John Lutz – President of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design


Award-winning graphic designer John Lutz, partner in the Chicago office of Selbert Perkins Design, will lead the global community of experiential graphic designers as president of SEGD, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design. “The role and impact of Experiential Graphic Design in our world continues to grow as digital technology blurs the lines between physical and virtual (information-based) experiences and dramatically reshapes public spaces,” commented Lutz, whose work includes branding, place-making and wayfinding projects for corporate and public clients worldwide.
“As we move toward Smart Cities enabled by the Internet of Things and public spaces that are increasingly more interactive, Experiential Graphic Designers are stepping forward as the natural leaders in creating spaces that are easy to understand, user-centric, functional and beautiful,” he added.
Lutz leads a professional association that is helping to evolve the discipline formerly known as environmental graphic design. SEGD initiatives in recent years have focused on expanding the community to include digital technology providers, content and experience designers and creative technologists. In addition, SEGD has put major emphasis on attracting youth members.
“We hear more and more from the established members of our community that they are struggling to find good designers with strong foundation skills and digital experience,” Lutz noted. “On the other hand, we hear from students and younger designers that they want to work for firms that are developing their digital competencies, as there is a lot more scope and potential for them there.”

Recent Projects

Texas Live!

Arlington, Texas In the heart of the sports & entertainment district in Arlington, SPD collaborated with the Cordish Companies and Texas Rangers to design the complete exterior & interior signage & wayfinding for the Texas Live! Located in between Globe Life Field and AT&T Stadium, Texas Live! is the place

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ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center)

ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center) Anaheim, CA SPD developed a comprehensive exterior and interior signage and wayfinding system for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center. ARTIC is a platinum LEED-certified iconic transportation hub for train, bus, taxi, and light rail, where people seamlessly move between multi-modal transit services to

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Redondo Landing on the Pier

Redondo Beach, CA SPD created the vintage inspired logo and brand communications plan for the historic 1898 building and pier at Redondo Beach CA. The varied visual elements tell stories of the pier’s history and reflect the vibrant waterfront environment.

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