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For our first event of 2020, we headed out of the city to West Chester to gather with members we haven't seen in a while. It was a great evening to gather with friends, colleagues and future designers. We invited 16 members to join us for an intimate dinner and conversation about all things EGD.

Dinner attendees were invited to contribute questions for the evenings discussion. As the food and drinks flowed we dove into various topics and deep conversations which included: Where do you find inspiration? What does SEGD mean to you? What is the most rewarding part about your work? just to mention a few.

The conversation was honest and open and relevant to all that attended. Thank you to our members who made this event such a success — your thoughtful insight and participation was key. We are looking forward to our next dinner to hear what else you all have on your minds.

We would like to again thank Icon, our 2020 annual sponsor, for helping us to kick-off this years events.

 First event of 2020!

Teca Restaurant and Bar
38 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Join us for a Dinner + Discussion at Teca! This event proves to be our most popular event of the past few years. We are excited to bring it out of the city and to connect with our West Chester members. Take advantage of the opportunity to sit at a table with friends new and old and discuss what's next for our industry. The food, the company, and the conversation never seems to disappoint.

Space is limited. RSVP here as soon as possible to reserve your seat at the table. Our goal is to get even representation from designers, projects managers, fabricators, educators and students.

Amy, Linzi & Sara

2019 Surface Imaging Symposium

What is Surface Imaging?

Surface Imaging utilizes new digital imaging technologies to print on most any surface imaginable: This emerging discipline exists at the intersection of art, design, engineering, and business, to create scalable, customized physical forms from the most miniature, high-res product prototypes, to the most massive architectural installations, and everything in-between.

Join us for a unique symposium hosted by Philadelphia-based Jefferson University Surface Imaging and its Masters of Science in Surface Imaging Program (MSSI).

For more information view the Symposium Landing Page.


SEGD Philadelphia is participating in Design Philadelphia and is organizing a panel discussion to engage the Philadelphia Design community to all the great aspects of our field. 

Hear perspectives from education, fabrication, architecture, environmental graphic design, and media design on the community and practice of Experience Design. Panelists include:

MEDIA DESIGN Ben Baker, Bluecadet


ARCHITECTURE Dave Freedman, Foster + Partners

FABRICATION Corey Kennedy, NOVA Signs

EDUCATION Richard Cress, UArts / ALUSIV


Event Details

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM



1526 Frankford Ave (enter through back entrance on Front Street)

Philadelphia, 19125


The Event is Free, but Reservations are appreciated.



Join us for an evening with Polish-American designer, SEGD Fellow and author, Jan Lorenc. Jan will take us on a journey from his early life in rural Poland to acclaimed designer, leading a thriving team of architects, graphic designers, sculptors, interior designers, and industrial designers in his Atlanta design firm, Lorenc+Yoo Design. The firm is responsible for award-winning museum spaces, trade show exhibits, sculptures, wayfinding and placemaking for renowned clients including Delta, the Mayo Clinic, Sony, Hyatt, Samsung, UPS, and many others.

Lorenc immigrated with his parents to the United States from rural Poland at age eight. He earned degrees in industrial design and visual design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a professor Jan has taught at the renowned Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta and has been an adviser to the School of Design at Georgia Tech. He is a frequent lecturer in the United States, China and Korea. Jan is also co-author of the definitive museum and exhibit design textbook — “What Is Exhibition Design?” — which has been translated and published in Chinese, Russian, Korean, and his native tongue Polish.

In 2017, Jan was named SEGD Fellow, sharing the organization's highest honor with the likes of Paula Scher, Massimo Vignelli, Lance Wyman, Deborah Sussman, Robert Venturi, Ivan Chermayeff, and David Gibson, among others.


Please join us! 
You can sign up for the event using this link:




338 Brown St, Philadelphia, PA 19123


Evening Schedule:

6:30pm - Doors open, networking

7:00pm - Jan Lorenc Presentation

8:00pm - Q+A

Light appetizers and beverages will be served.


Thanks to our annual sponsor Nova Signs for their continued support!


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