I helped scientist Rohan Maddamsetti create a Muller Plot and supporting diagrams for his paper on E. coli evolution. Rohan provided the raw data and we worked together to merge it together into the final diagram using Adobe Illustrator.
This was a very quick, low-budget project to fill a gap made by a departing traveling exhibit. Other staff developed the activities, and I designed the exhibit layout, look and feel, and environmental treatments. The project took 2 months from initiation to completion.
It turned out to be one of the most popular exhibits in the museum.
A hands on exhibit about Michigan nature and environment at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, MI.
I was responsible for environmental design, graphic design, AV design and implementation. I also assisted with fabrication and install. Initial concepts, prototyping, and fabrication by Cyrus Miller, Matt Hill, Josh Smith, and Larry Stump.
The MSU Museum contracted me to design an exhibit about the impact of Rachel Carson and Silent Spring. There was a lot of text but not many artifacts, so I did my best to add images and compartmentalize the text to make it easier to skim. Because the exhibit would travel, I was required to put all text and images on 4×6′ panels. I designed backdrops to the panels to connect them and unify the gallery.
Early concept rendering, created with SketchUp and Photoshop
Final 3D model, before install
SV: Project lead, designer, graphic design Toni Chester (sub-contracted): graphic system, graphic design (designer website) MSU Museum staff: content, artifacts, and installation
Myself and 3 other designers were contracted to assist with the design of a technical learning facility for Underwriters Laboratories. Below are the ‘exploded view’ dioramas I created from UL-certified products.
The components are suspended on straight-pull bicycle spokes. A trade-show exhibit company built the cases and I modified them and installed the components.