Lisha Liao, also known as Riissa, is currently an MFA candidate in graphic design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, as well as a professional development student in the Museum Studies Certificate Program at Northwestern University by distance learning. With great enthusiasm for art, design, craft, and cultural heritage, Lisha Liao focuses on designing influential visuals and experiences for museums, galleries, and many different kinds of cultural institutions.
Deborah Dennison creates maps to help people navigate through buildings, campuses and business parks. This includes the creation of beautiful basemaps to visualize the landscape, buildings, and room layouts. These maps are produced as interactive online Way Finding Maps. Deborah's building layouts are transformed from CAD and REVIT data using automated tools that are kept up-to-date. The online maps can include searches for geo-located assets such as equipment, exits, medical support, infrastructure and employee directories.
Jacob Ehrenberg is spearheading the development of a new wayfinding program at San Francisco International Airport, a first-of-its kind that will revolutionize the guest experience and increase Airport revenue. Prior to that, Jacob Ehrenberg worked as a consultant to the Presidio Trust, as the Director for Brand and Strategy for Architecture for Humanity and as Project Manager for artist Andy Goldsworthy.
SKA Design was founded in 1965, primarily as an interior design firm. In 1980, we began responding to a new need, becoming a leader in the emerging discipline of environmental graphic design. Our founders are actively engaged in several professional associations helping to promote the discipline of EGD, and foster collaborative relationships with other fields of design.
With a uniquely proactive, partnership-based approach to customer care, we put client needs first, envisioning and delivering creative solutions for any image and any surface for retail, corporate and event environments.
Nick Ross is a graphic designer in San Francisco with a passion for social justice and community-focused design. Nick develops strategic experiential, wayfinding, and signage solutions for brands and clients across print, digital, and spatial formats. Nick is a knowledge leader for technical design aspects including: programming, code requirements, and fabrication of environmental graphics and signage.
Nikki San Miguel is currently a Principal at Kate Keating Associates where she has worked for the past 10 and a half years. She joined the firm in 2008 and rapidly emerged as a talented leader, client communicator, and problem solver. She has a passion for developing signage and wayfinding systems that complement the surrounding architecture while emphasizing clarity and consistency as the most effective ways to guide users to their destination. She has an intuitive understanding of how people navigate their environment and thrives on collaborating with large teams on complex projects.
Ed Wilder is an experienced and knowledgeable creative leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and tested experience across graphic and web design as well as impactful promotional campaigns. Wilder is known as an amicable and talented business partner with a wealth of experience steering multi-faceted, fast-paced departments across both corporate settings, singular ventures, and projects. He is highly adept at collaborating with senior stakeholders to drive project alignment against corporate initiatives.
Hwanghah Jeong is currently working towards her Bachelor of Fine Art in User Experience Design and will graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design this November. She will then join Airbnb as an Experience Designer in December.
Hwanghah Jeong has already earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from SCAD. Jeong also was extremely involved in SCAD activities by volunteering for several events and organizations. Hwanghah Jeong was a volunteer for the International Student Orientation, SCAD Student Ambassador, SCAD Day, ATV Festival, and Hometown Hero.