Business of Design

Jack Weiss

As Principal of Jack Weiss Associates since 1977, Jack has designed and directed over 100 major signage projects for retail, corporate, institutional, and municipal clients throughout the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recent signage clients include the Illinois Holocaust Museum; Prairie Crossing, Grayslake IL; Optima, Inc., Glencoe IL; Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL; Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago IL; City of Evanston IL; Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines IL; Mather Lifeways, Evanston IL; and the Village of Arlington Heights IL.

Jack Weiss
Jack Weiss Associates
Evanston, IL

Scott Blair

Scott Blair the Owner of Blair Sign Programs, a full-service sign and graphics company that provides the design, specification and construction of creative and sustainable sign programs for property developers and national sign users. Scott founded the company with the goal of blending integrity, sincerity and authentic design as prime ingredients for a design/build approach to providing quality sign programs for our clients.

Scott Blair, Blair Sign Programs
Blair Sign Programs
Santee, CA

Carlo Giannasca

Carlo Giannasca is a multi-award winning graphic and environmental designer who today is a partner at globally recognized Frost*collective where he is Head of Urbanite, one of Australia’s foremost authorities on brand in the built environment.

During his career spanning 30 years he has fostered highly respected creative partnerships with architects, interior-designers, builders and developers to deliver major branding, strategic signage and wayfinding schemes for the public and private sectors.

Carlo Giannasca, Frost*collective
Frost*Collective
Sydney

Ted Kiper

Ted Kiper is a founding principal with Cardosi Kiper Design Group, a communications design firm that develops and implements wayfinding signage, exhibit, donor recognition and marketing communication programs. Over the past 12 years the firm has specialized in Healthcare, Educational and Transportation wayfinding programs. The firm is currently working on programs for the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center.

Ted Kiper
Chicago

Kevin Keljo

Kevin Keljo is president and co-owner of Security Signs. Kevin started with Security Signs in 1999 as the Operations Manager.  He progressed in positions to General Manager and then President in January of 2014.  During his tenure, Kevin was instrumental in growing the business and bringing a construction model to the company that his parents purchased in 1997.

Kevin Keljo, Security Signs
Security Signs
Portland

TJ VandenHeuvel

I have had the pleasure of being with SignComp for 13 years starting as a Regional Sales Manager, then as a National Sales Manager up to my current role as Vice President / Market Development. Overall I have been in the sign industry which I love for 30+ years. Starting as a young desktop publisher / sign designer who could actually hand paint letters, I was completely fascinated with where technology was taking hold in this industry so I joined a large sign company and worked my way up from the design department, fabrication & installation to management.

TJ VandenHeuvel
SignComp
Grand Rapids, MI

Richard Simón

As partner at Applied, Richard Simón leads the urban and transport planning work for wayfinding systems in cities including London, New York, Vancouver, Glasgow, Leeds, Brighton and Ipswich, ensuring consistent methodologies for naming, placement, routes and modal integration, and playing an important part in designing and conducting consultations with stakeholders and local communities.

Richard Simon, Applied Wayfinding
London

Stephen Read

Stephen Read has been managing multi-disciplinary teams and high profile implementation projects in the field of wayfinding and environmental branding for over 30 years, living and working in North America, the Middle East and mainland Europe.

Stephen Reed
Applied Wayfinding
London

TJ Daly

T.J Daly is co-chair for the Richmond Chapter.
T.J. joining Acorn Sign Graphics marks a strategic milestone in the company’s journey over the past ten years with growth from a small, local sign company of 5 Associates to a leading national provider of custom architectural signage with more than 40 Associates.

T.J. Daly
Acorn Sign Graphics
Richmond

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