Business of Design

Shel Perkins

Shel Perkins is a graphic designer, management consultant, and educator with more than 20 years of experience in managing the operations of leading design firms in the US and the UK. He provides management consulting services to a range of creative firms in both traditional and new media. He has written the Professional Practice column for STEP magazine, the Design Business newsletter for AIGA, and the Design Firm Management column for Graphics.com.

Shel Perkins
San Francisco

Bob Harlow

Bob Harlow is an Account Executive at Boyd Sign Systems in Denver, Colorado.

Before joining Boyd Sign Systems Bob Harlow worked for Touchsource as their National Sales Director for Healthcare Kiosks. He has also worked at (CTS) Connected Technology Solutions as Sales Channel Director, Kiosk Information Systems as Director of Business Development, IBM as RSS Kiosk Sales Executive, Nordquist, forms and surfaces.

Bob Harlow, Account Executive, Boyd Sign Systems, Denver, Colorado
Denver

Ayannah Buford

"A well-designed experience should help you live your best life..."

Ayannah Buford is CEO and Creative Director of B.Brilliant, an experience design company for places and spaces in the commercial real estate industry.

Ayannah Buford, B.Brilliant
Washington D.C.

Philip Murphy

In his 22 years as the President and CEO of GNU Group, Philip Murphy has had the chance to fully develop the four-person Leadership Team that represents the next generation. Managing a creative practice is its own on-going design assignment and Phil has relished the opportunity to evolve the firm.  However, his focus throughout his career has been adding to the efficacy of how people experience the built environment- particularly how they find their way.

Philip Murphy, GNU Group
San Francisco

Fletcher Hamel

Fletcher Hamel is the Director of Interiors at Atmosphere Studios, a growing design/build firm based in Salt Lake City.  After an extensive EGD career at both Dimensional Innovations and Infinite Scale, he is working to elevate the creative profile and design offerings of Atmosphere Studios. He brings a wealth of design and business experience, having been creatively involved in the production of a variety of large projects throughout the environmental design industry.

Fletcher Hamel, Atmosphere Studios
Salt Lake City

Eric Heiman

Eric Heiman is a Partner and Creative Director, Volume Inc., an award-winning creative agency located in San Fracisco that offers a range of services with a concentration in visual identity, exhibition design, and publication design.

Eric Heiman
San Francisco

Bill Thiemann

Bill Thiemann is the Managing Director, Creative Services at Kolar Design

He is a branding and marketing communications expert with diverse CPG, service brands and agency experience. Bill Thiemann has a proven track record of building enduring, trust-based client relationships which result in consistent business growth.

Bill Thiemann, Managing Director, Creative Services at Kolar Design
Cincinnati, OH

Kim Urbain

Kim Urbain is principal of Urbain Design, a design consultancy that celebrates the power of communication with intelligent graphic design, based in San Francisco, California.

At Urbain Designs, Kim Urbain focuses on design branding programs, marketing and editorial print materials, interactive media, and environmental graphics. Her work is distinguished by its clarity, simplicity, and creativity.

Kim Urbain, Urbain Design
San Francisco

Marty Gregg

Marty Gregg is a founding principal of ArtHouse Design, with more than 30 years of experience designing award-winning identities, signage and printed collateral for corporate, commercial, retail, healthcare, higher education, and municipal clients.

Marty’s exceptional skills with a pen help to make spontaneous ideas in meetings come to life before a client’s eyes. His innovative design solutions are integral to every phase of the design process, and he is an inspiring and energizing leader.

Marty Gregg, ArtHouse Design
Denver

Peter Krikhaar

Peter Krikhaar is Managing Director of Endpoint in Dubai. As an experienced brand expert, he is passionate about the importance of brand implementation and how best to realise brand potential in the built environment, to enhance reputation and ultimately brand value. Peter has a background in business administration and was Director at VIM Group prior to Endpoint, delivering transformational brand change to many international blue-chip clients.

Peter Krikhaar, Endpoint
Dubai

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