Cybelle Jones

2021 Q3 SEGD CEO Update

2021 Q3 SEGD CEO Update

Read Time: 5 minutes
"It's through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good." Paula Scher, SEGD Fellow
I have always been an advocate for experimentation and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in order to be truly creative. I think that Paula Scher’s quote is a good reminder particularly in these times for doing just that. We are all yearning for a crystal ball to understand what our workplaces will be like and how our businesses will need to adapt in the future. I’m guessing that over the last 18 months many of you have tried something new with your clients and peers. Most likely some things failed and others resulted in new ways of thinking and doing. 

Fifth Anniversary of SEGD Branded Environments September 29-30!

Fifth Anniversary of SEGD Branded Environments September 29-30!

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​​​​​​​SEGD Branded Environments 2021 is the event purely focused on brand experiences that transform engagement within public spaces. And this past year has provided designers with new opportunities to redefine that engagement. False starts and Delta-waves notwithstanding, we are beginning to re-enter our cherished public spaces. And as we return, we come back to spaces transformed by improved public health consciousness and an increased awareness of racial and gender equity along with design in service of community. 

2021 Conference Experience Philadelphia: Reconnecting, Rethinking—and Refueling

2021 Conference Experience Philadelphia: Reconnecting, Rethinking—and Refueling

WASHINGTON—The 2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia is envisioned to bring three inspirational days of experiential design programming to the local, national and international communities in Philadelphia, November 4–6.

"There is a tremendous sense of anticipation for this year’s SEGD Conference in Philadelphia," says Cybelle Jones, SEGD CEO. "This is an outstanding opportunity to reconnect, network and refuel! We have three days of activities with an outstanding lineup of visionary speakers and keynotes, as well as curated experiences aimed to reunite our community.”

Designing Change: Unlearning and Relearning SEGD’s Upcoming “Exhibition + Experience” Event

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Read Time: 2 minutes

On August 4 & 5th, 2021, SEGD will bring together designers to participate in a comprehensive virtual event dedicated to exhibition and experience design. “Designing Change: Unlearning + Relearning” will focus on we design change in our methodologies while examining how designers, storytellers and creators are reimagining their design practices.

Trailblazing Women in EGD: Virginia Gehshan

Trailblazing Women in EGD: Virginia Gehshan

Watch Time: 45 minutes
SEGD is celebrating Women's History Month by honoring our female Fellows and recognizing their portfolios of outstanding work. Next up is Virginia Gehshan, a 2010 Fellow, former President of SEGD (1992–1993) and Principal of Cloud Gehshan Design in Philadelphia. In her interview with Cybelle Jones (CEO of SEGD), Virginia speaks about how she landed in her career in EGD, forming her partnership with Gerome Cloud, her friendships built at SEGD and where she sees herself in 5 years from now.

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