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The Debonair Sign Man

Thanks to all who attended last week's event! What a great night! Local Sign Painter Chris Sturdivant The Debonair Sign Man kept us engaged and inspired as he demonstrated his craft and walked us through the life of a sign painter! It was a treat to see so many young and new faces attending! Lots of great new student connections were made! Congrats to our raffle winners, who took home hand painted show cards!

Learning "What is EGD?" from the Pros

During Spring Quarter students from The Art Institute of Atlanta's Interior Design and Graphic/Web Design departments benefitted from SEGD Atlanta's outreach to educate students on what EGD is, what skill sets are required and what career opportunities exist. While some students may have heard of EGD most are not familiar with the depth and breadth of opportunities that exist within the field nor its collaborative nature between many disciplines.

Chick-Fil-A “The Deck” tour.

SEGD Atlanta had the unique opportunity to tour the Chick-Fil-A Headquarters IT Department called “The Deck.”  SEGD member and Graphic Designer Steve Dubberly with Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc. (SRSSA) along with Valerie Walker at APCO Signs and Franklin Cook with Chick-Fil-A Corporate Environments led the tour through the parking deck basement that was re-purposed to house Chick-Fil-A’s growing IT department.

Ponce City Market Tour

The Atlanta Chapter members had the pleasure to tour the Ponce City Market project, graciously hosted by Jill Ayers, Rachel Einsidler (Design 360), Anna Marissa Fetz and Jessica Walburn (Jamestown) on October 27, 2014.  The tour’s 25 slots were snapped up in a record 2 hours - a very popular tour!  Fabricators Henry International (Grant Henry, Josh Wolfe and Jennifer Wolfe)) were on hand to answer questions regarding construction and logistics of making and installing over 2400 signs, including 2,000 feet of neon tube, 16 foot tall illuminated channel letters to be mounted rooftop

2014 Conference Wrap Up

The 2014 SEGD Conference:Convergence in Atlanta was a great success!  We had fantastic speakers, vendors - a great time to reconnect and converge.  Participants enjoyed true southern hospitality with mild weather and fun tours to World of Coke, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park, MLK Center and Pnce City Market to name a few.  Keynote speakers included Hense, Andreas Uebele, Per Mollerup, Cliff Selbert, and John Muhlhausen.

ATLANTA TYPE WALK

A dozen curious participants experienced seeing and hearing about Atlanta from a fresh perspective following tour stops determined by interesting examples of letters, graphics and architecture found in the downtown area. Starting at historic Five Points and meandering through the Fairlie-Poplar District to uptown-downtown, walkers viewed lettering on buildings, street signs, wayfinding signs, plaques, and abandoned signs.

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