Donor Recognition

Ashley Ayres is an Experiential Graphic Designer at FMG Design in Houston, Texas
Ashley Ayres

Ashley Ayres is an Experiential Graphic Designer at FMG Design in Houston, Texas.

Artists in every medium gather a great deal of inspiration from their personal experiences. I'm a designer that enjoys providing experiences for the public, and if I have lead someone in the right direction, physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually, I feel as though I have done my job well.

Before joining FMG Design Ashley Ayres worked for D|G Studios, Pennebaker, Hill Design and Adcetera.

Jacqueline Hoffman
Jacqueline Hoffmann

Jacqueline Hoffmann is a Solutions Consultant at Mvix, a leading provider of content-rich digital signage solutions.

Jacqueline leads the DC Metro team for Mvix, working with designers and engineers to implement digital signage networks for interactive experiences, building directories and wayfinding applications, digital kiosks and other custom projects.

Marisa Edwards
Marisa Edwards

Marisa Edwards joined the Central Park Conservancy in 2016 as Senior Project Manager in the Planning, Design, and Construction Department.

The Central Park Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens determined to improve Central Park. 

Jeanne Maier, Franklin Institute
Jeanne Maier

Jeanne Maier is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in graphic design, exhibit design and environmental graphic design. Her design experience has included three prominent cultural and educational organizations in Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Zoo, The University of Pennsylvania, and The Franklin Institute. These prestigious organizations rely on the talent of their in-house design teams to develop creative solutions that engage audiences and create positive experiences for all who attend these public spaces.

Mia Azar
Mia Azar

Mia Azar is a lecturer at the American University of Beirut’s Architecture and Design Department, where she has taught various practical and visual design courses to undergraduate students since 2013. In 2010, she joined PenguinCube, an award-winning design consultancy in Beirut with projects ranging from brand design to product design, with a core expertise in wayfinding and signage.

Janke
Janke

Janke is a HUB certified communication design firm that employs multiple strategies and mediums across 10+ business sectors to connect people, places, and products through outstanding brand experiences.

For nearly two decades, clients have benefited from the firm’s passion and expertise in the integrated brand approach, providing creative multi-channel solutions required to produce actionable results for each brand’s needs and plan for growth.

Rick Smits, Senior Designer at fd2s, Austin, Texas
Rick Smits

Rick Smits is a senior designer at fd2s in Austin, Texas. He has been with the firm for 9 years working on healthcare, civic, retail, corporate and donor recognition projects.

Rick Smits earned his Bachelor of Arts (graphic Design) degree from Columbia College Chicago.

Before joining fd2s Rick Smits worked for Comcorp/Plancom and Epstein / neXt wayfinding + design in Chicago.

Nevada Museum of Art
Hunt Design at Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art, the state’s largest art museum, now features a colorful wayfinding program and donor recognition wall by Hunt Design.

Franklin Institute Donor Recognition

Franklin is best-known for Philadelphia – science – and his famous electrical experiment of 1752. Kites, keys and lightning bolts were elements that immediately came to mind.

"Start an Evolution" Donor Recognition

This interactive light installation located at the heart of the University of British Columbia, provides a colorful expression of thanks to the over 4,000 donors to the University's "start an evolution" fundraising campaign, which raised an unprecedented two billion dollars.

The University asked PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication to design an engaging, permanent and timeless outdoor feature that would give thanks to the donors to their recent "start an evolution" fundraising campaign. The brief was to create anything but a typical donor wall.

Seth Davis, Urban Sign
Seth Davis

Seth Davis grew up in the sign business and loved to build things. At a young age he was doing metal work and went on to pursue a degree in Industrial Design from Philadelphia University. Seth quickly built a reputation for a consultative approach to sign-building, working with creative people to turn their vision into reality. With over 20 years in the sign industry, Seth constantly monitors new fabrication trends, integrating them into his business plan when a quality result can be consistently guaranteed.

Innovation Plaza

University City Science Center, the nation’s largest and oldest urban research park, has continued expanding its footprint. The ex;it design team was originally commissioned to create a wayfinding program to help visitors navigate the campus. However, ex;it identified a broader opportunity to connect the Science Center with the larger University City District. The 37th Street walkway—named Innovation Plaza—is now a welcoming hub of learning and leisure.

