Distinguished Member Award

Alex Wood, Partner Holmes Wood

Alex Wood, Wayfinding Director, started working life on the shop floor of one of the UK’s leading sign companies, Wood and Wood, learning how signs are made. She eventually became their Commercial Director responsible for implementing sign schemes for many clients including Canary Wharf and the Royal Parks. Alex then decided to set up a design company specifically to work independently with clients to help create, design and implement successful wayfinding, sign design and information graphic solutions.

Photograph of Lucy Holmes, Holmes Wood

Lucy Holmes, Creative Director of Holmes Wood, graduated with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design. She joined Pentagram Design in 1991 and spent four years working as part of David Hillman’s team.

Headshot of Teresa Cox, Apco Sign Systems

2015 SEGD Distinguished Member, Teresa Cox was a board member of SEGD from 2010 - 2012.

Responsible for US sales of interior and exterior sign systems, directories, displays and related products at APCO Graphics (previously APCO Sign Systems). Teresa has been with APCO Graphics since 1982 and in her role as President, she leads a team of 21 salespeople, located throughout the US.

Teresa Cox studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Cybelle Jones, Gallagher & Associates

2014 SEGD Distinguished Member, Cybelle Jones was an SEGD Board member from 2006-2012.

Cybelle Jones is Principal and Studio Director of Gallagher & Associates. Her creative direction and leadership has been integral to the success of the firm and to our position as one of the leading professional design firms. Cybelle graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BFA in Architecture and Planning. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and has lead the Design Improv with David Vanden-Eynden for a number of years.

Thomas Esch

2011 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Tom Esch, senior civil engineer at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, was recognized for his innovative work in developing SEGD's Airport and Transportation Workshop; encouraging collaboration among EGD firms, fabricators, manufacturers, and airport executives; and organizing the Airport Sign Managers Network to promote best practices in airport wayfinding systems.

Nancy Daneils

1998 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Nancy Daniels has been fascinated and challenged by the intersection of informal learning and technology for almost ten years. Whether it's online activities, environments or mobile apps, Nancy Daniels focuses on how to integrate media and technology effectively, meaningfully and beautifully. Mobile has blown up the potential of creating incredibly powerful experiences-- for collaboration, productivity and fun.

Tom Donnelly

1992 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Tom comes to the firm as a result of the merger of his professional practice, Donnelly Design, with the GNU Group.

Scott Drummond

1994 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Brand and Design Creative Strategist. Specialist in Sports, Entertainment, Hotel and Restaurant brands. Skilled at building out teams—currently for Prophet, previously for Landor and a newly created boutique agency Forty Forty. Partner to C-level leadership to fuel new brand and business momentum, including a 2-year project with the Washington Nationals COO to successfully execute a brand and business turn-around. Deep expertise in naming rights and brand integration for a wide range of sports, entertainment and media properties. Creator of new brand experience concepts, including identifying the ‘secret sauce’ in brands to guide expansion, licensing, co-branding and other growth strategies

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