"Curiosity about life in all of its aspects is a kicking child inside of me. My enthusiasm has always been driving me with a real belief in inspiration, perspiration, and diversity. My endless passion for art and design has been driving me from success to another through various achievements in the creative field."
As a senior graphic design technician at Populous, Ezz Osman specializes in creative and conceptual ideation, concept development, user experience design, branding and graphic identities.
Jeanna Stoll is a 35 year veteran of the design industry. Starting in 1980 as a print designer at a St. Louis, MO Ad Agency, she transitioned to Environmental Graphic Design work at Kiku Obata & Company in 1994. While at Kiku Obata she was responsible for EGD programs for various sports facilities, museums, developers and the entertainment industry.
Kristin Adkins has been helping clients figure out what signs they need, what they look like, where they go, and making sure they meet code requirements, since 1993. With extensive experience in wayfinding and planning/programming sign systems, she also dives into internal communications, marketing and social media from time to time.
Kristin has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with an emphasis in Graphics Design, from Simpson College.
Jonathan Mugmon is a co-chair for the Kansas City Chapter.
An experienced senior planner, Jonathan Mugmon has over sixteen years of experience in the development of wayfinding systems, interpretive planning and environmental graphics.
Jonathan Mugmon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Graphic Design and a Master of Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Jonathan returned to his alma mater, in Florida, as an Associate Professor to share his wealth of knowledge of design.
A groundbreaking research effort produces universal symbols for health-care settings—and underscores the value of evidence-based design.
Patients, family members, and other visitors entering the doors of a hospital or other health-care facility face a daunting environment. Between them and their final destination, they will encounter a series of obstacles: multiple elevator banks, long and often identical-looking corridors, complex routes to distant departments or buildings, and often, ineffective wayfinding signage.
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.
The Kansas City Board of Trade wanted to re-establish a sense of identity to its primary building approach, the focal point of which was an anonymous, vine-covered parking structure. The north facade was redesigned by cutting new openings and placing a sign at the top to create visual direction and movement. A smooth surface was built in the center to provide a clean backdrop for a piece of artwork. The charge was to create a piece that symbolized the past, present and future of the Board of Trade and reflect the Mid-West region.