Chapter Leaders EGD Specialists

Kelly Marton
Kelly Marton

Kelly Marton is a GIS Analyst with DRMP, Inc.

Christopher Smith, Executive VP, Gelberg Signs
Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith, Executive Vice President, Gelberg Signs Inc. and the SEGD Washington DC Chapter Co-Chair

Christopher Smith has over 15 years of experience in Architectural Sign Manufacturing. Chris is an exceptional communicator who excels at delivering small format presentations and maintaining customer relations and developing business relationships with national and international accounts.

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.

Gretchen Bustillos

Gretchen Bustillos is a talented graphic designer with experience in a variety of creative disciplines.

Danny Roberts

Danny Roberts is an Atlanta Chapter Co-Chair.

Working in Graphic Design, Advertising, Signage & Wayfinding for 25 years, Danny Roberts is Vice President of Advertising & Design at APCO Signs. His responsibilities include Branding & Identity, Marketing Strategy, Print and Collateral Material, Web & Digital Design, National Advertising Campaign, Exhibition Design, Product Design and R&D.

Blake Kishler is a Branded Environments Designer at Kolar Design in Cincinnati
Blake Kishler

Blake Kishler is a co-chair of the Cincinnati Chapter.

Blake Kishler is a Branded Environments Designer at Kolar Design in Cincinnati

Blake Kishler is an Industrial and Experiential Graphic Designer with an exhibit design background.

Phillip Novak
Phillip Novak

Phillip Novak is co-chair of the Toronto Chapter and a graphic designer with a specialty in environmental graphics and signage systems for wayfinding.

Anthony DeFrancesco, New York Chapter Co-Chair
Anthony DeFrancesco

Anthony DeFrancesco is the Director of Operations & Strategy at drive21 Inc; a project management firm specializing in the implementation of environmental graphics and signage.

Darlene van Uden, Infinite Scale
Darlene van Uden

Darlene van Uden is Design Director at Infinite Scale. She joined as a Senior Designer in 2012 after spending several years at Two Twelve in New York.

Headshot of Lucy Richards, SEGD Edingurgh Chapter Chair, StudioLR
Lucy Richards

Lucy Richards is the SEGD Edinburgh Chapter Chair.

In 2004 StudioLR was founded with the guiding principle that graphic design can make a real difference – it can alter behaviour, stir emotion, provoke thought, provide reassurance and stimulate a response.

Kayte Muse, Director of Branded Environments, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
Kayte Muse

As Director of Branded Environments, Kayte Muse brings creativity and problem solving to all aspects of the Spagnolo Gisness & Associates brand conscious and graphic related projects since 2003

Frauke Bartels, Project Manager and Graphic Designer at the University of Texas at Austin
Frauke Bartels

Frauke Bartels is a Project Manager and Senior Graphic Designer at the University of Texas at Austin and a long time SEGD member.

Wu Duan, Associate Prrofessor, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Wu Duan

Duan Wu is the Shanghai Chapter Chair

Dr. Wu Duan is an associate professor of environmental design at College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai. She is a leader and cofounder of Public Design LAB in Tongji and the leader of environmental graphic design studio in Tongji Tiandi Institute of Art & Design Innovation.

Allison Harris, Architect, 310 Architecture + Interiors, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
Allison Harris

Allison Harris is a co-chair of the SEGD Raleigh Chapter and an architect at 310 Architecture + Interiors.

Natalie Maitland, Graphic Designer at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Natalie Maitland

Co-chapter Chair of SEGD's Cleveland Chapter.

Jeff Peden, Dalton+Anode
Jeff Peden

Jeff Peden is a co-chair of the Nashville Chapter.

Jeff is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Dalton+Anode, a digital creative studio specializing in visual information design and interactive media. He is a deep-thinking marketer with a fondness for positioning products and building campaigns.

Amanda Hurley
Amanda Hurley

Amanda Hurley is a co-chair of the Denver Chapter.

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Brian Dyches

Brian Dyches is an authority on global retail design, marketing, and customer experience elements such as social media and behavioral characteristics in various consumer environments.

Nick Bannikoff
Nick Bannikoff

Nick Bannikoff is a Design Director at BrandCulture in Sydney, Australia and co-chair for the Sydney Chapter.

He graduated as an architect and industrial designer in 1991, and today he is one of Australia’s leading wayfinding and experiential designers.

Headshot of Ben Whitehouse, W&Co, New York
Ben Whitehouse

Ben Whitehouse works at twotwelve and is a SEGD New York Chapter Co-chair.

