SKA Design was founded in 1965, primarily as an interior design firm. In 1980, we began responding to a new need, becoming a leader in the emerging discipline of environmental graphic design. Our founders are actively engaged in several professional associations helping to promote the discipline of EGD, and foster collaborative relationships with other fields of design.
John Temple is a Partner at Hunt Design, a graphic design consulting firm specializing in environmental graphics and exhibit design for public spaces, parks, museums, attractions, retail projects, entertainment centers, hospitality and multi-use developments.
As Branded Interiors Manager, Brady Ritter helps lead the effort to translate the brand and culture of Burns & McDonnell, a 7K+-person engineering, architecture and construction firm based in Kansas City, to all the different built environments that they own and occupy.
Jason Azar is a designer and researcher based in Austin, TX. His expertise is in the fields of wayfinding and environmental graphic design, cartography, and community-based planning and urban design,.
He is a designer at TBG Partners in Austin, Texas. He previously worked as an information designer and researcher at City-ID, a wayfinding and environmental graphic design firm based in New York City and Bristol, England, and as an archivist and gallery curator at Ford, Powell and Carson Architects and Planners in San Antonio, TX.
Kathy Fry is the 2020 SEGD Vice President and has served on the SEGD Board since 2016. She is a Principal at Mayer/Reed in Portland, Ore.
Kathy directs visual communications services in the design of signage, wayfinding, interpretive and branded spaces for civic, recreation, transportation, cultural, healthcare, education, mixed-use and corporate settings.
Elisa Grossette started her career as an industrial designer specializing in product design, but she has always been fascinated by the urban environment, so turning to wayfinding was a natural fit for her.
Robert Cristinetti is owner of Cristinetti - Planning and Design. They develop transdisciplinary design solutions for our clients. This may include signage and wayfinding projects, product studies and brand spaces as well as exhibits, visual identities and corporate communication. The office consists of five additional employed professionals and is located in Frankfurt‘s east end, Germany.