Cybelle Jones Heads SEGD At Critical Juncture

The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Board of Directors has unanimously selected Cybelle Jones as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Cybelle, an active member of the SEGD for more than 18 years and an award-winning experience designer for more than 25 years, joins up at a critical moment. Especially in this extraordinary and challenging time for our members, it was clear to the Search Committee and Board of Directors that we needed to select an individual who could start on day one with a strong connection to our community,” says Anna Crider, President of SEGD Board of Directors and Principal at Entro. “Cybelle will be a transformational and collaborative leader. I am confident that she will provide support and value to all members through inspirational thought leadership, responsive programming, and by seeking innovative ways to ensure we all remain connected through this pandemic and beyond.” Cybelle comes to the organization from Gallagher & Associates (G&A), the interdisciplinary design studio with offices in Washington DC, New York, Portland, and Singapore. Most recently, she served as Principal and Executive Director. Her project work and commitment to advancing the field of design have received accolades from numerous organizations including SEGD, American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), AIGA, Communicating the Arts (CTA), and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).  “In times of uncertainty, the transformative power of creativity provides us with tools to explore possibilities for our future,” says Cybelle Jones, incoming SEGD Chief Executive Officer. “Leaning into an opportunity to reflect on what makes SEGD the organization that brings us together also allows us to see how we need to evolve,” she adds. “Together we can model the courage and resilience required to transcend our challenges, while envisioning the next era of an inspired and sustainable global design community.”