Austin

fd2s Studio Crawl

The second event in our Studio Crawl series, where we are showcasing local EGD firms and giving students a look into the typical day for a local experiential graphic designer. For this crawl, will be getting an up-close-and-personal look at fd2s' new office. Curtis Roberts and Steve Stamper will guide the group.

Join us immediately afterwards for a social, sponsored by S|N|A.

 

Shawn Harrington
Shawn Harrington

Shawn Harrington is a Principle at Asterisk Group Design, an Austin-based, media-neutral design firm.

PAM Holiday Mixer

Please join us as we celebrate the Holiday Season with a little Rock and Roll!

We invite you and a guest to come and enjoy light refreshments at this unique downtown Austin Gallery as we conclude a successful year of the SEGD Austin Chapter.

Sam Coultrip of PAM, sponsors of the event and proprietors of wayfinding software, will give a brief presentation before we kick off the merriment.

The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin

The School of Design and Creative Technologies in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin was created in 2017. With its founding, the school became the fourth major academic unit in the College of Fine Arts, alongside the Department of Art and Art History, the Butler School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Laine Hardy
Laine Hardy

Laine Hardy is a Senior Associate of Design and Strategy at Sensory Interactive, a consulting firm that designs and implements digital media projects for the built environment.

Tracy Geraldez
Tracy Geraldez

Tracy Geraldez, AIA, LEED GA, is a Senior Associate of Design and Strategy at Sensory Interactive, a consulting firm that designs and implements digital media projects for the built environment.

Austin Design Week

Join us for Austin Design Week at fd2s!

In support of Austin Design Week, come by fd2s and hear how the firm creates wayfinding programs, donor recognition exhibits, and experiential graphics that change the way people experience the world around them.

The Austin chapter of the “Society of Experiential Graphic Design” (SEGD) are invited to participate in this event. Stop by to find out more, November 10th from 4pm to 6pm.

Microsoft Hololens in Use at the LBJ Presidential Library
Experimenting with Microsoft Mixed Reality in Museums

We recently caught up with Jim Cortina, principal and development manager at Cortina Productions to talk about the firm’s experimentation with mixed reality and museums during SXSW 2017 and what that might mean for their future.

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Austin SEGD Chapter Firms Present Experiential Graphic Design to UT School of Architecture Students, Chapter Social to Follow Immediately

Join us at our third Chapter event for the year on Friday, October 13th!

Austin SEGD Chapter Firms present Experiential Graphic Design to UT School of Architecture Students, Chapter Social to follow immediately.

In correlation with the fall design reviews, we invite you to participate in a special panel discussion and Q&A session with local design firms.

Janke
Janke

Janke is a HUB certified communication design firm that employs multiple strategies and mediums across 10+ business sectors to connect people, places, and products through outstanding brand experiences.

For nearly two decades, clients have benefited from the firm’s passion and expertise in the integrated brand approach, providing creative multi-channel solutions required to produce actionable results for each brand’s needs and plan for growth.

Greg Giordano
Greg Giordano

Greg Giordano is Director, Design and Strategy at Sensory Interactive. Greg leads Sensory Interactive’s multi-disciplinary design studio in Austin, Texas on projects that integrate digital media into the built environment.

Greg Giordano is a licensed architect with 20 years of experience working at the intersection of information, interactions, and the environment. He draws on the disciplines of design research, architecture, environmental graphics, graphic design, interaction design, and process design to create comprehensive user experiences in the built environment.

Rick Smits, Senior Designer at fd2s, Austin, Texas
Rick Smits

Rick Smits is a senior designer at fd2s in Austin, Texas. He has been with the firm for 9 years working on healthcare, civic, retail, corporate and donor recognition projects.

Rick Smits earned his Bachelor of Arts (graphic Design) degree from Columbia College Chicago.

Before joining fd2s Rick Smits worked for Comcorp/Plancom and Epstein / neXt wayfinding + design in Chicago.

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GraphTec

With GraphTec, our quality is our signature. Our professional craftsmen and management teams have worked with numerous graphic designers, architects, and general contractors all across the United States. Precise planning and detailed analysis on our part help insure that all your project objectives are achieved in a timely and quality fashion.

