Business of Design News

L-R: Senior Producer Mike Pullan and Project Coordinator Alexie Kozol

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The principals of specialized creative agency Leviathan recently announced the addition of Senior Producer Mike Pullan and Project Coordinator Alexie Kozol.

Baltimore’s Longest-Running Graphic Design Studio Forges on Thanks to Two Familiar Faces

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2020 SEGD Management + Leadership event press release

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A New Take on A Great Event
A COUCH SOMEWHERE— The SEGD Management + Leadership Take 20 event, held virtually on Thursday, April 24, will provide a holistic approach to running business, growing a successful legacy, and incorporating today's trends.

Arrowstreet's New Director of Graphic Design, Lauren Haggerty

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On January 21, Arrowstreet announced the appointment of Lauren Haggertyto Director of Graphic Design.

Clare Brown New Creative Director for G&A Washington DC

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Gallagher & Associates recently was thrilled to announce the appointment of Clare Brown as creative director for the Washington DC studio.

Clearstory President and Principal, Julie Vogel and Nikki San Miguel

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Kate Keating Associates, Inc., a woman-owned design firm, is pleased to announce its new name, Clearstory Inc., and the firm’s 25th anniversary. The name change coincides with over two decades of work helping architects and institutions bring clarity to the places they create through trusted, client-centric partnerships and collaboration.

Sensory Interactive Promotes Greg Giordano to Vice President

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Sensory Interactive recently was pleased to announce that it has elevated longtime team member Greg Giordano to the position of vice president.

Second Story Announces Joel Krieger, New Chief Creative Officer

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Publicis-owned Second Story—the experience design studio known for its breadth of interactive placemaking—has a new creative lead. 

L-R: Leviathan Senior Producer Brittany McCullars and Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships Adrienne Rehm.

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Entro Announces Sydney Office and Principal, Jan Ashdown

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SLD Grows, Adding New York

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Two Twelve Announces Seven Promotions

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Two Twelve (New York) recently celebrated the promotion of seven creative team members to new roles within the organization.

Ware Malcomb Named in 2019 "Hot Firms" and "Best Firms to Work For"

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Washington State Convention Center Wayfinding (Michael Courtney Design)

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Crider and Posnett New Principals at Entro

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NEXT/NOW Expands with New Experiential Art Director (image of Dave Najarian)

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Whybrow Becomes Whybrow Pedrola (image: Whybrow and Pedrola portrait)

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Ware Malcomb Opens New Office in Washington, D.C. (image: portrait of Michael Christensen)

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Mactac® Celebrates 60 Years (image: anniversary logo)

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Congratulations to Mactac®, a leading pressure-sensitive adhesives manufacturer headquartered in Stow, Ohio, that is celebrating its milestone 60th anniversary this year.

SLD Launches Think Retail Podcast

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Shikatani Lacroix Design was recently happy to announce the launch of Think Retail, a new podcast that features top designers, strategists, thought leaders and business people discussing what’s next in the world of retail and design.

SEGD Business and Leadership Promo 2019

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CHICAGO—The 2019 SEGD Business & Leadership event, held on Friday, April 26 in Chicago, promises to teach, inspire and connect designers.

Cynthia Jones Parks Honored as AIGA Atlanta Fellow (image: portrait)

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Cynthia Jones Parks, of nationally-known, Atlanta-based firm Jones Worley, has been given the prestigious honor of “Lifetime Fellow” by the Atlanta chapter of the AIGA.

Carlo Giannasca, Frost*collective

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Multi-award-winning graphic and three-dimensional environmental designer, Carlo Giannasca, is Australian Design Radio’s latest guest! 

LHSA+DP Rebrands as Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

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From Lee H. Skolnick, founder:

Why did we re-brand? (Or, how do you fix something that is only partially broken?)

Creating International Connections at Shannon Leigh

On November 13th, Shannon Leigh Associates (San Francisco) was happy to host Ivo Sakamoto—an architect from Brazil—who connected with the firm via SEGD.

Interior Architects' Stotz and Badgley to Give Webinar on EGD

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The Design, Culture & Experience Show with Anna Crider Sharp

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OpenEye Global's Bryan Meszaros and Steven Picanza sat down with Anna Crider Sharp of Two Twelve on their podcast, DCX: the Design, Culture & Experience show.

Archetype Welcomes Bob Harlow as Account Executive

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Alexander Isley, Inc. Turns 30

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Congratulations to Alexander Isley, Inc. (New York) on 30 years!


In 2017 SEGD surveyed 220 firm leaders to understand the importance of Core Competences in their studios. Firm leaders consider knowledge of professional practice competences as even more important than design competences as a professional moves from junior to mid to senior levels in their firms.

Five Minutes with Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca

Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca recently spoke to about why they’re on a mission to build a strong community of experiential designers in Australia.

GQ Australia with Vince Frost of Frost*Design

Recently, GQ Australia broadcast an interview with Vince Frost of Frost*Design on the topic of “How to Succeed” and how design and business collide.

Frost*collective Launches Pivot

Frost*collective has announced a repositioning of the business that will elevate the agency’s strategic competence with the addition of Pivot, a strategic innovation consultancy.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza wayfinding signage (Applied Wayfining and YiEUM Partners Consortium

Applied Wayfinding (London) is a recipient of a 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the highest business accolade in the UK, in recognition of its outstanding achievements in international trade.

Prophet's 2016 Brand Relevance Index

Prophet (New York) has released its inaugural Brand Relevance Index, which it says is the first survey to ask consumers which brands matter most in their lives.

Harbinger CEO Steve Williams Invests in Jacksonvile

Steve Williams, CEO of Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) has a grand vision for his hometown and he’s investing in making it a reality. Williams believes in strategic private investment in some of the city’s best buildings, in the hopes of creating "the 21st century city of the South."

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