Kathy Fry

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Kathy Fry is the 2022 SEGD President

She has served on the SEGD board since 2016, co-founded the SEGD Portland Chapter and was Chair of the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards.

Kathy is a principal at Mayer/Reed, a Portland, Oregon based design studio providing visual communications, interior design, urban design and landscape architecture. She directs the visual communications and interiors group in the design of signage, wayfinding, interpretive elements, landmarks and branded spaces for civic, transportation, cultural, healthcare, education, mixed-use and corporate settings.

Her portfolio includes the Vancouver Community Library (Vancouver, WA), Bud Clark Commons (Portland, OR), San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (San Ysidro, CA), OMSI District Wayfinding (Portland, OR), TriMet Orange Line (Portland, OR) and University of Washington Urban Solutions Center (Tacoma, WA).

Kathy’s work has been recognized with awards from the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and SEGD. Her projects are featured in Wayshowing>Wayfinding and Signage and Wayfinding Design: A Complete Guide to Creating Environmental Graphic Design Systems, 2nd Edition.

She is an honors graduate of Portland State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and a minor in sociology.

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SEGD President Kathy Fry

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Dear SEGD Community, I’m honored to serve as SEGD President. I want to start by thanking Anna Crider for serving as President for the past two years. Anna’s leadership helped SEGD navigate a CEO search, the onset of the pandemic, and rethinking our education and community building through virtual and hybrid platforms. For those of you that I haven’t met, I’m a Principal at Mayer/Reed, a Pacific Northwest firm practicing experiential graphic design, landscape architecture and urban design. I co-founded the SEGD Portland Chapter and then joined the SEGD Board of Directors in 2016. To prepare for this role, I have served on the executive committee as Anna’s Vice President for the past two years. 

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