Kris Helmick

Kris Helmick
Los Angeles

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Kris Helmick is the SEGD Chapter Chair Liaison and has served on the SEGD Board since 2017. He was previously the Chapter Co-Chair for the Los Angeles Chapter.

Kris Helmick is an Associate Vice President of Environmental Graphics at CallisonRTKL, based in Los Angeles, California. His studio focuses on wayfinding, placemaking, signage, and environmental graphics projects. He directs environmental graphic design services for retail centers, branded environments, healthcare, senior living, transportation, and mixed-use developments both domestic and internationally.

Prior to joining CRTKL, Kris Helmick was a Senior Designer at Two Twelve (New York City) and a Designer/ Project Coordinator at Hunt Design (Pasadena, CA).  Some of his previous work includes:

  • LAX Terminal 1
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Santa Barbara Citywide Wayfinding
  • Signage for over 10 National Park Service sites, Including the National Mall, Jefferson National Monument, the National Parks of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Park Signage Master Plans for Orange County Parks and the City of Santa Barbara
  • Motiongate Theme Park Dubai
  • MGM Grand Springfield
  • Port Imperial City Wayfinding, Weehawken, NJ
  • 220 Central Park South Residential, Manhattan, NY
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Santa Clara Family Justice Center, San Jose, CA
  • Pasadena Humane Society
  • Orange Coast Community College Digital Wayfinding
  • Oregon Zoo Wayfinding Digital Media Integration


Kris Helmick is a graduate of Woodbury University and holds a BFA in graphic design.

Connect with Kris Helmick on LinkedIn.



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