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SPD Welcomes Sharon Brooks
Selbert Perkins Design Welcomes Sharon Brooks as Director of Business Development

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.

Mayer/Reed Celebrates 30 and 40 Years
Mayer/Reed Celebrates Thirty and Forty Years

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.

PAM's Stephen Minning Speaks at Access 2017
PAM's Stephen Minning Speaks at Access 2017

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 Introduces The Naturals
Rowmark Launches "The Naturals"

Rowmark LLC recently introduced "The Naturals" product line, an authentic, nature-inspired, textured engravable sheet product.

Dimensional Innovations Expands to Atlanta and Minneapolis
Dimensional Innovations Expands to Atlanta and Minneapolis

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 Tom Wojciechowski
Selbert Perkins Design Welcomes Tom Wojciechowski

Selbert Perkins Design announces the addition of Tom Wojciechowski, Environmental Design Director, to the SPD team.

Via Collective's Katie Osborn to Talk Wayfinding at Greenbuild
Via Collective's Katie Osborn Talks Wayfinding at Greenbuild

Katie Osborn of Via Collective (New York) will participate in the 2017 Greenbuild Education Program, Trending Strategies for Universal Design on Wednesday, November 8.

Julie Krohner, CIO Exit Design
Exit Design Welcomes Julie Krohner as Chief Innovation Officer

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.

Speaking of Home Installation
Nancy Ann Coyne Reveals Public Installation "Speaking of Home"

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.

Julie Krohner
Julie Krohner of Exit Design on VR and the Future of Storytelling

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.

TD Centre 50th Anniversary Exhibition by Entro
TD Centre 50th Anniversary Celebratory Exhibit

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.

Caroline Hinrichs, HOK
Caroline Hinrichs Named Director of Business Development for HOK’s Experience Design Group

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 and The Breeze
Airspace Announces The Breeze

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.

MetWest CEO Kelly Taylor
MetWest CEO Named Winner of "Women in Print Award" 2017

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. 

More information at MetWest

CVE Slims Down
Less is More, CVE Slims Down

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 Names Mr. Eric Holmer as User Experience Leader
ZEBRADOG Names Eric Holmer as User Experience Leader

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.

Matthews Paint SOC Chip Search
Matthews Paint Introduces New Online Chip Search

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.

More information from Matthews Paint

Cloud Gehshan Interpreting One of Wright's Finest Achievements
Cloud Gehshan to Intepret One of Wright's Finest Achievements

Cloud Gehshan is delighted to be signing the Darwin Martin House—one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most significant residential commissions.

ArtHouse Brands 1401 Lawrence
ArtHouse Brands 1401 Lawrence

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.

First Division Museum Reopens
First Division Museum Reopens

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.

Tessellate Designs BioBus
Tessellate Designs BioBus, Innovative Science Education Lab

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.

Nanolumens Invests in Las Vegas Showroom Space
Nanolumens Invests in Las Vegas Showroom Space

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.

GQ Australia with Vince Frost of Frost*Design
Watch GQ Australia's Interview with Vince Frost

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 Expands to Northeast
Poblocki Sign Company Expands into Northeast

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.

Congratulations to Infinite Scales three partners: Amy Lukas, Cameron Smith and Molly Mazollini
Infinite Scale Turns 15

It all started in 2002 after designing the Winter Olympics Games. It was one of those, "well that was fun, but what do we do now?" moments.

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