DesignConcernUS uses both sides of their brains, allowing for collaborations of skill, common sense and sound reasoning to generate smart, innovative solutions that make for good business, while creating healthy, human friendly experiences. We approach projects with the same discipline and values by which we conduct our lives, with integrity—we do what we say we are going to do, and with humility, passion and reverence. Often, what begins as a ‘project,’ becomes a long-term relationship with our clients.
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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.”
Since 1987, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design, SEGD, has honored the individuals, companies, and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and experiential graphic design fields. This year, in place of the association’s annual conference and awards celebrations, SEGD will be hosting a series of virtual events, the 2020 SEGD Achievement Awards & Auction to celebrate our honorees, which will be held on June 24, 2020, at 7:00 PM EDT. The 2020 honorees, awards, and their biography links are as follows:
Two weeks ago, SEGD announced and celebrated the 2020 SEGD Achievement Awards winners during the live, virtual 2020 SEGD Achievement Awards + Auction event—our most attended event of the summer. Now, get to know these honorees on a more personal level through their Q&A profiles linked below!
You know, we know, and your boss knows that half (?) the fun of attending Xlab 2015is HELLO, being in New York in early November! And with the Xlab theme of Transforming Experience, we’re not going to recommend the same-old, same-old tourist spots and eateries. Here’s your new New York X-list.
Anthony has a natural ability to create 3-dimensional objects in space. Taking ideas from 2-dimensional drawings into form and function, he has a curiosity and a skill for using both materials and people to execute and innovate.
Four walking tours through downtown Manhattan link 50 historic and contemporary sites with freestanding interpretive graphic panels. Colored dots set into the pavement and hand-held maps are wayfinding aids. Visitors can plan their days and preview their tours at interactive video kiosks.
The Tiles of the Oceans is a monolithic wall of 54,000 classic blue and white tiles hand made in Portugal. The mural, six stories high and 240-feet-long, weaves through the interior and exterior of the Lisbon Aquarium, inviting people inside to cue up for the main exhibit. The images were first scanned on the computer and then pixilated. They are created from 64 geometric tile designs, each a percentage value of dark to light in 10 degree increments. Thirty different creatures from each of the world's oceans were selected to co-habitate this one space.
The General Motors Technical Center is world famous as a work of mid-twentieth century modernist architecture and a prime example of the work of Eero Saarinen. The campus, currently two campuses divided by railroad tracks and 38 buildings accessed by 16 gates, had grown by necessity and presented a veritable wayfinding challenge.