Lucy Holmes

Design legend Lance Wyman will headline the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience.

SEGD Announces Educational Programming for 2017 Conference

Located in rejuvenated King’s Cross London, The Plimsoll Building, designed by David Morley Architects, references the Victorian industrial heritage of the area and it is named in honor of Samuel Plimsoll, one of Victorian Britain’s most important historical figures and one with links to the history of King’s Cross.

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"Over the last 16 years, we have created a studio that delivers world class solutions in a new area of design: branding the built environment through graphic, wayfinding and sign design. Creating solutions that marry with architecture and interior design is absolutely key to our success and we see joining Benoy Group as the perfect fit," says Owner Lucy Holmes.

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

SEATTLE– During the 2016 SEGD Conference Experience Seattle, winners of the 2016 SEGD Excellence Awards were announced and celebrated among the largest annual gathering of members of the experiential graphic design community. Since 1987, SEGD’s Excellence Awards have honored the individuals, companies, and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and/or experiential graphic design fields. The 2016 honorees and awards are as follows:
 
2016 SEGD Fellow: Michael Reed, Mayer/Reed

Lucy Holmes' Sketchbook

As part of a generation that left college without touching a computer, perhaps I am different… There is a computer on my desk, but I mainly use it for e-mail. My key tools remain a box of pens/pencils and a roll of tracing paper. For me, sketching is free thinking. It doesn’t have to look great, it doesn’t have to be anything, it just becomes a visual stream of thoughts.

SEGD's Best of the Best Content in 2015

So much great content, so little time! At SEGD, we’ve created more than 500 new articles in 2015 alone. To save you some time, we compiled a greatest-hits list of the top 20 articles, presentations and videos from SEGD events, the website and eg magazine. Enjoy the SEGD year in review!

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

LOS ANGELES – In today’s uber-competitive global marketplace, effective use of design and brand is a powerful differentiator. And beyond clever campaigns in web, print, advertising, and social media, top brands are discovering the latest and greatest frontier: their physical spaces.

Cornell University Stocking Hall

When Calori & Vanden-Eynden was asked to create graphics for Cornell University’s newest campus facility—a dairy plant added to an existing academic research lab—they decided to have some fun with it. The CVE team covered blank walls with cow spots, creating what one observer calls a “Rorschach meets rawhide” aesthetic that manages to be both witty and sophisticated. CVE identified the building itself with a giant sculptural milk bottle.

WAF London

Branded environments are the ultimate asset for companies that understand the value of expressing their brand in everything they do and every place they do it. What makes a successful branded environment? We asked the designers leading SEGD's Branded Environments (Be) Workshop what is inspiring them right now. You’ll hear more at the Be Workshop August 20 in Los Angeles, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at some secrets to success in branded environments!

Hy Vee Hot Zone at Arrowhead Stadium

In an uber-competitive global marketplace, design is a powerful differentiator, a tool that can help companies advance innovation, facilitate cultural transformation, and recruit and keep top talent. It’s also great for the bottom line: a 2013 DMI study showed that compared to a 75% increase in the S&P 500 index between 2003 and 2013, design-centric companies grew at an astonishing rate of 299%!

>> Learn how to unleash the power of the brand at the SEGD Be Workshop August 20 in Los Angeles!

Photograph of Lucy Holmes, Holmes Wood

Lucy Holmes, Creative Director of Holmes Wood, graduated with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design. She joined Pentagram Design in 1991 and spent four years working as part of David Hillman’s team.

Holmes Wood created a new wayfinding scheme for Oxford Brookes University that complements its new architecture and a modernized attitude toward teaching.

easyJet Livery by Holmes Wood

Holmes Wood (London) designed the new aircraft livery for easyJet, the UK’s largest airline. It is the first change to the look of the airline’s iconic white and orange fleet since easyJet.com replaced the call center number on the fuselage in 1998.

University of Greenwich Wayfinding

School’s In

Holmes Wood designs a fresh and inventive wayfinding program for the University of Greenwich’s new school of architecture building.

Holmes Wood (London) channeled Le Corbusier and Sol LeWitt in their colorful, polygonal solution to the wayfinding scheme at the University of Greenwich’s new School of Architecture library and academic building.

Vivien West Wood Display by Holmes Wood

Holmes Wood was founded in 2000 as a unique combination of complementary talents in sign and graphic design. They have since become one of Britain’s leading designers of direction and information schemes. Holmes Wood's work includes all aspects of wayfinding and signs, identities and print.

Every project is headed by one or both of the principals, Lucy Holmes and Alexandra Wood.

From our studio near Battersea Park in London we give clients incisive advice as a prelude to design work that is original and appropriate.

Image of the Holmes Wood Studio staff

Holmes Wood (London) was featured as part of a new podcast series by the Victoria and Albert Museum. In Episode 7 of V&A Podcasts, Holmes Wood Principals Lucy Holmes and Alex Wood, along with Moira Gemmill (Director of Projects, Planning & Estate for the V&A and a member of the SEGD Board of Directors) were interviewed about their work on the museum’s wayfinding and information graphics.

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