Ten8 Group

Heather Testa has 23 years of experience working in the graphic, industrial, and environmental design fields. In 1997, she founded Ten8 Group with a vision of creating a company which would focus on using design to solve problems and build brand identities in a three-dimensional space. Ten8’s referral-based growth model and commitment to improving lives through thoughtful, intelligent design has established the company as a leader in the field of Environmental Graphic Design.

Throughout her career, Heather has been fortunate to be able to work with world-class businesses on a number of fascinating projects. She’s designed themed entertainment venues around the world, including the breezy “city by the sea” feel of The Waterfront at Sea World Orlando, the vibrant, board-game-themed Ursa’s Café for Washington University in St. Louis, and the iconic Warner Bros. Movie World in Madrid. Heather has also brought this engaging design perspective to a variety of environmental and interpretive graphics which go beyond simply presenting information to captivate and engage audience attention. These credits include projects such as the National Park Service’s Gateway Arch Tram Queue Experience, the Penguin and Puffin Coast at the St. Louis Zoo, the UIC Pavilion arena at the University of Illinois Chicago, and the signage and wayfinding system for the University of Kansas’ Memorial Stadium.

Heather graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. While a member of the Society of Environmental Graphic Design, Heather served as both regional representative and a member of the Board of Directors. She also served on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation and is a member of Trailnet and the Rails to Trail Conservancy.

Dawn Jungermann has over 26 years of design and management experience in the field of Environmental Graphic Design. Her design insight and adept management skills have won her accolades and led to the development of a truly impressive resume, including an award-winning design for the Helmut Guenschel Showroom in the Chicago Merchandise Mart and large-scale wayfinding systems for Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Airport. Dawn has also worked extensively with universities throughout Illinois and Missouri, developing intuitive and effective wayfinding signage for the University of Missouri Columbia and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, ADA signage updates for Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, standardization of signage for the dining services at Washington University, and the extensive Donor Recognition program at Logan College of Chiropractic.

In her former position as the Creative Director and Project Manager at Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum in Washington D.C., Dawn’s ability to manage and direct teams in multiple tasks produced successful interior and exterior signage and wayfinding systems for the National Archives II, the Naval Intelligence Center, and the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center.

Dawn attended Indiana University and Purdue University and graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor of Arts.

Matt McInerney is a graphic designer whose expertise lies in his ability to craft distinctive, emblematic signage and logos which encapsulate a company’s culture and image. He has 14 years of experience working with both print design and three-dimensional signage to develop unique identity logo treatments, lively environmental graphics, and comprehensive signage and wayfinding systems. Matt’s logo work can be seen on the print collateral materials of such clients as Holmes Group International LLC, United Business Systems, and Xen Gallery, and his signage and wayfinding clients have included the St. Louis MetroLink light rail system, New City School, the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation, and the X-Labs identity for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The versatility and fresh perspective Matt brings to the table is evident in a sampling of his most recent work, from concepting and model work for the MetroLink light rail and bus system, to the logo and identity graphics for the Real Change print campaign aimed at combating panhandling, to a comprehensive package of logo, brochure design, and streetscaping graphics for the Maplewood Special Business District.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute, and is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA). His design and illustration work has been published in Urban Identities and Print Design Annuals.

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