Our clients all want the same thing – to communicate their message effectively within an established budget by a predetermined date. We understand. That’s what we do. Our job is to listen, create, execute and support. We’ve worked with thousands of clients over the years and they will attest that we deliver on our promises.

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Frank Douglas, FAIA</b> Chairman of the Board<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:700px;'>Frank is the founding partner of The Douglas|Group and served as Principal-in-Charge for the firm from the 1987 inception to 2011. When planning for his retirement, Frank successfully transitioned majority ownership of the firm to Lee Jones and D|G Studios was created. Frank is still serving the firm in a consultancy capacity bringing his established direction and management skills to projects. A graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor in Architecture degree, Frank is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, having been acknowledged by the AIA in 1986 for his contribution to the integration of Graphic Design into the built environment. Prior to the formation of D|G in 1987, Frank established and directed the graphics division of 3D/International for 18 years, growing it into an internationally respected graphics design group.</p>

Frank Douglas, FAIA

Founder
Chairman of the Board

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Lee Jones, SEGD</b>President<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:500px;'>Taking majority ownership of the firm in 2011, Lee has been working in the industry for 25 years; 20 of those at D|G Studios. Lee has provided both design and project management services for both Signage and Exhibit Design programs throughout his career. His strengths focus on the ability to form lasting professional relationships with clients fostering a collaborative, never say no attitude among D|G design and production staffs. Lee graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree. Since graduation, Lee has almost exclusively focused on developing programs that withstand the test of time, enhance the architectural environment and respond to the budgetary concerns of our clients, as well as incorporate many of today's sensitivities to protecting the natural environment.</p>

Lee Jones, SEGD

President
Managing Principal

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Gigi Hancock</b> Chief Financial Officer<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:500px;'>A firm without someone who understands finances is a firm that is destined not to survive for over 20 years as D|G has. For the last five years, Gigi has served as the Chief Financial Officer and prior to that appointment, was the firm's Operations Manager for an additional five years. She also serves as the Human Relations Manager helping all employees understand everything from company benefits to financial planning. She has established solid relationships for the firm in the areas of banking/finance, professional and personal insurance and oversees the firm’s IT needs. Gigi graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and has worked in a number of industries before focusing her career working in the Graphic Design industry.</p>

Gigi Hancock

Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Carol Devlin</b> Marketing Director<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:500px;'>Starting at D|G in the early 1990's, Carol has produced the firm's marketing materials for the last 20 years. Whether responding to a Request for Qualifications or Request for Proposals, Carol works to put the firm's best foot forward. While the designers focus on communicating in the built environment, Carol's work centers on communicating to potential clients and explaining to them how D|G Studios listens to their needs and develops Environmental Graphic Design and Exhibit Design solutions that meet those needs. D|G does not cookie-cut our design approach; we want clients to know that our first priority is to understand them and the environment in which they operate and then develop solutions that are most appropriate for them. Marketing also involves keeping up with the ever expanding portfolio; a task that is made easier since Carol has been with the firm since its earliest years. A graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Carol's career has focused on marketing professional design services in an ever changing business climate.</p>

Carol Devlin

Vice President
Marketing Director

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Dawn Diamond</b> Senior Project Designer<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:700px;'>Bringing people together to build consensus among a diverse set of constituents on how to best serve the users of a facility is one of Dawn’s strengths. Dawn is very sensitive to how different groups will interact with the environment and she works with her clients to determine the best methods to direct, inform and enrich the user’s experience. She enjoys discovering commonality within diversity and developing communication tools that best fit the client's needs and budget. Among her other strengths is Dawn's experience facilitating the testing of design options and in assisting in the prioritization of messages especially for urban, healthcare and other large scale wayfinding environments. Dawn joined D|G immediately following her graduation from American University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design in 1990. With her highly diversified project portfolio, Dawn has a wealth of experience in Environmental Graphic Design, Exhibit Design, Print Graphics and Identity Development – in other words, she can do it all!</p>

Dawn Diamond, SEGD

Vice President
Senior Project Designer

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Chris Frison</b> Senior Project Designer<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:700px;'>Although Chris has designed and managed a number of Environmental Graphic Design projects, due to his professional background in the Museum industry, as well as his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Kansas University, Chris’s passion is in Exhibit Design. Chris can take complicated stories, such as the role of the Federal Reserve or the complete history of the Pacific Theater in World War II, and present them in an exciting, immersive environment. By successfully combining static text with exhibitry components and special effects, Chris is able to form a bond between the user and the story. He transforms written text and images into a three-dimensional, interactive, and educational interpretative environment. With his background, Chris is able to balance interactive technology, special effects, artifacts and story with the client's concerns of budget, schedule and an on-going commitment to preserving and enhancing the visitor experience. Maybe because he is a triathlon enthusiast, Chris always hits the ground running.</p>

Chris Frison, SEGD

Associate Vice President
Senior Project Designer

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Bryan Lightsey</b> Senior Project Designer<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:700px;'>Bryan has deep roots in the Design and Fabrication industries having worked for both specialties. Before joining D|G over 10 years ago, Bryan worked in one of the Houston area fabrication shops and learned the business from the construction side. He knows first-hand what a fabricator needs in a bid package in order to develop accurate pricing. Over the years for D|G, Bryan has designed and managed projects that have focused on brand rollout, or re-branding efforts, for the energy, oil and gas industries as well as corporate campuses. Bryan is dedicated to keeping up with the latest technologies related to communicating in the built environment, including touch screen, electronic messaging and lighting techniques. As an avid cyclist, Bryan has learned to easily navigate the slippery roads between design, client and production teams; keeping all on track and smoothly moving a project forward.</p>

Bryan Lightsey, SEGD

Associate Vice President
Senior Project Designer

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Yin Chen</b> Senior Project Designer<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:700px;'>Born in Taiwan, Yin moved to the States as a young girl and taught herself the English language. She graduated from the University of Houston with Bachelor of Graphic Communication degree in 2003. Yin immediately started working with D|G upon graduation. She has quickly brought her own sense of style to the design of her projects and is always open to trying new things while remaining committed to aiding the user in navigating complex campuses or facilities while never wanting to overwhelm them with too many messages at one time. She is dedicated to developing wayfinding designs that speak in the tone of the client and meets their budgets while communicating in a voice appropriate to the project.</p>

Yin Chen, SEGD

Senior Associate
Senior Project Designer

<b style='color:#fff; padding: 0 20px 20px 0;'>Michael Glatting, SEGD</b> Senior Project Designer<p style='padding: 20px 0 0 5px; line-height:20px; width:700px;'>After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati, Michael went on to post graduate studies at Algemeine Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland where he was immersed in the study and application of modernistic design. After working at Morris Architects and 3D/International, Michael joined the firm's DC office in 1988 and spent 10 years providing design and project management services for some of the firm's most public projects including major league baseball stadiums, entertainment venues and corporate facilities. After pursuing other opportunities, Michael re-joined the firm in 2009 and resumed where he left off by continuing to manage some of the firm's large regional projects. Michael has spent the last 30 years in the DC area and there are few in the Environmental Graphic Design industry that have been so dedicated to enhancing the built environment as Michael continues to do.</p>

Michael Glatting, SEGD

Senior Associate
Senior Project Designer