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Chapter Chairs

Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC
Hannah Olin
Christopher Smith, Executive VP, Gelberg Signs
Christopher Smith
Liza Rao, Gallagher & Associates, Washington DC Designer
Liza Rao
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

Play Work Build, National Building Museum, Rockwell Group
Play Work Build
Florence Crittenton, Thinking Caps
Florence Crittenton
Stay Cool!, National Building Museum, Pentagram
Stay Cool!
AMTRAK's Acela, AMTRAK/National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Calori & Vanden-Eynden
AMTRAK's Acela
Timber City
Timber City
 Enhancing Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities
Enhancing Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities

Washington DC Blog

Whether you're in a meeting, on the phone, around the proverbial "water cooler," at a client pitch, or anywhere else: your ability to speak with confidence will drive your career forward - just as a lack of executive presence will frustratingly hold you back. In Develop Your Professional Presence, Spoken with Authority we will offer you a set of powerful insights and practical strategies as part of an interactive and multi-sensory learning experience. Get ready to develop your poise and polish in a way that will advance your career - and may even change your life!

About the presenter:

Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a Washington, D.C.-based presentation skills consultancy that includes a team of six expert coaches. Through training programs and coaching engagements, Christine and her team help professionals at law firms, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations build the confidence to connect and the capacity to lead.

Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for thirteen years.

Follow Christine @christineclapp and https://www.linkedin.com/in/christineclapp

Thank you to our annual sponsor PWG. 


2020 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005





Please join us for an evening with Jan Lorenc, founder of Lorenc + Yoo Design. Jan Lorenc will present his insight after more than 40 years in the field, and engage with students as they interview him about his career trajectory. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GW
Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006

Jan Lorenc established Lorenc+Yoo Design in 1978 in Chicago. Previously, he designed the logo and signage guidelines for Target  Stores, which are used to this day. The company initially undertook industrial design projects, and later began work on large scale signage programs. In the mid-1990s, the firm moved into exhibits, interiors, and architecture. The  firm has worked in Korea, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, and Japan. Currently, half of their work is in China where it creates the vision and design for brand new towns.

Jan Lorenc was made a fellow of SEGD in 2017.

RSVP here.

This event is hosted by the Exhibition Design program at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University

Corcoran GW


Thank you to our annual sponsor, PhotoworksGroup.



Who knew code signage could be so fun? We had a blast sampling wine and cheese and learning the ins and outs of code signage, thanks to NovaPolymers. Thank you to our gracious hosts PerkinsEastman--we loved seeing their beautiful space!

ADA Education Wine & Cheese w/ Novapolymers

Learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signage codes, requirements, affected sign types and the photopolymer process through an engaging presentation from Novapolymers. After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to discuss case studies of design challenges and solutions with your favorite friends from SEGD over wine and cheese.

Thursday, March 28th at 6:00pm
Perkins Eastman
1 Thomas Cir NW #200, Washington, DC 20005

Register here! 

About Novapolymers:
Nova Polymers is the largest manufacturer and distributor of photopolymer sign products in the United States, Canada, Europe, The Middle East and Australia. We developed the world’s first CLEAR photopolymer sign material. We manufacture materials that meet or exceed all domestic and international standards for accessibility, including the 2010 ADA Standard. Today, Nova Polymers continues to work with the Architectural Signage and Design community to expand our high quality and progressive product line in ways that will add creativity and flexibility while maintaining & exceeding ADA compliance guidelines. Their goal is to educate the design community so that there is demand created for the products fabricators manufacture. Our continuing education series are AIA approved, educating the architectural design community so that demand is created for the photopolymer products our signage fabricator customers manufacture with NovAcryl and Nova Polymers equipment.


Thank you to our annual sponsor, PhotoWorksGroup. 



Spirited Tour!

Please join us for a holiday extravaganza! We will be touring Alibaba's offices with our 2018 Chapter Sponsor, PhotoWorksGroup, and toasting a great year at Cuba Libre afterwards.

Meet at Alibaba's DC Offices and celebrate afterwards at Cuba Libre (801 9th St NW) for Happy Hour
Detailed info to be emailed to guests

PhotoWorksGroup is a turnkey EGD fabrication studio with over 30 years of experience. Working closely with designers and architectural firms, our corporate interior clients include industry pioneers like Nestle, The Washington Post, Alibaba, EY & Pearson, amongst others.

Alibaba & Gensler provided PWG the opportunity to deliver on several specialized fabrication methods to meet their vision for the new DC office. The visual impact of graphic elements within Alibaba’s space is evident from the first step into the office. Visitors are greeted by visual motifs such as a column wrapped, hand-crafted Alibaba logo, silk screened company history, and a lenticular type graphic celebrating Alibaba’s initial public offering, the biggest in history. Throughout the office, the quality and attention to detail are instrumental in conveying Alibaba’s professional values and character.

PWG’s development of capabilities as a single source graphics provider are designed to inspire new opportunities for expression and impact for all designer’s crafting experiences in the built environment. Working hand in hand with our clients, we collectively seek to set the cadence for tomorrow’s innovations in visual communication. 


Thank you to our annual sponsor, PhotoWorksGroup!



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