Distinguished Member Award

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.

Thomas Esch
San Jose, CA

Nancy Daniels

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.

Nancy Daneils
San Francisco, CA

Scott Drummond

1994 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Scott Drummond is a Brand and Design Creative Strategist. He is a specialist in Sports, Entertainment, Hotel and Restaurant brands. Scott Drummond is skilled at building out teams—currently for Prophet, previously for Landor and a newly created boutique agency Forty Forty.

Scott Drummond
Drummond/SF
San Francisco, CA

Wendy Olmstead

1993 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Wendy Olmstead was a Faculty Associate at Tempe University's Industrial Design Program from 1980 - 1991.

Wendy Olmstead taught all levels of typography and graphic design to sophomore, junior and senior level students at Purdue University from 1991-1997. She also designed and directed seminar courses for graduate visual communications students and directed the efforts of independent study students upon their request.

Wendy Olmstead
Lafayette, IN

Juanita Dugdale

1998 Angel Award honoree and 1994 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Although Juanita is trained in graphic design, her practice shifted more towards journalism and writing in the 1990s. She reports on art, design and cultural issues to several publications and also serves as a contributing editor of Interiors magazine.

Juanita Dugdale
New York, NY

Harry Spetnagel

2009 SEGD Green Committee Distinguished Member Award honoree. Harry Spetnagel is an Associate Design Director in Gensler’s Denver office. He joined Gensler in 2006 with more than 15 years experience in sign design and fabrication.

Harry Spetnagel
Gensler
Denver, CO

John Souter

2009 SEGD Green Committee Distinguished Member Award honoree

John Souter, PhD, is Director of Operations for Accent Signage Systems, a high-tech wholesale fabricator of interior ADA signage. John joined Accent in 2005 after almost 20 years with 3M, where he was responsible for research and development in color science and digital imaging, working in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

John Souter
Minneapolis, MN

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