Wayne Hunt

40 Years of Hunt Design
40 Years of Hunt Design

Congratulations to Hunt Design on 40 Years in Practice!
Established 1977 starting with a single client.

Wayne-Hunt, Principal Hunt Design Associates, Past President of SEGD
Wayne Hunt to be Honored at AIGA LA Awards

On June 22, 2017, AIGA LA will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the 2017 AIGA LA AWARDS honorees Errol Gerson, Wayne Hunt and GOOD Worldwide.

Wayne Hunt on the Washington Metro

An annoyed passenger and, a measured response on the design of Metro system wayfinding systems.

Zion wayfinding by Hunt
Hunt Design and The National Park Service: Together Again

Working with Zion National Park staff, the project included new signage in the neighboring town of Springdale, in Zion Canyon and throughout the visitor center. “We even helped name the shuttle routes, number the stops and rewrite the park’s radio message for drivers,” says Wayne Hunt, project manager for Hunt Design.

Wayne Hunt's Sketchbook
Wayne Hunt's Sketchbook

For developing ideas quickly, sketching is not only efficient, but for me provides a kind of iterative feedback not possible with the computer. I once heard that one's inability to draw perfectly actually leads to productive variations as an idea develops -- your mistakes suggest new directions. This is not possible on a computer where everything looks "perfect."

2015 SEGD Conference Past Presidents
A Strong and Expanding SEGD Community

The 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience Chicago is over and according to most of the attendees the staff came into contact with, this one was the best, one of the best, awesome, fantastic--you name the adjective; people seemed to really enjoy it. Chicago delivered incredible sunny days, riverboat tours of the city's architecture, and receptions out on the river walk. All these city-based activities provided great opportunities for people to get to know each other and connect.

Panel Dialogue - Connecting People to Place

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.

Wayne Hunt: One City Thirty Years

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.

Tim Fendley, Applied Wayfinding
Meet the Wayfinders

World’s experts lead workshop April 23 in San Francisco.

The chief designer of Legible London, information designers from City ID, and experts from MERJE, Kate Keating Associates, Hunt Design, and Studio SC will lead the SEGD Wayfinding Workshop April 23 in San Francisco. You’ll find the state-of-the-art in wayfinding—from placemaking and visitor impact to open data and living maps. Seats are limited; register today!

SEGD Wayfinding Workshop - San Francisco
SEGD Workshop April 23: Wayfinding in the Smart City

SAN FRANCISCO— (March 4, 2015) In the age of Big Data and Smart Cities, how will signage and wayfinding hook into connected systems that help users navigate cities, campuses, and other complex environments?

SEGD’s Wayfinding Workshop—April 23 in San Francisco—is intended for designers, technology integrators, city and university officials, and makers involved in creating signage and wayfinding systems for complex built environments.

The workshop will address the hottest topics facing wayfinding design today, including:

The Emerson signage by Hunt Design
Hunt Designs Emerson Signage

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) completed signage and graphics for Related Company’s 271-unit apartment tower, The Emerson, in Downtown Los Angeles.

Hunt Design - Long Beach Airport

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) was a key part of the design team for the $136 million renovation and expansion of the history terminal building and new concourses at the Long Beach Airport.  The scope included wayfinding and identification signage for nearly 90,000 square feet of new and renovated public space.

Golden Gate National Parks Signage and Wayfinding

Signage is Golden

In the Golden Gate National Parks, a new wayfinding system unifies a vast system of urban and rural sites, informs and guides visitors—and lives up to San Francisco’s high design standards.

For San Franciscans, visiting a national park is not something you have to drive hours to do

National Mall Signage and Wayfinding

With All Due Respect

A new signage and wayfinding program for the National Mall informs and guides visitors, but treads lightly.

When Pierre L’Enfant envisioned a “Grand Avenue” that would serve as the central axis and monumental core of the District of Columbia, he dreamt of ceremonial spaces and a tree-lined boulevard "…four hundred feet in breadth, and about a mile in length, bordered by gardens, ending in a slope from the houses on each side..."

