SEGD Fellow

Robert Venturi

2003 SEGD Fellow

Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. (June 25, 1925–September 18, 2018) was an American architect and founding principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and one of the major architectural figures in the 20th century. Together with his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown, he helped to shape the way that architects, planners, and students experience and think about architecture and the American built environment.

Robert Venturi, Venturi Scott Brown and Associates
Philadelphia, PA

Tom Geismar

2002 SEGD Fellow

Tom Geismar is a founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar and widely considered a pioneer of American graphic design. During the past four decades he has designed more than 100 corporate identity programs. His designs for Xerox, Chase Manhattan Bank, Best Products, Gemini Consulting, PBS, Univision, Rockefeller Center and, most notably, Mobil Oil have received worldwide acclaim.

Tom Geismar, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
New York, NY

Ivan Chermayeff

2002 SEGD Fellow

A prolific designer, illustrator, and artist, Ivan has created memorable, iconic images for hundreds of clients. He is a founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, a leading graphic design firm in the fields of corporate identity, brand development and logo design.

Ivan Chermayeff, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
New York, NY

Ralph Appelbaum

2000 SEGD Fellow

Ralph Appelbaum has 25 years of involvement in every facet of museum and exhibition design. His renowned work for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Museum of Natural History has won every major design award, and he has served as an advisor to foundations, philanthropies, and heads of state around the world.

Ralph Appelbaum, Ralph Appelbaum Associates NY, RAANY
New York, NY

Richard Foy

1999 SEGD Fellow

Richard Foy co-founded CommArts with Henry Beer in 1973. The two met at the office of Charles and Ray Eames. CommArts was an office of architects, industrial, interior, graphic, and environmental graphic designers.

Richard Foy, CommArts, Stantec, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

Henry Beer

1999 SEGD Fellow

Henry Beer co-founded CommArts with Richard Foy in 1973. The two met at the office of Charles and Ray Eames and for 35 years, along with Janet Martin, headed a staff of architects, industrial, interior, graphic, and environmental graphic designers who created nationally and internationally acclaimed work for their clients.

Henry Beer, CommArts, Stantec, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

Janet Martin

1999 SEGD Fellow

Janet is passionate about creating retail experiences that bring brands and communities to life. One of her favorite places is one of the few remaining Chautauqua sites in the U.S., set at the base of the Flatirons and featuring a wide array of cultural, musical, dining, and social events year round.

Janet Martin
Denver

Debra Nichols

1998 SEGD Fellow

Debra Nichols found her artform at the intersection of architecture, communication, and art. Her approach is integrative, synthesizing elegant and energetic design with strategic marketing and smart problem solving. She believes that for anything to truly succeed, to create the spirit of the place, and to contribute to life in a meaningful way, it must be beautiful.

Debra Nicols, Deborah Nicols Design
Debra Nichols Design
San Francisco

Michael Manwaring

1997 SEGD Fellow

Michael Manwaring has been a San Francisco-based graphic designer for 40 years. His award-winning work included projects such as the history walk for the City of San Jose; an interpretive signage project for the San Francisco Art Commission that combines poetry, cultural, and natural history on the city's Embarcadero Promenade; and environmental graphics, color, and retail design for the HP Pavilion.

Michael Manwaring
San Francisco, CA

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