Wendy Evans Joseph

Women Making History: SEGD’s Women Business Owners

Women Making History: SEGD’s Women Business Owners

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In honor of Women’s History Month, SEGD is sharing stories about “women you need to know” who are practicing in the field of experiential graphic design. Did you know that many SEGD member firms are owned by women? The following post includes profiles of 12 women members who run their own design studios. The list includes newbies like Rina Alfonso of Studio Aorta to veterans like Paula Rees of Foreseer, former SEGD President, SEGD Angel Award Recipient, and author of the recent Forbes article about Sara Little Turnbull, pioneering designer, design consultant, and consumer advocate.

New Glass Now

Honor Award 2020
New Glass Now

100 artists, designers, and architects from more than 25 countries bring glass to life in this immersive exhibition featuring objects, lighting, videos, and multi-media installations. The selected artworks demonstrate the diversity of their makers and their skills, ranging from timely political commentary and investigations of the materiality of glass to explorations at the intersection of high-technology, tradition and the hand. The show includes emerging artists to established professionals representing nearly every glass working technique.

The Senses—Design Beyond Vision

Merit Award 2020
Finalist 2019
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

Museums are places for community education, yet they are seldom accessible to everyone nor equitable in their presentation of content. Acknowledging the unfortunate truth that visually impaired people struggle to enjoy museum experiences, “Senses: Design Beyond Vision” invited visitors of all abilities to actively engage in the exhibition in ways surpassing conventional “universal design” considerations.

Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip

Finalist 2018
Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip

The exhibition highlights a selection of visually groundbreaking and historically significant garments from the 1960s when American fashion underwent radical aesthetic transformations. As clothing also assumed communicative powers—reflecting the emergence of a counterculture, the women’s liberation movement and the rise of African-American consciousness, designers experimented by thinking of artistic realms. The installation boldly presents a decade of changing fashion immersed in a vibrant array of color, dynamic geometrical forms and graphic patterning.

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