Design Research EGD Specialists

Jason Azar
Jason Azar

Jason Azar is a designer and researcher based in Austin, TX.

Hitoshi Ujiie

Hitoshi Ujiie has over 20 years experience in high-end surface imaging and manufacture, his achievements combining first-hand industry knowledge with academic pioneering in new technology.

Jody Nyboer
Jody Nyboer

Jody Nyboer, PhD is an assistant professor of Environmental and Interior Design and MFA Design program.

Michael Summers, Gresham Smith & Partners
Michael Summers

Michael Summers is an environmental graphic designer with Gresham Smith and Partners, Nashville.

Oliran Johnson

Oliran Johnson is President of focusEGD

focusEGD is built on the energy generated by the close collaboration that Chris Bauer and Oliran Johnson have shared over the past 20 years. With diverse design backgrounds and 50+ years of combined environmental graphic design experience, each brings a unique perspective to the firm.

Lee Skolnick
Lee H. Skolnick

2004 Distinguished Member Award honoree.  Former SEGD Board Member (6 years). Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, is Founder and Design Principal of Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership.

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Leslie Wolke

2014 SEGD Board Member

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Kate Keating

Kate Keating a San Francisco based Designer, is known as a pioneer in the environmental graphic design community and has contributed to the success of many award-winning, community-oriented project

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Oscar Fernandez

Oscar Fernandez represented education as the education committee chair on the SEGD Board of Directors from 2011-2014.

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.

Robert Probst, University of Cincinnati, DAAP
Robert Probst

1996 SEGD Fellow

Designer Robert Probst was chosen to lead the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) as its new dean in July 2008.

Wayne-Hunt, Principal Hunt Design Associates, Past President of SEGD
Wayne Hunt

2004 SEGD Fellow, 2010 Distinguished Member Award honoree, 1995 Angel Award honoree, and SEGD President 1999-2000

Wayne Hunt founded Hunt Design in 1977 and is a nationally recognized leader in Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding Signage design.

David Middleton
David Middleton

2012 Distinguished Member Award honoree and 2006 Angel Award honoree

Mies Hora
Mies Hora

Mies Hora has had a long, multi-disciplinary career in the design field, where his decades of experience include corporate identity, branding, positioning, advertising, web design, publications and

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Tim McNeil

Tim McNeil is a principal with Muniz/McNeil, a multi-disciplinary design and research practice in Los Angeles.

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Jim Harding

Jim Harding leads Gresham, Smith and Partners, an award-winning Environmental Graphic Design Group based in Nashville, Tennesee.

Glenn Davis, Gresham Smith and Partners
Glenn Davis

With 15 years of experience, Glenn has provided a full suite of environmental graphic design services—including branding and wayfinding—for a variety of healthcare and higher education

Miranda Hall
Miranda Hall

2014 SEGD Academic Summit Chair

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Gladys Brenner

Gladys Brenner, President and lead designer of AB Design, has more than 20 years experience in experiential graphic design and project management in the USA and abroad.

Katie Sprague, RTKL
Katie Sprague

Katie Sprague, Senior Vice President at RTKL, leads The Environments Studio, a group that combines the best of branding, interiors and environmental graphics.

David Gibson, Prinical Two Twelve design, New York City
David Gibson

2009 SEGD Fellow and SEGD President 1991-1992

David Gibson leverages the power of design to transform people's experience of public space. With sensitivity to context and a talent for consensus building, he leads comprehensive wayfinding strategy and signage programs for leading institutions and organizations around the country.

Paul Mijksenaar
Paul Mijksenaar

We help people to find their way, sometimes by signs.

We help people to find their way. Of course we still advise to put up signs when applicable. But more and more we change our focus to architectural and spatial planning. The more signs you see, the worse the architecture. We don't 'show' the way people have to go but encourage natural wayfinding.

John Kleinpeter, California State University
John Kleinpeter

 Associate Professor of Design teaching Environmental Communication Design courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Design Program.

Wayne McCutcheon, Entro
Wayne McCutcheon

SEGD President 2010-2011

Wayne is a Past President of SEGD and a member of the 2016 SEGD Board of Directors.

Wayne, a principal and founding partner of Entro, has been instrumental in the successful planning, design and implementation of many large-scale wayfinding and corporate identity programs over the past 20 years.

Michele Washington, Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Michele Washington

Michele Washington is a design researcher and design strategist who works with non-profits, startups, and cultural institutions.

Tom Horton
Tom Horton

2009 SEGD Green Committee, Distinguished Member Award honoree

Greg Nelson
Greg Nelson

Greg Nelson is an award-winning design leader who merges communication with place to create compelling solutions that engage people and inspire results.

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Richard Poulin

2005 SEGD Fellow

Richard Poulin is a Principal of Poulin + Morris Inc., an award-winning, multidisciplinary design consultancy, where he has created visual communications programs for an extensive range of clients.

Sarah McKeen, Project Manager at Pentagram, New York
Sarah McKeen

Sarah McKeen is a Project Manager in the New York office of Pentagram.

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