Photo of San Diego International Airport wayfinding signage
Hunt Design - San Diego International Terminal 2

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) continues their 10-year relationship at San Diego International Airport with all new signage for the expanded Terminal 2 West. Executing their own signage master plan, the Hunt Design team worked with HNTB to plan and design all passenger signs and traveler information systems. More than 800 graphic elements welcome and guide passengers through the 10 new gates and renovated areas of the 430,000-square-foot facility.

Photo of Old Pasadena wayfinding signage
Hunt Design - Old Pasadena

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) created signage for Old Pasadena in 1984, in one of the first urban wayfinding programs. Now—almost 30 years later—and after two years of planning, design, and approvals, the designs for the citywide sign program are popping up all over Pasadena. The 300-sign effort displays directions to more than 40 important destinations and unifies the city’s four downtown districts with similar, but color-coded, elements.

Hunt Design - National Park Service

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) recently assisted the National Park Service with a fast-track wayfinding system for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, helping to reopen the two iconic attractions after last October’s Hurricane Sandy destroyed or damaged docks, ticketing facilities, footpaths, and other critical infrastructure. 

Photo of Vasquez Rocks exhibit
Hunt Design - Harvest Moon Studio

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.), with Harvest Moon Studio, created an interactive visitor center for popular Los Angeles County park Vasquez Rocks, a familiar backdrop for television shows and movies. The 2,000-sq.-ft. permanent exhibit introduces visitors to the trails and rustic rock formations of the famous landscape and features Tataviam artifacts, a large topographic map, and displays of historic and natural information.

Environmental Graphics: Projects & Process
Environmental Graphics: Projects & Process

By Wayne Hunt

This important approach to signs provides a completely illustrated behind-the-scenes process of over thirty interesting assignments. Included are projects in the areas of Wayfinding, Placemaking and Interpretive Design. Each project is shown from sketch concept to final installation and includes a detailed design analysis.

Purchase here

Image of Anaheim Convention Center luminous pylon
Hunt Design - Anaheim Convention Center

Hunt Design designed and engineered a luminous 47-ft. pylon to welcome visitors to the Anaheim Convention Center and the adjacent Marriott and Hilton hotels. Steel mesh wraps around the ribbed structure, lending an ethereal transparent feel, while slowly changing LED illumination adds the final touch. YESCO (Las Vegas) constructed the pylon.

Photo of ExploraStore storefront
Hunt Design - California Science Center

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) designed an all-new storefront to attract visitors to the museum store at the California Science Center, now home to Space Shuttle Endeavor.  The simple but dynamic design features a six-foot sculptural gyroscope, “rotating” by means of animated LED illumination.

Hunt Design - Golden Gate Bridge

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) helped celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with giant graphics and colorful wayfinding designed for the bridge’s anniversary party. The four-mile-long site featured super-scaled sign towers, decorative banners, and stage decorations. Hunt Design also planned and designed the popular Bridge History exhibit of huge murals, interactive exhibits, and artifacts. 

Hunt Design - Childrens Hospital LA

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) designed colorful signage and wall graphics for the new Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The program integrates wayfinding, donor recognition, and child-friendly wall graphics that reflect Southern California’s distinct natural surroundings.

The Hunt team worked with ZGF Architects to create the program for the state-of-the-art facility, which was recently honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as Best Medical Project of 2012.

Hunt Design - Donor Recognition Programs

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) recently completed donor recognition programs at Descanso Gardens (La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.), Nevada Museum of Art (Reno), California Science Center (Los Angeles), and Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston).

Hunt Design - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) planned and designed all-new wayfinding signage and thematic entrance graphics for the recently renamed and rebranded San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The graphics greet more than 1 million annual visitors to the 1,800-acre park.

The firm was recently awarded a project to develop site-wide wayfinding for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, one of the largest zoos in the Midwest U.S.

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