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Gladys Brenner

Gladys Brenner, President and lead designer of AB Design, has more than 20 years experience in experiential graphic design and project management in the USA and abroad. She is in charge and is closely involved in all project sfrom conception through the satisfactory completion.

Headshot of Gladys Brenner, President, AB Design
AB Design, Inc.
Richmond

Michael Summers

Michael Summers is an environmental graphic designer with Gresham Smith and Partners, Nashville. Prior to joining Gresham Smith in 2008, he ran his own graphic design and illustration studio for more than 11 years. He also worked for 8 years as a senior graphic designer for hotel, resort, entertainment, and media company Gaylord Entertainment.

Michael Summers, Gresham Smith & Partners
Nashville

Hablamos Juntos Universal Health Care Symbols

"We Speak Together"

A groundbreaking research effort produces universal symbols for health-care settings—and underscores the value of evidence-based design.

Patients, family members, and other visitors entering the doors of a hospital or other health-care facility face a daunting environment. Between them and their final destination, they will encounter a series of obstacles: multiple elevator banks, long and often identical-looking corridors, complex routes to distant departments or buildings, and often, ineffective wayfinding signage.

Tom Horton

2009 SEGD Green Committee, Distinguished Member Award honoree

Thomas Horton, Senior Associate at Gensler, serves as the firm’s environmental graphic design director in the San Francisco Brand Design Studio.

Tom Horton
Gensler
San Francisco, CA

National Park Service 3D Maps

New Dimensions

A National Park Service study confirms that 3D maps benefit most novice users.

Three-dimensional maps help users more accurately identify their position on the landscape compared to their 2D counterparts, and are preferred by younger users, women, and non-native English speakers, according to a recent study by the National Park Service.

Virginia Gehshan

2010 SEGD Fellow, 1995 Angel Award honoree, and SEGD President 1992-1993

Virginia Gehshan and Jerome Cloud were the recipients of the SEGD Fellow Award in 2010. They have built their practice on intellectual rigor, systemic thinking, and a user-centered approach to information architecture.

Virginia Gehshan, Partner, Cloud Gehshan Associates, Philadelphia, 2010 SEGD Fellow, SEGD President 1992-1993
Philadelphia, PA

David Gibson

2009 SEGD Fellow, 1996 Angel Award honoree, and SEGD President 1991-1992

David Gibson is Co-Founder and Principal of Two Twelve. In 2019, David Gibson celebrates his fiftieth year as a designer.

David Gibson, Prinical Two Twelve design, New York City
212Harakawa
New York, NY

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