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designpic.jpg Few people know the perspiration, inspiration and work that evolve into presenting a public face for an exhibit or other high profile endeavor. To the layman, it is a cushy job without much stress. In actuality, it is a highly competitive field with strict deadline constraints.

The downside to exhibit design and graphics are the deadlines with constant changes and fairly low pay. The upside is the ability to remain “behind a curtain” while educating children and adults to the wonders of life. It is akin to being an elf. The design, exhibit or graphic magically appears and enlightens the viewer. The viewer usually has no idea of the behind the scenes activities or the hard work that has gone on to educate them. That is a successful exhibit.

Personally, I have been involved in the design, preparation and graphics involved in numerous exhibits over the last 30 years. From hanging paintings in galleries to designing and building a National Geographic exhibit about Angkor Wat, all exhibits were important. They all had the same value. They educated the public.

I want to thank all the individuals that I worked with, through the years, for their dedication to educating the general public. The exhibit viewer will never know the stress and hard work all of us went through to complete exhibits that touched the minds of so many individuals. Everyone may remember the King or Queen in an ancient pyramid, nobody remembers who laid the cornerstone and completed the building.

Please feel free to contact my company, ARTS (art-related technical services), through this web site, for any unique, specialized design and graphic projects.

The following pictures represent a small sample of my work in design, graphics and preparation, sometimes all three in the same exhibit. I am very proud of my role as an educator and craftsman.

Note: Further documentation will be posted as it becomes available.

 


International Space Station (ISS) finished display

International Space Station (ISS) project drawing

NanoTechnology teaching module

Clean Air/Clear Lake Button Design

ISS Model assembly

ISS final model assembly

ISS model

ISS model

ISS model

Liberty Bell 7 capsule model

Liberty Bell 7 capsule model

Liberty Bell 7 capsule display

Apollo Astronaut Drawing

Drawing of a composite gastropod

Drawing of a composite gastropod

Space Mural view 1

Space Mural view 2

Ankgor Wat exhibit entrance

Ankgor Wat exhibit view 1

Ankgor Wat exhibit view 2

Dinosaur Mural view 1

Dinosaur Mural view 2

McDannald Hall of the American Indian

Ann & Perkins Sams Collection of Gems and Minerals; Cullen Gallery of Earth Sciences

Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Of 20th century Art

Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Of 20th century Art

Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Of 20th century Art

Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Of 20th century Art

Enchanted Images: American Children's Illustrations 1850-1925

The Japanese Courtier: Painting, Calligraphy and Poetry from the Phillip Hoffer Collection and the Fogg Art Museum

Ludington Atrium and Courtyard

Ludington Atrium and Courtyard

Attitudes: Photography in the 1970s

 

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