April Christiansen

April Christansen is a design manager at Tube Art Group, the largest family owned full service sign company in the Pacific Northwest. 

Jordan Grant is Principal and Owner at Phox Creative in Seattle

Jordan Grant is a graphic designer with experience specializing in the design of graphic materials that support the generation and buy-in for projects in the built environment.

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

SLC Airport "The Canyon" Rendering

Rainier Industries is proud to enhance their already extensive fabrication capabilities with the most advanced 3-D freeform tube bending technology in North America. This innovative machine from Europe allows tubing to be shaped with a variable radius to fabricate completely custom and precise shapes using an oil-free clean bending.

30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000

Look no further than Paris' Promenade plantée, which was completed in 1993, to see where the trend of converting obsolete railways into beautiful urban green spaces originated. The real urban renewal linear park boom, however, happened in this century.

NW Signs Banner

Northwest Sign & Design is a full-service design / build sign company with a focus on design and supporting the designs of others through feasibility studies, budget analysis, value engineering, and engineering.

25 years of old school hand craftsmanship combined with the latest in technology and a company wide sense of ownership are the ingredients for our success in completing projects on time and to the highest level of quality.

Brian Stoddard, NW Signs

Brian Stoddard is the founder and president of Northwest Sign & Design, a company in Redmond, WA that specializes in design, fabrication, and installation of custom electrical signs, custom architectural signs and visual arts with an emphasis on dynamic and creative design.  With close to 25 years of design and fabrication experience he now manages major projects, dreams up innovative ideas, and manages growth to ensure his core values for employees and customers are maintained.

SEGD SEA Studio Tours with NBBJ

We are excited to announce the first ever Studio Tours for the SEGD Seattle Chapter, with visits to some of the top design firms in our area. Kicking it off with none other than NBBJ! Join us for a night of insights and an in depth look on NBBJ's Studio 07, their design practice that focuses on EGD and XD.

Presentations by Bryan Berg and Sam Stubblefield of NBBJ. Talks will start around 6:30pm, with a Q&A at the end. After party at MBAR to follow.

July 5th, 2017

223 Yale Ave N

Candace Toth, Capital Signage Specialist, Sound Transit, Seattle Washington

Candace Toth, Capital Signage Specialist, Sound Transit.

Candace Toth joined Sound Transit in 2012. Before that she spent 6 years as a Project Manager for an east coast public artist where her responsibilities included evolving artwork from concept through design, engineering, fabrication, on-site construction and installation. Candace Toth now utilizes her experience to manage the design, fabrication and installation of Sound Transit’s Capital Signage program.

Kyle Ottosen, Account Executive, CREO Industrial Arts, Seattle, Washington

Kyle Ottosen is an Account Executive at CRĒO Industrial Arts

Pioneer Square is home to stark contrasts. Art galleries, boutique restaurants, high-end housing and blossoming tech startups within historic buildings are contrasted by homelessness, development limitations, a hub of mental health facilities and lack of urban-enhancing amenities. Many empty or under-utilized properties await future change, and the Map the Square team (the Young Architects Forum of Seattle AIA) sought to influence this design change by inviting the public voice.

Focusing on the many layers of “connection” our minds make on a daily basis, the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s environmental graphics program reflects the organization’s collaborative approach to neuro-research. The cornerstone of the graphics program is "Pathways", a 150-foot light box with color changing LEDs and printed graphic panels displayed on the building exterior. It is a public art installation that visually interprets different ways in which neural pathways connect– a theme that recurs throughout the entire graphics program.

Forage is date night crafted. Forage elevates the date night experience by using augmented reality to lead the users on a scavenger hunt for ingredients to a special meal in various neighborhoods of their city, leading to a final recipe reveal. The objective was to use augmented reality as a wayfinding solution and feature, to create a viable app prototype with broad market appeal. Forage is a romantic, interactive hunt for foodies. This application was designed for the user to maintain control over the experience.


Join us as we get a behind the scenes tour of the historic and iconic Paramount Theatre.
Led by a theatre volunteer, the tour will last approximately 90 minutes.
Tour followed by lunch at The Carlile Room

All are welcome - members, non-members, friends, even friends of friends.
Come and enjoy yourself; explore your city and learn something new, make
new connections, and meet your awesome, local SEGD chapter.

Tour Starts at:
- Main Entrance on the corner of 9th & Pine 
- 10a

This first-ever visitor center for the globally-recognized Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was carved out of a defunct, 550-square-foot credit union space on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus.

The challenge was to take a small budget and a tiny space and establish a brand new visitor center to tell the inspiring Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center story. The intent was to create a welcoming, informative and inspiring space for a diverse audience of benefactors, patients, researchers, employees, and visitors to the Seattle campus.

Pathways at  Allen Institute for Brain Science

How do you create a thoughtful, dramatic public installation that is simultaneously high-science and curiously low-tech? Studio SC (Seattle) teamed up with the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Perkins+Will to transform a busy South Lake Union corner with illuminated neural “Pathways.”

Bruce Dickinson, Rainier

Bruce Dickinson is a Vice President at Rainier in Seattle Washington.

Rainier creates winning results for their clients through hard work, innovative thinking and a strong team. As specialized builders with all in house capabilities Rainier partners with design & marketing firms on projects worldwide. Rainier has a broad experiencein all aspects of display build, print and interactive AV fabrication. The company has a focus on interior and exterior branded sports, exhibits, mobile experiential and retail environments. They create visually stunning environments.

The Smart Bins installation explains why it's important to sort waste and recycling correctly.

The Port of Seattle is doubling down so you won't get lost at Sea-Tac Airport. It's spending $2 million on a plan that includes hiring wayfinding experts and upgrading signage.

Jeff Braaten, Creo Industrial Arts

Jeff Braaten is an Account Executive with Creo Industrial Arts, a premier fabricator of environmental graphics and custom architectural signage.

W Landmark at the University of Washington

How an unbuilt project, a chance conversation and a thumbnail sketch led to an iconic landmark and an unexpected social media flurry for Michael Courtney Design and the University of Washington.


We invite you to join us and kick-off 2017 with the first chapter event of the year.

Our first chapter event of the year is an opportunity to connect with any and all members of the design community interested in learning more about SEGD and our chapter's future events.

Michael Courtney Design thank you card

Two of the creative industry’s leading publications, Graphis and Graphic Design USA, have recognized Michael Courtney Design with multiple awards for promotional pieces and branded experiential graphics systems.

Robert Murray

Robert Murray Design is an environmental graphic design firm specializing in crafting environments and experiences.

michael courtney website

The website makes it easy to discover new work and portfolio favorites: “Easter Eggs” for a Fortune 100 company’s new neighborhood, a project using 16 different languages, the most powerful communication tool in a branding kit of parts, and one very large selfie magnet for an international hotel.


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