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Healing Through Truth Telling: Society's Cage
Healing Through Truth Telling: Society's Cage
09/01/2020

Read Time: 12 minutes
Listen: 60 minutes

Conceptualized in the wake of the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor slayings, temporary installation "Society's Cage," serves to educate the public about systemic racial violence, fostering healing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the March on Washington in Support of Black Lives.

2020 SEGD Chapter Chair Award Winner, Zach Kotel
2020 SEGD Chapter Chair Award Winner, Zach Kotel
07/08/2020

Read Time: 6.5 minutes
At ArtHouse Design (Denver), Zach Kotel plays a key role in business development, preparing proposals, presenting work and conducting stakeholder workshops. Kotel has won multiple distinctions for his design talents from Graphis, UCDA, the GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards and the HOW International Design Awards. He has been diligently working to elevate, engage and showcase the Denver design community since 2015 through his involvement with AIGA and SEGD, and is currently serving as SEGD Denver Chapter Chair.

2020 SEGD Arrow Award | 22MILES
2020 SEGD Arrow Award Winner, 22MILES
07/08/2020

Read Time: 9.5 minutes
Formed in 2007, 22MILES is an award-winning software solution provider specializing in immersive digital signage and interactive wayfinding experiences. Because of their intuitive propriety CMS, the company Is a leading provider for projects that include 3D wayfinding, 4K video walls, mobile indoor positioning, dynamic signage and more for clients like Westfield, Astra Zeneca, Einstein Health System, JFK, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, Four Seasons Resort Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide, IHG, NTT, Cooper Co, and Duke Energy. Their core belief is that every customer is a partner, and every use case is an opportunity to drive smarter and more agile digital and mobile-forward solutions.

2020 SEGD Educator Award Winner, Joell Angel-Chumbley
2020 SEGD Educator Award Winner, Joell Angel-Chumbley
07/08/2020

Read Time: 7 minutes
A practicing professional sculptor and painter, Joell Angel-Chumbley, MFA, also has extensive public and private sector experience specializing in the areas of experiential graphic design, branding, wayfinding, public art and placemaking working with Kolar Design (Cincinnati). Angel-Chumbley's passion for multidisciplinary collaboration and mentoring has led her to a career in teaching; She has taught at Mount St. Joseph University, the University of Cincinnati, DAAP, and Miami University. She has also actively served on the SEGD Academic Taskforce since 2011 and the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP Alumni Board since 2009.

2020 SEGD Distinguished Member Award Winner, Anthony Ferrara
2020 SEGD Distinguished Member Award Winner, Anthony Ferrara
07/08/2020

Read Time: 6 minutes
Award-winning experiential graphic designer Anthony Ferrara has been an invaluable contributor to SEGD, and his dedication to serving as a New York Chapter Chair has enriched the local community as well. Ferrara has over 30 years of experience across identity, wayfinding, exhibition, and environmental graphic design. Before starting his own business, worked at prestigious New York firms including Two Twelve, Chermayeff & Geismar, and Whitehouse & Company. His work has appeared in many publications, including “The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Spaces.”

2020 SEGD Golden Arrow Award Winner, Ann Makowski
2020 SEGD Golden Arrow Award Winner, Ann Makowski
06/17/2020

Read Time: 5.5 minutes
A devoted staff member for 20 years, Ann Makowski’s leadership has impacted the evolution of the organization in innumerable ways, from starting new websites and publications to growing membership and elevating the SEGD Global Design and Achievement Awards programs and events like the Auction for Excellence. Most recently, she served SEGD as Interim CEO of SEGD but has previously served as COO, Interim Executive Director, Managing Editor of the SEGD color magazine, and Director of Membership and Communications. We recently caught up with Makowski and asked questions about her career at SEGD and herself.

Images and Reflections—Black Lives Matter Plaza
Images and Reflections-Black Lives Matter Plaza
06/09/2020

Read Time: 1 minute

With the speedy installation of typographic murals on the streets of several cities including Washington D.C. in support of the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, many conversations have been sparked not only about inequity, policing, performative distraction and political tactics, but also about community organizing through the use of signs and its relationship to the practice of EGD.

Stacks and Bike Racks—Austin Central Library Wayfinding
10 years, 10 Laudable Library-Located EGD Projects
08/07/2019

Read Time: 4 minutes

We searched our archives, kept track of recent library developments and consulted experts—keep reading for a list of laudable library-located experiential graphic design projects spanning from 2009 to 2019, with one representing each of the past 10 years.

Exhibition Espionage—G&A at the All New International Spy Museum (image: visitors interact with game experience)
Exhibition Espionage—G&A at the All New International Spy Museum
05/28/2019

Read Time: 6 minutes

The original International Spy Museum opened in 2002, with the help of exhibition design firm Gallagher & Associates (Silver Spring, Md.) who, once again, were brought on to shed light on the shadowy world of spycraft—this time in a new location.

Exhibitions and Experiences—A D.C. Guide for E&E, After Hours
Exhibitions and Experiences—A D.C. Guide for E&E, After Hours
08/14/2018

Read Time: 3 minutes

Unlimited Possibilities: Innovating with Best Practices for Digital Experiences with Alin Tocmacov
Unlimited Possibilities: Innovating with Best Practices for Digital Experiences with Alin Tocmacov
08/06/2018

Read Time: 5 minutes
We spoke with Alin Tocmacov about his work at C&G Partners, how he got started in exhibition and experience design, his anticipations for the 2018 SEGD E&E event and his take on the future of technology in exhibits.

Your 2018 Guide to Exhibition & Experience Design Tours
Your Guide to 2018 Exhibition & Experience Design Tours
07/30/2018

Read up on the exclusive tours offered at the 2018 Exhibition & Experience Design event in D.C. August 23-24!

DeafSpace Exhibit Design at Gallaudet University’s Maguire Center
DeafSpace Exhibit Design at Gallaudet University’s Maguire Center
05/15/2018

C&G Partners (New York) designed the Maguire Welcome Center visitor experience at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for “deaf eyes” using DeafSpace Guidelines in partnership with the university and Dangermond Keane Architecture.

30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000
30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000
07/26/2017

Look no further than Paris' Promenade plantée, which was completed in 1993, to see where the trend of converting obsolete railways into beautiful urban green spaces originated. The real urban renewal linear park boom, however, happened in this century.

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Clare Brown on the Next Generation of Exhibition & Experience Designers
06/12/2016

What are the biggest challenges and changes in exhibition design today? How are exhibitions made into meaningful experiences that stay with visitors after they leave?

Discovery Elementary School
Wayfinding as Placemaking at Discovery Elementary School
05/10/2016

Discovery Elementary School is the first new elementary school to be built in Arlington, Virginia in more than a decade. The design team from VMDO Architects successfully created a kid-centric, place-based, wayfinding narrative that went beyond navigation to support a larger vision of spatial interaction.

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