DESIGN MUST SEDUCE, SHAPE, AND ... EVOKE AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE.*
I never tire of beginning a new project: meeting the people who are the heart of an institution, discovering and learning the stories of its treasures, and uncovering and overcoming what challenges await—all in the process of crafting a fresh solution that fits my client’s needs and excites its intended audience.
At DMCD, I designed the worlds first hand-held, computer-based museum tour guide for Malaysias Petrosains Discovery Centre, and managed the creation of a multi-platform, multi-player learning lab for middle-school groups at the Panasonic Learning Lab on New Yorks Park Avenue.
While Senior Designer at Chermayeff & Geismar, I led the design team that created the opening exhibits for the National D-Day Museum (now National WWII Museum) in New Orleans, and designed murals, interior fit-outs, and wayfinding for the National Aquarium in Baltimore expansion.
As Partner/Creative Director of Metcalfe Architecture & Design, I was responsible for the conceptualization and exhibit and graphic design of many highly-regarded interpretive projects, including a traveling Civil War Road Show, an exhibit on womens rights at the National Constitution Center; an innovative childrens discovery room at Thomas Jeffersons Monticello, retro-cool donor recognition for Phillys WXPN, and a multiple-award-winning Tree Adventure Canopy Walk.
Since establishing my own practice, Ive done exhibit graphics and wayfinding for aquariums in Virginia and Canada, 3D and graphic design for the bicentennial exhibit at the Academy of Natural Science at Drexel University, temporary exhibits at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and an ongoing graphics program for the Treehouse Play Café.