Heather Novak-Peterson, Associate AIA, SEGD, leads HGA’s EG Studio as Senior Environmental Graphic Designer and Associate Vice President in their Minneapolis office. She is an artist and visual storyteller focusing on designing branded environments and products for new and existing clients across HGA’s markets, including corporate, healthcare, and education. With more than 15 years of experience, Novak-Peterson has created custom art, graphics, branding, finishes, signage, and products for corporate offices, retail stores, restaurants, and residential buildings locally and nationally.
Provis Graphic manufactures custom, low-profile, trim-less precision-illuminated lettering to stretch the possibilities of design.
We have more than 2 decades of experience supporting our partners’ signage program rollouts in more than 25 countries. In Europe we are the preferred illuminated signage manufacturer for the Cartier, Estee Lauder, Mont Blanc, Swissotel, Swatch, Nine West, and Adidas brands to name a few.
Gretchen Nussbaum is a Green Dot Sign®, Inc. co-founder, focused on strategy, marketing, and sustainability. A seasoned, pragmatic project manager Gretchen Nussbaum has led complex efforts in the business, non-profit, and public sectors. Organizations she has worked with include Google, Unilever, Nielsen, Rotary International, and the State of Minnesota. Her relationship building experience and personal commitment to corporate responsibility uniquely position Gretchen Nussbaum to push Green Dot Sign to offer the most sustainable ADA signs.
Terese Elhard is a graphic designer and environmental graphic designer with a background in designing educational exhibits at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Terese Elhard work includes entrepreneurial projects branding for cultural, grassroots and wellness-based clients. Terese has a passion for the outdoors, accessibility and movement. Terese Elhard work engages the human spirit through highly accessible messaging. Some of Terese's recent projects include environmental graphics for U.S.
Betsy Vohs founded Studio BV in 2015 in order to dedicate her ideas and energy to clients who want transformational design solutions. Transformational design comes from investigating the places, contexts, and people that will be shaped by the design. How people feel, what they touch, how they interact — these human experiences are central elements of design.
Dr. Bonnie Higgins joined Bemidji State University’s (BSU) College of Business, Technology and Communication in August of 2002. She is a Professor in the Department of Technology, Art & Design and is currently serving as the Chair of the Department.
Dr. Higgins teaches Art & Design courses with a focus on Exhibit Design. Courses taught include: Principles of Design, Photography, Intro to Exhibit Design, Exhibit Design Tradeshow and Advanced Exhibit Design.
Joanne Thomas is a Communications Specialist with Gemini, Inc. Johnson is also an expert listener, creative writer and trusted resource energized by collaboration, challenges and the development of people and ideas.
Her Key Experience is in leadership, coaching, blogs and WIKI, communications, program management, strategic planning, product management, employee development, and process improvement.
Chris Haar is an Environmental Graphic Designer with a focus on sign and display manufacturing. His expertise lies in generating original concepts, as well as collaborating with other designers to integrate manufacturing capabilities into designs. Haar specializes in Wayfinding design and execution, Branding, Visual Identities, ADA sign code, and Project Management.