Jill Metzger is a Creative Director at Gecko Group in Philadelphia.
As Creative Director at Gecko Group, Jill Metzger supervises Gecko Group’s design staff, managing exhibition and environmental design, print, multimedia projects. Experienced in a variety of communications media, Jill has been the Creative Director at the New Jersey State Aquarium, as well as Senior Designer at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Kimberly Smith is the Senior Director of Workplace Strategy at Knoll in Philadelphia.
Prior to her position with Knoll, Kimberly Smith worked with Merrill Lynch as a Project Manager. Kimberly started with Knoll as an Architecture and Design Manager before starting as the Director of Workplace Strategy.
Kimberly Smith graduated from Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.
Craig Beach is the Director of Development at Walton in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Craig Beach is an experienced sales executive with a demonstrated history of completing successful projects in the higher education, financial, healthcare & entertainment sectors. Craig is a specialist in working with large construction partners on naming rights signage & wayfinding programs for large sports venues. Craig Beach has a strong sales background & professional skills in marketing, presentations, negotiation, budgeting, market planning, and business planning.
Gary Katz is a Planning and Marketing Innovator at Identity Group in Pittsburgh.
In addition, Gary Katz is the CEO and Director of Innovation at Cogent Cue.
A common thread among the team members of IdG is an unwavering passion to help the company succeed.
Anything architectural gets Gary Katz tingly. He loves IG's Point of Purchase retail signs – they are big, 3D, colorful and impactful. It’s fascinating to Gary how low cost materials can simulate such beautiful, high-end looks through architecture. It’s a magic show!
Jeanne Maier is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in graphic design, exhibit design and environmental graphic design. Her design experience has included three prominent cultural and educational organizations in Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Zoo, The University of Pennsylvania, and The Franklin Institute. These prestigious organizations rely on the talent of their in-house design teams to develop creative solutions that engage audiences and create positive experiences for all who attend these public spaces.
Amy Rees is a successful, talented, award-winning designer, educator and active professional in the graphic design community with broad experience, working as a consultant within small studio environments as well as larger design firms, servicing a diverse client base, including both established institutions as well as upstart organizations.
Sara Pasch is a Senior Strategist at Bluecadet, where she leads projects that bring together the physical and the digital to create beautiful and cohesive experiences that are grounded in strategy and sustainable to maintain.
As founder and chief creative officer at Gecko Group, and throughout more than 20 years in graphic and dimensional design, Ellie Byrom-Haley has built an outstanding reputation managing complex design, advertising and exhibit projects for agencies and museums in San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.