We champion each team member’s unique value and perspective, allowing for a diverse studio defined by genuine collaboration.
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Lisa leads projects for, and collaborates with, GHD’s diverse portfolio of highly respected New York City real estate developers, retail and corporate clients, and nonprofit organizations. Lisa specializes in the design and management of holistic and dynamic branding and marketing platforms, branded retail environments, workplace branding, signage and wayfinding, and books. She has put her leadership and strong design sensibility to work, setting the standard for high-profile clients and properties such as Rockefeller Center, Holt Renfrew, RFR, The Seagram Building, Google, Macklowe Properties, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Columbia University, and The Ad Council, among others.
Lisa integrates strategic insight with innovative design to captivate audiences and convey even the most complex message in its simplest form. Her work has earned a variety of awards such as an American Graphic Design Award and multiple Graphis Design Annual awards and has appeared in a number of publications, including Graphic Design USA, Print, and Creative Review.
Prior to joining GHD, Lisa was the principal designer at a boutique full-service design firm in Washington, D.C. Lisa studied graphic design at American University in Washington, D.C. where she received her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude.
Nico has led an extensive portfolio of workplace branding clients including YouTube, Business Insider, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Truth Initiative, Surdna Foundation, and Google. Projects for Google have spanned the United States in New York City, Austin, Seattle, and Mountain View. In addition to workplace branding, Nico has led large-scale wayfinding projects for General Motors and Google. Additional work includes branding, signage, and exhibitions for May Mobility, University of Connecticut, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and RFR. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with many leading architecture firms including Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, SmithGroupJJR, Mithun, Spector Group, HLW International, Mitchell Giurgola Architects, Studios Architecture, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
He studied at Western Michigan University and the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, with renowned designer and educator, Wolfgang Weingart. His work is rooted in Swiss design philosophy and largely influenced by the work of Charles & Ray Eames; he believes that a good designer can create anything. During his studies and career, he has focused on context-driven design solutions and believes that there is no correct visual style, only designs that thrive in their unique environments.
Nico’s work has been recognized for design excellence by the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, Graphis, and the Communication Arts Design Annual. His work has also been featured in Lettering Large, Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic’s collection of large-scale typographic work. He has been a guest lecturer for an undergraduate typography course at the Rhode Island School of Design and a panelist in roundtable discussions on branding, graphics, and signage in the workplace.
Tyler works extensively in developing strategic identity systems as well as extending them to print, web, and the built environment. She leads and assists in the development of a wide range of projects including brand identities and environments, donor recognition, signage, and wayfinding. Her work includes projects for Macklowe Properties, One Wall Street, Carnegie Hall, Discovery, and Google.
Prior to joining GHD Partners, Tyler worked on comprehensive environmental graphics and wayfinding programs for clients including Baruch College, Actors’ Equity Association, Robin Hood Foundation community partners, Ronald McDonald House New York, and New York University.
Tyler received her BFA from Rowan University where she remains active within the design community.
Jillian has over 13 years of management experience throughout multiple industry sectors including creative, healthcare and hospitality. Holding a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, she has spent her career exploring the line between right and left brain synergy.
Jillian’s educational background fuels her curiosity regarding overall system management. Whether it’s taking an existing procedure and enhancing it or strengthening weak points in a system, she enjoys making the greater organization function at a higher level. Her philosophy and worth ethic respects that the whole requires both a logical and creative approach and inherently understands that her role is to act as a bridge to bring these concepts together.
Melina leads and develops multiple projects at GHD, including branded environments, signage, wayfinding, identity systems, print collateral, and websites. Her clients include Google, Amazon, Jack Resnick & Sons, Macklowe Properties, Cornell University, and Philips with projects spanning the United States. She’s collaborated with architectural firms like Gensler, HLW, Perkins and Will, ICRAVE, Studios, HDR, and Perkins Eastman.
Since graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BFA in Graphic Design, Melina has designed identity systems, websites, print collateral, global exhibitions, and national retail campaigns for clients such as the United Nations, Morgenthal Frederics, Barry Kieselstein-Cord, and Global Goods Partners.
Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club and featured in the New York Times and Work Design Magazine.
Lynnae leads, manages and designs for both workplace branding and real estate clients at GHD including Google, Ally Bank, Jack Resnick & Sons, and RFR. Her work for Google has spanned the United States, particularly in New York City and Austin, where she has focused on designing comprehensive wayfinding and graphic systems across multiple buildings at the ever-expanding campuses. Throughout her career, she has also collaborated with many leading architecture firms including Gensler, SmithGroup, Cushing Terrell, Perkins and Will, HLW International, and Studios Architecture.
