Kristina


January 16th, 2015 by
Posted in Eye on Design
Color Theory - Fulton Mansion

Warm colors and lighting used at Fulton Mansion State Historic Site in Rockport, TX

It’s mid-January and if you’re anywhere near us, you’re feeling the chill of winter! While you of course could bundle up and crank the heat, did you know that it is possible to add ‘warmth’ just by adjusting colors and light? Read the rest of this entry »

Betty


December 23rd, 2014 by

Strategy for 2015When I started writing this end-of-year-blog, I really wasn’t sure what to write about. I thought about giving you a synopsis of all the projects Taylor Studios completed this year or telling you about some of the fun things that happened around the office, but then I wondered what would be most impactful for you, our readers. So, this won’t be your typical year-in-review where I tell you all about us. I hope it will be better than that. I hope you will find it…valuable.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jason


December 22nd, 2014 by
Posted in Quality Control

National Museum of the Marine Corps“That’s ​Crazy Real!”

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Ryan


December 16th, 2014 by
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Conceptual Design - Sinnemahoning State ParkAfter nine years in the museum design business, I know what will happen when people ask me where I work. Our name draws a blank look, so then I say, “We design and build museum exhibits.” I can see the light bulb turning on in their mind. Telling someone what we do opens a door on an industry few members of the general public know about. That’s how it was with me when I first heard about Taylor Studios at grad school in Ann Arbor. I never thought about how museums created their exhibits, but it was obvious that serious thought had gone into how these artifacts and models were displayed. Read the rest of this entry »

Samantha


December 11th, 2014 by
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Five Scary Truths About CollaborationIn our profession, as in many, collaboration is essential – both inter-office, and external.  Our clients hire us because we’re good listeners and we’re responsive to their needs. They hire us for our collaborative practice. They don’t hire us because we’re “yes” men (or women); but for our expertise and expert opinion.  If you were to request a polar bear model be added to your salt-water marsh exhibit, we’re going to tell you the hard truth recommend against it. I’ve heard many stories from clients in my time in this industry – many who have worked with great, mediocre, and plain bad designers.

 

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