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Join us for an inspirational 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.

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Auditorium (look for SEGD signage)
747 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Street parking is typically available, as well as at several adjacent lots.

Evening schedule:
6:00pm - Doors open, networking
6:30pm - Jan Lorenc Presentation
7:30pm - Q+A
8:00pm - End

Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

Thank you to our host and sponsors:

Join SEGD San Diego members and friends to celebrate Summer. Hear what SEGD San Diego has in store for the rest of the year (some exciting stuff!), and see our recap of the 2019 SEGD Conference just held in Austin. We had an amazing time and are eager to share the experience with you.

Also, meet our newest San Diego Chapter Chair, Stephanie Lessmann. Stephanie joined our chapter last month and is ready to meet you all and help put together some great events.

Come share a pint with us, and reconnect with your SEGD community!

Date: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 6:00–9:30pm
Location: Mike Hess Brewery North Park, 3812 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

*This is a FREE event, but please RSVP so we know how many to expect.

SEGD San Diego in partnership with VR/AR Association of San Diego invite you to experience the newest in interactive mixed reality technology at UCSD's Center for Research in Entertainment Learning. You will get to play with interactive media start-up Zuzor's exciting tech first-hand, and discover opportunities that will change the way we experience environments.

Zuzor's founder, Tammuz Dubnov, will lead us in presentation, discussion and exploration of extended reality technology and its impact on the future. Designers will get to experience new cutting-edge technology at the Extended Reality Lab at UC San Diego and learn how they can incorporate graphic assets into new interactive experiential software. AR/VR specialists and enthusiasts will experience Mixed Reality and discuss how augmented/mixed reality technology helps evolve our intuitive interactions with virtual objects and spaces. The event will explore growing demand for interactive and XR technology in various industries and how we can join forces to meet the demand as well as explore the future through new technologies.

Date: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 6:30–8:30pm
Location: UC San Diego, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

*This is a FREE event. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect.


About Tammuz Dubnov
Tammuz Dubnov is the founder and CEO of Zuzor, an experiential technology startup. Combining his technical background and artistic capabilities, he helps venue designers (Retail, Hospitality, and Entertainment) and audiovisual professionals build interactive, immersive environments for their clients' brands and guests. Tammuz graduated at the age of 18 from UC Berkeley with Honors in Theoretical Mathematics, Computer Science, and Dance. Being a professional dancer and circus aerialist, he initially entered the experiential world by building the technology for his own performances. You can learn more at or

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the VR and AR ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.

Hotel guests now expect a seamless experience between their online experience of a brand and real life. Local San Diego creative agency i.d.e.a.'s campaign work for Harrah’s Resorts has resulted in a merging of ad messaging, look and feel, and customer touch points on property. Curio Hotels is now extending their recent #BeCurious influencer campaign across its website and directly to guest experience.

i.d.e.a. Co-founder and Chief Relationships Officer, Jonathan Bailey, and Executive Creative Director, E Slody, will speak to the power of Hospitality Design through their work with leading brands and showcase how the merger of Marketing and Visual Communications is making for some of the hottest brand experiences.

Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Space is limited.
Drinks and light appetizers will be provided.

About i.d.e.a.
i.d.e.a. is an award-winning integrated marketing agency and Certified B Corporation that partners with companies seeking courageous solutions to their business challenges.


Join us for conversation and drinks with CNP Signs & Graphics and RSM Design, talking about their newest design and installation of wayfinding signage at San Diego's growing restaurant and shopping hot spot—Liberty Station. Don't miss this chance to meet the people who are bringing this project to life, and get a sneak peek at some BIG things still to come for this hip district. We'll be sitting fireside at Fireside, one of Liberty Station's hottest outdoor dining venues.

Light appetizers will be provided.
Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Space is limited.

Fireside by The Patio
2855 Perry Rd. Building 8
San Diego, CA 92106

Ample parking available on site.

Thank you to our venue host:


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