He is a past principal at Whitehouse & Company.

Susan Mavor, Principal Communication Design at PUBLIC
Susan Mavor

Susan Mavor is co-chair of the Vancouver Chapter.

With a background in theater, exhibit and graphic design, Susan Mavor is passionate about creating compelling 3D cultural experience.

Susan Mavor’s work in visual communication includes brand identity, visitor experience design and information design for the built environment.

Anthony Morrison, Element EGD
Anthony Morrison

Anthony Morrison is the Portland Chapter Co-Chair

Provider of Organic Experiences. Anthony Morrison first discovered SEGD almost 10 years ago while working at the ASI Modulex (Now ASI) corporate office in Dallas, Texas.

T.J. Daly
TJ Daly

T.J Daly is co-chair for the Richmond Chapter.
T.J. joining Acorn Sign Graphics marks a strategic milestone in the company’s journey over the past ten years with growth from a small, local sign company of 5 Associates to a leading national provider of custom architectural signage with more than 40 Associates.

Liza Rao, Gallagher & Associates, Washington DC Designer
Liza Rao

Liza Rao is Graphics Director at Gallagher & Associates. She has extensive experience in both exhibit and environmental graphics/wayfinding and corporate identity/print communications.

Grady Brown is the President of iZone Imaging in Temple, Texas
Grady Brown

For more than 25 years, Grady Brown has been managing the design, planning, fabrication and installation of major architectural signage, branding and exhibit projects for prominent clients across a wide range of industries.

Chad McLeroy
Chad McLeroy

Chad McLeroy is an Atlanta Chapter Co-Chair.

Chad McLeroy is an Environmental Graphic Designer at EYP’s award-winning studio located in downtown Atlanta.

Elizabeth Skolmen
Elizabeth Skolmen

Elizabeth Skolmen is a Seattle chapter co-chair.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Skolmen received her BA in Graphic Design at Western Washington university. During her time there she minored in both Industrial Design and Sustainable Design, giving her a unique sense of spacial awareness and fondness for built environments.

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Chris McCampbell

SEGD San Diego Chapter Chair

Chris McCampbell has over 10 years experience in Graphic Design initiating and implementing creative solutions for a diverse range of clients. Chris applies an interdisciplinary and holistic approach as lead designer of signage, environmental graphics, and interiors for educational, civic, and healthcare projects.

Nima Gopalakrishnan is a Senior Designer at Entro in Toronto.
Nima Gopalakrishnan

Nima Gopalakrishnan is a Senior Designer at Entro in Toronto. Nima is also a co-chair for the Toronto Chapter.

Jonathan Mugmon
Jonathan Mugmon

Jonathan Mugmon is a co-chair for the Kansas City Chapter.

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Julie Maggos

SEGD Chicago Chapter Co-Chair

As Director of Environmental Graphics at IA Interior Architects, Julie helps organizations communicate within their workplaces to convey their messages, share their story, and engage their visitors and employees.

Jangwon Ahn
Jangwon Ahn

Jangwon Ahn is a chair of the SEGD Seoul Chapter.

Jangwon Ahn is the founder and CEO of YiEUM Partners, Inc., a nationally recognized top environmental design and wayfinding firm in Korea. Since its founding, YiEUM Partners, Inc. has been commissioned to work on various major projects throughout the country.

Heath Pedrola is a Design Director at Whybrow Limited in London
Heath Pedrola

Heath Pedrola is a Design Director at Whybrow Limited in London and Co-Chair for the London Chapter

Annelle Stotz, IA Interior Architects
Annelle Stotz

Annelle Stotz is co-chair for the Seattle Chapter

Annelle Stotz is a designer working at IA Interior Architects, and is growing the EGD capability in the Seattle office. She is working with global teams to create strategic and integrated experiences for clients within their workplace.

Grania Frueh, Environmental Graphic Designer, BHDP, Cincinnati, Ohio
Grania Frueh

Grania Frueh is a co-chair of the Cincinnati Chapter.

Grania Frueh is an Environmental Graphic Designer with BHDP Architecture in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Samuel Pease, Boston Chapter Chair
Samuel Pease

SEGD Boston Chapter Co-Chair

For over 15 years Samuel Pease has been actively involved in all aspects of design, starting early in his career working for a nationally regarded architectural specialties fabricator, then moving through multiple internationally recognized design firms.

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

Monika Meyer
Monika Meyer

Monika Meyer is a co-chair for the Toronto chapter.

