Julius Bhang started his professional career as a signage graphic professional at RTKL Associates, Los Angeles in 1995, and later joined Sussman/Prejza & Co., an internationally renowned environmental graphic design firm, serving primarily in comprehensive wayfinding programming, design detailing, project management and construction administration for numerous large-scale, national and international projects. Since 2002, he has been an independent wayfinding signage consultant, assisting major architecture firms and other environmental design studios on large scale projects. (dba: Gatemark Design) He shares an extensive technical knowledge in fabrication and in the signage-related regulations and guidelines (ADAAG, ANSI & NFPA) for compliance.
Independent Wayfinding Signage Contractor (DBA Gatemark Design), Consultant/principal
An independent consultant, providing comprehensive wayfinding programming (sign location plans and message schedule), design detailing, bid documentation, project management for the following environmental graphic design projects with the architects and designers as mentioned: Las Cruces Center (HNTB, with Fernando Vazquez and Jennifer Stoller), The Montana Residences (N+A Architects, Gatemark Design), USC Galen Center and Athletic Pavilion (HNTB, with Fernando Vazquez and Jennifer Stoller), California Berkeley Memorial Stadium (HNTB, with Fernando Vazquez and Jennifer Stoller), Palazzo Lido Casino Resort (HKS, with Treehouse), Venetian Phantom Theatre (HKS, with Treehouse), Plaza Mexico (Gatemark Design), Tustin Legacy (with RTD), Jersey Shore Premium Outlet (with /Studio), Round Rock (with /Studio), Rio Grande (with /Studio)
Sussman/Prejza & Co., Technical Design Manager / Project Manager
Designing/project-managing through various phases of projects, including the following: Entertainment (Universal Citywalk Florida; Hollywood+Highland and Kodak Theatre; Palms Casino), Civic (Whittier Narrows Recreation; Culver City Downtown) and Retail (Zlota Tarasy in Warsaw, Poland; Village of Merrick Park; 7th+FIG; Fashion Show Mall; EXPO Center Plaza; EXTON Square Mall; Buena Park Shopping Mall) Corporate (Amgen Inc.; Silicon Graphics Inc.), Education (UCLA Law Library; Amgen Childcare Center), Hospitality (Hotel Renaissance Hollywood; Sunset+Vine Mixed-use), Stadium (Miller Park), Aviation (Van Nuys Flyaway)
Penwal Industries, Inc., Environmental Designer
Assisted the Head Designer of the Design Department and designed trade show exhibit, themed retail environment, from concept through design development, including P.O.P. displays, furniture, kiosk; projects include: WBSS Las Vegas themed retail store; WB Licenseé show `97; Campagnolo exhibit `97
RTKL, Graphic Designer
As a junior designer, under the supervision of Sr. Designer and Sr. Project Managers, worked for the following projects, from concept through design development and documentation: Buena Park Mall, Ampersand Exhibit, Makati Mixed use (International), Grapevine Mills.
Art Center College of Design, Bachelors, Environmental Design
a broad spectrum of projects including: branded retail sites, theme restaurants, exhibition design and residential spaces. We focus on delivering effective, inclusive environments using sustainable materials and manufacturing practices.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelors, Political Science
Emphasis on International Relations