Oh What Fun!


Oh What Fun!

Holiday Mixer


Wednesday, December 13 | 6-8pm

Ancona + Associates

Terminal Sales Building

SYD Resources
Kathleen Turner, Director of New Business, SEGD, Washington DC
Kathleen Turner

Director of New Business

[email protected] | 202.638.5555

Kathleen Turner is responsible for developing new business relationships for SEGD, supporting the funding and development of webinars and the print Awards Annual.

Headshot of Clive Roux, CEO of SEGD
Clive Roux


[email protected] | 202.638.5555

Clive Roux, an industrial designer and former CEO of the Industrial Designers Society of America, was named SEGD's new CEO in 2012. As CEO, Clive is responsible for running SEGD and collaborating with the SEGD Board of Directors to ensure the organization is producing the best value for the profession.

Moira Gemmill, The Royal Trust Collection
Moira Gemmill

Moira Gemmill works at the Royal Trust Collection having moved into this position after serving as the Director of Design and FuturePlan at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) where she led the planning and implementation of FuturePlan – the V&A’s on-going programme of restoration, refurbishment and redesign of its galleries and public spaces.

Alex Wood, Partner Holmes Wood
Alex Wood

Alex Wood, Wayfinding Director, started working life on the shop floor of one of the UK’s leading sign companies, Wood and Wood, learning how signs are made. She eventually became their Commercial Director responsible for implementing sign schemes for many clients including Canary Wharf and the Royal Parks. Alex then decided to set up a design company specifically to work independently with clients to help create, design and implement successful wayfinding, sign design and information graphic solutions.

Headshot of Ann Makowski, COO of SEGD
Ann Makowski

[email protected] | 202.638.5555

Ann serves as second in command to the CEO, providing day-to-day leadership. She works in partnership with the CEO on strategic management, administration, finance and program decisions and also works with the SEGD Board of Directors.

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Pat Matson

Director of Content
[email protected] | 513.751.1383

Pat plans, curates, and edits SEGD's award-winning eg magazine and develops content and communications for all aspects of the SEGD organization.

Headshot of Jennette Foreman, SEGD Director of Events
Jennette Foreman

Director of Events
[email protected] | 202.638.5555

Jennette manages elements of multiple SEGD programs, including the Global Design Awards, the annual conference, SEGD NEXPO, membership, and educational events.

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Alexandra Bradley

Marketing Manager

[email protected] | 202.638.5555

Alexandra works to market SEGD in terms of gaining consumer insights, understanding the profession’s needs and issues and helping SEGD define more valuable solutions to those needs.

2014 Holiday Event

Keep Wednesday, December 3rd open. Details for our annual holiday mixer will be coming shortly...

Anthony Ferrarra, DesignConcernUS
Anthony Ferrara

Anthony is a co-Chair of the SEGD New York Chapter.

Anthony has a natural ability to create 3-dimensional objects in space. Taking ideas from 2-dimensional drawings into form and function, he has a curiosity and a skill for using both materials and people to execute and innovate.

Kristin Bennani, SEGD
Kristin Bennani

Director of New Business
[email protected] | 202.713.0413

Kristin works with the CEO and other staff to develop and grow sponsorship, advertising, banner and booth sales for all programs throughout the year.

Video Trial

This is a trial for video uploads

Sign Painters a 2010 documentary film by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
The first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media Sky High Murals

Nadia Adona, SEGD Member Services Associate, Washington DC
Nadia Adona

Member Services Associate, Chapter Chair Liaison

[email protected] | 202.638.5555

Nadia manages the membership assets of SEGD, the interactive and technology aspects of the SEGD offices, and functions as staff Chapter Chair Liaison.


A dozen curious participants experienced seeing and hearing about Atlanta from a fresh perspective following tour stops determined by interesting examples of letters, graphics and architecture found in the downtown area. Starting at historic Five Points and meandering through the Fairlie-Poplar District to uptown-downtown, walkers viewed lettering on buildings, street signs, wayfinding signs, plaques, and abandoned signs.

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Icograda Professional Member Platform Meeting and Annual General Meeting

The Icograda Professional Member Platform Meeting and Annual General Meeting will take place in New York on 25-26 October.

The meeting will include presentations, panel discussions and open forum discussions, intended to develop the Council’s official Design Agenda. That Agenda will determine allocation of focus and resources to develop programs and benefits to members. One of the objectives of the meeting is the selection of a steering committee of Professional Member representatives, which will collaborate with the Executive Board to further develop the Professional Platform.

Anna Sharp
Anna Crider-Sharp

Anna Sharp is Vice President of the 2018 SEGD Board and Creative Director of Two Twelve in New York.

Anna brings a commitment to the development of meaningful and impactful user-centered designs, evident in her strategic and collaborative approach.

40 Great Moments in Environmental Graphic Design

40 Great Moments in EGD

From the Paris Metro to wayfinding apps, EGD continues to do what it has always done: connect people to place.

A small group of pioneering designers first met and formed SEGD 40 years ago, and they can be credited with giving a name to the discipline called Environmental Graphic Design.

Hablamos Juntos Universal Health Care Symbols

"We Speak Together"

A groundbreaking research effort produces universal symbols for health-care settings—and underscores the value of evidence-based design.

Patients, family members, and other visitors entering the doors of a hospital or other health-care facility face a daunting environment. Between them and their final destination, they will encounter a series of obstacles: multiple elevator banks, long and often identical-looking corridors, complex routes to distant departments or buildings, and often, ineffective wayfinding signage.

Kent State University Wayfinding Research

Rethinking the Campus

A Kent State University study questions some long-held assumptions about urban wayfinding.

Wayfinding is a complex and site-specific discipline that is only taught by a handful of university-level design programs. A recent course offered at Kent State University not only adopted a research-based approach to teaching the discipline, but also charted new territory in the exploration of symbols, colors, and destinations used in urban wayfinding.

Headshot of Doug Morris, Partner in Poulin + Morris
Douglas Morris

SEGD President 2002-2003

As Co-founder, Design Director, and Principal of Poulin + Morris Inc., Douglas Morris has directed visual communications programs for clients including ABC News, Ann Taylor, Barnard College, The City University of New York, CNN, College of William & Mary, Columbia University and many more.

Denver Chapter Holiday Party

November 22, 2013

The Denver Chapter held its holiday party this year at Ink Lounge Creative. Ink Lounge is a small multidisciplinary creative studio that holds workshops that teach people how to screen print. The event was open to members, non-members, and students. With 20 attendees, we spent 2.5 hours getting our hands dirty and learning the screen printing process.

Studio Tour at Arthouse Design

October 17, 2013

We had a great turn out of over 30 attendees which included designers, fabricators, students, and AIGA and ADCD members. Special thanks to Marty, Megan, Beth, Chuck and Clara of Arthouse Design, not only for their generous hospitality, but also for the candid open dialogue and thoughtful insights they shared about their design process and the company.


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