Identity

Rick Smith

A truly versatile designer, manager and creative leader, Rick Smith brings more than 18 years experience to DI. As an environmental and a graphic designer, he links branding and marketing with large-format signage and wayfinding systems.

Working as Creative Director, Rick inspires excellence in DI’s creative team, crafting fully integrated designs and rich experiences with end users in mind. He manages creative direction and team efforts, streamlining design processes for all of DI’s projects.

Headshot of Rick-Smith, Dimensional Innovations
Dimensional Innovations
Kansas City, MO

Michele Phelan

2007 Angel Award honoree

Michele’s professional career spans over twenty years of design leadership and management in Boston, with specialization in corporate, institutional, and educational clientele. She has worked with National Grid, University of Massachusetts, Children’s Hospital Boston, and New England Aquarium.

Headshot of Michele Phelan, SEGD Boston Chapter Chair, Co-founder of 96pt.
96pt.
Boston, MA

Jerome Cloud

2010 SEGD Fellow, Partner Cloud Gehshan Associates.  Virginia Gehshan and Jerome Cloud were the recipients of the prestigious SEGD Fellow Award in 2010. They have built their practice on intellectual rigor, systemic thinking, and a user-centered approach to information architecture.

Jerome Cloud headshot
Cloud Gehshan
Philadelphia

Ronald Shakespear

2008 SEGD Fellow

Ronald Shakespear was born in Rosario in 1941. He has been Chair Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and Past President of ADG. He founded Diseño Shakespear in Argentina 50 years ago and is now directed with his son Juan (DI Uba). Lorenzo, another son

Headshot of Ronald Shakespear, Desigño Shakespear, SEGD Fellow
Ronald Shakespear
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Garry Emery

2006 SEGD Fellow

Garry Emery is on the team not only because his name is on the door, but also because he represents the collective wisdom of the studio. Garry is known for his commitment to excellence, best business practices, and dedication to ideas and multi-disciplinary experiential design realized as outstanding persuasive communications.

Headshot of Garry Emery, emorystudio
Melbourne, Australia

Tom Geismar

2002 SEGD Fellow

Tom Geismar is a founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar and widely considered a pioneer of American graphic design. During the past four decades he has designed more than 100 corporate identity programs. His designs for Xerox, Chase Manhattan Bank, Best Products, Gemini Consulting, PBS, Univision, Rockefeller Center and, most notably, Mobil Oil have received worldwide acclaim.

Tom Geismar, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
New York, NY

Richard Foy

1999 SEGD Fellow

Richard Foy co-founded CommArts with Henry Beer in 1973. The two met at the office of Charles and Ray Eames. CommArts was an office of architects, industrial, interior, graphic, and environmental graphic designers.

Richard Foy, CommArts, Stantec, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

Henry Beer

1999 SEGD Fellow

Henry Beer co-founded CommArts with Richard Foy in 1973. The two met at the office of Charles and Ray Eames and for 35 years, along with Janet Martin, headed a staff of architects, industrial, interior, graphic, and environmental graphic designers who created nationally and internationally acclaimed work for their clients.

Henry Beer, CommArts, Stantec, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

Debra Nichols

1998 SEGD Fellow

Debra Nichols found her artform at the intersection of architecture, communication, and art. Her approach is integrative, synthesizing elegant and energetic design with strategic marketing and smart problem solving. She believes that for anything to truly succeed, to create the spirit of the place, and to contribute to life in a meaningful way, it must be beautiful.

Debra Nicols, Deborah Nicols Design
Debra Nichols Design
San Francisco

Mark VanderKlipp

Mark is the founder of Conduct Experience.

Mark VanderKlipp has been a design professional for 30 years. Twenty four of those years were with Corbin Design, an environmental graphic design firm that specializes in wayfinding systems for healthcare, higher education and civic clients.

Corbin Design
Michigan

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