Joell Angel-Chumbley

2020 SEGD Educator Award 

Joell Angel-Chumbley, MFA, is a Creative Director/Art Program Lead at Kolar Design, leading the strategic creative vision and implementation of national civic, healthcare, and academic projects connecting people, places, and brands. She has extensive

Joell Angel-Chumbley, Creative Lead, Kolar Design, CIncinnati
Kolar Design

Traxon Technologies

Photograph of Anyone Who Has a Heart

Traxon Technologies (East Rutherford, N.J.) recently produced a project called “Anyone Who Has A Heart,” a modern lighting sculpture located at the main entrance of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Artists Andrew Small and Steve Almond created this interactive art piece consisting of four rings of light backlit by Traxon’s LEDs, set in a large heart-like sculpture. Motion sensors initiate different illuminated colors and sequences when visitors walk around the installation.

Vista System

Photograph of GreenSquare modular signage

Vista System (Sarasota, Fla.) announced the addition of GreenSquare to the Vista family of signage solutions. GreenSquare, a young Australian company on the rise, uses modular components to create both standard and custom designed solutions. One of the signage solutions that stands out in the system is the office display application, which allows for an elegant table-top solution that is easy to position and update.

GKD - NBA’s Miami HEAT Group’s American Airlines Arena

GKD (Cambridge, Md.) created a marquee on the exterior of the NBA’s Miami HEAT Group’s American Airlines Arena. The franchise wanted something that would not only draw attention to the arena, but also help transform downtown Miami. Made from 3,400 square feet of high-grade architectural woven stainless steel mesh fabric with interwoven LED profiles, Miami’s Mediamesh® screen, patented by GKD and ag4, provides unobstructed viewing from the interior and visually engaging digital media content on the exterior.

APCO Signs InfoLock Display System

Photograph of APCO Signs InfoLock display system

APCO Signs (Atlanta) InfoLock Patient Information Display System, designed to help optimize patient care in hospitals and other health-care settings, was recently recognized as an IDEA Award Finalist by the Industrial Designers Society of America. “Being recognized as a finalist speaks to the quality of our InfoLock product and exemplifies APCO's ongoing commitment to innovation and design with all of our products,” says Teresa Cox, APCO President.

Fabric Structures

No Boundaries

Fabric structures, the once and always lightweight workhorse, create a limitless design dimension.

Twenty years ago, the phrase “fabric architecture” referred to an outdoor tent or restaurant awning. Today, an ever-expanding palette of materials and vastly improved structural, lighting, and graphic technologies allow fabrics to escape the awning and take on new roles: multimedia canvas, iconic sculpture, branded totem, and architectural skin, just to name a few.

Harry Ransom Center

Buried Treasure

Austin's Harry Ransom Center uses environmental graphics to unveil its mission and collections.

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin’s renowned literary archive, is home to some of the world’s most valuable cultural treasures. Its collections include one of only 48 copies of the Gutenberg Bible, a rare first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and one of Jack Kerouac’s spiral-bound journals for On the Road.

Dell Children's Medical Center

On Axis with Nature

A new children's hospital with LEED ambitions takes an organic approach to wayfinding.

It’s not often that hospital wayfinding systems are created from the ground up, but when new construction is involved, designers have a rare opportunity to integrate wayfinding cues into the architectural fabric of the building. And when that hospital is built to LEED standards, a whole new vocabulary of materials and processes is created.


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