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Celebrate San Diego’s multi-faceted design community this September 9-13 at San Diego Design Week! This inaugural event will explore design topics including architecture, landscape, fashion, tech and graphics. The week includes design events throughout San Diego and the region! To learn more, visit

SEGD will be hosting a presentation on iconic San Diego signage during the inaugural San Diego Design Week!
Wednesday 9/9 at 11:30am

San Diego has a unique collection of community identity signs. Some are historic, some are more modern, but all help to create a sense of place for the unique character of the community they represent. These signs are a sense of pride for residents, a welcoming feature for visitors, and often a driver for economic development.

Simon Andrews, Principal of San Diego-based sign design and planning firm Graphic Solutions, will present with Beryl Forman, Marketing and Mobility Coordinator for the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association. Together they will share how The Boulevard sign, which sits at the western gateway to El Cajon Blvd., became one of San Diego’s most iconic community signs, and how it shaped this important and historic corridor.

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Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Thank you!

Join us for a cross-chapter virtual happy hour with your friends in LA, OC and SD. Network with some familiar, and some not familiar, faces across our region. Connect with some new people in themed break-out rooms, inspire each other, laugh and have a drink together—good times for all.

Look forward to seeing and meeting you there!

Mo Khalfan & Simon Majarian, LA Chapter
Josh Huckleberry & Steve Hutchison, OC Chapter
Chris McCampbell & Stephanie Lessmann, SD Chapter

THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT – Please click the link above to RSVP in advance. 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting.


Could we create a universal way to share our location using just 3 words?


Join us for a chat with Ashley Cashion, and explore the possibilities on how solutions such as what3words can add value to your wayfinding and UX projects.

what3words is the simplest way to talk about location and the first system built for voice. Designed to make sure every place in the world has an address, what3words divided the world into 10ft squares, each with a unique 3 word address made from three random words. Now people can refer to any precise location – a stadium entrance, a tent at a festival or a parking spot – using three simple words.

For example /// marks the entrance to our famous San Diego Zoo! what3words addresses are as accurate as GPS coordinates.

About our speaker Ashley Marie Cashion

Ashley heads what3words in the US,  and is focused on developing partnerships with public safety, travel and entertainment, mobility and logistics companies. She joined what3words in the London HQ in 2017, taking the lead of the Automotive and Mobility team soon after, later opening the first US office for what3words.

Prior to what3words, Ashley spent nine years at CNN International, managing advertising sales across Africa and the Middle East from its London headquarters, with a stint in the UAE. She started her career at HGTV (Scripps Networks) in NYC, where she spent almost three years on the advertising sales team. Outside of the office, Ashley can usually be found chasing her toddler around, hiking or on the rare occasion painting!

Event details:

Tickets are free and hosted via ZOOM by your SEGD San Diego Chapter. Join us from where ever you are in the world!

Please click here to register in advance, and you will receive a confirmation email with all the information you'll need to join us.

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Pandr Design

Join us THIS THURSDAY 12pm–1pm, for an uplifting look at the work of these incredible San Diego muralists!

Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog are the co-founders of Pandr Design Co. which is a boutique design agency in San Diego that specializes in murals. Working in a wide variety of mediums and methods, they tailor their work to any brand strategy, and accurately tell their clients company’s story through large scale artwork. They are known for their bold, unapologetic statement pieces and have worked with companies such as Visa, Target, the Minnesota Vikings, the Phillies, Lululemon, and Tilly's to name a few. 

They are also passionate about teaching other creatives to run a successful business. Through their online resources, classes, webinars, and talks, they help give creatives the tools they need to run a six figure business. 

In 2019, they started a nonprofit organization, called Ladies Who Paint, that is dedicated to empowering female artists. Each year they host a mural festival in San Diego where they fly 10 female artists from around the world for a once in a lifetime trip to install a large-scale mural.


THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT – Please click the link above to RSVP in advance. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting.

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:


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