Nomenclature

Kate Keating

Kate Keating, a retired San Francisco-based designer, is known as a pioneer in the environmental graphic design community and has contributed to the success of many award-winning, community-oriented projects over the past 20 years. Additionally, Kate is credited with the development of Universal Wayfinding, a system that provides clear and legible wayfinding in healthcare settings for people with Limited English Proficiency.

Headshot of Kate Keating, Founder of Kate Keating Associates
Clearstory
San Francisco

William Bardel

Designer and Author

William Bardel is the principal of Luminant Design, an information design firm that makes data, ideas and places easier to access and understand. With an eye for clarity, He has designed sign programs for buildings, cities, airports and other transit systems, along with maps, infographics, dynamic information displays, and statistical data visualizations.

William Bardel
Luminant Design
Greenville, NY

Gladys Brenner

Gladys Brenner, President and lead designer of AB Design, has more than 20 years experience in experiential graphic design and project management in the USA and abroad. She is in charge and is closely involved in all project sfrom conception through the satisfactory completion.

Headshot of Gladys Brenner, President, AB Design
AB Design, Inc.
Richmond

Michael Summers

Michael Summers is an environmental graphic designer with Gresham Smith and Partners, Nashville. Prior to joining Gresham Smith in 2008, he ran his own graphic design and illustration studio for more than 11 years. He also worked for 8 years as a senior graphic designer for hotel, resort, entertainment, and media company Gaylord Entertainment.

Michael Summers, Gresham Smith & Partners
Nashville

Harry Spetnagel

2009 SEGD Green Committee Distinguished Member Award honoree. Harry Spetnagel is an Associate Design Director in Gensler’s Denver office. He joined Gensler in 2006 with more than 15 years experience in sign design and fabrication.

Harry Spetnagel
Gensler
Denver, CO

Jim Bolek

2006 Distinguished Member Award honoree

Jim joined JRC Design in 1999 coming from the inter-disciplinary design firm of Cornoyer Hedrick Architects - one of the most respected firms in Arizona. From this background in architectural discipline, processes and drawing standards, Jim leads the team in producing concise design intent phases and drawings of the projects –ensuring the documents throughout all phases of the project are thoroughly and accurately documented for bidding and fabrication.

Jim Bolek
Phoenix, AZ

Michele Phelan

2007 Angel Award honoree

Michele’s professional career spans over twenty years of design leadership and management in Boston, with specialization in corporate, institutional, and educational clientele. She has worked with National Grid, University of Massachusetts, Children’s Hospital Boston, and New England Aquarium.

Headshot of Michele Phelan, SEGD Boston Chapter Chair, Co-founder of 96pt.
96pt.
Boston, MA

Mark VanderKlipp

Mark is the founder of Conduct Experience.

Mark VanderKlipp has been a design professional for 30 years. Twenty four of those years were with Corbin Design, an environmental graphic design firm that specializes in wayfinding systems for healthcare, higher education and civic clients.

Corbin Design
Michigan

Steve Reinisch

You design. I detail.

You get to do what you like to do
and I, with you, get to do what I like to do.
You get to design, I get to detail.

And in the era of mission statements,
mine (in eight words!) is this:

Preserving and honoring your design
through articulate documentation.

The purpose of my work is for you to have the results you seek.

This translates to the detailing and documentation/ packaging of your work for fabrication/ installation that will free you to focus on doing what you enjoy doing - design.

Really.

Steve Reinisch, TheGreatDetailGuy
TheGreatDetailGuy!
Los Angeles

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