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Adam Wells

Experiential Graphic Designer Adam Wells has recently begun serving as co-chair for Kansas City’s SEGD chapter after relocating from Omaha. Along with Nick Zuniga of HDR, Adam had previously founded the Omaha SEGD Chapter and served as co-chair in that location for the past two plus years. As part of DLR Group’s XGD Studio, Adam serves as the team’s Experiential Graphic Design Leader where his team handles Wayfinding + Signage, Experiential Graphics and Brand Development for a variety of DLR Group project types from around the globe. He looks forward to continuing to expand SEGD’s presence within the Kansas City community.   

Welcome Adam! 



Lost & Found: The Art of Getting Lost & The Science of Finding Your Way

A Mid-West Chapter Virtual Event with SEGD Fellow David Gibson


People make trips every day. Long or short, these journeys are usually done with a purpose, sometimes not. As designers, it is our job to help people find their way. At the same time we also want to empower people to wander and get lost, to have creative meandering alongside their directed journeys.

Author, designer and SEGD Fellow David Gibson will share stories of four remarkable women in his family, and his insights on how people navigate, what happens when they get lost and how design can help them find the right path. His talk will shed light on how public information design can give people the tools they need to become informed and confident travelers. This session will perhaps be a tonic for those who are sheltering in place and long to go get lost in the world once again. Stay with us for a Q&A session with David after the talk.

David Gibson is Co-Founder and Principal of Two Twelve. In 2020, David Gibson celebrates forty years of Two Twelve and over fifty years as a designer. Read more about David here.



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

This free event is co-hosted with SEGD Chapters from MSP, STL, OMA, CVG, & CLE! Join in the discussion with SEGD-ers from around the region. 




Kudos to the graduating students from Kansas City Art Institute. Today they held their senior show in a completely virtual/digital format. With 2 months left of the year, they had to suddenly change their show from a physical exhibition to a digital one. What a challenge! 

The students created a 3D exhibition space to display all of their projects, and then led the attendees of the show through each one by one. Be sure to check out the full show here: http://www.yestodesign.online/

It was cool to see a real interest in spatial design - and there were a couple projects that stood out from an Experiential Graphic Design perspective demonstrating good understanding of space, scale, materials and placemaking. 

Bravo students! 



Join us on Tue, Oct 15 for a Happy Hour with our fellow Center for Architecture & Design members to welcome SEGD to the Center! We will be at the new Streetcar Tavern from 5-7pm to mingle and enjoy some great happy hour specials!

This is a free event, but please register so that we have a head count.

Streetcar Tavern: 1580 Main ST, KCMO

XO ~ Your KC Co-Chairs: Jemma Radick, Shelley Rosdahl & Jonathan Mugmon





Center for Architecture And Design - Kansas City

SEGD KC is joining the Center for Architecture and Design

The Center is a Kansas City collective of design organizations that encompass Architecture (AIA), Planning (APA), Interiors (IIDA), Industrial Design (IDSA), Landscape Architecture (ASLA), Graphic Design (AIGA) and now Experiential Design (SEGD). The goal of the Center is to bring together multiple design disciplines and promote the professions to future generations. And to serve as a forum for discussion, collaboration and the promotion of quality design through programs, lectures, education and advocacy.

If you are a current member of SEGD – then congratulations, you are now also a member of the Center! This means you’ll receive a heads up on upcoming Center events and discounts on event registration. Speaking of events, the Center hosts over 20 events a year, including speakers, workshops and tours and of course the amazing KC Design Week. Keep track of upcoming Center events here: https://www.cfadkc.org/

We are so excited to bring SEGD to the table as an equal stakeholder at the Center. Together we can do big things. If you have any suggestions for Center events, speakers, tours or activities, please drop us a line, and we’ll bring it to the next board meeting. If you are interested in getting involved with Center activities – there will be lots of volunteer opportunities, just reach out if you are interested! 

XO - your Chapter Chairs, 

Jemma,  Jonathan  &  Shelley 




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