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Join SEGD Member Tomas Ancona for coffee reception and private tour of “Windows on America” at the Oregon Historical Society. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of Portland's creative and talented exhibit designers.Space is limited so reserve your a spot today. Please only reserve a place if you can attend.

Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205  

About the designer: Tom Ancona of Ancona + Associates has over twenty-five years of international experience designing and directing large-scale interdisciplinary projects for government, cultural and corporate clients. He approaches his work from both a narrative and design perspective, weaving rich and engaging stories through dimensional environments.

About the Exhibit: Carefully acquired over more than fifty years, the Mark Family Collection, consisting of over 100 original documents and artifacts, focuses on American presidential leadership and major turning points in the history of the United States. This multimedia exhibition opens windows into the hearts, minds, and councils of the most influential leaders of our nation.

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On November 12th we hosted happy hour at Hopworks Urban Brewery. About 20 members and non-members gathered at the well-known brewery and branded interior to socialize over beers and appetizers.

The night was a chance for our newly formed chapter to connect and discuss the recent name change. In preparation for 2014 event planning, attendees were asked to vote on the best times and places to meet and suggest events and topics that are most important. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped us understand what is relevant to the Portland SEGD community.

Dsign Week Portland SEGD Participates

SEGD Portland Chapter jumped in as a new chapter with an event during Design Week Portland. Mike Sauer and Elizabeth Krygier of Anderson Krygier, Inc. and Kathy Fry and Liz Talley of Mayer/Reed presented a retrospective of environmental graphic design including prominent designers and projects. Through 4 topics; wayfinding, placemaking, storytelling, and experience design—each speaker discussed the collaboration of design disciplines including graphic, architecture, interior, landscape, and industrial design.

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Tube Art Group is the largest family owned full service sign company in the Pacific Northwest. Their services include the fabrication, management and installation of architectural sign programs, electric signs, and environmental graphics for branded interiors. Recent projects include the Kasier Westside exterior and interior wayfinding sign system, West Salem Exterior Wayfinding program, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

TubeArt has been a long time supporter of SEGD at the national level—attending and sponsoring conferences and educational webinars. We deeply appreciate their willingness to share their fabrication knowledge and help designers see their concepts become reality. We are so thankful to have them as our Portland Chapter founding sponsor.


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