Moira Gemmill works at the Royal Trust Collection having moved into this position after serving as the Director of Design and FuturePlan at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) where she led the planning and implementation of FuturePlan – the V&A’s on-going programme of restoration, refurbishment and redesign of its galleries and public spaces.
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A devoted staff member for 20 years, Ann Makowski’s leadership has impacted the evolution of the organization in innumerable ways, from starting new websites and publications to growing membership and elevating the SEGD Global Design and Achievement Awards programs and events like the Auction for Excellence. Most recently, she served SEGD as Interim CEO of SEGD but has previously served as COO, Interim Executive Director, Managing Editor of the SEGD color magazine, and Director of Membership and Communications. We recently caught up with Makowski and asked questions about her career at SEGD and herself.
Founded in 1973, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design is a global community of professionals who create experiences that connect people to place. Through educational programs, research, and publications, SEGD’s mission is to provide learning opportunities and resources for professionals involved in EGD, promote the importance of the discipline in establishing place, and continue to refine standards of practice for the field.
2001 Gold Arrow Award honoree and 1993 Angel Award honoree
For almost 30 years, Matthews Paint has been an important partner to SEGD—as a collaborator helping design teams achieve their visions through color and as an industry leader supporting SEGD’s educational initiatives.
Ralph Appelbaum has 25 years of involvement in every facet of museum and exhibition design. His renowned work for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Museum of Natural History has won every major design award, and he has served as an advisor to foundations, philanthropies, and heads of state around the world.
Deborah Sussman is recognized as a pioneer in environmental graphic design. She is internationally renowned for creating arresting visual imagery and designing its highly imaginative applications for architectural and public spaces. Her passion for the marriage of graphics and the built environment, fueled by her early career at the Eames Office, has led to collaborations with planners, architects, and clients.