Creating Connections with Other Design Professionals

You never know how connecting with other design professionals will play out…or how participating in professional or industry organizations will widen your circle…

On November 13th, Shannon Leigh was happy to host Ivo Sakamoto - an architect from Brazil - who connected with us via SEGD, Society for Environmental Graphic Design. Ivo joined us for a day - shadowing the team and learning about studio practices that he can share with his firm.

We started the day with a tour of the studio and then took him on a short site survey, reviewed a presentation package with him, and showed him various projects we’re working on. He even shared authentic taqueria fare for Taco Tuesday with the team! (Horchata and chile rellenos were a hit.)

Ivo is a founding partner at DSIGN/SA, in Brazil. They also work in signage design, branding, and environmental graphic design. It was great to compare experiences and how things are different in Brazil for EGD firms.

We hope he'll come back or invite us down! Let’s collaborate!

 Ivo Sakamoto, second from left in front, is traveling through the SF Bay Area to learn various practices from EGD firms. We were happy to host him for a day!

Ivo Sakamoto, second from left in front, is traveling through the SF Bay Area to learn various practices from EGD firms. We were happy to host him for a day!

 Ivo taking a selfie while shadowing a working meeting with Beth and Shannon.

Ivo taking a selfie while shadowing a working meeting with Beth and Shannon.