ATLANTA Jones Worley has hired Jon Yee as executive vice president in charge of its growing environmental communication design division, the agency said.
Yee is one of six people the independent Atlanta shop has added to the division in the past six months, more than doubling the size of the unit. The shop also has a division that provides more traditional marketing.
The agency's environmental design division develops directional, instructional and regulatory signs for airports, hospitals, stadiums and public transportation facilities.
Although the agency has been designing the signs since its founding in 1990, an increase in airport expansions, renovations and new construction has fueled growth this year, said Cynthia Jones Parks, president of the shop.
The shop's client list includes airports in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, three airports in Florida, two in Alabama, and one each in Mississippi and Tennessee.
"Airports are uniquely complicated facilities," Parks said. "Developing way-finding systems so that people of all ages, all nationalities and all education levels can navigate through them is a special challenge, in light of tightened security."
Yee most recently was director of graphic design for an interior design company in Philadelphia, where he supervised sign development for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.