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Improving the visitor experience at Thanks-Giving Square

Learn about Thanks-Giving Square and support the development of new active wayfinding elements and EGD led by local designer Noah Jeppson. 

Located in Dallas, Texas, Thanks-Giving Square is a beautiful three-acre park, interfaith chapel and museum designed by noted architect Philip Johnson. When it opened to the public in 1977, passive wayfinding played an important role, but years of vandalism, theft, and decay of “architectural graphics” has led to a poor visitor experience at this national shrine.

Jeppson is leading a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGNto bring active wayfinding to this important landmark. He will present an overview of the project and discuss how he is working from Seattle — while collaborating with the architecture office in New York (Philip Johnson / Alan Ritchie) — to deliver this project in Dallas. Noah invites SEGD to participate in the design process and contribute to the Kickstarter campaign already underway.

Wednesday, JULY 08 2015

Interior Architects
1001 4th Ave. Suite 3600
Seattle, WA 98154

Parking at Safeco Plaza (Garage open until 8:30pm)
Enter the building from 4th Ave. Plaza, on the right side of the building.
A SEGD member will meet you inside the lobby at the second elevator bay.

If you can't make it but want to show your support: Contribute to the KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN


TED LEONHARDT, a Seattle native, has made a career of helping creatives learn to negotiate better in the workplace. Whether you want to land your dream job, convince your clients that they should pay you more, or successfully move up the ladder in your career, Ted has proven techniques that will help you get what you want. He understands the vulnerability of the creative mind, the attachment we have to our work, and our inability to separate ourselves from it when negotiating fees, salaries, and compensation.

Ted graduated from Burnley School of Professional art and began his career as a designer. In 2004 Ted began to focus on helping creatives define their strengths and value in the marketplace.

Author and illustrator of “Nail It: Stories for Designers on Negotiating with Confidence” Ted is going to speak to the principles and strategies identified in his book and provide insights into how to handle difficult situations.

Wherever you are in you career and no matter what kind of designer you are, Ted has stories that will help you feel confident and in control of your professional and creative happiness.


Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30-8 PM

1701 Broadway, BE4106
Seattle, WA 98122

Parking: $5
Enter the BE Bldg at the 1702C Harvard Ave. location.
Elevators to the left as you enter. Take elevators to the 4th Floor, Lecture Hall 4106.

The SEGD Seattle Chapter invites you to experience Washington State Convention Center’s $21m interior remodel first-hand through the eyes of Michael Courtney Design. Working with EHS Design, MCD created a hospitality based, comprehensive Experiential Graphics program to greet, guide and inform the 440,000 people who visit the WSCC each year.

WATCH the project video teaser

The MCD team will lead the tour providing an overview, the project twists and turns and the lucky phone call that led to the project interview. Joining the tour to provide insights will be members of the project team: Brad Kolodzaike, Project Manager for the WSCC signage project, and fabrication partners, Marni Pennington, with 3form and Brian Hopkins, with Tube Art.

Thursday, April 23 2015
Tour starts on Level 2 at the International Meeting Place by JUICY CAFE.
DOWNLOAD tour map.

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Michael Courtney Design
Washington State Convention Center
Tube Art Group

RSVP through eventbrite



SEA Xpand Speaker Series #1


The SEGD Seattle Chapter is excited to kick off the first speaker series event this month with 
Women in Design: Leadership and Community. The intent with the speaker series is to provide membership with an educational and informative platform to share and connect on relevant topics throughout the year.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
5:00pm to 7:00pm, Happy Hour followed by a moderated panel discussion

Cornish College of the Arts | Faculty Lounge, 7th Floor
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121

SEGD Members  $8 | Non-Members  $16
SEGD Student Members  FREE | Non-Student Members  $4


This one hour moderated panel discussion brings together four women in our community, from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are shaping design, the community and the future, and gives them a chance to share their values, challenges and what drives them to make a difference through their craft and practice.

Faith Berry//Senior Designer at Studio SC
Berry has been improving the human experience in the built environment through environmental graphic design and communications. She believes it is a designers unique responsibility as a trendsetter to lead social change by example, especially when it comes to sustainable alternatives to daily living.

Julie Myers//President JMD Consultants, Inc., & Associate Professor, Design Department Cornish College of the Arts
Myers is an active design professional & educator. Both in practice & through teaching, her work emphasizes the three-dimensional experience of time, space & surface. She is a design activist for innovation, well-being & cultural sustainability within a wide range of complex project scales across the globe. 

Paula Rees//Principal of ForeSeer

Rees is recognized for her ability to create lasting connections between large urban environments and the people who populate them. Rees was inspired during the workshops on “Women, Work and Design” at the International Design Conference at Aspen (1977) and from that became an early participant in growing Seattle Women in Design, which then become the Seattle Design Association, and is today AIGA Seattle.

Andrea Weatherhead//Principal Weatherhead Experience Design, Inc.

Weatherhead specializes in the convergence of educational programs, content development, interactive exhibit design, and sophisticated multimedia technology for museums and cultural institutions.

Please join us for happy hour and spirited discussion this month; honoring Women's History Month through our very own women whose commitment to design has proved invaluable to society.

Many thanks to our event sponsor Designtex and Cornish College of the Arts for making this event possible.

Take off work early on Friday February 27th and join us for a Shop Tour at Winsor Fireform!

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm (with optional Happy Hour after the tour).

Location: 3401 Mottman Rd SW, Tumwater WA 98512  (map)

Free for SEGD Members, $10.00 for Non-Members

We have set up car pooling due to the distance, please reserve your space when you register.

Register Here


Winsor Fireform is a world-renowned manufacturer of porcelain enamel signage and graphics. Utilizing its proprietary photographic porcelain enamel imaging and custom color matching technologies, Winsor Fireform creates truly monument-quality products. Products include public art pieces, murals, wayfinding signage and systems, building identification monument signs and interpretive exhibits as well as many other exhibit types. 

In addition to porcelain enamel on steel graphic panels and signage, Winsor Fireform has developed proven technology to image ceramic, glass, and porcelain tile.  All products, regardless of substrate, are extremely resistant to graffiti and simply will not fade.

Through its fabrication operating division, Fireform Fabrication, Winsor Fireform also designs and manufactures custom mounting systems, exhibit displays and metal industrial artwork.

All of Winsor Fireform’s work is manufactured in-house in its modern, 20,000 sq ft facility located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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