Jill Ayers is Creative Director at Airspace, a graphic design firm specializing in environmental graphic design, exhibit, print and web design located in New York City. Current clients include Dow Jones, New York University and L’Oreal USA.
Design360 was renamed AIRSPACE in May 2015. It is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary graphic design firm founded in 1999. Originally an in-house division of Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, DEsign360 now AIRSPACE has evolved into an independent firm with a client base that includes corporate, educational, cultural, healthcare and civic clients along with developers, architecture and interior design firms. AIRSPACE brings diverse backgrounds to the table including graphic design, industrial design and interactive design.
Happy Spring! I hope everyone is having a productive season, feeling inspired every bit of the way. From talking to members over the last few months, it appears that people are busier than ever and that’s a great thing. We recently held our quarterly board meeting at the RTKL offices in downtown Los Angeles, where we reviewed several planning issues for 2015, including our strategic plan.
What an eventful year it has been for the SEGD community!
There has been so much good news and there is still more to share:
Two new dynamic members joined the SEGD family – Kristin Bennani (Director of New Business) and Kate Murphy Booth (Manager of Marketing and Sales). They bring even more competence to support the growth of SEGD
The Atlanta Chapter members had the pleasure to tour the Ponce City Market project, graciously hosted by Jill Ayers, Rachel Einsidler (Design 360), Anna Marissa Fetz and Jessica Walburn (Jamestown) on October 27, 2014. The tour’s 25 slots were snapped up in a record 2 hours - a very popular tour! Fabricators Henry International (Grant Henry, Josh Wolfe and Jennifer Wolfe)) were on hand to answer questions regarding construction and logistics of making and installing over 2400 signs, including 2,000 feet of neon tube, 16 foot tall illuminated channel letters to be mounted rooftop
Ponce City Market will resurrect a storied Sears Roebuck & Co. building and create a vibrant urban centerpiece for Atlanta. Environmental graphics and signage will help tell its story. Explore this and other dynamic Atlanta projects at the 2014 SEGD Conference in Atlanta June 5-7!
When Travel + Leisure magazine recently released its list of the World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions, Atlanta’s Ponce City Market made the list even though it’s still under construction.
From its roots as a railroad terminus to its current status as a poster city for urban redevelopment, Atlanta has always been shaped by social, cultural, and historical convergence. Design innovation is part of the mix, too. Atlanta is an ideal setting for the 2014 SEGD Conference June 5-7.
Design as process was the focus of Design360's collaboration with AIGA on the 365:AIGA 27 Exhibition at AIGA headquarters in New York. The project allowed Design360 to focus on design's basic elements—technique, materials, and colors—and how each is influenced by the others.