2020 SEGD Achievement Awards

2020 SEGD Chapter Chair Award Winner, Zach Kotel

2020 SEGD Chapter Chair Award Winner, Zach Kotel

Read Time: 6.5 minutes
At ArtHouse Design (Denver), Zach Kotel plays a key role in business development, preparing proposals, presenting work and conducting stakeholder workshops. Kotel has won multiple distinctions for his design talents from Graphis, UCDA, the GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards and the HOW International Design Awards. He has been diligently working to elevate, engage and showcase the Denver design community since 2015 through his involvement with AIGA and SEGD, and is currently serving as SEGD Denver Chapter Chair.

2020 SEGD Arrow Award Winner, 22MILES

2020 SEGD Arrow Award | 22MILES

Read Time: 9.5 minutes
Formed in 2007, 22MILES is an award-winning software solution provider specializing in immersive digital signage and interactive wayfinding experiences. Because of their intuitive propriety CMS, the company Is a leading provider for projects that include 3D wayfinding, 4K video walls, mobile indoor positioning, dynamic signage and more for clients like Westfield, Astra Zeneca, Einstein Health System, JFK, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, Four Seasons Resort Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide, IHG, NTT, Cooper Co, and Duke Energy. Their core belief is that every customer is a partner, and every use case is an opportunity to drive smarter and more agile digital and mobile-forward solutions.

2020 SEGD Educator Award Winner, Joell Angel-Chumbley

2020 SEGD Educator Award Winner, Joell Angel-Chumbley

Read Time: 7 minutes
A practicing professional sculptor and painter, Joell Angel-Chumbley, MFA, also has extensive public and private sector experience specializing in the areas of experiential graphic design, branding, wayfinding, public art and placemaking working with Kolar Design (Cincinnati). Angel-Chumbley's passion for multidisciplinary collaboration and mentoring has led her to a career in teaching; She has taught at Mount St. Joseph University, the University of Cincinnati, DAAP, and Miami University. She has also actively served on the SEGD Academic Taskforce since 2011 and the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP Alumni Board since 2009.

2020 SEGD Distinguished Member Award Winner, Anthony Ferrara

2020 SEGD Distinguished Member Award Winner, Anthony Ferrara

Read Time: 6 minutes
Award-winning experiential graphic designer Anthony Ferrara has been an invaluable contributor to SEGD, and his dedication to serving as a New York Chapter Chair has enriched the local community as well. Ferrara has over 30 years of experience across identity, wayfinding, exhibition, and environmental graphic design. Before starting his own business, worked at prestigious New York firms including Two Twelve, Chermayeff & Geismar, and Whitehouse & Company. His work has appeared in many publications, including “The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Spaces.”

2020 SEGD Golden Arrow Award Winner, Ann Makowski

2020 SEGD Golden Arrow Award Winner, Ann Makowski

Read Time: 5.5 minutes
A devoted staff member for 20 years, Ann Makowski’s leadership has impacted the evolution of the organization in innumerable ways, from starting new websites and publications to growing membership and elevating the SEGD Global Design and Achievement Awards programs and events like the Auction for Excellence. Most recently, she served SEGD as Interim CEO of SEGD but has previously served as COO, Interim Executive Director, Managing Editor of the SEGD color magazine, and Director of Membership and Communications. We recently caught up with Makowski and asked questions about her career at SEGD and herself.

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