She emphasizes a research-based approach in all work, working to curate content, context, and materiality of a design to tell a client’s story and create lasting, meaningful solutions.
Lynnae graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University. Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club and featured in the New York Times.
Kelly’s work at GHD includes projects for Google, General Motors, and Discovery. She has collaborated with many architectural firms to create comprehensive graphics and signage systems for the built environment including Form4, HLW, TPG Architecture, and Smithgroup.
Throughout her career, Kelly worked to bring new and existing brand systems to print and digital formats. Additionally, she helped develop branded environments and experiences for companies like Delphi Technologies, Bollinger Motors, and the NFL International Series.
Kelly received her BFA from Western Michigan University where she remains active within the design community.
Mackenzie Palma focuses on delivering thoughtful and engaging solutions with project partners. Her work at GHD has included design for printed books, websites, brand development and the built environment. She’s collaborated with many notable clients, including RFR, Google, and Amazon.
Mackenzie received her BFA in Graphic Design from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her work for The Seagram Building has been featured in The New York Times.
Carla leads and assists in the development of multiple print and workplace design projects for clients including Google, ClearBridge, Macklowe Properties, and Ms. Foundation for Women.
She worked as a freelance graphic designer in the Dominican Republic prior to GHD where she developed brand identities for architectural and real estate firms such as Atelier Reach Architects, Eter Constructora, and Loraes.
Carla studied in the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a Minor in French studies.
Lauren leads and supports the development of a wide range of projects including signage and wayfinding, brand identities and environments and website design. Her work includes projects for Google, Discovery, RFR, and One Wall Street.
Before joining GHD, Lauren worked in multiple branding and marketing studios where she helped clients build their brand strategy, create visual identities and design systems and develop marketing campaigns.
Lauren received her BFA from Western Michigan University and continues to take studio art and design classes.
Bonnie is involved with the development of a wide range of projects, including signage and wayfinding, brand identities, environments, and UX/UI design. Her clients at GHD include Google, Clearbridge, and Stand Together.
She previously worked at a digital branding and design agency where she built brand strategies, created visual identities and design systems and developed content-driven websites for non-profit clients including UNICEF, Sesame Workshop, BRAC, WINGS Foundation, and Equimundo.
Bonnie received her BS from University of Washington where she studied Human-Centered Design and Engineering.
Elizabeth assists in multiple projects at GHD, including print design, signage and wayfinding, and branded environments. She has collaborated with clients such as Google, Amazon, RFR, and Ms Foundation for Women.
She developed her passion for materiality and placemaking within the built environment at Western Michigan University where she received her BFA in Graphic Design.
Nada is involved throughout a variety of scopes and projects at GHD starting at the beginning phases all the way throughout installation and project completion. Nada is responsible for keeping projects on schedule, coordinating with clients and other project partners and facilitating both internal and external tracking processes. She works closely with GHD’s designers throughout the entirety of the project.
Prior to this role, Nada managed processes and projects at multiple large nonprofits in Washington, D.C. after she graduated from the George Washington University.
Graham Hanson is the founder of GHD Partners, previously Graham Hanson Design. Since 1996, the multidisciplinary agency has been active in all areas of strategic visual communications for clients across the globe.
Graham studied at Iowa State University and at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. Prior to founding GHD Partners, he was with Vignelli Associates, where he designed projects for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and New York; a large-scale mixed-use retail complex in Kobe, Japan; and projects for Philip Johnson at The Museum of Modern Art.
His large-scale environmental graphic design highlights at GHD Partners include: American Institute of Architects/NY Awards Program, Carnegie Hall, General Motors Building, Google Headquarters (Multiple Locations), Holt Renfrew, Kuwait National Museum, Museum of Arts & Design Exhibitions, Panasonic, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
In 2018, a 192-page monograph, titled “20/20”, was published by Visual Profile Press, showcasing the 20-year legacy of GHD Partners. The book, written by architect Roger Yee with introduction by design educator Jeff Bellantoni, illustrates 20 signature projects executed over the first 20 years of the firm.
He was an Associate Professor and thesis advisor in the Graduate Communications Design program at Pratt Institute from 1996 until 2016, and lectures on a variety of design-related issues. He has served on the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Graphic Arts/NY as vice president and currently is a member of the National Board of Directors for the Society of Environmental Graphic Design in Washington DC. A retrospective exhibition of his work, entitled “Breaking Boundaries/Expanding Limits”, was held at the Puck Building in Manhattan in 2001. He was the recipient of the 2002 Design Achievement award from Iowa State University. He frequently serves on design-related juries and his work has been featured by numerous national and international design organizations and publications.
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