February 2013

Frost* Design

Frost Design (Sydney) welcomed back Anthony Donovan, who has returned to the firm as Creative Director working across all areas of the studio. He spent the past two and a half years working as Creative Director at Moon on award-winning projects such as Westfield, Darling Hotel, Sunglass Hut, and Sydney Mardi Gras.

iZone Imaging - Grady Brown named as President

Photo of Grady Brown of iZone Imaging

iZone Imaging (Temple, Texas) named Grady Brown its new President. Brown, former president of ASI Signage Innovations, has more than 25 years experience in managing the design, planning, fabrication, and installation of major architectural signage, branding, and exhibit projects for prominent clients across a wide range of industries. Prior to serving as ASI’s president from 2004 through 2012, he was Associate Vice President and Senior Project Manager for The Douglas Group, a Houston-based wayfinding/signage/exhibit design firm.


Photo of Jeff Roman of Little

Little (Charlotte, N.C.) welcomed Jeff Roman as its National Director of Engineering. Jeff will ensure that the firm’s comprehensive engineering expertise serves as a catalyst for breakthrough ideas that maximize building performance. (Perhaps this explains his lifelong love of Legos.)


Photo of New York City street parking signage

Pentagram (New York), working with the New York City Department of Transportation, has created a new, simplified design for the city’s street parking signage that is more easily understood and may result in fewer parking tickets for New Yorkers.

Eddie Opara and his team kicked off the year in color with the new Pantone 2013 Calendar, which recontextualizes the familiar PMS chips into colorful “digitized” images for each month.

RTKL - Jude Elledge joins RTKL Los Angeles

Photo of Jude Elledge of RTKL

RTKL (Baltimore) announced that Jude Elledge has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a Principal. With unique expertise in placemaking, trend-spotting, and the relationship between technology and consumers, Elledge will work closely with RTKL’s commercial designers to create enriched, next-wave retail environments. A passionate advocate of green design, she will also help advance RTKL’s Performance-driven Design initiative through implementation of sustainable business practices.

Studio Graphique

Photo of Studio Graphique staff

Studio Graphique (Cleveland) announced a significant shift in its approach to business, which will result in positive economic effects—both on the firm and its clients. The firm is taking a holistic approach to the brand experience as it relates to audience interaction with public spaces; further integration with branding, environmental graphics, and placemaking provides a unique position to audit and address all touchpoints of the user experience.

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