Designing exhibitions at SFO Museum (SFOM) was a collaborative effort, involving Curators who invent, research, and write the exhibitions, museum Registration staff who handle and track the objects, Preparators who build and install the exhibitions, and airport staff who maintain the facility and security.
My role was to design and produce all the exhibition graphics, and work with the Curators to bring visual elements and aspects of their story to life. As an American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accredited institution, our work met high standards for accessibility and best practices.
Captured in Stone: Fossils from the California Academy of Sciences (June 2005 – February 2006). Created title treatment concept and artwork, large graphics from actual fossils on flatbed scanner, case labels from text document, all layout and production.
Project required interpretation of time line information into a series of clear, large information graphics explaining the development of life on earth.
SFO Museum relied on me for a wide variety of design tasks, but technically I was employed as a Curator and would often need to don the white gloves and handle authentic, rare museum objects. Studio photography or high-resolution scanning of museum objects was routine, and I would often assist with installations of exhibitions.
Besides design and production of graphics for the exhibitions, responsibilities included video editing, in-situ photography and archive of the exhibitions, printing booklets, brochures and managing print vendors, pretty much anything related to computers or technology, and managing the SFO Museum website.