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Trailblazing Women in EGD: Virginia Gehshan

Trailblazing Women in EGD: Virginia Gehshan

Watch Time: 45 minutes
SEGD is celebrating Women's History Month by honoring our female Fellows and recognizing their portfolios of outstanding work. Next up is Virginia Gehshan, a 2010 Fellow, former President of SEGD (1992–1993) and Principal of Cloud Gehshan Design in Philadelphia. In her interview with Cybelle Jones (CEO of SEGD), Virginia speaks about how she landed in her career in EGD, forming her partnership with Gerome Cloud, her friendships built at SEGD and where she sees herself in 5 years from now.

Trailblazing Women in EGD: Chris Calori

Trailblazing Women in EGD: Chris Calori

Watch Time: 59 minutes
SEGD is celebrating Women's History Month by honoring our female Fellows and recognizing their portfolios of outstanding work. Next up is Chris Calori, a 2007 Fellow and Principal Emerita of CVEDesign in New York. In her interview with Cybelle Jones (CEO of SEGD), Chris speaks about her background in industrial design, some of her mentors along the way and a few of her favorite projects, including, Crate & Barrel World Headquarters, and signage and wayfinding for Amtrack’s Acela Express trains.

One Year of the Kolar Experience Institute

One Year of the Kolar Experience Institute

Read Time: 7 minutes
One year ago, during SEGD’s 2020 Management + Leadership Summit, Kelly Kolar of Cincinnati’s Kolar Design launched the Kolar Experience Institute (KEI™). KEI™ is a new division and organization devoted to economic research to better inform the experiential design process. Learn more about KEI’s mission, and vision, and the Institute’s first projects implemented over the past year in this interview with Kolar.

Richard Poulin Speaks about Rudolph de Harak

Richard Poulin Speaks about  Rudolph de Harak

Read Time: 8 minutes
SEGD Fellow, Richard Poulin, is a designer, professor, author and artist. His latest project is a monograph about the life and work of designer Rudolph de Harak (1924–2002), Poulin’s one-time mentor and an unsung hero of mid-century modern design. Titled Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer, the upcoming book celebrates and showcases de Harak’s many and varied projects, including his design of “record sleeves, magazine covers, exhibitions, building facades, posters, furniture, corporate identities, pictograms, and even the famous shopping bags for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

5 African American Museums and Cultural Centers

Freedom Rides Museum, photo credit Freedom Rides Museum

Read Time: 11 minutes
Black History Month continues into March here at SEGD! In this article we explore five museums and cultural centers featuring different aspects of African American history—from slave ships to the civil rights movement, and from the Underground Railroad to free Black communities. Each of these organizations face their own unique challenges, especially in this time of pandemic. Read on to discover how designers can—and have—helped these institutions by designing experiences to engage visitors and generate greater public interest in the museum’s missions.

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