Selbert Perkins Design (Chicago) was pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon Brooks as the new Director of Business Development in their Chicago office. She will be focusing on business development for branded environments, signage and wayfinding systems and public art.
This year, the Portland multi-disciplinary design firm Mayer/Reed, Inc. is recognizing two anniversaries—a thirtieth and a fortieth. This unusual milestone marks the firm’s establishment by Michael Reed, FSEGD, in 1977 as a visual communications and product design studio; then he formed a partnership ten years later with Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, who added landscape architecture and urban design services.
Creating spaces for inclusivity and accessibility has fast become a priority for experiential designers; with 2017 bringing a close to a year’s worth of progress, the question everyone is asking is, "Are we there yet?" At Access 2017 in Brisbane, wayfinding professionals from across Australia came together to discuss this topic.
Rowmark LLC recently introduced "The Naturals" product line, an authentic, nature-inspired, textured engravable sheet product.
Dimensional Innovations, an experiential design, build and technology firm in the Kansas City area, expanded by opening offices in Atlanta and Minneapolis on November 1.
Selbert Perkins Design announces the addition of Tom Wojciechowski, Environmental Design Director, to the SPD team.
Katie Osborn of Via Collective (New York) will participate in the 2017 Greenbuild Education Program, Trending Strategies for Universal Design on Wednesday, November 8.
Exit Design announces the recent hire of Julie Krohner, PhD, an experienced qualitative researcher and communication professional with a focus on user-driven, empathic research.
On September 27, 2017, international public artist, designer and social innovator Nancy Ann Coyne debuted "Speaking of Home," a photographic public artwork transforming four of St. Paul’s famous skyways into an episodic narrative of immigrant experiences––questioning assumptions about what comprises “home.” The project marks the first time that the St. Paul skyway system will be sanctioned for a public artwork and was made possible by the close collaboration between the artist and fabricator, Archetype.
Exit Design Chief Innovation Officer Julie Krohner recently gave a talk at TEDxCambridgeUniversity, discussing how immersive media like VR can provide an unparalleled opportunity for cultivating empathy.
Half a century ago, Toronto’s skyline was transformed by its first two skyscrapers when renowned Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe designed the Toronto-Dominion Centre. Home to over 70 tenants and 21,000 daily occupants, the TD Centre is the vision of two leading Canadian corporations, TD Bank Group and Cadillac Fairview.
HOK (Chicago) has named Caroline Hinrichs director of business development for its Experience Design practice. Based in Chicago, she will oversee client development and relationships for the global experiential graphics and branding group. Hinrichs brings more than a decade of experience in business development in the architectural and design professions, with special expertise in experiential marketing.
Airspace (New York) is excited to announce their new adaptive reuse project in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn set to open in Summer 2018. Their client, The Hudson Companies, Inc., along with S9 Architecture and ABS Partners Real Estate, have developed an office and retail destination, which features a rooftop restaurant with views of Manhattan. Airspace was responsible for the identity, exterior murals, signage and wayfinding.
The project was recently profiled in Crain's New York.
The Big Picture presented their second annual awards honoring outstanding women in the digital printing industry. These innovative female leaders better the people, associations, and companies around them and MetWest is very proud to announce that their very own CEO, Kelly Taylor, is the winner of Big Picture’s “Women in Print Award” 2017.
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Calori & Vanden-Eynden / Design Consultants announced their October 2017 rebranding to cvedesign with a gif. The firm remains a design consultancy recognized worldwide for excellence in the planning and design of signage, wayfinding and user navigation systems.
ZEBRADOG (aka ZD Studios) recently announced the promotion of Eric Holmer as their Digital User Experience Leader within its award-winning media team. Holmer joined ZEBRADOG in 2014 as the Design/Media Strategist and has continued to evolve client media installations within a multitude of environments.
The new online Matthews Paint tool is compatible with smartphones, tablets and desktops and allows users to quickly and easily view color chips from colors specified in the "Spectrum of Color" fan decks and retrieve the RGB and CMYK values as well as assign colors to Adobe® renderings and presentations with the downloadable SOC Swatch Library.
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Cloud Gehshan is delighted to be signing the Darwin Martin House—one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most significant residential commissions.
ArtHouse Design recently completed a wayfinding and placemaking project at 1401 Lawrence, one of Denver’s newest Class AA premiere office buildings, rising to 21 stories and overlooking historic Larimer Square.
Luci Creative recently led the first-ever redesign of the First Division Museum, which reopened on August 26, 2017—the 1st Infantry Division’s centennial World War I anniversary.
Seeking to create a mobile lab prototype to support their new model for STEM education, BioBus asked Tessellate to plan and design their innovative community laboratory.
The team at NanoLumens has created what they call "Visualization Centers" in Atlanta, Bath, England and—most recently—in Las Vegas, which provides a much greater reach and supports customers in the western United States.
Recently, GQ Australia broadcast an interview with Vince Frost of Frost*Design on the topic of “How to Succeed” and how design and business collide.
Poblocki Sign Company LLC, a leader in the custom sign industry, recently announced the Company’s expansion into the Northeastern U.S. with the acquisition of Advanced Signing LLC.