2017 Global Design Awards

Patrick Blanchard

Patrick Blanchard is an environmental graphic design intern at HOK. He received a Bachelors of Fine Art, Graphic Design at the University of Kansas.

Udo Schliemann, Entro

Udo Schliemann brings over 30 years of expe­ri­ence to Entro, special­iz­ing in iden­tity devel­op­ment, environmental branding, and signage and wayfind­ing design.

Keith Helmetag

As one of the founders of C&G Partners, Keith Helmetag offers creative direction to a talented team involved in signage and wayfinding as well as exhibit and experience design commissions.

Carlo Giannasca, Frost*collective

Carlo Giannasca is a multi-award winning graphic and environmental designer who today is a partner at globally recognized Frost*collective where he is Head of Urbanite, one of Australia’s for

Paul McConnell is the Director of Design at Intersection in New York

Paul McConnell is a member of the 2018 SEGD Board and Director of Design at Intersection in New York.

Paul McConnell applies design methods and technology to solve human, business and civic problems. He says that "These solutions take shape in digital products, services, and physical spaces. Many of which have led to successful projects, strong organizations, some awards, and an acquisition by Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet)."

Michael Freimuth, Franklyn

Michael Freimuth is the co-founder and creative director of Franklyn, a boutique creative and technology firm based in Brooklyn.

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Co-Chair of the SEGD New York Chapter.

Rachel Einsidler is a Senior Designer and Associate at Airspace with experience in experiential graphic design, exhibit design, identity and print design.

Christina Lyons, professor and chairperson, Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at FIT

Christina Lyons is a member of the 2018 SEGD Board, representing education. She is Professor and Chairperson of Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY in New York.

Previously, Christina was the Director of the Graphics Department at Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, working on projects such as the Muzeiko: Children’s Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Headshot of Kristine Matthews, Studio Matthews

Kristine Matthews is the owner and principal of Studio Matthews, established in 2008 and specializing in the sustainable design of exhibitions, installations, and print projects.

Upcoming SEGD Events

2018 SEGD Branded Environments
2018 Management for Designers
2018 SEGD Conference Experience Minneapolis