October 6th, 2014 by

Taylor Studios, Molly IltenIt’s Meet the Staff Monday! It’s been a while since we’ve interviewed new staff. Over the coming weeks, look forward to meeting lots of new faces. Today, for her 15 minutes of fame, meet Molly Ilten! Read the rest of this entry »


October 1st, 2014 by

I am sure you have all heard of the KISS principle. Keeping things simple is more effective. This certainly applies to technology and storytelling in interpretive exhibit design. A couple weeks ago, I visited King John’s Castle in Limerick, Ireland. They recently installed six million Euro of new exhibitry in this 13th Century Castle. This new visitor experience is the cornerstone and start of Limerick’s development plan to become Ireland’s first City of Culture. Read the rest of this entry »


September 29th, 2014 by

Ways to control exhibit costsExhibits cost money. No surprise there. Sometimes, they cost lots of money and since most people don’t purchase new exhibits every day or even every decade, sticker shock can set in.

Lots of factors influence what exhibit costs.

For a design/build project, clients can expect to pay a design fee and, of course, the cost of the time and materials required to build, ship, install, and manage an exhibit project. Those are the very most basic ingredients that make up a project budget, and, of course, there are lots of nuances that drive those costs. Things like how much travel is required and even the number of miles between the client and design firm can make a difference. Read the rest of this entry »


September 17th, 2014 by
Posted in How To

Part 5 of 6 – Armature & Assembly

Life Cast Figures In ProgressIn this 5th installment of our Figure Guide we’ll be discussing figure armature and assembly.









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September 12th, 2014 by
Posted in Quality Control

Taking off the creative director hatI recently had the opportunity to travel to Alaska with several other members of our team for a meeting with a client. While there, we traveled throughout the state visiting visitor centers, nature centers, themed resorts, and museums like the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Since we were working, one of our goals was to critique and document what these facilities were interpreting in order to avoid duplicating that information within our design project.

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