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Jack Bryce

Brisbane Co- Chair Chapter Chair

Jack Bryce is the principal of Jack Bryce Urban Design with over 20 years experience in planning and design for corporate, property, sports, tourism, government, land management, entertainment and transport clients.

Sarah Szekeresh
Sarah Szekeresh

Sarah Szekeresh is Co-Chair of SEGD's San Francisco Chapter. Sarah is a designer with a passion for problem solving and collaboration.

Zach Kotel
Zach Kotel

Zach Kotel is a co-chair of the Denver Chapter.

Zach Kotel’s background lies in fine art, specifically painting and drawing. With many years of experience in almost all traditional art media, Zach has an exceptional eye for composition, leading to conceptually sound designs.

Kacey Bills, SOM
Kacey Bills

Kacey Bills is a Co-Chair for the San Francisco chapter and a Project Manager at SOM.

Kacey Bills brings deep problem-solving skills to all user experience and wayfinding projects. Collaboration and communication skills enable her to aid clients and lead projects in an efficient and expeditious manner.

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.

Jemma Radick
Jemma Radick

Jemma Radick is a Kansas City Chapter Co-Chair.

Lee Ater, Principal Strategy and Creative at Lot22 in Seattle
Lee Ater

Lee Ater is co-chair of the SEGD Seattle Chapter.

Lee Ater is a principal and creative director at Seattle-based Arscentia, specializing in brand and experience strategy, branded environments and exhibit design, integrated communication design, and placemaking through branded stories.

Linzi Eggers, Cloud Gehshan Associates
Linzi Eggers

Linzi Eggers is a Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chair

Linzi Eggers brings extensive knowledge of experiential graphic design to CGA. Her passion for sign design and wayfinding strategy makes her a valuable asset to the Cloud Gehshan team.

Melissa Schmitz
Melissa Schmitz

Melissa Schmitz is a Houston Chapter Co-Chair and Brand Integration Team Leader for Kirksey Architecture based in Houston, TX.

Robin Anderson
Robin Anderson

Robin Anderson is a co-chair for the SEGD Austin Chapter and a designer at Page/Dyal Branding and Graphics in Austin, Texas. She specializes in signage and wayfinding.

Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC
Hannah Olin

Hannah Olin a co-chair of the Washington DC chapter and is an Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler.

Hannah Olin has lead design projects in the areas of wayfinding, experiential graphic design and strategy for clients such as The Washington Post, Nestlé US Headquarters, Aramark, International Monetary Fund, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Austin Frith, Dallas Chapter Co-Chair
Austin Frith

Austin Frith is excited to provide the SEGD DFW Chapter with leadership that will help grow the local chapter membership while providing networking and education events that benefit local SEGD members.

Amy Rees, ex;it
Amy Rees

Amy Rees is a Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chair.

Jeremiah Albrecht
Jeremiah Albrecht

Jeremiah Albrecht is creative director of Chandler, Inc., a fabricator from Afton, Minnesota that specializes in retail and branding environments. 

Carlo Giannasca, Frost*collective
Carlo Giannasca

Carlo Giannasca is a multi-award winning graphic and environmental designer who today is a partner at globally recognized Frost*collective where he is Head of Urbanite, one of Australia’s foremost

Scott Muller
Scott Muller

SEGD Charlotte Chapter Co-Chair.

An industry veteran, Scott Muller consults with clients on projects ranging from brand rollouts to complex fabrication of large-scale interior and exterior programs. Scott has been a SEGD member for 15 years and has been involved in every aspect of the industry

Gretta Fry, Spye
Gretta Fry

Gretta Fry is a Minneapolis Chapter co-chair.

Shelley Rosdahl, Star Signs LLC
Shelley Rosdahl

Shelley Rosdahl is a Kansas City Chapter Co-Chair.

Shelley Rosdahl has been in the custom signage industry for 25+ years, 15+ years as a member of SEGD.  

Chris Fato
Chris Fato

Chris Fato is a co-chair of the San Francisco chapter.

A self-proclaimed “sign guy,” Chris Fato has been designing and problem-solving in the signage industry for 13 years. His experience encompasses a broad array of interior and exterior wayfinding, corporate branding change-outs, and many projects in the banking and medical industries.

Nick Kapica

SEGD Wellington Chapter Chair
2018 SEGD Chapter Chair Award Winner

I am a designer, passionate about communication but interested in all fields of design …

I am passionate about visual communication, interested in all fields of design and architecture, and my favourite projects are those requiring a multitude of design fields.

