Business of Design EGD Specialists

Headshot of Gretchen Coss, Gallagher & Associates
Gretchen Coss

SEGD President 1997-1998

Gretchen is Director of Business Development for Gallagher & Associates. She previously served as Principal of Douglas|Gallagher Chicago. Her experience also includes positions with Gensler/LA as Director of Graphics and Owner/Principal of Coss Creative for 11 years.

Joe Motta, GDS, Inc.
Joe Motta

A graduate of Siena College, Joe has been an Owner/Principal of GDS for the past 20 years.

John Berry, Grand Valley, GRand Rapids, Michigan, Design West Michigan, SEGD Founder, 1990 SEGDS Fellow, SEGD President 1975-76
John Berry

1990 SEGD Fellow and SEGD President 1975-1977

John Berry and Rich Burns were the original founders of SEGD along with original member Jim Glass.

John has over forty four years of professional design experiences.

Kim Urbain, Urbain Design
Kim Urbain

Kim Urbain is principal of Urbain Design, a design consultancy based in San Francisco that specializes in environmental graphics, branding programs and marketing and editorial print materials.

Steve Williams, Harbinger
Steve Williams

Steve Williams is a Jacksonville native, an award-winning artist, an activist, and a successful professional.

Margot Jacqz, Jacqz Co: Search and Recruitment
Margot Jacqz

Headhunting only the best since 1983

Bob Harlow, Account Executive, Archetype, Denver, Colorado
Bob Harlow

Bob Harlow has recently opened Archetype’s Denver office and serves as an Account Executive for the custom fabrication firm.

Scott Blair, Blair Sign Programs
Scott Blair

Scott Blair the Owner of Blair Sign Programs, a full-service sign and graphics company that provides the design, specification and construction of creative and sustainable sign programs for propert

Headshot of Rick-Smith, Dimensional Innovations
Rick Smith

A truly versatile designer, manager and creative leader, Rick Smith brings more than 18 years experience to DI.

Kelly Kolar, Principle and Founder of Kolar Design
Kelly Kolar

2017 SEGD Distinguished Member, Past Board member of SEGD (2004-2011), President of Kolar Design

Jim Gilmore, Co-Founder of Strategic Horizons and co-author of The Experience Economy
Jim Gilmore

Co-author of The Experience Economy, James H.

Tucker Trotter, Dimensional Innovations
Tucker Trotter

Tucker Trotter Served on the SEGD Board of Directors from 2007 to 2013

 

Photograph of Vince Frost
Vince Frost

Vince Frost is Chairman and Creative Director for Frost* Design, an internationally focused creative ideas studio of 30 people based in Sydney, Australia.

Rich Burns, Founder, GNU Group, 1987 SEGD Fellow, SEGD President 1979-1986
Rich Burns

1987 SEGD Fellow and Past President 1979-1986

Richard guided the growth of the GNU Group through its first two decades. He now serves as a senior adviser and project participant in brand development, marketing strategy and design.

Heather Testa, Principal, Ten8 Group, St. Louis MO
Heather Testa

Heather Testa is a co-chair of the St. Louis Chapter

Heather Testa has over 31 years of experience working in the graphic, industrial, and environmental design fields. In 1997, she founded Ten8 Group with a vision of creating a company which would focus on using design to solve problems and build brand identities in a three-dimensional space.

Peter White, White Design Studio
Peter White

Peter White has been working in architecture, interior design and exhibit design for 33 years.

Peter Krikhaar, Endpoint
Peter Krikhaar

Peter Krikhaar is Managing Director of Endpoint in Dubai.

Headshot of Kristine Matthews, Studio Matthews
Kristine Matthews

2018 SEGD Educator Award Winner

Jill Spaeth
Jill Spaeth

Jill Spaeth is partner and business lead at Spaeth Hill, a firm she and Nathan Hill established in 2018.

Jack Weiss
Jack Weiss

As Principal of Jack Weiss Associates since 1977, Jack has designed and directed over 100 major signage projects for retail, corporate, institutional, and municipal clients throughout the United St

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

Despina Macris is a member of the 2021 SEGD Board and has been on the SEGD Board since 2019; she is also the Brisbane SEGD Chapter Co-chair and Director at dotdash.

Virginia Gehshan, Partner, Cloud Gehshan Associates, Philadelphia, 2010 SEGD Fellow, SEGD President 1992-1993
Virginia Gehshan

2010 SEGD Fellow, 1995 Angel Award honoree, and SEGD President 1992-1993

Virginia Gehshan and Jerome Cloud were the recipients of the SEGD Fellow Award in 2010. They have built their practice on intellectual rigor, systemic thinking, and a user-centered approach to information architecture.

Mark VanderKlipp

Mark is the founder of Conduct Experience.

Mark VanderKlipp has been a design professional for 30 years. Twenty four of those years were with Corbin Design, an environmental graphic design firm that specializes in wayfinding systems for healthcare, higher education and civic clients.

Harm Wondaal, Managing Director of Eurorouting, Netherlands
Harm Wondaal

Owner and President of Eurorouting

Jean-Pierre Lacroix
JP Lacroix

With over 30 years of industry experience, Jean-Pierre Lacroix has garnered a reputation as a visionary design thinker, strategist, author, and speaker.

Ted Kiper
Ted Kiper

Ted Kiper is a founding principal with Cardosi Kiper Design Group, a communications design firm that develops and implements wayfinding signage, exhibit, donor recognition and marketing communicati

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Thomas Casey

SEGD President 1988-1989

Thomas W. Casey is founder and principal of The Casey Group of New Canaan, CT and Coconut Creek, FL, since 1994. Previously he was a founding partner of Greenboam & Casey Associates, Inc., a full-service design agency in New York City and Greenwich, CT that specialized in environmental graphics, corporate identity, and advertising from 1979 to 1994.

Eric Heiman
Eric Heiman

Eric Heiman is a Partner and Creative Director, Volume Inc., an award-winning creative agency located in San Fracisco that offers a range of services with a concentration in visual identity, exhibi

Sarah Speare
Sarah Speare

1995 SEGD Fellow

Sarah Speare has leadership experience as a non-profit executive, entrepreneur and designer for social change. Sarah was the Executive Director of SEGD from 1985-1995.

TJ VandenHeuvel
TJ VandenHeuvel

I have had the pleasure of being with SignComp for 13 years starting as a Regional Sales Manager, then as a National Sales Manager up to my current role as Vice President / Market Development.

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