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This Season's Lighting Festivals

As winter approaches, cities around the world are preparing to celebrate the season by transforming their buildings, squares, plazas, and streets into magical illuminated spaces. 

Jim Cortina is a Principal and Director of Development at Cortina Productions in Mclean, Virginia
Jim Cortina

Jim Cortina is a Principal and Director of Development at Cortina Productions in Mclean, Virginia

Jim Cortina directs business development and strategic partnerships for Cortina Productions. He directs the Cortina Productions development team to deliver creative treatments, budgeting and scheduling proposals. Jim keeps a keen eye on the unique requirements of all our potential clients and hand selects our principal lead and project team members best suited for delivering on our client’s mission.

SLC Airport "The Canyon" Rendering
Rainier Industries Introduces the Bender

Rainier Industries is proud to enhance their already extensive fabrication capabilities with the most advanced 3-D freeform tube bending technology in North America.

Julie Saunders, Founder, Neonfive Design, Washington, DC
Julie Saunders

Julie Saunders is the Founder of Neonfive Design in Washington, DC

NEONFIVE designs and implements services such as signage and wayfinding systems, brand environments, graphic installations, print media and digital graphics. Their clients include &pizza and Modus Hotels.

Candace Toth, Capital Signage Specialist, Sound Transit, Seattle Washington
Candace Toth

Candace Toth, Capital Signage Specialist, Sound Transit.

Candace Toth joined Sound Transit in 2012. Before that she spent 6 years as a Project Manager for an east coast public artist where her responsibilities included evolving artwork from concept through design, engineering, fabrication, on-site construction and installation. Candace Toth now utilizes her experience to manage the design, fabrication and installation of Sound Transit’s Capital Signage program.

Kyle Ottosen, Account Executive, CREO Industrial Arts, Seattle, Washington
Kyle Ottosen

Kyle Ottosen is an Account Executive at CRĒO Industrial Arts

Google Wayfinding

When Google’s Kirkland campus was set to dramatically expand, they needed a new wayfinding scheme for both Googlers and visitors. The desire was a design approach that was innovative in the way it reflects the company’s values and attitude.

Tacoma Art Museum Rebrand and Sign Scheme

When Tacoma Art Museum nearly doubled their exhibition space with an expansive new wing of Western Art, they commissioned Studio Matthews to create new signage and wayfinding inside and out.

Fred Hutch Visitor Center

This first-ever visitor center for the globally-recognized Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was carved out of a defunct, 550-square-foot credit union space on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus.

The challenge was to take a small budget and a tiny space and establish a brand new visitor center to tell the inspiring Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center story. The intent was to create a welcoming, informative and inspiring space for a diverse audience of benefactors, patients, researchers, employees, and visitors to the Seattle campus.

Pathways at  Allen Institute for Brain Science
Studio SC Creates Pathways at the Allen Institute for Brain Science

How do you create a thoughtful, dramatic public installation that is simultaneously high-science and curiously low-tech? Studio SC (Seattle) teamed up with the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Perkins+Will to transform a busy South Lake Union corner with illuminated neural “Pathways.”

Bruce Dickinson, Rainier
Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson is a Vice President at Rainier in Seattle Washington.

Rainier creates winning results for their clients through hard work, innovative thinking and a strong team. As specialized builders with all in house capabilities Rainier partners with design & marketing firms on projects worldwide. Rainier has a broad experiencein all aspects of display build, print and interactive AV fabrication. The company has a focus on interior and exterior branded sports, exhibits, mobile experiential and retail environments. They create visually stunning environments.

The Washington Post

For more than 140 years, The Washington Post has stood as one of the most respected and trustworthy names in journalism—committed to responsible reporting and an inexhaustible search for the truth. The company is evolving, using new forms of media to expand its tireless mission in both delivery and dialogue.

A Lot of Design Goes Into Those Helpful Park and Trail Maps

A hike in the woods or a stroll through a preserve or park can be enhanced by a good trail sign — one that is informative, easy to see, yet doesn’t intrude on the vista.

The Segregated Lunch Counter and Panorama of the Civil Rights Movement

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s goal with the “Segregated Lunch Counter” interactive was to teach visitors about the methods and organizational approaches used by activists for protests during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The concept for the interactive and panorama film were initially designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates and the Museum curatorial and design team as part of the exhibit design phase, but the interactive design and content was produced and deployed by Cortina Productions.

Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

The 85,000 square feet of inaugural exhibitions for the National Museum of African American History and Culture take visitors on a journey that is rooted in history, embraces community, and celebrates culture.

Map The Square

Pioneer Square is home to stark contrasts. Art galleries, boutique restaurants, high-end housing and blossoming tech startups within historic buildings are contrasted by homelessness, development limitations, a hub of mental health facilities and lack of urban-enhancing amenities. Many empty or under-utilized properties await future change, and the Map the Square team (the Young Architects Forum of Seattle AIA) sought to influence this design change by inviting the public voice.

Forage

Forage is date night crafted. Forage elevates the date night experience by using augmented reality to lead the users on a scavenger hunt for ingredients to a special meal in various neighborhoods of their city, leading to a final recipe reveal. The objective was to use augmented reality as a wayfinding solution and feature, to create a viable app prototype with broad market appeal. Forage is a romantic, interactive hunt for foodies. This application was designed for the user to maintain control over the experience.

Allen Institute for Brain Science

Focusing on the many layers of “connection” our minds make on a daily basis, the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s environmental graphics program reflects the organization’s collaborative approach to neuro-research. The cornerstone of the graphics program is "Pathways", a 150-foot light box with color changing LEDs and printed graphic panels displayed on the building exterior. It is a public art installation that visually interprets different ways in which neural pathways connect– a theme that recurs throughout the entire graphics program.

Bloomberg Washington DC News / Media Office Workplace Branding

Bloomberg is upgrading many of it global offices to the perfect intersection between the Bloomberg brand and the specific location—including the architecture of the space, the journalistic activities happening there and then the backdrop of the location.

W Landmark at the University of Washington
An Unexpected ‘W’ at The University of Washington

How an unbuilt project, a chance conversation and a thumbnail sketch led to an iconic landmark and an unexpected social media flurry for Michael Courtney Design and the University of Washington.

The Next Generation of Experience Designers - Elena Saxton

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Optimizing Exhibits for Digital/Physical Balance - Stephen Platenberg

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Howard Revis' Lincoln's Cottage Exhibition Examines Immigration

American by Belief is Howard Revis Design’s latest special exhibition at President Lincoln's Cottage. Deceptively simple as a design concept, the exhibition reaches the heart and soul of what immigration means to people.

E&E Tours Graphic
Your 2016 Guide to E&E Exhibition & Experience Design Tours

These SEGD exclusive tours of local DC exhibitions and experiences will be held the day after the E&E sessions, on Friday, August 19 from 9 am - 12 pm, and will be followed at 2 pm by a special experiential scavenger hunt brought to you by Gallagher & Associates. E&E is only 2 weeks away, so if you haven't registered and signed up for a tour, let us be your guide!

Studio SC Weyerhauser
Studio SC Goes Natural for Weyerhaeuser HQ

Spanning the entire height of the building are a detailed botanical illustration of a Douglas fir tree and a Loblolly pine tree. Interpretive graphics feature scientific information about the tree based on its age at the corresponding height of the mural.

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