Waqas Jawaid

Waqas Jawaid

Waqas Jawaid
Partner, Isometric Studio (New York)
Waqas is an SEGD 2020 Global Design Award recipient and was a featured presenter at SEGD Exhibition and Experience Event. His work as a partner at Isometric Studio focuses on designing a more inclusive contemporary culture.

Waqas Jawaid
Isometric Studio
New York City

Changing Design Methodologies

 

Traci Sym, Founding principal at +&>. As an experience designer, Traci’s approach explores the emotion and intent of design, examining the perspectives, arcs, and interactions of audiences to enable environments and systems that feel both familiar, yet provocative.

Waqas Jawaid, Partner, Isometric Studio. Isometric unites graphic design and architecture to create empowering visual identities and spatial experiences, advancing an ethos of inclusion, equity, and justice, centering the lived experiences of marginalized people. 

SEGD Vanguards Honoring the people who are doing incredible, visionary, meaningful work—right now.

SEGD Vanguards Honoring the people who are doing incredible, visionary, meaningful work—right now.

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Through SEGD Vanguards, we’re recognizing, amplifying and celebrating the designers and practitioners who are making a real difference, right now. Starting with Wayfinding + Placemaking—and now Exhibition + Experience—each list recognizes influential visionary practitioners, whose work throughout the past year has impacted their discipline—creating a more connected and inclusive world, by pioneering new ways of seeing the design process, methods, innovations—and more.

Racial Justice Commission: Mandating and Creating Greater Inclusivity within SEGD

Racial Justice Commission: Encouraging Greater Inclusivity within SEGD

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In response to historical racial injustice and the renewed calls for change across all institutions, eight members of SEGD have formed the organization’s first-ever Racial Justice Commission. Their mission: to advance racial justice within SEGD and the field of Experiential Graphic Design by serving  as an advisory group and providing guidance to committees, chapters, and staff—all in support of more inclusivity and accountability within the organization. 

Princeton International Atrium

Finalist 2020
Princeton International Atrium

To commemorate the new Louis A. Simpson International Building, we were asked to create a distinctive spatial identity that celebrates Princeton University’s international approach to education and research. We designed a floor installation that spans three levels and 7200 sq. ft., featuring quotations from global authors. The concentric pattern comprises thousands of dots, lines, and silver vinyl letters sealed beneath permanent coats of epoxy and matte polyurethane to appear engraved directly onto the tile.

Historic Morven: A Window Into America's Past

Finalist 2020
Historic Morven: A Window Into America's Past

Spanning six galleries and 200 years, "Historic Morven: A Window Into America’s Past" is a permanent exhibition at Morven Museum & Garden that tells the story of America through the history of the house. The exhibition includes stories of its most famous dwellers—founding fathers, entrepreneurs, and New Jersey governors—but also, for the first time, poignant and heroic accounts of women revolutionaries, people of color, servants, and slaves.

Equity and Justice in the COVID Age

Equity and Justice in the COVID Age

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Throughout February, SEGD is focusing on the importance of experience design and experience designers to amplify, celebrate and bring Black culture and history to the forefront. To do this, we are sharing a curated weekly series of video presentations from 2020 featuring designers in our SEGD community speaking about their roles in presenting difficult historical topics while engaging audiences through specific design strategies. Next up, on February 17, is “Equity and Justice in the COVID Age” presented by Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid of Isometric Studio.

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