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When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear

By Nicole R. Roberts, Creative Lead at Kolar Design
This summer I returned back to my alma mater to team teach Design Systems, a junior-level experiential graphic design course. We guide students to research social issues within local communities to co-create wayfinding systems and strategic placemaking design.

Jacqueline Hoffman

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.

Surface Imaging M.S. Program Now at the New Jefferson

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have combined as of July 1, 2017, to form the new Jefferson, a comprehensive national university focused on the professional education. The M.S. in Surface Imaging program remains as active and significant as before and now is a part of Thomas Jefferson University. 

Ohio State Interpretive Signage

If you have walked the Ohio State University campus it is most likely you have been standing on the site of the old Ohio Field torn down in 1922. University architect Bernie Costantino spearheaded the project designed by MKSK Studios in Cincinnati to commemorate the field and the legends who competed on it with signs and yard markers that were installed in spring 2017. All graphics on the markers were developed with the Direct Embed Coating System which perfectly wrapped the three dimension landmarks in historic pictures and interpretive text.

Matthew Mohr

Matthew Mohr is an Experiential Artist/Designer, Associate Professor of Advertising and Design at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and President at Wonder-Shirts, Inc.

Matthew Mohr teaches senior advertising and graphic design, portfolio, and graduate seminar. An e-commerce designer and manager, Mohr’s professional career included a decade in New York with clients such as Samsung, Newsweek, NASA, Norma Kamali and Bloomingdale’s. He has presented at SIGGRAPH and was featured on RES magazine’s 2004 Who’s Now/Who’s Next list.

Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC

Hannah Olin a co-chair of the Washington DC chapter and is an Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler.

Hannah Olin has lead design projects in the areas of wayfinding, experiential graphic design and strategy for clients such as:

Yvette Fevurly

A 21-year veteran of Forcade, Senior Designer Yvette Fevurly is responsible for the supervision and management of all stages of the design process for our largest and most complex projects. Driven by the evolutionary nature of our work, Yvette believes the creative challenges of each new project inspire great design. While the core work may be the same, including signage or environmental branding – each project offers the opportunity to improve how people interact with the space around them.

Peter Bain, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Peter Bain is a designer working from a deep background in the application of typography to solve design challenges. His experience includes environmental graphic design, brand identity, custom letterforms, books and publications, advertising, and marketing communications. He has worked across a wide range of sectors, from financial services to sports marketing, and from academic and cultural organizations to pharmaceuticals and real estate.

Richard Ventura

Richard Ventura is Vice President of Business Development and Solutions for NEC Display Solutions of America, managing the focus on developing new business and strategies for key vertical markets. He is responsible for the growth and market penetration of NEC’s award winning portfolio of products, as well as responsible for development of new go-to-market strategies and products for the solutions market.

Cheri Devlin, Design Director, Selbert Perkins, Los Angeles

Cheri Devlin is a Design Director at Selbert Perkins in Los Angeles. She joined Selbert Perkins in 2013 coming from AECOM where she worked for six years. Cheri Devlin has also worked at Romero Thorsen Design Inc, RTKL and The Jerde Partnership.

Cheri Devlin earned her Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelors in Architecture from Lehigh University.

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Yorston & Associates and their distributor partner, Harbor Sales, supported the Harvard University Graduate School of Design program, Hybrid Formations: Interdisciplinary Design, last fall with a donation of Alumet Supply aluminum sheet metal. Volkan Alkanoglu, Lecturer in Architecture, described the course as a way to examine and implement techniques and strategies for the design of prototype structures out of aluminum sheet metal.

An excerpt from the course description reads:

Yazi Banner

In today’s world, visual communication has an ever-expanding reach and impact on the daily lives of all of us. 

That is why yazi offers a unique portfolio of design services to our clients. From environmental graphics and wayfinding, to brand identity, print, advertising, photography, and web design, yazi can help to communicate your unique identity and message to the world around you.

FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios

The Miami Beach Urban Studios builds upon the vision of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts by utilizing the innovation, community engagement, and expertise afforded by its participating faculty members, facilities, and location to be at the forefront of teaching, research, and service in art, design, performance, and communication.

Iconograph

Iconograph is an Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) firm located in Charlottesville, Virginia co-founded by Brittney Butler. Iconograph creatively bridges the gap between human interaction with the built environment through the use of color, signage, materials, exhibits, wayfinding, theming, and digital interaction to evoke and create emotion, teachable moments, and deep content that directly relates to the architecture around it.

Knitting together heritage, modern and natural campus features, an integrated campus wayfinding solution was established for a leading girls’ IB School in downtown Toronto. The campus wayfinding program was the culmination of a renewal and brand identity associated with a Student Wellness Centre redefining the heart of the Campus and binding together the two isolated halves of this bucolic campus setting. The city’s extension of Mount Pleasant Road bisected the campus into two sides and the students cross via an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Pentagram designed the identity for Broadway Housing Communities, a non-profit developer of supportive housing in New York, and created the environmental graphics for BHC’s most recent initiative, the Sugar Hill Project in Harlem’s historic neighborhood of the same name. The 171,000 sq. ft. mixed-use development brings together permanent housing with early education, educational advocacy and access to the arts via a new cultural institution, the Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, an 18,000 sq. ft.

Seth Davis, Urban Sign

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.

Christchurch suffered a series of earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, causing loss of life and widespread damage to the city. The University of Canterbury’s campus was acutely affected, triggering remediation works to many buildings and a new building program. This meant that many students would complete their whole time at the University while much of the campus was a building site. The University wanted to keep the changing environment looking vibrant and welcoming for students, staff and visitors to the large and complex campus.

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.

Written Wor(l)ds was part of Creative Mapping, a special topics course that brought together University of Houston MFA/BFA Graphic Design, School of Art and MFA/PhD Creative Writing, Department of English. The Written Wor(l)ds exhibition set out to represent both the words and the worlds of selected literary texts.

The Seoul National University Arts Research Center is a shared-use facility for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Fine Arts and the College of Music. The building is constructed in a modern style as an L-shaped steel frame with a glass atrium at the center that serves as the core of the structure and passageway to access the various parts of the facility.

The Smart Bins installation explains why it's important to sort waste and recycling correctly.

LOOK/HEAR was a student project installed at the Fred Lazarus IV Center Leidy Gallery that explores the relationship between scenes and soundscapes, looking and hearing.

Inside the exhibition, a system of aural and visual signals generates shifting typographic forms and triggers associations about people and environment. The letters respond to a range of ambient recordings made in New York City, from the relative stillness of Central Park, to the clamor of the subway while integrating input from visitors to the exhibition.

Kenan Hanhan, Gemini

Kenan Hanhan is the Vice President, Marketing at Gemini, a family owned company and an industry leader with over 50 years of sign product manufacturing experience, including dimensional letters, logos, plaques, and industrial plastic sheet stock.

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