Erich Theaman
Erich Theaman

Erich Theaman is a senior associate at Formation, a design office that relentlessly pursues solutions with a sense of purpose, adaptability and appropriate response. We approach each problem through a process and interplay of research, strategy and design.

With 13 years of experience, Erich Theaman is an incredibly knowledgeable resource of design best practices, code documentation and planning/logistics. His expertise in documentation, ethnographic research and production methods have made him a natural leader.

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Cortina Productions Offers AR Demo at LBJ Presidential Library

Through the use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology, Cortina Productions (McClean, Va.), a full-service creative media, design and production company that specializes in location-based multimedia experiences, will host a pair of on-site demonstrations with existing exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in conjunction with SXSW.

fd2s Moves to New Location
fd2s Settles in New East Austin Space

Design firm fd2s (Austin, Texas) moved to new offices at 1634 East César Chávez Street on March 1, 2017. They've spent three great years in their current space and will miss being reminded of their work on the development of the livery for Capital Metro’s Metrorail system as the train speeds past the front door several times a day. They are, however, enjoying the advantages of the new space.

Austin #shapetheconversation

Help us #shapetheconversation.


Join us for lunch at our second Chapter event for the year as we explore
AIA Austin Women in Architecture.

We will have box lunches sponsored by Ion Art, a speaker from Ion Art on the exhibit fabrication, and a docent lead tour of the Shaping the Conversation Exhibit Series. Event will begin at Noon at 249 W 2nd Street Austin, TX. Parking is recommended at City Hall. Please plan to arrive by 11:45AM.

Why Your Story Matters

 

Happy new year and welcome to 2017! We are gearing up for an exciting year!
By now, you may have heard about your new Chapter Co-Chairs, Frauke Bartels and Grady Brown, and they are excited about this opportunity to serve.

We would like to tell you about our first Chapter event for the year! This will be a "Limited Attendees" event at the Austin Blanton Museum of Art where the traveling Andy Warhol exhibit is currently under way! Be sure to be one of the first 20 to Register to ensure a spot at this unique event.

Sharon Silvers, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sharon Silvers

Sharon Silvers is a wayfinding project manager at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. The MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.

Handlebar Social

Time to reconnect and visit, discuss some of the goings-on at SEGD and the Austin Chapter. Bar tab picked up by sponsor, SNA.

Walton Signs

The Walton Team is committed to delivering superior quality, service, and performance through installed signage systems that leverage your brand to achieve superior results for your business! With over thirty years of experience, Walton is a uniquely qualified partner.

#SEGDConf CHAPTER BASH

 

Hello, Weekend!
To kick off your stay in Seattle like a local, you'll need three things: Coffee, Booze, and Good Vibes (maybe some flannel if you're your feeling fancy).

Come as you are (Nirvana pun intended) and hang out with your new found friends and old. No Seattle freeze here, folks. Keep it moving!

Light appetizers served and hosted bar until 8:00P

Location
Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave., 
Seattle, WA 98121

Curtis Roberts' Sketchbook
Curtis Roberts' Sketchbook

Like so many people, I started drawing at a young age and for purely recreational purposes. I think if there is a style to my sketches, it dates back to those early years and my affinity for Marvel Comics.

Tricia Macmanus
Tricia Macmanus

Tricia Macmanus uses her nothing is impossible passion and creative genius to conjure and produce some of the most unique environments you have ever seen. Where you see a blank wall, she sees an opportunity to make a lasting impression. Through themed and branded environments she shapes the experiences that connect people to a place — from fun to sophisticated (and sometimes both), providing spaces with a strong “sense of self” by differentiating them from others.

Lee Jones

Taking majority ownership of the firm in 2011, Lee Jones has been working in the industry for 25 years; 20 of those at D|G Studios. Lee has provided both design and project management services for both Signage and Exhibit Design programs throughout his career. His strengths focus on the ability to form lasting professional relationships with clients fostering a collaborative, never say no attitude among D|G design and production staffs. Lee graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree.

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