Gladys Brenner

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Wayfinding Consultant with over 20 years experience in the US and abroad.

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

Gladys Brenner graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University Communication Arts and Design Department with an MFA in Design and Communication. She also holds an MFA in Architecture and a BA in Graphic Design from the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design of the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

She was a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching computer graphics and at the Universidad de Buenos Aires teaching History of Graphic Design. She was a curator for design exhibits in Virginia and Washington, DC and a presenter at the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) analyzing numbering systems for wayfinding.

Gladys Brenner is an active member of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design and a Professional Member of the Sign Design Society, UK (SDS).

Together with the group that worked in the project, she was recognized with an SEGD Special Mention Award, 2006, Symbol Usage in Health Care for Hablamos Juntos, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and at SEGD’s “Messages” publications for a report on “Symbol Usage in Health Care Settings for People with Limited English Proficiency” That project as well, won an award from IIID, the International Institute for Information Design and was part of a traveling exhibit to Taipei, Vienna, London, Stuttgart, Iceland, Italy, and South America.

Gladys Brenner has knowledge of six foreign languages and her exposure to diverse cultures during her numerous trips, prove to be useful when approaching wayfinding projects that impact visitors from diverse backgrounds.

AB Design is a Hispanic minority, small and woman owned firm.

Volunteer Activities Half the Sky Movement: advocacy and fund raising with emphasis in education.
Member of the Council for Social Justice in the Central Virginia Area.

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