As an Exhibit Designer, I create engaging environments that excite visitors and encourage community discussion. I have extensive experience in interpretive visual communication and storytelling. Combined with a great desire to create contemplative spaces, I create unique designs through spatial planning, experiential graphics, and immersive techniques.
I have been an Exhibit Designer at the Missouri History Museum for the last six years. During that time, I have opened nearly 20 exhibits including a permanent exhibit, major and small temporary exhibits, visiting traveling exhibits, and banner exhibits. Many of these projects have broken records and won awards. As a member of the Exhibitions and Research team, I have helped the museum achieve a rise in its overall museum and exhibit attendance by designing engaging and immersive spaces that continue to excite our local community about their collective local history. For three years in a row (2013, 2014, and 2015) the Missouri History Museum welcomed more than 400,000 visitors annually, and in 2016 welcomed more than 500,000 visitors, resulting in a four year stretch of increased attendance that has never been achieved at MHM. This is a direct result of the collective work of the Exhibition and Research team, as well as other museum wide community outreach programs.
I have an educational background in both Exhibition Design and Fine Art. My fine art interests lie within a combination of painting, drawing and installation art. I utilize these skills every day in my execution of exhibition designs through my ability to quickly sketch out ideas and envision unique features. Many of my projects incorporate large scale art installations including murals and unexpected hanging or projected elements that continue to surprise visitors.