Jesse Yunger
Jesse Yungner

Co-chair for the Minneapolis Chapter

Jesse Yungner is an Environmental Graphic Designer and a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) in the field of illustration.

Gretchen Cherrill, Airpark Signs & Graphics
Gretchen Wilde

Gretchen Wilde is a co-chair of the Phoenix Chapter.

Gretchen Wilde started Airpark Signs & Graphics, a leader in architectural signage in the Southwest, in her mothers family room in 1983. The company has cultivated extensive expertise in all facets of the process, from design through fabrication and installation.

Tristan Valencia, SenovvA
Tristan Valencia

Tristan Valencia, Principal and Founder of studio black comes to the industry from decades of live production experience.

Simon Majarian is a Project Manager with SKA DESIGN in South Pasedena, California
Simon Majarian

Simon Majarian is a co-chair of the Los Angeles chapter and a Project Manager with SKA DESIGN in South Pasedena, California.

Simon Majarian has been with SKA DESIGN since 2008.

Before joining SKA DESIGN he completed his degree in design at Woodbury University in Burbank, California.

Santiago Crespo

Santiago Crespo is a co-chair of the Charlotte Chapter.

Santiago Crespo, Little’s Director of Branded Graphics, leads a nimble team of talented designers who devote their efforts to crafting memorable experiences that demonstrate the values and promise of our clients’ brands.

Anna Nelson is a Designer at Spark in the Greater Chicago Area.
Anna Nelson

Anna Nelson is a co-chair for the Chicago Chapter. She is also a Designer at Spark in the Greater Chicago Area.

Alan Kriegel, Co-Chair for the San Francisco Chapter.
Alan Kriegel

Alan Kriegel is a San Francisco Chapter Co-Chair.

Joe Lawton
Joe Lawton

As the Managing Director of Media Objectives, Joe Lawton oversees all aspects of the studio. His passion for creating holistic brand experiences became the foundation for M-O.

Jo Bailey, Massey University
Jo Bailey

Jo Bailey is co-chair of the SEGD Wellington Chapter.

I am Jo Bailey, a designer based in Wellington, New Zealand. I am interested in visual communication, especially where it intersects with navigating space (from a book, to a website, to the world around us).

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Brittney Butler

Britney Butler is co-chair of the Richmond Chapter.

Since 2007, Brittney Butler has overseen the branding and graphic standards for VMDO Architects – a Charlottesville, VA-based architectural firm specializing in planning and design for K12 schools and higher education facilities.

Daniela Pilossof, SEGD Vancouver Chapter Chair, Communication Designer at Public Architecture in Vancouver
Daniela Pilossof

Vancouver Chapter Chair

Daniela Pilossof is an Environmental Graphic Designer working at Cygnus Group. Her practice focuses on branded story-driven environments, and has successfully demonstrated the positive impact well crafted visitor experiences have on behavior, cultural structures, education, and by extension - happiness.

John Emshwiller, Gensler
John Emshwiller

John Emshwiller is co-chair of the Los Angeles Chapter.

John Emshwiller is a Senior Associate and Design Director with more than 19 years of professional brand design experience. He dedicates himself to providing clients with authentic designs and strategies that when completed are impactful and consistent with company’s visual identity.

Amanda Burstein is a Graphic Designer with Airpark Signs in Tempe, Arizona
Amanda Burstein

Amanda Burnstein is a Phoenix Chapter Co-Chair

Amanda Burstein is a Graphic Designer with Airpark Signs in Tempe, Arizona.

Karen Ryan

Karen Ryan is co-chair for the Portland Chapter.

During her tenure with Anderson Krygier, Karen Ryan has distinguished herself as a thorough, thoughtful designer and manager of complex wayfinding and experiential graphic design programs.

Steve Dubberly, Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Assoc
Steve Dubberly

Steve is co-chair of the Atlanta chapter.

As a professional graphic designer since 2001, Steve Dubberly has designed and managed the production, installation and fulfillment of a wide range of design projects.

Tihana Deanovic
Tihana Deanovic

Tihana Deanovic is a Toronto Chapter co-chair and a Design Director at BrandActive.

Adam Wells
Adam Wells

Adam Wells is a graphic designer who works with clients to evoke their brand visually and experientially through environmental graphics, wayfinding, and signage.

Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher is a Project Manager at Infinite Scale. He works with a  team to deliver turnkey executions to major events.

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