Inc.
New York Presbyterian
Nice Kern
Peter Hyde Design
Poulin + Morris
Rockwell Group
Roger Westerman Design
Russell Design
Spagnola & Associates
Terminal Design, Inc.
The National Constitution Center
The Office of Katie Osborn, Inc.
Thinkso Creative LLC
Tomasko & Associates
The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Town Sports International
Tracy Turner Design Inc.
Two Twelve
Ultimate Symbol Inc.
Unified Field
Waysigning LLC
Whirlwind Creative
Whitehouse & Company


ABC Sign Corporation
Arlon Graphics
AVS Group USA, Inc.
Big Apple Visual Group
Bitro Group
CREO Industrial Arts
Crown Sign Systems
Dale Travis Associates
Deb Romain Consulting LLC
Design Communications Ltd.
Dimensional Communications Inc.
General Glass International
ID Signsystems Inc.
L&M Signs
Manhattan Signs
NEC Display Solutions
MS Signs
Nova Polymers
Precision Signs
Show and Tell
Signs and Decal
Visual Graphic Systems (VGS)

Design Schools

Fashion Institute of Technology
Pratt Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology


Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Museum of the Moving Image


e-mail the New York Chapter
Anthony Ferrara | 973-580-9448
Tristan Valencia | 818-636-5041
Ben Whitehouse | 212-254-6670
Taylor Loutsis | 212-647-1170

New York, NY Blog

 Fashion Institute of Technology Haft Theater227 W. 27th StreetNew York, NY 10001  Crafting Connections: Supporting Artisan CommunitiesA Networking Event and Panel Discussion featuring: Jennifer Gootman, West ElmLuna Lee, EILEEN FISHERAbrima Erwiah, Studio One Eighty Nine (co-founded by Rosario Dawson) Doors Open at 6:30 pmDiscussion begins at 7:00 pm   

This panel will address the role of brands in developing an appreciation for textiles and communicating the craft story to their customers so commerce can support artisan communities in an ethical way. There will be a brief q&a period followed by a networking event. 


Part of New York Textile Month. Moderated by Kate Black of Magnifeco.com



For more info visitcraftingconnections.eventbrite.com

SEGD NYC Presents: 20x20 | Nature in Design

Date & Time 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm 

200 Varick Street, 8th Floor 
New York, NY 10014

The SEGD NY Chapter and our 2017 Chapter Sponsor, Designtex, invite you to join us for a night of fast-paced 20x20 presentations and refreshments. Enjoy watching your fellow members beat the clock as they deliver presentations on the topic of Nature in Design. 


About Designtex

Designtex is the leading company in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment.

A recognized innovator, they are known for our rigorous and dedicated approach to research and development of textiles and wallcoverings with reduced environmental impact. Their ongoing efforts toward greater sustainability inform every product in their catalog. By sharing their insights through open patents and leadership within standard-setting industry organizations Designtex aims to benefit the industry as a whole.


6:00p - 6:30p   Check In & Introductions 
6:45p - 8:00p   20 x 20 Nature in Design + Q&A
8:00p - 9:00p   Light Food & Refreshments






Looking forward to seeing you there!

SEGD New York Chapter Co-Chairs
Taylor Loutsis         [email protected]
Tristan Valencia      [email protected]tudioblack.org
Ben Whitehouse     [email protected]
Anthony Ferrara     [email protected]

SEGD New York Chapter 2017 Sponsors

SEGD NY Chapter Website





Join us September 14, 2017, for one of our favorite events, the SEGD New York 20x20 presentation, hosted at the offices of Chapter Sponsor, Designtex! Several speakers will present 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. The topic this year is the intersection of nature and design. Come listen or, better yet, present! We are handing over the laser pointer to the SEGD community and opening up the opportunity to present to our members.

Have a project, interest, and/or love about nature in the context of our ever changing design profession? Know an artist who uses nature in their work? Is your garden where you do your best design thinking? All cross-pollination welcome. The only rule: you get to present 20 slides and each one will be timed to stay on screen for 20 seconds. 

Call for entries deadline: August 28, 2017

If you would like to participate in the 20×20: Nature in Design event, send an email to [email protected], and tell us in a few words your idea for a 20×20 presentation. 

We promise not to bite!





SEGD New York Chapter Co-Chairs
Taylor Loutsis         [email protected]
Tristan Valencia      [email protected]tudioblack.org
Ben Whitehouse     [email protected]
Anthony Ferrara     [email protected]

SEGD New York Chapter 2017 Sponsors

SEGD NY Chapter Website


Chapter Chair Mixer 

Special guest: PAM Wayfinding

Date & Time
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

6:00pm - 9:00pm 

The Black Hound 
301 South End Ave.
New York, NY 10280

Event Details 
It's been a whirlwind 6 months and we really haven't had the chance to properly introduce ourselves as the new chapter co-chairs for NYC. We've been working very hard to get up to speed on all things SEGD including attending the Annual Conference and participating in the Chapter Chair summit to get us fully immersed in the Chapter Chair life! We have a great fall/winter run of events planned but realized that we should probably make a proper introduction to you all, the member of SEDG NYC Chapter. 

Please join the 3 of us, along with Anthony ( our amazing mentor and co chair )  for a casual evening of drinks
and conversation. You can meet all of us and we can meet all of you! Let's call it SEGD & Chill : ) 

Additionally, we have a special presentation by PAM Wayfinding's ( https://pamwayfinding.com ) Sam Coultrip. Come and say hello to PAM, have an open discussion on all things wayfinding and perhaps enjoy a beer together. 

PAM is an all-in-one sign management tool for large scale wayfinding projects. PAM empowers you to manage and track every stage of your projects from audit all the way through to implementation and ongoing maintenance. PAM holds all project, planning and product information in one place forever.

Sam will show you what PAM looks like, the benefits it brings and how PAM can be a truly valuable asset to you and your clients. There's nothing else like PAM on the market. 

Pam Wayfinding is a sustaining sponsor of SEGD and is sponsoring US chapter events for the next 12 months. We are passionate about the SEGD society. Come and join us, network, enjoy a beverage and support this vital design community.   

6:00 - 6:30   Check In
6:30 - 7:00   The Ben, Taylor & Tristan Show
7:00 - 7:15   PAM Wayfinding Presentation
7:15 - 9:00   Drinks & Merriment 

Looking forward to seeing you there!



SEGD New York Chapter Co-Chairs
Taylor Loutsis         [email protected]
Tristan Valencia      [email protected]tudioblack.org
Ben Whitehouse     [email protected]
Anthony Ferrara     [email protected]


SEGD New York Chapter 2017 Sponsors

SEGD NY Chapter Website



SEGD NYC Presents: A Summer Tour with Airspace at Industry City 


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Industry City 
274 36th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232
*N, R or D train to the 36th Street stop in Sunset Park.

Event Details 
Spend an evening at Industry City for a talk and tour with Airspace and Drive21, the designers and fabricators behind the Industry City branding and sign program covering 6 million square feet, followed by food and open bar, mini golf and ping pong! 

6:00 - 6:30   Check In
6:30 - 7:30   Talk & Tour
7:30 - 9:00   Food & Drinks

Jill Ayers, Airspace Founder, and Creative Director, past SEGD President
Rachel Einsidler, Airspace Senior Designer, past SEGD NY Chapter Co-Chair
Brian Fagan, Drive21 Partner
Anthony DeFrancesco, Drive 21 Director of Operations & Strategy




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