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Chapter Chairs

Laura McCoy is a Founder of TollesonMcCoy in Nashville
Laura McCoy
Jeff Peden, Dalton+Anode
Jeff Peden
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Ashworth Environmental Design
August Enterprises                     
Coast 2 Coast Survey Group       
Gresham, Smith and Partners    
K. Designs                                   
Link Engineering                         
Looney Ricks Kiss                        
Red Alloy Creative                      
SHOWDOG Brand Handlers        
Sign Services Group                                        
The Owen Design Group             
Three Point Graphics, Inc.          
Wilmington Quality Associates   


1220 Exhibits                              
Dixie Graphics                             
Identity Group                            
INEOS Acrylics                            
Intersign Corporation                 
Lucite International                    
Pattison Sign Group 
PPG Architectural Coatings        
Principle Group                           
Sign Management Consultants

Design Schools

Nossi College of Art 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Vanderbilt University
O'More College of Design
Watkins College of Art    


Nashville Chapter Email: [email protected]

Nashville, TN Blog

Are your designs up to code? Learn how the International Building Code can impact your design choices when developing physical signage.

Jimmy Wayne Stephens is the founder of CODE WIZARD LLC, a building code and accessibility consultancy in the Middle Tennessee area. He will be presenting a discussion of building code issues pertinent to signage design titled Absolutely Everything the 2018 IBC Says About Signage to members of SEGD. A reference document with the same title will be available for attendees.

A graduate of UTK College of Architecture + Design, Mr. Stephens specializes in the interpretation of code language and development of code strategies for architects and designers. After 11 years as a Plans Examiner for Metro Nashville, Mr. Stephens founded CODE WIZARD LLC to assist in the design process prior to submittal for permits, limiting worry, time and money spent on deficiencies in code compliance.

This Nashville Chapter event has free registration thanks to our sponsors Identity Group and Gresham Smith.

Register Here 



Join us in the newly created showroom at PixelFLEX to discover new ideas for incorporating LED displays into the built environment. The fine folks at PixelFLEX will have their latest products on display, and they will be on-hand to talk through various applications--from artistic to all-weather. This tour will also be a great opportunity to get a first hand look at the installation, maintenance, and content considerations you should keep in mind when proposing LED as part of a solution.

Want to learn more about PixelFLEX? You can some of their past work right here on the SEGD web site.

 Be sure to let us know you are coming. Free registration on Eventbrite.

SEGD BNA Nashville Chapter Events

No year is complete without a holiday mixer. Come out after work on December 20th for a little holiday hang out with the best graphic designers, space planners, architects, technology integrators, and fabricators in town.

Our friends at Smith and Lentz will graciously save a few tables for us, and attendees will be responsible for purchasing their own holiday libations.

We hope to see you there! Speaking of which, be sure to let us know if we should save you a seat. Free registration


(Event Image remixed from a photo by Tanner Boriack on Unsplash. Be sure to check him out on Instagram too.)


It's time for another SEGD BNA event! This time we're heading to Bridgestone Arena where the Big Visual Group will talk about the environmental graphics of the Predators facility.

Everyone should park in the 6th Avenue garage and use the call box to gain entry. Just let security know that you are attending the Big Visual Group tour. If you arrive on foot (or late), use the SoBro entrance on Demonbreun Street.

Before the tour, the Nashville Civic Design Center will share this year's plans for PARK(ing) Day 2018.

Following the tour, we'll look for a nearby watering hole for some casual socializing and an informal review of the SEGD national conference.

Register for free, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Special thanks to Big Visual Group for sponsoring this event.

Please join us in welcoming the SEGD Nashville Chapter.This addition brings SEGD's global chapters to 33.

The chapter will be led by Laura McCoy, Partner at TollesonMcCoy and Jeff Peden, Director of Sales and Marketing at Anode.

About the Chapter Chair

Laura McCoyis the managing partner of TollesonMcCoy, which she and Ansley Tolleson founded in 2005. Shocked to find herself at this age and experience level, Laura has designed signage, wayfinding systems, logos, print pieces, interior branding projects, donor recognition walls, patient warning icons and much more. In fact, her neighborhood sign was published in Southern Living and her East Nashville logo has become a Snapchat filter. Laura enjoys working as a team with architects, designers and owners to achieve the best solution for a project. She believes that applied designs should work with a space, not overpower it, and follows the philosophy, “Less is more.” Her current challenges include learning how to delegate, finding room to store all of her different TM hats and helping to start SEGD Nashville.

Jeff Peden has over nine years of experience in defining the conceptual, technical, and budgetary components for touchscreen exhibits and interactive experiences designed and produced by the Anode team. He focuses on integrating technology and digital storytelling into physical visitor spaces. Recent projects cover a wide variety of emotional stories and technical subjects for interactive and digital experiences for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Mars Petcare, Nashville Public Library, Montgomery Bell Academy, BuzzFeed, ESPN X Games, and Mercedes Benz.

Local to Nashville? Keep a lookout for upcoming events.

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