Urban and Civic

Duane Farthing

Duane Farthing is a Project Manager and Senior Designer at FMG Design in Houston.

Duane Farthing has over 25 years of graphic design experience in the environmental graphic design field. Duane Farthing has extensive design and project management experience gained from developing signage programs for all types of Environmental Graphic Design projects.

Duane Farthing is a Project Manager and Senior Designer at FMG Design in Houston
FMG Design
Houston, Texas

Lara Zefeldt

Lara Zefeldt is a Project Manager and Designer with FMG Design in Houston.

Prior to joining FMG in 2016, Lara Zefeldt worked for a large sign manufacturing company in Houston as a project manager and designer, overseeing and creating numerous projects from conceptual design to final installation.

Lara Zefeldt is a Project Manager and Designer with FMG Design in Houston
FMG Design
Houston, Texas

Ashley Ayres

Ashley Ayres is an Experiential Graphic Designer at FMG Design in Houston, Texas.

Artists in every medium gather a great deal of inspiration from their personal experiences. I'm a designer that enjoys providing experiences for the public, and if I have lead someone in the right direction, physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually, I feel as though I have done my job well.

Before joining FMG Design Ashley Ayres worked for D|G Studios, Pennebaker, Hill Design and Adcetera.

Ashley Ayres is an Experiential Graphic Designer at FMG Design in Houston, Texas
FMG Design
Houston, TX

Johnathon Strebly

As a design director, Johnathon has decades of experience and involvement in the applied arts, encouraging growth and change in creative industries. Johnathon has directly influenced designers navigating the unique challenges of today’s design environment by developing, implementing and sharing his experience within curriculum design, advisory committees, and programming for design agencies and educational institutions.

Johnathon Strebly
HCMA Architecture + Design

Sarah Phillips

Picto Signs is a UK-based design-led wayfinding and signage company. Fronted by director Sarah Phillips, Picto provides turnkey signage solutions that include design, manufacture and installation – as well as wayfinding consultancy services.

Director Sarah Phillips has specialised in signage and wayfinding since graduating with a degree in Design for Industry from Northumbria University in 1989.

Sarah Phillips is a Director at Picto Sign Systems in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Picto Sign Solutions Ltd
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Valentin Spiess

Valentin Spiess is Chairman, CEO, and Member of the Executive Board of iart ag, which offers various services that range from expert consulting, conception, planning and development to the successful realisation and smooth operation of your project.

Valentin Spiess, iart ag
iart ag
Basel, Switzerland

Mari Frith

Mari Haeflein Frith, RID, LEED AP®, AIA Assoc., is President of Mari Frith Associates Inc., a woman-owned interior and environmental graphic design firm founded in 1995 in Orlando, Florida.  Ms. Frith is a NCIDQ certified Interior Designer, licensed and registered in the State of Florida and holds multiple certificates of Women’s Business Enterprise. With over 30 years of experience in civic, commercial, healthcare, transportation, and government work, she has a diverse portfolio of award-winning projects.

Mari Frith President and Owner, MFA, Orlando Florida
Mari Frith & Associates

Future Systems

Future Systems is a design manufacture of bespoke street furniture for municipalities and transportation authorities around the world.

Our North American success organically developed from the global accomplishment of its parent company Trueform Engineering Ltd. who was established in 1977 as a sheet metal fabrication company. Since this time, Trueform has evolved into an SME Company, employing more than 250 employees throughout the UK, middle east and North America.

Rick Smits

Rick Smits is a senior designer at fd2s in Austin, Texas. He has been with the firm for 9 years working on healthcare, civic, retail, corporate and donor recognition projects.

Rick Smits earned his Bachelor of Arts (graphic Design) degree from Columbia College Chicago.

Before joining fd2s Rick Smits worked for Comcorp/Plancom and Epstein / neXt wayfinding + design in Chicago.

Rick Smits, Senior Designer at fd2s, Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas


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