2017 Q4 CEO Update: Celebrate, but keep Developing New Benefits
Happy New Year to the SEGD community!
2017 was another strong year for SEGD and the ongoing development of the association, the fifth in a row, in fact. As we say "thank you and farewell" to John Lutz after his two-year term as SEGD President ends and say "hello" to Bryan Meszaros as he starts his two-year term, it is worth reflecting on the journey we have been on the past five years, and, where we are going from here.
Hunt Design for the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden
To help the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden tell the important story of water conservation, Hunt Design recently created the Crescent Farm display.
E Ink and Ueberall San Diego Airport Project Featured on Venture Beat
The electronic paper display developer E Ink created the electronic ink technology behind Amazon’s Kindle ebook readers. Now it is using that same technology to help create Dazzle, a giant public programmable art installation at the San Diego International Airport.
Unified Field at the Canadian Museum of History
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian independence, the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa renovated, modernized and reinterpreted all three galleries in their signature Canadian History Hall.
Unified Field created 46 interactive experiences for the 40,000-square-foot space, which run the gamut from a large-scale, interactive “Conclusion Wall” generated by visitor contributions to a mobile app providing accessible visual and audio content.
D|G Studios Turns 30
D|G Studios, Inc.has been celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Mactac Named in Top 50 Readers’ Choice Awards
Mactac, a leading provider of wide-format graphic solutions, announces its inclusion in Digital Output’s 23rd Annual Top 50 Readers’ Choice Awards.
ESI Transforms 900 North Michigan Shops
Flocks of birds fly in mesmerizing patterns and giant trees sway inside of 900 North Michigan Shops, the Magnificent Mile destination made even more stunning by a major renovation unveiled in November.
RMG Launches Korbyt and KorbytGO
RMG Networks Holding Corporation (RMG), a leader in technology-driven visual communications, recently announced the global launch of Korbyt™, an enterprise communications platform and KorbytGO™, a mobile app.
Memorable, Clear and Direct—Remembering Ivan Chermayeff, FSEGD
Ivan Chermayeff, legendary graphic designer, artist, illustrator and mentor to generations of designers, died over the weekend at age 85.
A Maze of Corridors—Whybrow at UAL
As part of their on-going work, creative agency Johnson Banks brought in Whybrow Wayfinding to help develop a wayfinding scheme for Camberwell College of Arts, which is part of UAL (University of the Arts London).
Five Minutes with Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca
Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca recently spoke to InDesignLive.com about why they’re on a mission to build a strong community of experiential designers in Australia. Earlier this year, Nick Bannikoff, design manager at BrandCulture and Carlo Giannasca, head of environments at Urbanite announced they were bringing SEGD to Sydney through their local chapter. They chatted candidly about the rise of experiential graphic design and how the blending of graphics, wayfinding and interior design can make for better branded spaces.
Bluemedia Builds Super Bowl Sleepover 4-D Virtual Reality Dome
Courtyard by Marriott, is the host of the "Super Bowl Sleepover Contest" that will award one winner and a guest with a sleepover in a converted, field-level suite at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota the night before Super Bowl LII in February 2018. To help transform the stadium suite into a near-perfect replica of a Courtyard by Marriott hotel room, IMG LIVE brought in bluemedia to build buzz around the brand by creating a 4-D virtual reality dome in the middle of New York.
East (Re)Meets West
East meets West—again! On his recent trip to Beijing, David Vanden Eynden of CVEDesign reconnected with Linda Bai; they originally met at a meetup for designers from Beijing and Nanjing, arranged by SEGD CEO Clive Roux. Linda Bai’s firm Only Design specializes in branding, packaging and retail environments. CVEDesign is delighted to continue and strengthen their connections with colleagues in China and around the world.
More from CVEDesign
Pirogov Children’s Hospital
The America for Bulgaria Foundation has once again tapped Lee Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership’s interior exhibit design and graphic design expertise to re-imagine Pirogov Children’s Hospital in Sofia. Working in partnership with IKEA to select homey, modern, child-friendly furniture, LHSA+DP has completely renovated the hospital into a welcoming environment.
Arrowstreet's 360-Degree View of Boston Projects
At the center of Congress Square, Arrowstreet is revitalizing Quaker Lane into an active and vibrant pedestrian walkway with engaging ground level retail, outdoor seating and dining options.
Mvix Announces The Future Leaders in Visual Communication Scholarship
Mvix, a digital signage company, is offering The Future Leaders in Visual Communication Scholarship to college students pursuing a career in the art and design industry. The annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates majoring in Fine Arts, Graphic Design or a related field of study.
Selbert Perkins Design Welcomes Sharon Brooks as Director of Business Development
Selbert Perkins Design (Chicago) was pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon Brooks as the new Director of Business Development in their Chicago office. She will be focusing on business development for branded environments, signage and wayfinding systems and public art.
Mayer/Reed Celebrates Thirty and Forty Years
This year, the Portland multi-disciplinary design firm Mayer/Reed, Inc. is recognizing two anniversaries—a thirtieth and a fortieth. This unusual milestone marks the firm’s establishment by Michael Reed, FSEGD, in 1977 as a visual communications and product design studio; then he formed a partnership ten years later with Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, who added landscape architecture and urban design services.
Dimensional Innovations Expands to Atlanta and Minneapolis
Dimensional Innovations, an experiential design, build and technology firm in the Kansas City area, expanded by opening offices in Atlanta and Minneapolis on November 1.
Selbert Perkins Design Welcomes Tom Wojciechowski
Selbert Perkins Design announces the addition of Tom Wojciechowski, Environmental Design Director, to the SPD team.
Nancy Ann Coyne Reveals Public Installation "Speaking of Home"
On September 27, 2017, international public artist, designer and social innovator Nancy Ann Coyne debuted "Speaking of Home," a photographic public artwork transforming four of St. Paul’s famous skyways into an episodic narrative of immigrant experiences––questioning assumptions about what comprises “home.” The project marks the first time that the St. Paul skyway system will be sanctioned for a public artwork and was made possible by the close collaboration between the artist and fabricator, Archetype.
Julie Krohner of Exit Design on VR and the Future of Storytelling
Exit Design Chief Innovation Officer Julie Krohner recently gave a talk at TEDxCambridgeUniversity, discussing how immersive media like VR can provide an unparalleled opportunity for cultivating empathy.
TD Centre 50th Anniversary Celebratory Exhibit
Half a century ago, Toronto’s skyline was transformed by its first two skyscrapers when renowned Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe designed the Toronto-Dominion Centre. Home to over 70 tenants and 21,000 daily occupants, the TD Centre is the vision of two leading Canadian corporations, TD Bank Group and Cadillac Fairview.
Caroline Hinrichs Named Director of Business Development for HOK’s Experience Design Group
HOK (Chicago) has named Caroline Hinrichs director of business development for its Experience Design practice. Based in Chicago, she will oversee client development and relationships for the global experiential graphics and branding group. Hinrichs brings more than a decade of experience in business development in the architectural and design professions, with special expertise in experiential marketing.
Airspace Announces The Breeze
Airspace (New York) is excited to announce their new adaptive reuse project in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn set to open in Summer 2018. Their client, The Hudson Companies, Inc., along with S9 Architecture and ABS Partners Real Estate, have developed an office and retail destination, which features a rooftop restaurant with views of Manhattan. Airspace was responsible for the identity, exterior murals, signage and wayfinding.
The project was recently profiled in Crain's New York.