August 26th, 2014
When hiring an interpretive exhibit design company, aren’t the traits you look for similar to those of any partner you want at your side? What is your criteria when dating or hiring a new staff member? Don’t you want your exhibit design-build firm to have like values, attitudes, and passion for the work?
We assist our clients in setting goals and objectives around their projects and mission. I’m rethinking this because they rarely track them. If you are not going to track them, how do you know you are going the right direction?
What do you think the goal of this exhibit was?
Recently, an old friend and several time past client stopped by Taylor Studios for a visit. He suggested I blog about what we need from a good client. I believe he was thinking of things like the photos and other resources a client provides during the course of the project. Another client told me he wished he had been gathering these types of resources years before he began working with us. If he had only known to gather photos, quotes, facts, and more ahead of time it would have saved him time and enhanced the project. I certainly have criteria for a good client, like paying on time. I walked around today and asked some of my staff what they want and need from a client. The overall theme was conscientiousness. Here are some details: (more…)
April 29th, 2014
What does failure teach you in exhibit fabrication? I’ve been wandering down memory lane, grimacing over fabrication mistakes over the years and reflecting on what we learned. We pulled a couple of all-nighters in the beginning, scrambling to get everything ready for an exhibit’s grand opening. At Holiday Park, my staff worked endless hours for days – not sleeping properly; just getting it done. An hour before the opening night event, I threw on a dress and carried a ladder to my guys who were doing the final programming inside an immersive environment. In the nick of time, they crawled out and slipped through the back door as I went and greeted guests. We got it done, but a little too close for comfort. (more…)