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When first contacted by the Historical Society of Washington, DC, I was intrigued by their upcoming exhibit “Window to Washington: The Kiplinger Collection at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.” Exhibit LogoAs their reentry into the D.C. public space after many months of closure, the exhibit featured paintings, photographs, illustrations, maps, and artifacts spanning over 400 years of DC history.

An exhibit with such a large number of pieces set the stage for a trove of graphic opportunities.
After discussing look and feel with the curator I designed an exhibit logo that unified historic and contemporary themes. Because the exhibit layout followed a chronological path through the gallery I created a subtle nod to a timeline on the bottom of each of the large section panels. Origins Panel

Window to Washington was displayed in The Historical Society’s home, the original Carnagie Library  in downtown Washington, DC. The building sits on its own picturesque block, surrounded by lamp posts and a park area. The general public and tourists have access to the park 24 hours a day, necessitating security measures for the outdoor banners. Some lamp banners were displayed on lower posts and were designed in a shorter length, therefore hanging higher from the ground. Other outdoor signage for the exhibit was produced in mobile, collapsable formats that could be stored inside nightly.

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Designing a website for Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC was an exciting opportunityto create a clean, minimal site that would showcase the very visual work of the firm. A limited copy, image heavy website was the perfect approach for focusing attention on the company’s extensive portfolio.

With such a large number of images it was important to make the site fully responsive. Even when clients visit the site on a smart phone or notepad it needs to work – and to work well.

One unique aspect of the project was the firm’s 30 year history. Having successfully worked in the industry for so long, the firm had project images in every media from scanned slides to high-res digital images. A large amount of digital image editing was required to produce a uniform photo quality.

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Allison and Levi dated ten years prior to marrying. A couple that had grown together since high school – they provided the perfect opportunity to tell a story with their save the date design. Moving several times during their relationship the couple had created quite a timeline, and I integrated that story into a fun iconic map of their journey. Rather than design a map that was geographic, I designed a chronological map with geographic references.

The invitations required a more formal, yet still whimsical approach. I chose to design a light-hearted romantic border of flowers and leaves. Luckily, Allison and Levi were interested in a creative green option; a one piece invitation with a perforated RSVP postcard attached to the bottom. The invitations can be designed in a horizontal or vertical manner.

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Design for the graphic wall composed of text and photo panels hung overtop vinyl printed with animal illustrations. One of ten photo panels designed for the graphic wall. Panels are hung on top of the vinyl, beside their corresponding illustration. One of three bilingual text panels designed for the graphic wall. Illustrations I created can be seen on the right. Ocelot illustration produced for exhibit graphics. Illustration of a stingray produced for exhibit graphics. Illustration of a monkey produced for exhibit graphics. Illustration of a centipede produced for exhibit graphics, including the large title wall at the exhibit entrance. Illustration of a cormorant produced for exhibit graphics. An example of one of 26 bilingual graphic panels designed for the exhibit. An example of one of 26 bilingual graphic panels designed for the exhibit. An example of one of 26 bilingual graphic panels designed for the exhibit.

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On 12, Mar 2018 | In | By admin

National Museum of the American Indian Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed,” an exhibit highlighting archeological findings and sites throughout central America, offered me a unique opportunity to provide both exhibit graphics and illustrations.  The large bilingual exhibit features ceramic pieces with decorative designs. In an effort to offer clear interpretations of the designs to visitors the museum requested I produce symbolic illustrations.  Some of the illustrations feature historically important male figures while others highlight culturally significant animals.

Using the illustrations, additional photographs, and text I designed graphics for seven multi-panel modules and a graphic wall composed of strategically designed vinyl, text, and photo panels. Each module highlights a region of Central America and contains panels with general information, archeological site information, regional information, and cultural information. Modules vary in text and panel color, clearly delineating regional sections. For the graphic wall, photo and text panels hang overtop a large vinyl section printed with the animal illustrations and a decorative border.

The National Museum of the American Indian found my illustrations so successful that they incorporated them into other exhibit graphics including the entrance title wall. They also plan to use them in coloring books sold by the museum.