New York City Chapter

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On April 7th, members of the New York Chapter gathered together for a presentation by Colite, the New York Chapter's Sponsor, at the offices of CBX. Marty C. Brown, CEO of Colite, gave a presentation on the various projects that they have worked on in the U.S. and worldwide, and how they have maintained working relationships with some of their clients, designers, architects and other manufacturers over the past 50 years. After the presentation and a Q&A session, guests were able to view some of Colite's product samples with Marty and Colite team members, Tripp Tapp and John Bailey.

We would like to thank Marty, Tripp and John for a great presentation and their support of the New York Chapter, and we would like to give a special thanks to CBX - Anthony Deen, Nicole Reiff, Tina Rosenbaum and staff, for hosting the event at their space.

NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design will return Tuesday, May 3rd – Tuesday, May 17th. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.

Hosted in New York City, NYCxDESIGN brings together all the disciplines of design, commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. 2015, the third year of the celebration, featured over 500 events at 228 venues across the 5 Boroughs of New York City and included topics from graphic design to architecture, technology and urban design to fashion and product design, interiors to landscape, furniture to design thinking, and more.

Please join us for a reception and a conversation with our new, New York Chapter 2016 Sponsor Colite, and Martin C. Brown, CEO of Colite, as we welcome him and members of his team to the New York Chapter.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:30pm to 8:30pm

35 East 21st Street
Floor 4
New York, NY 10010

Please RSVP through the link below

About Colite
With a rich history in the sign industry dating back to the 1960s, Colite was founded on the premise of building relationships and fabricating a quality product. Throughout our history, we have built a reputation of working with some of the most well-known brands in the world. We attribute this success to our mission of serving as a resource in the sign industry and our commitment to maintaining and cultivating relationships with architects, designers, corporate clients and hotel groups.

Martin C. Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Colite
Marty has over 25 years of experience in the signage industry. He has extensive hands-on manufacturing expertise as well as a thorough knowledge of the signage industry that have allowed him to build an international network second to none. This massive network includes marketing alliances with sign companies on almost every continent. In September 2000, he was awarded the Allan J. McDonald International Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Society of International Business Fellows. Under Marty’s leadership, Colite has grown into a leading manufacturer of corporate identity signage programs and we serve many of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Marty’s passion is to foster long term relationships that will ultimately lead to overall client satisfaction which in turn, pushes everyone at Colite to perform their duties at the highest level. Marty received his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Special Thanks
2016 SEGD NY Chapter Sponsor

2016 SEGD NY Chapter Supporting Sponsor

Event Space Sponsor

SEGD NY Chapter: Town Hall Meeting

Please join us for a Town Hall meeting to discuss our plans and programming for the upcoming year as the SEGD NY Community.

Thursday February 11, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm

The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets
MacKay Studio
New York, NY

Please RSVP through the link below


2015 was a wonderful year for SEGD and the New York Chapter and we want to thank the New York community for their continued support. As we embark on a new year, we wanted to share a few announcements. 

We would like to thank our sponsors for our 2015 Holiday Party, OpenEye Global and Designtex. We appreciate all your support for the NY Chapter the past few years and helping us put on these great events.

We are excited to announce that Colite ( will be the New York Chapter 2016 Annual Sponsor. We would like to welcome Tripp Tapp, Jena Strange, Kevin McNerney, John Bailey and the other members of the Colite team to the NY Chapter. We are also excited to announce that Designtex ( will be the New York Chapter 2016 Annual Supporting Sponsor and want to thank David Siegel, Taylor Fields and the entire Designtex team again for their continued support to the NY Chapter.

After three years of dedicated service Anna Sharp has stepped down from the NY Chapter Co-Chair position to join the SEGD Board. We thank her for her continued hard work, enthusiasm and wish her luck in her new role with SEGD Board. 

With that, we would like to introduce our new NY Chapter co-chair, Ben Whitehouse. Ben has been a long time member of SEGD and the New York design community and we look forward to the working with him on future events for the NY Chapter.

We are currently planning some new events for 2016 so please watch your email for new announcements.


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