Nick Bannikoff

Nick Bannikoff

Nick Bannikoff is a Design Director at BrandCulture in Sydney, Australia and co-chair for the Sydney Chapter.

He graduated as an architect and industrial designer in 1991, and today he is one of Australia’s leading wayfinding and experiential designers.

Nick Bannikoff
BrandCulture Communications
Sydney, Australia

BrandCulture: The Future of Built Environments After COVID-19

BrandCulture: The Future of Built Environments After COVID-19

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The novel coronavirus has shown how vulnerable many sectors are to future pandemics. While occupancy levels are lower, it’s the perfect time to create more resilient, adaptive spaces, and the experiential graphic design industry has the potential to lead the way.

Sydney studio BrandCulture has published a series of articles explaining how COVID-19 will impact the design of built environments from hospitality and education to healthcare and public spaces. Here are a few of its key observation-based predictions, broken down by sector:

Draft for Public Comment of AS 1428.4, Design For Access and Mobility—Wayfinding

Last year, Standards Australia released a Draft for Public Comment of "DR AS 1428.4.2:2018, Design for Access and Mobility, Part 4.2: Means to Assist the Orientation of People with Vision Impairment—Wayfinding Signs." Many in the wayfinding community collaborated on a joint response to the draft and a revision has recently been released for further comment. 

According to Sydney Chapter Chairs, Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca, the main points are as follows:

Off Grid 18 in Summary

Off Grid 18 in Summary

“Off Grid 18,”the second-annual international experiential graphic design event created by the Wellington Chapter of SEGD, transpired over four days and four cities in late February. The theme was “Experiential City,” which posed the question, “What is the ‘experiential city’ and where does design fit in?”

Five Minutes with Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca

Five Minutes with Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca

Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca recently spoke to InDesignLive.com about why they’re on a mission to build a strong community of experiential designers in Australia. Earlier this year, Nick Bannikoff, design manager at BrandCulture and Carlo Giannasca, head of environments at Urbanite announced they were bringing SEGD to Sydney through their local chapter. They chatted candidly about the rise of experiential graphic design and how the blending of graphics, wayfinding and interior design can make for better branded spaces.

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