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Robert Venturi

Headshot of Robert Venturi, Venturi Scott Brown Associates

2003 SEGD Fellow

Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. (born June 25, 1925) is an American architect and founding principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and one of the major architectural figures in the 20th century. Together with his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown, he helped to shape the way that architects, planners, and students experience and think about architecture and the American built environment.

Henry Beer

Headshot of Henry Beer, Founder of CommArts

1999 SEGD Fellow

Henry Beer co-founded CommArts with Richard Foy in 1973. The two met at the office of Charles and Ray Eames and for 35 years, along with Janet Martin, headed a staff of architects, industrial, interior, graphic, and environmental graphic designers who created nationally and internationally acclaimed work for their clients.

Ed Hofmann

Ed Hofmann, associate VP of Design at limited Brands and a 2013 SEGD Board Member

Edwin L. Hofmann is associate vice president of design at Limited Brands and a founding member of the Victoria’s Secret store design team. In close cooperation with the company management, Hofmann defines and develops cutting-edge branding strategies, which are then translated into riveting, emotionally loaded flagship store concepts. Hofmann and his team were recently responsible for creating the Victoria’s Secret flagship stores in New York, Chicago, and Hawaii. Before that, Hofmann was design director at Victoria’s Secret Beauty and senior designer at Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

Oscar Fernandez

Oscar Fernandez, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati School of Design and a 2013 SEGD Board Member

Oscar represents education as the education committee chair on the SEGD Board of Directors.

Oscar is an Associate Professor and the coordinator of the new Graphic Communication Design program at the School of Design, College of DAAP, UC. The program primarily focuses on visual communications, interaction design and usability. It is not, as often perceived, an animation program, but rather looking for a more efficient and effective means and methods to convey information/messages.

Debra Nichols

Headshot of Debra Nicols, President at Debra Nicols Design

1998 SEGD Fellow

Debra Nichols found her artform at the intersection of architecture, communication, and art. Her approach is integrative, synthesizing elegant and energetic design with strategic marketing and smart problem solving. She believes that for anything to truly succeed, to create the spirit of the place, and to contribute to life in a meaningful way, it must be beautiful.

Richard Foy

Headshot of Richard Foy, CommArts

1999 SEGD Fellow

Richard Foy co-founded CommArts with Henry Beer in 1973. The two met at the office of Charles and Ray Eames. CommArts was an office of architects, industrial, interior, graphic, and environmental graphic designers who created a remarkable history of giving shape to their clients' message and mission by providing integrated design solutions from concept to realization.

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