2018 Global Design Awards EGD Specialists

Valentin Spiess, iart ag
Valentin Spiess

Valentin Spiess is Chairman, CEO, and Member of the Executive Board of iart ag, which offers various services that range from expert consulting, conception, planning and development to the successf

Shierly Veronica is a Student at Tongji University in Shanghai.
Shierly Veronica

Shierly Veronica is a Student at the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai.

Ellen Bean Spurlock, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Ellen Bean Spurlock

With a combined background in both Industrial Design and Exhibition Design, Ellen Spurlock has, through the course of her career, found a passion in helping clients and colleagues effectively utilize the creative process – identifying a problem and cleverly solving it through exploration.

Brian Brindisi
Brian Brindisi

Brian Brindisi, Senior Associate, Firmwide Brand Design Practice Area Leader, Gensler

With 18 years of experience, Brian Brindisi is a studio director and firmwide leader of Gensler's Brand Design practice area.

Photo of Jeff Grantz, Materials & Methods
Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he later taught in the departments of Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, and Foundation Studies.

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

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.

Photo of Joe Karadin, ESI
Joe Karadin

Joe Karadin is the Executive Creative Director of TESSELLATE, creating impactful experiences within the built environment. A highly experienced architect and exhibit designer, Joe has more than 18 years of experience in immersive environmental design.

Kathy Fry, Mayer/Reed, Portland Chapter Chair
Kathy Fry

Kathy Fry serves on the 2018 SEGD Board. She is an Associate Partner at Mayer/Reed in Portland, Ore.

Kathy directs visual communications services in the design of signage, wayfinding, interpretive and branded spaces for civic, recreation, transportation, cultural, healthcare, education, mixed-use and corporate settings.

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