2019 SEGD Board EGD Specialists

Bryan Meszaros, Founder of OpenEye Global (OEG), New York
Bryan Meszaros

Bryan Meszaros is President of the 2019 SEGD Board and CEO and Founder of OpenEye Global.

At a time when the use of interactive visual media was an offbeat practice, Bryan saw the potential to blend his passion toward design and fascination with technology into a new modernist approach.

Mike McCarthy, Design Communications LTD
Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy is SEGD's Secretary/Treasurer, a member of the 2019 SEGD Board and Vice President at DCL in Boston.

Mike received a dual degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Visual Art.

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.

Headshot of Steve Bayer, Special Projects Director, Daktronics
Steve Bayer

Steve Bayer is a member of the 2016 SEGD Board.

Steve is the Special Projects Director, Northern Region for Daktronics. He collaborates with architects and designers from across the United States to fulfill this role.

Anna Sharp
Anna Crider

Anna Sharp is Vice President of the 2019 SEGD Board and Creative Director of Two Twelve in New York.

Anna brings a commitment to the development of meaningful and impactful user-centered designs, evident in her strategic and collaborative approach.

Despina Macris is a Director at Dotdash Wayfinding in Brisbane, Australia
Despina Macris

Despina Macris is a member of the 2019 SEGD Board of Directors, the Brisbane SEGD Chapter co-chair and the Director at dotdash

Hannah Anderson is the Construction Administration Lead at Kolar Design in Cincinnati
Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson serves on the 2019 SEGD Board. She is Construction Administration Lead at Kolar in Cincinnati.

Hannah’s balance of detail-oriented and creative thought processes allows her to provide coaching within each project team to achieve desired outcomes for quality, performance and effectiveness throughout design development.

Headshot of Julie Vogel of Kate Keating Associates
Julie Vogel

Julie Vogel is a member of the 2019 SEGD Board and Principal at Kate Keating Associates in San Francisco.

Julie has been designing signage and wayfinding programs for architecturally significant buildings and environments for over 20 years.

Patrick Angelel, Principal at CREO Industrial Arts
Patrick Angelel

Patrick Angelel is a member of the 2019 SEGD Board and owner of CREO Industrial Arts in Seattle.

A custom fabrication company, CREO Industrial Arts produces environmental graphics, signage and other specialty items such as custom lighting and street furniture.

John Lutz is a Partner in Selbert Perkins Design, Chicago
John Lutz

John Lutz was SEGD President in 2016-2017 and serves on the 2019 SEGD Board. He is a Partner at Selbert Perkins Design in Chicago.

John brings to SPD the ability to turn verbal concepts into powerful graphic identities and dynamic communications programs. John Lutz has been an integral part of the SPD team for nearly two decades.

Traci Sym, Second Story Headshot
Traci Sym

Traci Sym is a member of the 2019 SEGD Board of Directors and a Principal at plus & greater than

Kris Helmick
Kris Helmick

Kris Helmick serves on the 2019 SEGD Board as the Chapter Chair Liaison, and also as Co-chair for the SEGD Los Angeles Chapter. He is also the Associate Vice President of Environmental Graphics at CallisonRTKL

Kris has more than 10 years of experience working on signage, wayfinding and exhibit design projects.

Chad Hutson, Leviathan
Chad Hutson

Chad Hutson is a Member of the 2019 SEGD Board of Directors and the Co-founder and President of Leviathan.

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.

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