Chapter Leaders EGD Specialists

Nick Zuniga, Associate Project Manager, HDR Architecture, Omaha, Nebraska
Nick Zuniga

Nick Zuniga is an Associate Project Manager with HDR Architecture in Omaha, Nebraska where his focus is on project management, design, documentation and quality assurance.

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.

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.

Kris Helmick
Kris Helmick

Kris Helmick serves on the 2017-2020 SEGD Boards 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.

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.

Tristan Valencia, SenovvA
Tristan Valencia

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

Elizabeth Griswold is a Senior Graphic Designer at Ewing Cole in Raleigh, NC
Elizabeth Griswold

Elizabeth Griswold translates brand stories into experiences. With her focus aimed on strategic integration in the built environment, she takes a holistic approach to brand essence. A natural collaborator, Elizabeth works with a multi-disciplinary team for fully integrated design solutions. She leads EGD projects from concept to completion, ensuring consistency in the nuances of each brand. Using her passion for the EGD field as her driving force, Elizabeth successfully led the effort to create the SEGD Raleigh Chapter and co-leads the chapter with her fellow chairs.

Photo of Jack Bryce, Jack Bryce Urban Design
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.

Amanda Hurley
Amanda Hurley

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Barton Strawn, Infinite Scale
Barton Strawn

Barton Strawn is a Project lead at Coel Studio. He received a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Marketing and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor's of Environmental Design, Architecture at the North Carolina State University. His specialties: are brand development, product development, team management, and strategic planning.

Jessica Schultz, Environmental Graphic Designer at Shive-Hattery in Chicago
Jessica Schultz

Jessica Schultz is a Chicago Chapter Co-Chair.

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.

Gary Stemler, Vice President, archetype, Minneapolis
Gary Stemler

Gary Stemler was the 2014 Secretary/Treasurer of SEGD. Gary is a co-chair for the Minneapolis chapter.

Gary Stemler has been in the environmental graphics field for over 20 years helping designers and end users in the implementation of custom graphics all across the world. He has been an industry leader in mixing quality craftsmanship with modern manufacturing capabilities and delivering on end user expectations.

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.

David Middleton
David Middleton

2012 Distinguished Member Award honoree and 2006 Angel Award honoree

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.

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.

Taylor Loutsis
Taylor Loutsis

Taylor Loutsis's passion lies in solving problems from the curve of a letter to the environment of a structure, and everything in between.

Steve Hutchison is the Executive Vice President at CG Signage in Santa Ana.
Steve Hutchison

Steve Hutchison is an Orange County Chapter Co-Chair and the Executive Vice President at CG Signage in Santa Ana.

Jemma Radick
Jemma Radick

Jemma Radick is a Kansas City Chapter Co-Chair.

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.

Simon Borg
Simon Borg

SEGD London Chapter Chair

Throughout his career, Simon Borg has worked for several multi-disciplinary creative agencies with experiential graphic design being the constant thread through these moves.

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.

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

Alan Kriegel is a San Francisco Chapter Co-Chair.

Headshot of Brian Dyches, Open Eye, San Diego CoChapter Chair
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.

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.

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.

Amy Rees, ex;it
Amy Rees

Amy Rees is a Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chair.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Headshot of Julie Maggos, SEGD Chicago Chapter Co-Chair
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.

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.

Steve Dubberly, Smallwood
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.

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

Co-chapter Chair of SEGD's Cleveland Chapter.

Jim DeRoin, Boyd Sign Systems, Denver Chapter Co-chair
Jim DeRoin

Jim DeRoin is co-chair of the SEGD Denver Chapter.

Jim DeRoin is Vice President Sales/Project Management of Boyd Sign Systems, which provides complete graphic support, fabrication, shipping and installation of ADA-compliant architectural illuminated and non-illuminated sign systems.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jonathan Mugmon
Jonathan Mugmon

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

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.

Monika Meyer
Monika Meyer

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

Margaret Drew
Margaret Drew

Margaret Drew is a Portland chapter co-chair.

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.

 Stephanie Lessmann, PAM Wayfinding
Stephanie Lessmann

Stephanie Lessman is a San Diego Chapter Co-Chair.

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

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

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

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.

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.  

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.

Cris McCampbell
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.

Headshot of Angela Serravo, SEGD Denver Chapter, Tangram
Angela Serravo

SEGD Denver Chapter Co-Chair

Angela Serravo is a Principal Partner/Lead Designer at Tangram Design, a Colorado Chapter Chair with the Society of Environmental Graphic Design, and an active volunteer in her local community.

Melissa Schmitz
Melissa Schmitz

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

Holly Nichols, Project Manager, Infinite Scale, Salt Lake City
Holly Nichols

Holly Nichols is a Salt Lake City Chapter Co-chair.

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.

Jeremiah Albrecht
Jeremiah Albrecht

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

Gretchen Bustillos

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

Karen Block, KNZ Companies
Karen Block

Karen Block is an Orlando Chapter Co-Chair.

Sara Pasch, Bluecadet
Sara Pasch

Sara Pasch is a Philadephia Chapter Co-Chair

Sara Pasch is a Senior Strategist at Bluecadet, where she leads projects that bring together the physical and the digital to create beautiful and cohesive experiences that are grounded in strategy and sustainable to maintain.

Annelle Stotz
Annelle Stotz

Annelle Stotz is on the 2020 SEGD Board and was a 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.

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.

Katie Davis-Sayles

Katie Davis-Sayles is a Vancouver Chapter Co-chair. She is also the founder and lead designer of Kanawha Design Studio.

Jingjing Li
Jingjing Li

Jingjing Li is a co-chair of the Beijing Chapter.

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.

Tihana Deanovic
Tihana Deanovic

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

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

Despina Macris is a member of the 2020 SEGD Board and has been on the SEGD Board since 2019; she is also the Brisbane SEGD Chapter Co-chair and Director at dotdash.

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.

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.

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