Keith Helmetag

Keith Helmetag
New York City

SEGD Global Design Awards

Erie Canal Harbor Project, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., C&G Partners
Erie Canal Harbor Project

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As one of the founders of C&G Partners, Keith Helmetag offers creative management direction to a talented team involved in signage and wayfinding as well as exhibit and experience design commissions.

Keith’s portfolio spans a wide variety of the experiential design field and follows his interests that include, the impact of science and astrophysics (Washington State Parks’ Goldendale Observatory & Sanford Homestake Visitor Center); sports (Major League Baseball and the Yankee Stadium); world changing events on our lives—9/11 (Memorial & Museum); sustainability and climate change (National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration’s Rookery Bay and US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Heinz Tinicum); the Vietnam War (NY State Vietnam Veterans Memorial); faith and gender (San Diego History Center’s Jewish Heritage and LGBTO+), the assassinations of the President and Senator Kennedy (Kennedy Library); the role of urban spaces (Philadelphia’s Dilworth Plaza, Brooklyn and New York Botanical Gardens) and trails (Scenic Hudson’s West Point Foundry Preserve and Maryland State Parks) in the knitting together of communities; and cultural landscapes shaped by Native, African, Colonial and Industrial Americans (San Francisco’s Oceanwide Center Elim Alley History Walk and San Diego’s Serra Museum).

Keith has received awards from the American Institute of Architect’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Society of Experiential Graphic Design. In addition Keith was a grantee of Sappi Ideas That Matter which promotes literacy and lemur conservation in Madagascar, and was a finalist for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Award in Communication Graphics.

Keith Helmetag was educated as an architect (B.Arch.,UC/Berkeley), graphic designer (Philadelphia’s University of the Arts) and business manager (M.B.A., New York University’s Stern School of Management).  As an adjunct professor at Cal Berkeley, he teaches a seminar in Communication Graphics in Cities, Landscape & Architecture.

View more of Keith Helmetag's work at C&G Partners, LLC.


Keith Helmetag, Partner, C&G Partners, New York. Images of then and now.

I was the 1996 jury chairperson for the SEGD Global Design Awards and participated again this year as a 2017 jury member offering a personal perspective that places today’s work in historic context.

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