Principal / Senior Project Manager
An integral member of Sussman/Prejza for over two decades, Holly Hampton has been a Principal of the firm since 1998. Providing project management and ensuring design excellence, Holly has served as the lead designer for many projects with a cultural and civic emphasis.
In the award-winning design program for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Holly utilized such diverse elements as African textile patterns and classical typography for the graphics, color, and interior design to highlight Newark’s cultural composition. Other projects in her diverse portfolio include design of wayfinding and pageantry for Queensway Bay in Long Beach, California; signage and interpretive graphics program for Hancock Park, site of the La Brea Tar Pits; and the exhibitry and award-winning identity program for the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.
For the past ten years, Holly has been instrumental in the successful development of transit related projects for the City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus. As project manager and lead designer, she has played an instrumental role in the development of the branding and design of Rapid Blue, the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) within LA County as part of the Los Angeles Metro system. In 2007, Holly led the team that created the nomenclature, branding, and vehicle design program for the community transit system, Mini Blue.
Holly Hampton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication Design from California State University, Long Beach.