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Chris Fato
Chris Fato
Kacey Bills, Project Coordinator, Shannon Leigh Associates, San Francisco
Kacey Bills
Alan Kriegel, Co-Chair for the San Francisco Chapter.
Alan Kriegel
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Forkchop Restaurant, James Tsai, Academy of Art University
Forkchop Restaurant
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REACH Design Guideline for SFO
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Autodesk Customer Briefing Center
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Photography Interpretive Gallery
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Gensler Studio 585
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San Francisco, CA Blog

March Meetup: Mikkeller Bar

With the New Year firmly behind us and the summer still months away, join us for a casual meet up at Mikkeller in Downtown SF for great drinks and even better conversation. If you are looking to reconnect with your SEGD community in the new year, this is a great opportunity to drop in and catch up!

We will be hanging out at Mikkeller Bar near the Powell BART/MUNI stop on March 14th at 6:00pm. If you know that you will be able to join us, please register, otherwise feel free to drop in spontaneously!

Mikkeller Bar
34 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Thu, March 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

SEGD SF Interview Series: Alan Kriegel on the benefits of SEGD

We are excited to have Alan Kriegel join us as Co-Chair of the San Francisco chapter! As a long time SEGD member, Alan has been involved with many local chapters and attended several events on the national/international level. We asked Alan a few questions about his experience with SEGD so you all could learn more about him!

Which SEGD event has been your favorite and why?
The national conference in Montreal in 2011 will always be special to me. It was my first and as a recent graduate I couldn’t afford to attend the entire conference so I just went for half, but stayed in the city for the duration. I got to experience some fantastic sessions as well as explore Montreal a bit. Though I was sad to miss some of the conference, the mix of professional development and exploration has left an indelible mark on me.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of being a member of SEGD? 
Definitely the community-oriented nature. SEGD is very close-knit so everyone knows you. When I lived on the East Coast I would regularly attend events in Philly, New York, and Boston and that feeling of building such a diverse network so early in my career was incredible. Out here, the San Francisco Chapter is very active and there are lots of opportunities to meet people and grow those important relationships. Additionally, being national, but still very local means I can tap into that personal network when I travel as well. 

What aspects of being a Co-Chair are you looking forward to most?
Just as I benefited from the socializing and networking early in my career, I am looking forward to being able to give back and help provide that for new designers coming into the field. I’m proud of the vibrant and active chapter we have and am excited to help it grow.

EXPLORE: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Oakland Museum of California! We had a great time exploring the wide ranging work of Charles and Ray Eames. From furniture design, graphic design, film, and architecture, it is clear that the Eames' had a profound impact on 20th century design and beyond. 

It was fantastic to see you all and we look forward to getting together again soon!

EXPLORE: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

EXPLORE: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

January 25, 2019
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607
6 PM - 9 PM

We all know and love the iconic Eames chairs, but the work of Charles and Ray Eames spans much more than furniture design. Two of the greatest designers of the 20th Century, the Eames' worked with graphics, textiles, film, furniture, architecture, and more.The Oakland Museum of California's exhibition will showcase some of their lesser known work in an interactive exhibit. We hope you can join us for a  private docent tour of the exhibit and explore the incredible breadth of the Eames' work. 

Stick around after the tour for "Friday Nights at OMCA", where we will listen to live music and hit up the Off the Grid food trucks. 

Space is limited, please reserve your spot here

We look forward to seeing you in the East Bay!


Mele Kalikimaka!

Mele Kalikimaka!
111 Minna Gallery
San Francisco, CA
6 PM - 8 PM

For those who may not know, Mele Kalikimaka is phonetic Hawaiian for "Merry Christmas". We won't be celebrating any specific holiday, but we do hope to kick-off December with a fun evening to get us in the holiday state of mind (the good parts, not the stressful stuff!). 

We will be meeting up at 111 Minna Gallery to catch up over drinks and check out Terry Thompson's "Sign Language" exhibition. Thompson's work studies typography and graphics through painting and photography, and his oil paintings of old neon signs will be on display. 

You can sign up for the event here. All proceeds will be donated to the victims of the Camp Fire. 

We hope to see you there!

Photo Credit: "Tropicana Motor Hotel" by Terry Thompson, 2016. 



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