2017 Q4 CEO Update: Celebrate, but keep Developing New Benefits
Happy New Year to the SEGD community!
2017 was another strong year for SEGD and the ongoing development of the association, the fifth in a row, in fact. As we say "thank you and farewell" to John Lutz after his two-year term as SEGD President ends and say "hello" to Bryan Meszaros as he starts his two-year term, it is worth reflecting on the journey we have been on the past five years, and, where we are going from here.
East (Re)Meets West
East meets West—again! On his recent trip to Beijing, David Vanden Eynden of CVEDesign reconnected with Linda Bai; they originally met at a meetup for designers from Beijing and Nanjing, arranged by SEGD CEO Clive Roux. Linda Bai’s firm Only Design specializes in branding, packaging and retail environments. CVEDesign is delighted to continue and strengthen their connections with colleagues in China and around the world.
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The Official Xlab 2017 Ex Sum
If you didn't make it to Xlab 2017 last week, you really missed something special. I heard from many attendees that they considered this year's Xlab the best, EVER. Wow!
2017 Q3 CEO Update: Did You Know?
We measure, constantly, how we are doing and discuss it at every board meeting. SEGD even has its own dashboard, customized to monitor the factors that are making the top-line results possible.
Some might even say we are quite fanatical about understanding the underlying drivers of our membership value creation and engagement with the community—and they would be right!
Experiences in the Era of Disruption: 2017 SEGD Xlab Coming to NYC, Nov. 2–3
NEW YORK—SEGD’s Xlab returns this November to New York as the final event of New York Digital Signage Week.This year’s theme, “Experience Design in the Era of Disruption,” will showcase how disruption in all businesses and industry verticals is impacting experiential graphic design and the way people are using and interacting with places and spaces.
The Technology Roadmap for Experiential Graphic Design
We live in a technologically driven society. Much of the value created in business today is underpinned by advances in technology: The economy is driven by increases in productivity and those productivity gains are driven by advances in technology. Unless you live in a cave, it is hard to escape the effects of technological advancement.
2017 Q2 CEO Update: Introducing the NEW SEGD Toolbox
The 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami was a great event. It was well attended. And lots of fun, too! I'd like to extend a thank you to all who attended, sponsored, spoke and participated. There were so many highlights and moments of people enjoying themselves that we decided to create a photo gallery on the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miamipage. Enjoy!
Progress on the 2015-18 SEGD Strategic Plan
April is Business Strategy Month!
When times are good and business is strong, it’s easy to put aside the need to think ahead. However, if you think about it, this is the perfect moment to stop and analyze what you are doing and where you want to go next.
You Should Have Gone OFF GRID!
For a week in February the SEGD community went OFF GRID in Australia and New Zealand. No one knew what to expect, but everyone came away with a really new and interesting take on the traditional conference asking when will it happen again?
Design Innovation Is More Than Just New Font Types
Design Thinking is permeating through society and enabling designers to get to grips with designing the way we experience the world.
2016 Experiential Graphic Design Census Released
In December 2016, SEGD partnered with AIGA, Google and others to produce a comprehensive Design Census.
The results are in. We have answers for you about salaries, benefits, behavior and satisfaction.
2016 Q4 CEO Update: The Growth of our Community
While 2016 seems to be a candidate for worst year ever, from an Experiential Graphic Design perspective, we could not disagree more! SEGD set a new record in membership for the third year in a row and that is just the beginning.
Hourly Billing Rates for Experiential Graphic Design
Download the full Hourly Billing Rate Survey Report here or sign up to become an SEGD member to gain access to this and many other SEGD benefits.
SEGD is working towards achieving its strategic plan of becoming a vital tool to support the profession of Experiential Graphic Design.
In December SEGD conducted an Hourly Billing Rate survey to provide members with a frame or reference for billing rates
What does the Experiential Graphic Design profession look like?
What does the Experiential Graphic Design profession look like?
For the first time, we have a comprehensive picture of what the Experiential Graphic Design profession and SEGD's membership looks like.
SEGD's Best Content of 2016
2016 was a busy year for our members and followers, so you probably haven’t read or watched each and every one of the over 1,000 pieces of new content posted on segd.org over the last 12 months. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a top 20 list from all the articles, videos and content the website has to offer. Consider it your SEGD 2016 executive summary. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
SEGD Announces 2017 Board of Directors
New York— At a meeting last week, SEGD's current Board of Directorscelebrated notable changes to the Board starting in 2017, including the departure of five board members, the addition of three new members and the transition of the office of Secretary/Treasurer.
2016 Q3 CEO Update: One Step at a Time.
It's a busy year for the profession and firm leaders are starting to act on new opportunities brought about by where we are in the economic cycle. SEGD is doing great and working on next steps to keep the momentum going on improving benefits for members.
How Can You Help Make Your Profession Stronger This Year?
Our profession has been humming along at an incredible growth rate for at least the past two years, with the sentiment that the momentum is still accelerating. Firms are betting big on developing new teams, employing new senior level leaders, developing digitally skilled teams and making capital investments. Have you thought about how you can support the development of your profession as well this year?
CEO Update Q2 2016: Going From Strength to Strength
It's the day after conference and there is a steady flow of people from the taxi stand outside the Westin Seattle. We're all heading home. Some look a little worn out, but it does not appear that we took any casualties, despite some really good stories. Way to throw a family party, SEGD clan!
The Design of your Business Part 2
How to get involved earlier in projects.
About two years ago we published a thought piece on the design of your business - viewing it as just another design problem and applying the thinking that you apply to client projects to the design of your business.
Part two considers some proven approaches to growing your business from other design disciplines
There's nothing quite like your name in lights!
Now that's the way to greet the SEGD wayfinding community!
It's not every day that SEGD gets to take over the main sign to the entrance of an airport. Especially Miami International Airport, the second largest airport in the country with just over 44 million passengers last year!
CEO Update Q1 2016: It’s All Good News! Still!
It is hard to believe, but we are already in the fourth year of modernizing SEGD, upgrading the membership benefits and still making steady progress with our performance indicators—which are pointing in the right direction. Who said this would be a quick fix?
10 Ways to Improve your Digital Presence
If you are a firm leader or have been tasked to improve your firm’s digital presence, this article is for you.
This year we’ve been undertaking a large project to categorize and enrich the data we have on all of our member firms in preparation for an updated firm finder for the community.
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Clive Roux, an industrial designer and former CEO of the Industrial Designers Society of America, was named SEGD's new CEO in 2012. As CEO, Clive is responsible for running SEGD and collaborating with the SEGD Board of Directors to ensure the organization is producing the best value for the profession.
CEO Update Q4 2015: What's in it for you?
Member benefits continue to get stronger all the time! This quarter, we continued our ongoing work to improve the value of membership to you--and broke a few records along the way! Membership is at a record high, we just posted the 100th SEGD Talks video, we produced more than 500 new articles on the website and in eg magazine in 2015, and last but not least, we surpassed 3,300,000 page views on www.SEGD.org!