2018 Global Design Awards EGD Specialists

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.

Ellen Bean Spurlock
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.

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

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

Christina Lyons is a member of the 2019 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.

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

Kathy Fry serves on the 2019 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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