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Emma Wallace is an Experiential Graphic Designer at Little in Raleigh, NC
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Elizabeth Griswold is a Senior Graphic Designer at Ewing Cole in Raleigh, NC
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Allison Harris, Architect, 310 Architecture + Interiors, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
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The Dillon Tour Recap

A huge thank you to Modulex Carolinasfor hosting the tour of The Dillon, and Kane Realtyfor being our tour guide. The Dillon has become a pillar of the Raleigh skyline, with an unbeatable view of downtown. It is a vibrant showcase of what architecture can represent in the south, and how historic roots can be preserved in modern design. It was fascinating to see how many elements of the old structure were kept alive, and the authenticity of all the repurposed objects. The stories behind the challenges of construction made it even more meaningful and impactful.

The prominence of keeping the property intact translated to the artwork, graphics, and wayfinding. The original logo of the Dillon remained on the brick of the new structure; creating a nice transition between new and old. As you walk up to the edifice you are guided to beautiful greenery, shading an urban eatery; with signage that sinks into the building as if being a part of a whole. Walking into the lobby of the Dillon, you are greeted with three large pieces of art specifically handcrafted for expressing the history of Raleigh. We then piled into the glass elevators to visit the new office spaces and to experience yet another incredible view of the constant growth of downtown Raleigh. The office entry walls were filled with bright graphic elements, creating a dynamic and new feeling to the entire space.

Overall this tour was very eye opening to the complexity and thought behind each design element; it is always a pleasure to see the purpose guiding these decisions. I have a newfound appreciation for the Dillon and will for sure be back!

Written by: Lydia Richardson, SEGD Raleigh Member, Designer at 310 Architecture

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Join us as we check out the first mixed-use development of its kind in downtown Raleigh's warehouse district. Hosted by Modulex Carolinas,we will tour The Dillonwhile enjoying some wine, beer and light appetizers. Representatives from Kane Realtywill discuss details of how the project originated and the emphasis on keeping the Dillon property intact.

Event Schedule

Thursday, May 9, 2019

6:00 Social with wine, beer and light appetizers hosted by Modulex Carolinas
6:30 Opening remarks and tour by Modulex Carolinas and Kane Realty
7:45 SEGD announcements
 

Presenters

Tickets

  • Free for SEGD members & full-time design students
  • $5 tickets for non-members

Registration Link Here
 

Location

The Dillon
401 W Hargett St
Raleigh, NC 27603

Contact your chapter chairs,Emma, Allison and Elizabeth with any questions or to get on our mailing list.

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A huge 'thank you' goes out to the Koroseal Digital + WeaveUpfor hosting such a creative and colorful event. The maker-space vibe at WeaveUp garnered oooh’s and ahhh’s from the SEGD RDU crowd. Laura Cavendar with Koroseal and Steve De Santis with WeaveUp created a pre-event design activity for the attendees. We got to play on the WeaveUp site the week before and customize a pattern with a few clicks of a button, changing the color theme, pattern repeat and scale through the user-friendly online interface. The custom samples, printed just days before the event, lined the WeaveUp tables as we entered the space. The colorful display showcased the range of creativity from our design members, WeaveUp’s variety of patterns and fast ability to customize designs, and Koroseal’s gorgeous wall coverings and high-quality printing capabilities.

Color Samples & Specs

We learned how the meta-data for each custom sample is directly printed onto the sample’s top edge, making the Koroseal Digital + WeaveUp partnership an easy, no-error process when selecting final samples with clients and the product ordering process. With just a 2-3 day turn-around for samples, designers have the ability to explore patterns and obtain a range of samples to find the perfect color and pattern match for their design project. Many of us designers emphatically nodded our heads ‘YES’ when we learned that just a quick click of a button, product specs with a thumbnail image are instantaneously created in a PDF for our custom design, to be used for bid packages, project specifications and ordering purposes.

Side Hustle Anyone?

By simply changing the color combinations and themes, or modifying the pattern repeat and even the scale, the endless combinations on the WeaveUp interface allows creativity to flourish with a fast click of a button. Our ears perked up when us designers realized we could have a good side hustle. You can create a unique design, upload it to the WeaveUpsite and if it’s selected for use on a project, royalty fees are paid to you. Two thumbs up for WeaveUp’s ingenuity and a round of applause for the smart partnership between Koroseal Digital + WeaveUp to ensure color accuracy, ultimate customization capabilities and industry-leading, digitally printed wall coverings. Fun facts of the night, Korosealmanufacturers, designs, prints and distributes their own wall covering products, a rarity in the wall covering world. In addition, Koroseal will take ANY vinyl wall covering (their brand or not) and will reclaim, recycle and reuse the content into other building products! How’s that for full-circle?

Door Prize

The evening ended with a door prize drawing for the colorful Huesteriaclutch using #huesteria!
Congrats to Jennifer for walking home with a fun new, designer accessory.

Our Evening Partners

Marc Moss, Director – Digital & Acoustical, Koroseal Interior Products
Laura Cavender - Koroseal Interior Products, Territory Sales Manager
Flint Davis - WeaveUp Founder and President
Steve, Rana and Eloisa -  the folks who are integral to WeaveUp’s success
... and of course Sophie, the office ‘pup’

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Koroseal Digital + WeaveUp

Wine, Cheese & Inspiration

Consider yourself an artist? This is your chance to learn how your designs can end up on Korosealproducts through WeaveUp. Join us on Thursday, March 21 for wine, cheese, and inspiration. Koroseal is proud to partner with WeaveUp to offer custom digitally printed wallcoverings. You have complete control over the scale, repeat, and colors for most of WeaveUp’s 10,000 designs. With a wide variety of Koroseal substrates to print on, the possibilities are endless.

Event Schedule

Thursday, March 21

5:30 Wine & Cheese, hosted by Koroseal Digital + WeaveUp
6:00 Koroseal + WeaveUp Event
7:00 Door Prize & SEGD RDU Announcements

Presenters & Sponsors

  • Marc Moss, Director – Digital & Acoustical, Koroseal Interior Products
  • Laura Cavender, Koroseal Interior Products, Territory Sales Manager
  • Steve De Santis, WeaveUp


Tickets

  • Free for SEGD members & full-time design students
  • $5 tickets for non-members

Check back soon for registration information!

Location

WeaveUp
4810 Hope Valley Rd Suite 210
Durham, NC 27707

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SEGD Raleigh is committed to educating, connecting, and inspiring the Raleigh-Durham design community, one of the fastest growing in the nation.
 

SEGD RDU at CreativeMornings RDU

SEGD Raleigh-regulars got to check out the new Transfer Co. Food Hallwhile taking in some inspiration from Joe Kwon of The Avett Brothers, hosted by CreativeMorningsRaleigh.

Keep an eye out for SEGD RDU’s upcoming March/April event. We’re just finalizing some details before the sign-ups go live, but feel free to email uswith any questions.

Until then, keep on keepin’ on.

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