Chapter Chair

Chris Fato

Chris Fato is a co-chair of the San Francisco chapter.

A self-proclaimed “sign guy,” Chris Fato has been designing and problem-solving in the signage industry for 13 years. His experience encompasses a broad array of interior and exterior wayfinding, corporate branding change-outs, and many projects in the banking and medical industries.

Chris Fato
Shannon Leigh Associates
San Francisco

Barton Strawn

Barton Strawn is a Project lead at Coel Studio. He received a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Marketing and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor's of Environmental Design, Architecture at the North Carolina State University. His specialties: are brand development, product development, team management, and strategic planning.

Barton Strawn, Infinite Scale
Coel Studio
Salt Lake City

Zach Kotel

Zach Kotel is a co-chair of the Denver Chapter.

Zach Kotel’s background lies in fine art, specifically painting and drawing. With many years of experience in almost all traditional art media, Zach has an exceptional eye for composition, leading to conceptually sound designs.

Zach Kotel
ArtHouse Design
Denver

Santiago Crespo

Santiago Crespo is a co-chair of the Charlotte Chapter.

Santiago Crespo, Little’s Director of Branded Graphics, leads a nimble team of talented designers who devote their efforts to crafting memorable experiences that demonstrate the values and promise of our clients’ brands.

Little
Charlotte

Nick Bannikoff

Nick Bannikoff is a Design Director at BrandCulture in Sydney, Australia and co-chair for the Sydney Chapter.

He graduated as an architect and industrial designer in 1991, and today he is one of Australia’s leading wayfinding and experiential designers.

Nick Bannikoff
BrandCulture Communications
Sydney, Australia

Frauke Bartels

Frauke Bartels is a Project Manager and Senior Graphic Designer at the University of Texas at Austin and a long time SEGD member.

Frauke Bartels manages interior and exterior wayfinding signage projects for the University and has been with the University since 1994. Frauke Bartels studied at Texas State University.

Connect with Frauke Bartels on LinkedIn and her portfolio on Behance.

Frauke Bartels, Project Manager and Graphic Designer at the University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Austin (UTSOA)
Austin, Texas

Kayte Muse

As Director of Branded Environments, Kayte Muse brings creativity and problem solving to all aspects of the Spagnolo Gisness & Associates brand conscious and graphic related projects since 2003. Spagnolo Gisness & Associates is a Boston based architecture, interior design and branded environments firm. In addition to managing SGA's brand, Kayte Muse's team participates early in the conceptual design process with the architectural and interior design teams to ensure that the environmental graphics never feel like an afterthought or “add on."

Kayte Muse, Director of Branded Environments, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
SGA
Boston, MA

Ben Whitehouse

Ben Whitehouse works at twotwelve and is a SEGD New York Chapter Co-chair.

He is a past principal at Whitehouse & Company.

Ben Whitehouse graduated from the State University of New York, SUNY at Purchase in 2001, where he earned a BFA in Visual Arts/Graphic Design.

He has worked for several design companies before joining Whitehouse & Company where he is now Principal and is in charge of all projects including branding, print, environmental graphic design, and new media.

Headshot of Ben Whitehouse, W&Co, New York
W&Co.
New York, NY

Susan Mavor

Susan Mavor is co-chair of the Vancouver Chapter.

With a background in theater, exhibit and graphic design, Susan Mavor is passionate about creating compelling 3D cultural experience.

Susan Mavor’s work in visual communication includes brand identity, visitor experience design and information design for the built environment.

Susan Mavor, Principal Communication Design at PUBLIC
Vancouver

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