2016

Click to read the CEO update for Q4 2016: Our Growing Community
2016 Q4 CEO Update: The Growth of our Community

While 2016 seems to be a candidate for worst year ever, from an Experiential Graphic Design perspective, we could not disagree more! SEGD set a new record in membership for the third year in a row and that is just the beginning.

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Record Number of Members for SEGD!

SEGD now has 1800+ members! Gary Stemler of archetype (Minneapolis) swooped in with three new members, breaking our previous record and allowing the staff to prove that it's never too early in the day to celebrate. Here's hoping we all don't wind up riding the subway back and forth all night.

Bank of America Children's Museum Facade by Skolnick
LHSA+DP's B of A Exhibit at Miami Children's Museum

Kids can walk through a six-foot-tall piggy bank, learn about the importance of earning, saving and spending money, and practice number recognition, simple math skills and fine motor skills in this interactive exhibit designed by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership.

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Holmes Wood Joins Benoy Group

"Over the last 16 years, we have created a studio that delivers world class solutions in a new area of design: branding the built environment through graphic, wayfinding and sign design. Creating solutions that marry with architecture and interior design is absolutely key to our success and we see joining Benoy Group as the perfect fit," says Owner Lucy Holmes.

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Unified Field Creates App for ASU's Law School

The app provides a snapshot of the law school at any given moment and aggregates that data to provide a portrait over time. Users choose personal keywords as a part of their profiles, and they are encouraged to add keywords to their private groups and events.

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SEGD's Best Content of 2016

2016 was a busy year for our members and followers, so you probably haven’t read or watched each and every one of the over 1,000 pieces of new content posted on segd.org over the last 12 months. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a top 20 list from all the articles, videos and content the website has to offer. Consider it your SEGD 2016 executive summary. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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ESI Brings eBay's Front Door to Life

The centerpiece of the entry to Main Street is a 15-foot touchscreen wall where employees and visitors can tap icons representing cars, shoes, handbags, and other goods, then see how many items were sold in that category in the past few hours or days.

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Michael Courtney Design Wins Accolades

Two of the creative industry’s leading publications, Graphis and Graphic Design USA, have recognized Michael Courtney Design with multiple awards for promotional pieces and branded experiential graphics systems.

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BrandCulture Sticks the Landing for Atlassian

The BrandCulture team printed over 5,000 squares of color and set out to design a mural that celebrates Atlassian’s leadership in the tech space; then they rolled up their sleeves and began sticking the squares to the wall, one pixel at a time.

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ArtHouse Design Helps Abu Dhabi Public Park Honor Its Country

The country's rich history inspired the firm to create culturally responsive designs including a comprehensive, bilingual wayfinding and signage program for the park that represents the local culture, landscape and wildlife, from the dress code and red crescent emblem to the Hajar Mountains and date palm.

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John deWolf Published in Landscapes/Paysages

"In heritage landscapes, integrity and authenticity are key to our understanding of time," says John deWolf of Form Media in his article titled Old Places:New Connections in an issue exploring landscapes touched by time.

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Urban Sign and Cloud Gehshan Associates Team Up on an Award-Winning Sign

The sign descends to 3 ft. on the right, "gloving" over the unique shape of the formed-concrete base. The biggest challenge in fabrication was consistently forming the sign to the undulations of the base.

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Visual Communications Celebrates 25 Years

This before and after photo of Cheryl O'Donnell, Richard Lang, and Connie Carlson reflects the effects of 25 years working in this field. Results are not guaranteed and yours may vary.

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Stimulant: Cast Your Vote in The Timmy Awards

"As one of San Francisco's (and the world’s) most innovative and well recognized creative technology agencies, Stimulant is the epitome of a best-in-breed technology work culture with the emphasis we continually place on technical learning, creative collaboration, and experimentation."

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Ray Chung to Head The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry

Cooper Carry’s move to expand its restaurant design and hospitality interiors practice through The Johnson Studio at COOPER CARRY comes after the two design firms joined forces earlier this year. The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry is currently working on twenty projects across the U.S. and the Caribbean.

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Entro and the Deloitte Orbis Workspace

Udo Schliemann of Entro says that, “With conventional privacy films you feel blocked off, [at Deloitte] privacy films on closed offices are private, but still open enough that you feel you are part of what’s going on.”

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api(+) Designs New Parker's Prototype

Prototype design services included brand strategy, store planning, graphics and branded architecture. The new design includes an easy-to-duplicate kit of parts that will be rolled out during store remodels and into new stores.

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Studio SC Energizes Troy Block

Taking cues from the historic facades of the two buildings formerly on the site, Studio SC organized the garage into two zones. The South area graphics feature curves with rounded letterforms and a diagonal pattern directly influenced by the Troy Laundry building’s classic herringbone brickwork. North area graphics are made up of horizontal lines and right angles, recalling the linear running bond masonry on the Boren Investment Warehouse exterior.

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Daktronics Wins 2016 AV Award for Retail Project of the Year

The Fashion Show project consists of 10,000 square feet of LED video displays reaching 112 feet at the tallest point. The video displays feature more than 12 million LEDs to create more than four million pixels across 7,000 LED modules to provide 281 trillion colors for high contrast vibrant imagery.

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Shakespeare Unauthorized by C&G Partners

Translucent elements evocative of both stagecraft and bookbinding are used to delineate space. Different “scenes” are defined with diaphanous set flats, configured to resemble open books. Printed theatrical scrim with innovative projections are strategically arrayed so visitors can dramatically see one another as they move through the exhibit.

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New Website for Michael Courtney Design

The website makes it easy to discover new work and portfolio favorites: “Easter Eggs” for a Fortune 100 company’s new neighborhood, a project using 16 different languages, the most powerful communication tool in a branding kit of parts, and one very large selfie magnet for an international hotel.

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Mactac Transforms Sundance Institute Offices

As a preferred vendor of HP, Mactac was approached to supply the print media for two large walls spanning from the lobby to the conference room area. The end results are representative of a valued partnership that left the Sundance Institute team ecstatic with their space.

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Arrowstreet's Book Mosaic for Boston Library

As part of Arrowstreet's work at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square, their graphics team designed an engaging mosaic featuring an interpretation of the City of Boston created entirely out of over 1,000 hardcover books.

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Creative Edge Master Shop Joins CODAworx

CODAworx passion lies in bringing this community together in one place, connecting them with the resources needed to create amazing projects, and showcasing those projects to the world. And hopefully, in the process, inspiring more amazing projects.

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Bluecadet Opens New Office in New York

After 10 years and with over 40 cadets in their hometown of Philadelphia, Bluecadet announced the opening of their second studio, in New York. The office is located in Chelsea among the galleries and steps from the High Line. It offers Bluecadet the opportunity to expand their services, skills and capabilities and allows them to hire some old friends while making some new ones.

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