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To more effectively connect prospective students with William Peace University, EwingColedesigners re-imagined WPU Main’s lobby space as an art gallery using contemporary artistic elements to highlight the history and legacy of the institution, an overall aesthetic that is carried into the new Welcome Center. Join the project team to learn about client project goals, design explorations and solutions, and the final fabrication methodologies. 

William Peace University:Client
Joshua Bistromowitz, Director of Admissions

EwingCole:Design Team
Elizabeth Griswold, SEGD, Lead Experiential Graphic Designer
Kimberly Johnston IIDA NCIDQ EDAC, Project Manager

APCO Signs:ADA Signage Partner
Brenda Dunaway, Regional Sales Manager APCO Carolinas
Lucy Pereira, National Sales Manager

Point Concepts:Fabrication Partner
Dan Schwab, Owner and Creative Lead

Event Schedule

Event date will be rescheduled - Please check back in for updates


William Peace University
Main Building (see campus map)
15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27604

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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.

Pizza Social Postponed

Event Postponed: Calling all design students!

Are you looking to make connections with the Raleigh Design Community? Interested in a career that embraces a wide range of disciplines including graphic design, architectural, interior, landscape, digital and industrial design? Hungry for free pizza?

If so, you should come to the SEGD Pizza Social! You will get the chance to learn about Experiential Graphic Design (EGD), see examples of EGD, talk with members of the Raleigh EGD community, and meet your SEGD Raleigh Chapter Chairs. All are welcome!

When: We'll circle back with our design students to schedule this future event!

Where: Allred Gallery, College of Design Campus, NC State University


EGD involves the orchestration of typography, color, imagery, form, technology and, especially, content to create environments that communicate.

Examples of experiential graphic design include wayfinding systems,architectural graphics, signage and sign programs, exhibit design,retail design,and themed or branded spaces. Increasingly, experiential graphic design involves the use of digital technologies and systems that present dynamic content through motion graphics and make possible rich interactions between a user in a place and the information being provided.

SEGD Raleigh 2 Year Event-iversary

Thank you!

Thank you all who attend our 2 Year Event-iversary celebration on December 11, 2019 with SEGD Raleigh and Colite.It was great to see our regular attendees and members, and we are always thrilled to see first-time attendees! It’s hard to believe we are kicking-off our 3rd year as a chapter here in Raleigh.

Event Space

The SEGD Raleigh Chapter locked in the café and classroom at HQ Raleigh’s Warehouse District as the event space. This co-working space set the stage for our event with features like the gorgeous reclaimed wood floors and brick walls, and an amazing, textural ceiling installation.

Our Generous Hosts

Colitehosted the evening’s presentation, food, drink and three door prizes. A big ‘thank you’ goes out to Colite’s Clint Kohls and Bryan Gause, for sharing their team’s expertise with our Chapter. The Colite team hosted a delicious taco bar and a slew of libations for our crew, in addition to a presentation about the company’s expansive history, signage and graphics capabilities, expertise in the field, and growth into two focused areas through signalytixand Colite Technologies. 

Door Prizes Galore

Eight lucky winners walked out with some amazing door prizes, including gift cards to Starbucks (gifted by Colite),Duck Donuts gift cards, Pantone Business Card Holder, and Pantone Pin (gifted by SEGD Raleigh) and an SEGD Light Box, fabricated and gifted by ASI Signage.

SEGD RDU 'Thanks' YOU!

SEGD Raleigh is only successful due to the interest and commitment by our local design community, as well as our local and national industry partners who host and support our events throughout the Triangle region each year. Reach out to your SEGD RDU co-chairs, Allison, Emma and Elizabethwith event ideas or to host a 2020 event!

Here’s to a design-filled 2020!

All the best,
Liz, Allison and Emma
SEGD Raleigh Co-Chairs

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

SEGD Raleigh 2 Year Event-iversary

Join Us for a Winter Holiday Celebration!

The evening kicks-off with a 45-minute presentation from Colite,discussing their capabilities within the signage industry as well as a brief description of their new companies signalytixand Colite Technologies.We’ll then break-off into an end of year celebration with libations and appetizers, hosted by Colite,to share ideas for our Chapter’s 2020 events calendar and door prizes!



Event Details

Wednesday, December 11
6:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Social: 6:00 - 6:15 pm
  • Presentation: 6:15 - 7:00 pm
    Clint Kohls, Regional Account Manager, Colite
  • Celebration & Door Prizes: 7:00 - 8:00 pm


HQ Raleigh
310 S Harrington St
Raleigh, NC 27603


Raleigh street meters or nearby parking garages. Be sure to check signs for parking fees and hours!

How many lucky winners will walk home with a coveted door prize?

If you have any questions, reach out to your SEGD RDU co-chairs, Allison, Emma and Elizabeth.

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

SEGD Raleigh had the opportunity to talk with North Carolina State University College of Design seniors about Experiential Graphic Design on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. SEGD Raleigh representatives educated the students on unique career paths they could explore with their future graphic design degrees.

EGD Intro

Chapter co-chair Emma Wallace offered a big-picture overview of Experiential Graphic Design(EGD), defining the design field and showing striking examplesof the various avenues of EGD, such as placemaking, wayfinding, brand activation and installations. She explained how EGD is integrated into a built environment and the most successful EGD solutions are those that are seamless with the architecture and interior design.

SEGD Offerings

Fellow co-chair Liz Griswold followed-up by outlining the plethora of educational resources available at SEGD.org,ranging from the basic educational fundamentals to advanced professional practice modules. Liz reviewed information about the annual conference and eventslike the Young Designers Summit(YDS), as well as the mini-conferences offered throughout the year by this global design organization.

Young Professional Insights

Lydia Richardson, a recent NCSU College of Design graduate and SEGD member offered insight into her experience of transitioning from her college degree into a full-time design job that combines print and digital design alongside Experiential Graphic Design, and how SEGD has offered the mentorship and educational resourcesto support her growth.

College Senior Insights

Erin Delahunty, a current NCSU College of Design senior, was integral in the coordination with NCSU faculty for this event. As an SEGD summer intern in 2018, and current SEGD member, she graciously shared with her classmates her positive experiences with SEGD and SEGD Raleigh. She pointed out that the free SEGD member bio listingoffered with a membership is an extremely useful benefit that easily connects you to future employers and potential network connections.

Paying it Forward

Experiential Graphic Design is a highly sought-after and unique design service. There are very few higher educational programsin America that offer degrees or specialization in this niche design field. SEGD Raleigh believe it’s important to share insight and strategies into breaking into this field – paying forward the efforts our own mentors have offered in our personal growth as Experiential Graphic Design practitioners.

Reach Out!

If you, or someone you know, are interested in learning more about this design field, or would like a similar presentation at your regional educational institution, please reach out to the SEGD Raleigh Co-ChairsEmma, Allison and Elizabeth.

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



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