Buffalo State College Donor Recognition Wall

Cannon Design was tasked with providing a custom interior donor wall for the Phase II addition to the Science and Mathematics Complex at Buffalo State College. The vision was to use the space to pay tribute to the generosity of the donors and benefactors who made the space possible and also to pay homage to the science and mathematics programs within the complex and, lastly, to recognize the important work the Great Lakes Center is providing in improving the Great Lakes ecosystem.

The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is San Francisco’s preeminent theater company. The 50-year-old arts nonprofit recently commissioned the design and renovation of a derelict cinema on San Francisco’s Market Street. Care was taken to sensitively retrofit the shell of the former 725-seat cinema: the façade was restored and essential modern theater elements were layered over the raw backdrop of the original building.

Philip Murphy, GNU Group
Philip Murphy

In his 22 years as the President and CEO of GNU Group, Philip Murphy has had the chance to fully develop the four-person Leadership Team that represents the next generation. Managing a creative practice is its own on-going design assignment and Phil has relished the opportunity to evolve the firm.  However, his focus throughout his career has been adding to the efficacy of how people experience the built environment- particularly how they find their way.

Marliee Hanks, Anderson Krygier
Marilee Hanks

Marilee Hanks is managing principal at Krygier Anderson Inc. in Portland, Oregon, a multi-disciplinary design studio offering professional services in landscape architecture, ecological analysis and experiential graphic design.

Anderson Krygier Banner - Donor Wall
Anderson Krygier

The environment is complex. We make sense of it. Every place has a story. We tell it. Each project deserves an identity. We design it. And in everything we do, we find something to smile about.

Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula Donor Wall
A Rewarding Hospital Donor Wall Expansion in Monterey

In order to recognize their many generous donors, the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) enlisted the help of Amri Studio to create an artistic donor recognition wall in the lobby of the main facility, a building designed by architect Edward Durell Stone.

Altitude Design Office

Altitude Design Office is a team of creatives, strategists, and visual thinkers on a mission to inspire progress. Our practice is driven by the positive impact our design has on individuals, businesses and communities.

Elevating Experiences
Altitude believes design should make people take notice and, more importantly—take action.

We embrace a strategic process to bring stories and ideas to life through meaningful experiences that people can see, touch, feel and be inspired by encountering.

Mvix

Based in Sterling, VA, Mvix provides content-rich digital signage, video wall, and interactive signage solutions that optimize the customer experience, improve efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Our turnkey visual communication solutions challenge our clients to rethink how they communicate and engage with their audiences. They turn browsers into customers and employees into brand ambassadors all while enhancing brand awareness. And we manage it all, from strategy to activation to signature support.

The Andrusko Group

The Andrusko Group specializes in architectural applied arts involving stone materials, with a healthy and liberal appreciation of everything else. Founded by Peter Attila Andrusko in 1990, The Andrusko Group serves to educate architects, landscape architects and designers, EG designers, and general contractors about the many varied product and service capabilities being offered to create space in the built environment.

C&G Partners

The Firm
C&G Partners is a multi-specialty creative studio, dedicated to design for culture — from cultural organizations to organizational culture.

Marty Gregg, ArtHouse Design
Marty Gregg

Marty Gregg is a founding principal of ArtHouse Design, with more than 30 years of experience designing award-winning identities, signage and printed collateral for corporate, commercial, retail, healthcare, higher education, and municipal clients.

Marty’s exceptional skills with a pen help to make spontaneous ideas in meetings come to life before a client’s eyes. His innovative design solutions are integral to every phase of the design process, and he is an inspiring and energizing leader.

Ivan Thelin, Kate Keating Associates
Ivan Thelin

Ivan Thelin is a specialist in branded environments design, with deep experience in design, planning, and implementation. He has written signing guidelines for national and local retail and corporate clients.

Empathy by Design at Planned Parenthood of NYC

Focused on reaching a very diverse audience with a message of comfort and safety, Calori &Vanden-Eynden designed the signage for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s new health and education center in Queens. The result is beautiful, economical, and so effective it has become the model for other similar centers across the country.

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