Chapter Leaders

Justine Lesmana
Justine Lesmana

Melbourne Co-Chapter Chair.
Justine Lesmana is an experienced designer, currently at Büro North an Australian based but globally connected user experience and wayfinding design studio.

Jangwon Ahn
Jangwon Ahn

Jangwon Ahn is a chair of the SEGD Seoul Chapter.

Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC
Hannah Olin

Hannah Olin a co-chair of the Washington DC chapter and is an Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler.

Hannah Olin has lead design projects in the areas of wayfinding, experiential graphic design and strategy for clients such as:

Amy Rees, ex;it
Amy Rees

Amy Rees is a Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chair.

Amy Rees is a successful, talented, award-winning designer, educator and active professional in the graphic design community with broad experience, working as a consultant within small studio environments as well as larger design firms, servicing a diverse client base, including both established institutions as well as upstart organizations.

Sara Pasch, Bluecadet
Sara Pasch

Sarah Pasch is a Philadephia Chapter Co-Chair

Julian Sin, Gould Evans
Julian Wiese

Julian Wiese is a co-chapter of the Phoenix Chapter.

Julian Wiese is an associate with Canary, a Gould Evans studio. She received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design a Bachelor of Arts in Structural Engineering & Sculpture from the University of Arizona.

John Emshwiller, Gensler
John Emshwiller

John Emshwiller is co-chair of the Los Angeles Chapter.

John Emshwiller is a Senior Associate and Design Director with more than 19 years of professional brand design experience. He dedicates himself to providing clients with authentic designs and strategies that when completed are impactful and consistent with company’s visual identity.

Elizabeth Skolmen
Elizabeth Skolmen

Elizabeth Skolmen is a Seattle chapter co-chair.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Skolmen received her BA in Graphic Design at Western Washington university. During her time there she minored in both Industrial Design and Sustainable Design, giving her a unique sense of spacial awareness and fondness for built environments. Post-graduation, she spent a year in San Francisco, designing in store signage and merchandising at Real Food Company. Once returning to the pacific northwest, she began work at Michael Courtney Design, and honing her EGD knowledge and skills.

Carlo Giannasca, Frost*collective
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.

Danny Roberts

Danny Roberts is an Atlanta Chapter Co-Chair.

Chris Fato
Chris Fato

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

Barton Strawn, Infinite Scale
Barton Strawn

Barton Strawn is a Project Manager at Infinite Scale. 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.

T.J. Daly
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.

Zach Kotel
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. A skilled writer with experience in advertising, Zach is also keenly aware of brand perception. He has designed logos and identities, environmental graphics, storyboards, packaging, merchandise, advertising and signage concepts for a wide variety of clients.

Santiago Crespo

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

Sarah Szekeresh
Sarah Szekeresh

Sarah Szekeresh is Co-Chair of SEGD's San Francisco Chapter. Sarah is a designer with a passion for problem solving and collaboration. She specializes in environmental graphics, wayfinding and placemaking, with a focus on corporate and civic spaces. She creates thoughtful, responsive solutions that improve the way a user interacts with his or her environment.

Photo of Brittney Butler, VMDO Architects
Brittney Butler

Britney Butler is co-chair of the Richmond Chapter.

Since 2007, Brittney Butler has overseen the branding and graphic standards for VMDO Architects – a Charlottesville, VA-based architectural firm specializing in planning and design for K12 schools and higher education facilities.

Nick Bannikoff, Design Manager at Brandculture, Sydney
Nick Bannikoff

Nick Bannikoff is a Design Manager at Brandculture in Sydney, Australia.

Nick Bannikoff is a professional environmental graphic designer with over 15 years experience. In this time his services have been engaged for a broad spectrum of private, commercial and public projects. Having worked for architectural, industrial and graphic design firms Nick Bannikoff brings genuine cross-disciplinary design experience, as well as an awareness of both macro and micro scale design parameters to projects.

Frauke Bartels, Project Manager and Graphic Designer at the University of Texas at Austin
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.

Kayte Muse, Director of Branded Environments, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
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."

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

Susan Mavor, PUBLIC
Susan Mavor

Susan Mavor is co-chair of the Vancouver Chapter.

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

Christopher Smith, Executive VP, Gelberg Signs
Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith, Executive Vice President, Gelberg Signs Inc. and the SEGD Washington DC Chapter Co-Chair

Christopher Smith has over 15 years of experience in Architectural Sign Manufacturing. Chris is an exceptional communicator who excels at delivering small format presentations and maintaining customer relations and developing business relationships with national and international accounts.

Liza Rao, Gallagher & Associates, Washington DC Designer
Liza Rao

Liza Rao is Graphics Director at Gallagher & Associates. She has extensive experience in both exhibit and environmental graphics/wayfinding and corporate identity/print communications. She has worked and produced comprehensive interior, exterior, and donor recognition programs for cultural institutions, historical landmarks and visitor centers.

Wu Duan, Associate Prrofessor, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Wu Duan

Duan Wu is the Shanghai Chapter Chair

Dr. Wu Duan is an associate professor of environmental design at College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai. She is a leader and cofounder of Public Design LAB in Tongji and the leader of environmental graphic design studio in Tongji Tiandi Institute of Art & Design Innovation.

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