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.
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.
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.
Roger Whitehouse, FSEGD, ARIBA, AADipl, was trained as an architect in England before coming to the United States in 1967. He formed Whitehouse & Company in 1976. His environmental graphic design projects include the High Museum in Atlanta, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Conde Nast building, and three subway entrances in New York's Times Square.
Ann Dudrow received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design with a major in Illustration. After an influential year in Rome, she migrated to New York and Baltimore, finally landing in California.
Lance Wyman is considered to be one of the most influential graphic designers of our time, and is credited with helping to define the field of environmental graphic design. He founded Lance Wyman Ltd. in 1979 and has focused his work primarily on branding/wayfinding systems for public environments.
Deborah Sussman is recognized as a pioneer in environmental graphic design. She is internationally renowned for creating arresting visual imagery and designing its highly imaginative applications for architectural and public spaces. Her passion for the marriage of graphics and the built environment, fueled by her early career at the Eames Office, has led to collaborations with planners, architects, and clients.