2014 Exhibitions Speaker

Sara Shabaka

Sara Shabaka is a partner at Coen Shabaka Design in Brooklyn, New York.

Sara Shabaka's specialties include:

  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Exhibit Graphic Design
  • Retail branding
  • Visitor Experience design
  • Digital screen content development and design

 

Sara Shabaka is a partner at Coen Shabaka Design in Brooklyn, New York
Coen Shabaka Design
Brooklyn, New York

Richard Poulin

2005 SEGD Fellow

Richard Poulin is a Principal of Poulin + Morris Inc., an award-winning, multidisciplinary design consultancy, where he has created visual communications programs for an extensive range of clients.

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Poulin + Morris
New York City

Jonathan Alger

SEGD President 2006-2007

Jonathan Alger is a founding partner of C&G Partners, active in all forms of communication design, especially exhibitions, interactive environments and public spaces. He is a dedicated advocate of strategic thinking and the thoughtful use of technology. He served two years as national President (2006-2007) of SEGD, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.

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C&G Partners
New York City

Kate Kirkpatrick

Studio Director and Principal

Kate is a Studio and Brand Design Practice Leader at Gensler whose fascination with people and why they do things the way they do has fueled her career in marketing, communications and brand strategy. After leading marketing and executive communications for Gensler at the regional and corporate levels for 15 years, she rejoined the D.C. office in 2013 to help clients across the industry spectrum shape the relevance and soul of their brands.

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Gensler
Washington, DC

Tateo Nakajima

Tateo Nakajima is a Principal of Arup and an internationally recognized leader in the design and planning of performing arts venues. Prior to joining Arup, Tateo was a Partner and Principal Auditorium Designer with Artec Consultants Inc, working on the theatre planning and auditorium acoustics aspects of a wide range of projects. While at Artec, he has led projects around the world, working many of the highest profile architecture and design practices, and with some of the most influential artists and musical ensembles today.

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Arup
New York

Elizabeth Musteen

As the Chief of Exhibit Production in the Office of Exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History, Elizabeth Musteen oversees exhibit maintenance and in-house production of exhibits. In her previous role as senior project manager, she supervised the design and construction the Museum’s major permanent exhibits, including managing the design and fabrication of the 23,000-square-foot Sant Ocean Hall; two multi-award winning exhibits, the Kenneth E.

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Washington D.C.

Brad Larson

Brad Larson focuses on digital storytelling that records guests’ experiences in public exhibit spaces.  (See his presentation: “A New Model for Popup Exhibits and Community Storytelling” in the video below).

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Brad Larson Media
Boston

Clare Brown

Clare Brown is the Chief of Design at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

She is an exhibition and graphic designer with 15 years of museum experience in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Massachusetts. Clare was Head of Program for the Masters of Design In Exhibition Design at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University.

Clare Brown, Chief of Design, National Museum of American History, Washington DC
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Washington D.C.

Allan Haley

Allan Haley is an author, lecturer and expert on all things typographic.

His clients include Monotype, Graphis, the Museum of Printing, The International Society of Typographic Designers and Lynda.com.

Allen Haley
Boston

Andrew Swedenborg

Andrew Swedenborg is Executive Vice President, Business Development for King Retail Solutions. Andrew has over 15 years expertise in national account sales, client relations and corporate development and  focuses on honing strategic vision, developing growth strategies and overall business planning at the award-winning retail design and manufacturing firm. He brings an unparalleled level of energy and enthusiasm to the KRS team. Andrew did his undergraduate work at the University of Denver and received his MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

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