This week, I tuned in to the live recording of “How Innovation Happens” presented at SXSW, the music, film and interactive festival in Austin, TX held annually. I was really drawn in by not only the discussion of the value of diversity in creating innovative and breakthrough advances, but also how biases can stagnate that process, so I decided to delve deeper.Continue Reading
Imagination and creativity are endless, however budgets and schedules are not. No matter how creative or revolutionary an exhibit idea is, it is not beneficial if the budget or schedule constraints are such that the exhibit cannot be realistically paid for or completed on time. Adding structure to the creative process ensures these limitations are not overlooked.Continue Reading
If you have ever packed a family of five’s belongings into a minivan before a two-week road trip, you will know what I’m talking about. After our fabricators spend months building an exhibit, they have to break it down into small chunks and pack it on a semi. But none of the chunks are the same size, they have strange centers of gravity, and they’re rather awkward. Sometimes we have twelve-foot long tree trunks weighing 500 pounds. Everything is swathed in foam and shrink-wrap with straps and blankets like we’re moving house. Another similarity to moving is that it all has to fit through a standard door at the final destination – maybe a double door if we’re lucky.
Designers at Taylor Studios need to be versatile. Any one of us could be working on three or four projects at the same time, each with different schedules, and each in different stages of production. We have a responsibility to the client and ourselves to be on top of all graphic content and how it relates to the rest of the project, and be able to change gears on demand.Continue Reading