Portland Chapter

Portland, OR Blog

Have you ever wished you could sit down and have lunch with SEGD Fellow Jan Lorenc? Well, mark your calendars and pack a lunch because we are hosting an afternoon Zoom with world-renowned designer Jan Lorenc on Wednesday, June 10th from 12:15-1:00pm. We hope you can join!

A little history: Before establishing Lorenc+Yoo Design in 1978 in Chicago, Jan was already well known for designing the logo and signage guidelines for Target Stores (which are still in use today). In its early days, LYD undertook industrial design projects; they later began work on large-scale signage programs, and in the mid-1990s moved into exhibits, interiors and architecture. LYD has worked in Korea, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India and Japan. Currently, half their work is in China where they create the vision and design for brand new towns.

We hope you can join us for this special lunchtime event. Admission is free, but you must register in advance -- follow the link below to register through Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with meeting details.


The Bacteria and the Virus: Navigating Healthcare Design


In the past year, SEGD Fellow David Gibson has had two personal experiences with deadly infections. In the fall of 2019, he was attacked by a fast moving strep infection and sepsis, in the spring of 2020, he was infected with the Coronavirus. He survived both and gained personal insight into navigating the dynamics of healthcare as a chronic patient.


David Gibson has 50 years experience as a designer. He has created wayfinding systems for some of the country’s most prominent healthcare institutions, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital.


From both sides of the navigational lens, David will share his formula for driving patient-centered wayfinding in healthcare. He will discuss the design tools that make for effective navigation in stressful environments, the institutional will that must drive innovation, and the benefits of a wayfinding system that improves the patient experience.


Register in advance for this meeting:



Event Details:

Wednesday, May 27th

5pm PDT / 6pm MDT / 8pm EDT

Live, and in the comfort of your own home, we present to you Waynefinding: A Virtual & visual Conversation with Wayne Hunt. The founder of Hunt Design, Wayne Hunt is a nationally recognized leader in environmental graphics and wayfinding signage design, not to mention an SEGD Fellow, Distinguished Member, Angel Award honoree and former SEGD President. You will not want to miss this!

Please feel free to bring your own snack or beverage. And make sure to stick around for a Q&A at the end!

This event is free to you, but requires advance registration. Follow the link below to register through Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with meeting details.


All aboard the Portland Spirit to mix, mingle and get a front row seat to see the Christmas Ship Parade. This SEGD member only event will include a 3-course plated meal, live entertainment and a 360 degree view of the Willamette. Speaking of degrees, if the weather outside is frightful, our guests will be delighted to the feel of a nice, cozy, and warm deck that is fully enclosed.  We look to reflect on 2019 and what to look forward to in 2020! 

Portland Chapter Event: Make your Mark

Come join us for an evening of making unique art graphics applied

to glass. You will make creative glass coasters in the visual image of your liking.

You will also get hands on experience on how screen printing, working

with glass and applied graphic design works. Unleash your creativity and

let our friends at Bullseye Glass Company show you the way!


Look for more information about the event on eventbrite.com and bullseyeglass.com


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