The 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience Chicago is over and according to most of the attendees the staff came into contact with, this one was the best, one of the best, awesome, fantastic--you name the adjective; people seemed to really enjoy it. Chicago delivered incredible sunny days, riverboat tours of the city's architecture, and receptions out on the river walk. All these city-based activities provided great opportunities for people to get to know each other and connect.
SEGD President 2012-2013
Amy Lukas was president of SEGD in 2012-2013 and she is the co-founder of Infinite Scale Design Group. Infinite Scale is a strategic design studio that creates brand experiences in environments and events. Amy’s role as Project Director provides the foundation for each client project as she is the organizational leader and strategic thinker for Infinite Scale's clients.
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.
2013 SEGD Fellow and President 1989-1990
Sue Gould is a designer, builder, historian, calligrapher, master connector, role model, mentor, and self-admitted “New York cheerleader.”
Sue Gould began her design career in 1967 working on the Man & Agriculture pavilion for Expo 67 in Montreal, then proceeded to help pioneer the field of environmental graphic design.
2012 SEGD Fellow and SEGD President 2000-2001
Patrick Gallagher, president and founder of the Washington, D.C.-based museum planning and exhibition design firm Gallagher & Associates, was named the 2012 SEGD Fellow, environmental graphic design’s highest professional honor.
2010 SEGD Fellow, 1995 Angel Award honoree, and SEGD President 1992-1993
Cloud Gehshan Associates
Virginia Gehshan and Jerome Cloud were the recipients of the SEGD Fellow Award in 2010. They have built their practice on intellectual rigor, systemic thinking, and a user-centered approach to information architecture.
2009 SEGD Fellow and SEGD President 1991-1992
David Gibson leverages the power of design to transform people's experience of public space. With sensitivity to context and a talent for consensus building, he leads comprehensive wayfinding strategy and signage programs for leading institutions and organizations around the country.
2004 SEGD Fellow, 2010 Distinguished Member Award honoree, 1995 Angel Award honoree, and SEGD President 1999-2000
Wayne Hunt founded Hunt Design in 1977 and is a nationally recognized leader in Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding Signage design. He and the firm have planned, designed and implemented more than two hundred signage & graphics and exhibit assignments in twenty U.S. states and in countries around the world.
Jill Ayers was the 2014-2015 SEGD President
Jill Ayers is Creative Director at Airspace, a graphic design firm specializing in environmental graphic design, exhibit, print and web design located in New York City. Current clients include Dow Jones, New York University and L’Oreal USA.
1990 SEGD Fellow and SEGD President 1975-1977
John Berry and Rich Burns were the original founders of SEGD along with original member Jim Glass.
John has over forty four years of professional design experiences, including senior leadership positions and advisory roles in the contract furniture industry.
SEGD Founder, Past President from 1986-1987 and a 1987 SEGD Fellow
James Lafferty Glass, a founder of SEGD and the Kelvin Group creative community in Houston, died April 15, 2010 of heart and diabetes complications.
Glass was one of the three designers who met on July 3, 1973, to compare notes on the growing importance of “architectural signage,” and ultimately created a new field of design.
1987 SEGD Fellow and Past President 1979-1986
Richard guided the growth of the GNU Group through its first two decades. He now serves as a senior adviser and project participant in brand development, marketing strategy and design.
SEGD President 2010-2011
Wayne is a Past President of SEGD and a member of the 2016 SEGD Board of Directors.
Wayne, a principal and founding partner of Entro, has been instrumental in the successful planning, design and implementation of many large-scale wayfinding and corporate identity programs over the past 20 years.
SEGD President 2008-2009
Steven L. Stamper, SEGD was one of the founders of fd2s in 1985 and currently leads the team as it addresses critical strategic and technical issues related to wayfinding, orientation, and placemaking in the environment.
SEGD President 2006-2007
Jonathan Alger is a founding partner of C&G Partners, active in all forms of communication design, especially exhibitions, interactive environments and public spaces. He is a dedicated advocate of strategic thinking and the thoughtful use of technology. He served two years as national President (2006-2007) of SEGD, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.
President of SEGD 2005
As senior partner and creative director of Prophet, Peter brings our clients a unique blend of perspectives as an architect and brand specialist. It translates into an imaginative take on identity, branding, and design, expressed in both high-level thinking and visual representations.
Peter is a 2013 SEGD Board member.
1994 Distinguished Member Award honoree and SEGD President 2004
Robert Goes is an accomplished Art Director and Project Manager. Robert Goes has been the Design Director of Design Goes, Inc for over 20 years specializing in concepts for marketing collateral, location branding and packaging.
SEGD President 1998-1999
Hannah is a designer and illustrator with many years of experience, primarily with non-profit organizations including over 20 years as Manager of Design at Brookfield Zoo.
SEGD President 1997-1998
Gretchen is Director of Business Development for Gallagher & Associates. She previously served as Principal of Douglas|Gallagher Chicago. Her experience also includes positions with Gensler/LA as Director of Graphics and Owner/Principal of Coss Creative for 11 years.
1999 Distinguished Member Award honoree, 1998 Angel Award honoree, and SEGD President 1994-1996
SEGD President 1990-1991
Jack passed away in 2013. His obituary is published here courtesy of the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
1995 Angel Award honoree and SEGD President 1987-1988
Muhlhausen is President of Muhlhausen Design and Associates, a Roswell, Ga.-based design consultancy he founded in 1975. MD&A provides wayfinding analysis and planning services for health care and transportation facilities. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, in 1998 Muhlhausen was recognized by SEGD as one of the 25 outstanding environmental graphic designers of the past 25 years. John is a published author and races sailboats internationally.
Jeff Corbin Founding member and SEGD Past President 1978-79
Jeff Corbin founded Corbin Design in 1976, and turned the firm into a national leader in the fields of wayfinding and environmental graphic design.
In 2003, Jeff took the title of Founder and Chairman as part of the firm’s transition to an employee-owned company. Jeff retired from Corbin Design in 2006.
SEGD President 1988-1989
Thomas W. Casey is founder and principal of The Casey Group of New Canaan, CT and Coconut Creek, FL, since 1994. Previously he was a founding partner of Greenboam & Casey Associates, Inc., a full-service design agency in New York City and Greenwich, CT that specialized in environmental graphics, corporate identity, and advertising from 1979 to 1994.