Membership May

Rina Alfonso: Studio Aorta Founder and New SEGD Member

Rina Alfonso Osawa

Read Time: 7 minutes
How many SEGD members also have black belts in Kendo? At least one! Meet Rina Alfonso, the fourth and final new member to be interviewed for SEGD’s Membership Month. Rina is the founder and creative director of Studio Aorta, a woman-and-minority owned creative studio based in Washington, DC. Contributing writer Franck Mercurio spoke with Rina to learn more about the challenges—and rewards—of starting a new design business.

Yann Follain: Singapore Designer and New SEGD Member

Yann Follain: Singapore Designer and New SEGD Member

Read time: 6 minutes
Although headquartered in the United States, SEGD is an international organization with over 1,500 members representing 35 different countries. To recognize and celebrate this diversity, SEGD is highlighting some of our new international members including Yann Follain of the design firm WY-TO. Originally from France, Yann currently makes his home in Singapore, where his clients include Singapore’s National Gallery. SEGD contributor, Franck Mercurio, interviews Yann to learn more about the Singapore design scene.

Lindsay Jonker: Real Estate Developer and New SEGD Member

Lindsay Jonker: Real Estate Developer and New SEGD Member

Read Time: 6 minutes
Would you be surprised to learn that not all SEGD members are experience designers? Many come from other fields, such as real estate development and management. In recognition and celebration of May Membership Month, contributing writer Franck Mercurio interviews Lindsay Jonker, a new SEGD member, and an associate principal at DaVinci Development Collaborative. Read why Lindsay, a former architect and current real estate developer, decided to become an SEGD member.

Come on in! SEGD’s Membership Committee Welcomes New Members

Come on in! SEGD’s Membership Committee Welcomes New Members

Read Time: 4 minutes

Forging new connections during this time of COVID has proven to be challenging on many levels. But SEGD’s newly formed Membership Committee—including Kris Helmick, Zach Kotel, and Annelle Stotz—is working to increase SEGD membership, while striving to improve the overall member experience. Annelle Stotz explains more in this Committee update.

Alesia Hendley, Multimedia Journalist and New SEGD Member

Alesia Hendley, Multimedia Journalist and New SEGD Member

Read Time: 6 minutes
May is SEGD’s Membership Month, and in recognition and celebration, SEGD is interviewing one new member each week. First up is Alesia Hendley, a multimedia journalist who joined SEGD, in part, to help bridge the gap between “technologists and creatives to tell incredible stories and create incredible experiences.” Contributing writer Franck Mercurio recently interviewed Alesia.

Celebrating Members with Membership May!

Celebrating Members with Membership May!

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Here at SEGD, there is something we love more than anything… Our Members!

Because of that, we are celebrating our members with Membership May. That’s right, a whole entire month dedicated to our SEGD Members! This includes feature articles dedicated to our newest members, a membership survey, and even exciting prizes for joining or renewing during the month of May.

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