The 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience Chicago is over and according to most of the attendees the staff came into contact with, this one was the best, one of the best, awesome, fantastic--you name the adjective; people seemed to really enjoy it. Chicago delivered incredible sunny days, riverboat tours of the city's architecture, and receptions out on the river walk. All these city-based activities provided great opportunities for people to get to know each other and connect.
SEGD President 2006-2007
Jonathan Alger is a founding partner of C&G Partners, active in all forms of communication design, especially exhibitions, interactive environments and public spaces. He is a dedicated advocate of strategic thinking and the thoughtful use of technology. He served two years as national President (2006-2007) of SEGD, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.
Jonathan Alger’s work includes the Star-Spangled Banner experience at the National Museum of American History and the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street. He also led the planning and design team responsible for all new visitor experiences at the dramatically expanded Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, the most popular observatory in America.
He has conceived and designed interactive, educational experiences for the Holocaust Museum, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Hall of Science, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Express, Nasdaq and Sports Illustrated, among others. His projects include a visitor center for USAID, a public history installation for TIAA/CREF, two award-winning exhibits for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), a studio tour at the Voice of America, and educational environments for the Japanese American National Museum.
He is currently working on interactive visitor experience projects for the National Museum of Natural History and the US Department of State, among others.
Jonathan Alger is dedicated to expanding visitor experiences beyond the museum: he has done award-winning work for many libraries, including the Los Angeles Public Library, the Bobst Library of NYU, the Library of Congress and the Boston Public Library.
In other areas of communication design, he has created signage and wayfinding programs for many national organizations including Dulles International Airport, the Birmingham Museum of Art and the National Museum of American History. He has also created brand identities for a number of cultural institutions and exhibitions. His interactive design work includes a brand identity and website for the celebrated online journal FEED that was nominated for a Webby, the “online Oscar” of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
He has received numerous design awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Director’s Club and the Society for Environmental Graphic Design. His work has also been honored multiple times by the American Association for State and Local History. He has written for, and been featured in, various magazines and journals. In 2004, he was featured on the cover of Graphic Design USA’s “People to Watch” issue. In 2008, he was profiled in Interior Design magazine.
Jonathan Alger graduated from Yale University, B.A. with honors and distinction in Architecture, magna cum laude.