Graphic Design Alumni Becomes Regional Co-Chair of Society for Experiential Graphic Design

Kris Helmick Puts his Education into Action

After studying Graphic Design, with an emphasis on Environmental Graphics, Woodbury University alumnus Kris Helmick has put both his education and principles of service into action. Helmick has become Co-Chair of the Los Angeles chapter of SEGD, the Society of Experiential Graphic Design. SEGD is the global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place. They are graphic and information designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, technology integrators, interaction designers, brand strategists, students, wayfinding specialists, teachers, and others who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces. SEGD comprises a community of over 1,800 members in 35 countries who gather in 27 local chapters around the world.

As reported by SEGD.org, he spoke of his hopes of growing the local Chapter and creating events that would appeal to those in the industry. Says Helmick, “As time went on and our LA membership grew, it was exciting to see the addition of new members from various design backgrounds (signage, digital, exhibit design, fabrication and manufacturers).

Each event that we hosted really highlighted the fact that SEGD is a great community where multiple disciplines fit together. It made me realize how unique SEGD is and how it’s truly an intersection of design.

Since becoming the Chapter Chair Liaison in January 2017, it’s been exciting to see how each Chapter develops unique events for their local members. From tours of recently opened athletic stadiums and local design studios to panel discussions on responsible design, the Chapters have done a great job of making SEGD events appeal to everyone practicing or interested in experiential graphic design.”

Say’s Behnoush McKay, Chair of the Graphic Design program at Woodbury, “Kris has been instrumental in helping us to develop a SEGD student chapter on campus. We are indeed proud of his accomplishments and certainly of the impact he is having in both the professional and educational design communities.”