Dayton is a Design Principal who has championed Design Justice advocacy throughout his career at SmithGroup. As a leader of the firm’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, his charge is to lead design projects that address the systemic injustice that architecture and planning have perpetuated for historically disenfranchised communities of color.
Michelle Aguiar works for AECOM in Orlando, Florida as a Designer. Michelle Aguiar has over 20 years of governmental and private landscape design, wayfinding and drafting experience. Michelle Aguiar is a proud United States Air Force military veteran.
When Michelle is not busy designing for AECOM you can find her in the great outdoors, as she is an inherent lover of nature and passionate in the design and use of sustainable products.
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.
Lucia Athens is the City of Austin’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. Recognized internationally as an authority on sustainability, she is author of the Island Press book Building an Emerald City: A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies and Programs.
Steer is a global business consultancy that combines commercial, economic, technical and planning expertise to find powerful answers to their clients’ complex challenges. Answers that help people, places and economies thrive.
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 2021 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.
John Mesa is an Experiential Graphic Designer at Showoff Designs and has numerous years of experience in Graphic Design and Experiential Design.
Throughout life John Mesa was always drawing, and took classes at local art schools. He studied Commercial Arts and Graphic Design through OJT in Oklahoma. Mesa then started doing layouts for a wholesale grocer in their print shop, and was discovered by Benham, Blair & Affiliates Architects & Engineers to do their in-house graphics and promotional packages.