Graphic Design

What is Graphic Design

Common letter-sized sheets are tiled and used to transform bare walls into spaces that are vibrant and invigorating.

Graphic design uses visual media to communicate ideas. Its primary tools are type, image, space, color, and form, which are combined to communicate messages via visual media including print, television, and websites. Essentially it is a means to get your message to a mass audience visually as opposed to telling them something verbally..

Donald Meeker

2015 SEGD Fellow

Donald Meeker grew up in Oregon and was greatly influenced by the state’s diverse landscape, its strong conservation ethic, and public design initiatives that in the 1950s and early 60s were progressive in their time. Although a New Yorker for 35 years, that influence and ethic has guided his way of thinking. In his 30-year career as a graphic designer, he has worked for a variety of clients ranging from paper companies and hedge funds to national parks and historic sites. His work on public projects for parks and natural areas touch millions of visitors a year.

Donald Meeker, Meeker & Associates, New York, SEGD 2015 Fellow
Don Meeker's Clearview Typeface for Highway Signage.
Meeker & Associates, Inc.
New York

Sarah Huie Coleman

From designing the award-winning signage for Avalon, a $600 million mixed-use development, to rebranding more than 30 YMCAs in the Southeast, Huie Design’s Principal and Owner Sarah Huie Coleman and her team provide branding, signage and wayfinding for some of the highest profile developments across the nation.

Huie Design
Atlanta

Sue Allnutt

Sue Allnutt is co-founder and creative director of Nuttshell Graphics in Melbourne, Australia.

After completing her graphic design course at Swinburne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Sue Allnutt worked at the iconic design studio Design Research Unit in London. From there, she moved to the British Museum, where she gained invaluable exhibition and display design experience.

On her return to Australia, she taught graphic design at Philip Institute (now RMIT) before establishing her business, Nuttshell Graphics, in 1985.

Sue Allnutt, Nuttshell Graphics
Melbourne

Jim Alderman

Jim Alderman is a senior designer in Gresham, Smith and Partners' Environmental Graphics Design group. With more than 25 years of experience in the planning, design, and implementation of branding, wayfinding, and environmental graphics programs, Jim Alderman has served a broad range of client types including public and educational facilities, airports, sports venues, healthcare facilities, retail environments, and corporate offices.

Jim Alderman, Senior Designer, Gresham, Smith and Partners, Nasheville, Tennessee
Gresham Smith
Nashville

Curtis Roberts

Curtis Roberts is Design Principal and co-owner at fd2s.

Curtis Roberts thinks better branding and wayfinding (when and where appropriate) = a better, more engaging experience.

Curtis was born in Memphis, TN, but grew up in the thriving Coastal Bend metropolis of Beeville, TX (pop. 14, 586). Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture, he began working with fd2s as a design intern. He now serves as the firm’s design principal and is co-owner.

Austin

Michael Summers

Michael Summers is an environmental graphic designer with Gresham Smith and Partners, Nashville. Prior to joining Gresham Smith in 2008, he ran his own graphic design and illustration studio for more than 11 years. He also worked for 8 years as a senior graphic designer for hotel, resort, entertainment, and media company Gaylord Entertainment.

Michael Summers, Gresham Smith & Partners
Nashville

Gilles Bienvenu

Gilles Bienvenu, a French Canadian designer, worked for several major visual communications firms based in Montreal before starting up is own design firm in May 2000. He has been involved in many large-scale visual identity projects, such as Bell Canada, Sergaz Petroleum Co., Agence métropolitaine de transport, STM (Montreal Transit Authority), CBC / Radio-Canada and Hydro-Québec. During his career, he applied his design skills to a variety of prestigious projects where he was leading the design teams.

Gilles Bienvenu
Gilles Bienvenu DGA
L'Assomption, Quebec

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