SEGD San Francisco Chapter - Sponsored by DesignTex

Chapter Chairs

Chris Fato
Chris Fato
Leah Ferguson is a Brand Designer at Gensler in San Francisco.
Leah Ferguson
Alan Kriegel, Co-Chair for the San Francisco Chapter.
Alan Kriegel
Kacey Bills, SOM
Kacey Bills
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

Gratefish Storm Drain, Grate Drains, Mauk Design
Gratefish Storm Drain
Wattis Institute Entry Facade, California College of the Arts, Thom Faulders/Beige Design
Wattis Institute Entry Facade
Bloomberg San Francisco Tech Hub
Bloomberg San Francisco Tech Hub
Pacific Bell Park, Debra Nichols Design
Pacific Bell Park
The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
The Cathedral of Christ the Light
Metrius Trade Show Booth, ReVerb
Metrius Trade Show Booth

San Francisco, CA Blog

Design Improv: How do we break our unconscious biases? San Francisco Chapter event, August 6 3:15 EDT, 12:15 PDT

Roll your sleeves up for a Design Improv and get ready to create an exhibit—all from home! Join us for the first online Design Improv of this year's Exhibition + Experience conference. Get ready for some friendly competition as we split into teams to explore experiences that can help us break our unconscious biases.

 We'll be joined by Joel Krieger, our Chair of the E+E event and Chief Creative Officer at Second Story, where he focuses on exploring new methods of making that merge the fields of experience design, visual design, animation, visual effects, industrial design, and architecture. His work spans the gamut of both cultural and brand spaces—transforming passive audiences into active participants. This event is free and open to our members, whether or not you're attending the rest of the conference, but space is limited to sign up now! 

Get your free ticket now!

  

About our Speaker

Joel Krieger is Executive Creative Director at Second Story. Here, he leads interdisciplinary teams in a collaborative, lab-based approach to design — centered on the emerging category of responsive environments. As creative lead for the Atlanta studio, Joel is focused on exploring new methods of making that merge the fields of experience design, visual design, animation, visual effects, industrial design, and architecture. His work spans the gamut of both cultural and brand spaces — transforming passive audiences into active participants. Joel Krieger graduated with honors from the University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art with a BFA in interdisciplinary studies. His work has been recognized for design excellence by The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Communication Arts, HOW Design, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), The Webby Awards, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and The American Alliance of Museums (AAM). View more of Joel Kriegel's work at Second Story. Connect with Joel on LinkedIn and Twitter.

SEGD Origins event on June 9 at 5PM PST

Have you ever wondered about how SEGD came together, or the rise of the environmental graphics industry? Join us as we bring together three SEGD Fellows to discuss what it was like founding an industry association when "EGD" wasn't even a term, where we’ve been as a community… and if they ever expected where we'd be as an industry now.

Rich Burns and John Berry were both co-founders of SEGD and past presidents, and Sarah Speare was the first paid executive director of SEGD. Each, in turn, was recognized for their contributions to our industry as an SEGD Fellow.

The San Francisco Chapter is excited to virtually welcome our Fellows from across the country, and the full west coast region for an intimate virtual discussion with Rich, John, and Sarah.

If you have any questions in advance, please email us or ask us live during the event.

 

Event Details

June 9, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Online, via Zoom — Register in advance to reserve your spot!
This event is free for all members!

Jan Lorenc Montage

Thank you to everyone who came out to see SEGD Fellow Jan Lorenc at the Allsteel Showroom. He charmed the crowd with stories from his personal history and his impressive forty years of design experience and innovation. This evening of storytelling, supplemented by the delicious food and drink generously provided by Nova Polymers, was a fantastic cap to our year.

An Evening with Jan Lorenc

 

Join us for an 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.

Join us on Thursday, December 5th at 6:00pm at the Allsteel Showroom in the Maritime Plaza, SF. Light appetizers and beverages will be served.
6:00 – 6:30  Check-in and mingle
6:30 – 8:30  Keynote and Q&A

Tickets available here

7x7: Sense Making Recap

Thank you to all that came out to the Marketplace on Maiden Lane for 7x7! 

Seven speakers were each given seven minutes to present how they create sensory experiences within their practice, and the result was inspiring. Our speakers design backgrounds ranged from textile design, acoustic design, culinary arts, interior design, fragrance design, exhibition design, and fashion and home-wares design. Needless to say a diverse range of perspectives was represented and all of the speakers did a fantastic job of educating us in a short amount of time. A big thank you to Alisa BenfeyPierre GermainTanya HollandMatthew WaslyciwJessica HannahBosco Hernández, and Erica Tanov

We want to give special thanks to our 2019 SEGD SF Sponsor Designtex who sponsored the event and hosted us in the incredible Marketplace on Maiden Lane showroom. We cannot thank Joanne Rarangol and Designtex enough for their continued support of the SF Chapter! 

Also, a big thank you to Blue Heron Catering and Fort Point Beer Company for the fantastic food and drinks! 

Lastly, thank YOU for attending and supporting SEGD SF! 

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