Hierarchy

Jamie Cowgill

Grounded in an interdisciplinary approach, Jamie Cowgill creatively integrates functional graphic solutions into projects that create places. Jamie Cowgill leads all design projects with a vigor that is evident in the firm, celebrating more than 24 years with a wide range of clients including: local, regional and national authorities, health care facilities, universities, corporations, mixed-use and retail centers, master-planned communities.

Headshot of Jamie Cowgill, Principal of JRC Design
JRC Design
Phoenix, AZ

Kate Keating

Kate Keating, a retired San Francisco-based designer, is known as a pioneer in the environmental graphic design community and has contributed to the success of many award-winning, community-oriented projects over the past 20 years. Additionally, Kate is credited with the development of Universal Wayfinding, a system that provides clear and legible wayfinding in healthcare settings for people with Limited English Proficiency.

Headshot of Kate Keating, Founder of Kate Keating Associates
Clearstory
San Francisco

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

Paul Mijksenaar

We help people to find their way, sometimes by signs.

We help people to find their way. Of course we still advise to put up signs when applicable. But more and more we change our focus to architectural and spatial planning. The more signs you see, the worse the architecture. We don't 'show' the way people have to go but encourage natural wayfinding.

Paul Mijksenaar
Mijksenaar
Amsterdam

William Bardel

Designer and Author

William Bardel is the principal of Luminant Design, an information design firm that makes data, ideas and places easier to access and understand. With an eye for clarity, He has designed sign programs for buildings, cities, airports and other transit systems, along with maps, infographics, dynamic information displays, and statistical data visualizations.

William Bardel
Luminant Design
Greenville, NY

Gladys Brenner

Gladys Brenner, President and lead designer of AB Design, has more than 20 years experience in experiential graphic design and project management in the USA and abroad. She is in charge and is closely involved in all project sfrom conception through the satisfactory completion.

Headshot of Gladys Brenner, President, AB Design
AB Design, Inc.
Richmond

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

Kent State University Wayfinding Research

Rethinking the Campus

A Kent State University study questions some long-held assumptions about urban wayfinding.

Wayfinding is a complex and site-specific discipline that is only taught by a handful of university-level design programs. A recent course offered at Kent State University not only adopted a research-based approach to teaching the discipline, but also charted new territory in the exploration of symbols, colors, and destinations used in urban wayfinding.

Ken Ethridge

2009 Angel Award honoree, 1992 Angel Award honoree, and 2000 Distinguished Member Award honoree. Ken has been associated with ASI-Modulex in a variety of marketing and communications capacities for over twenty years.

Ken Ethridge
ASI
Temple, TX

Jim Bolek

2006 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Jim joined JRC Design in 1999 coming from the inter-disciplinary design firm of Cornoyer Hedrick Architects - one of the most respected firms in Arizona. From this background in architectural discipline, processes and drawing standards, Jim leads the team in producing concise design intent phases and drawings of the projects –ensuring the documents throughout all phases of the project are thoroughly and accurately documented for bidding and fabrication.

Jim Bolek
Phoenix, AZ

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