Boomtown Interactive Museum Exhibit

 

History Museum of Western Virginia

Roanoke, Va.

 

Description:

The purpose of this project was to create an interactive history game about a turbulent ten-year period in the Appalachian region when railroad companies moved into a sleepy mountain community and overnight built Roanoke, the fastest growing city in America and a major geographic crossroads to markets in the eastern and western regions of the country. The game is installed in two kiosk touch screen stations in a museum exhibit called The Crossroads of History. Working with a team of exhibit design architects. Project historical research, story, script, interface design, illustration, animation and exhibit installation took two years.

 

Role: Creative Director, Scriptwriting, Interface Design, Animation through Exhibit Installation.

 

Status: Completed May 2014

 

Years:  2012-2014 (24 months production)

North America Website Redesign

 

Ferrari S.p.A.

Agency: Mediaman, Mainz and Boston)

 

Description:

The The purpose of this project was to redesign the website for Ferrari S.p.A. North America to update its brand image for the Americas, target prospective customers and create more robust fan club participation and social media engagement. Worked for a German digital agency leading an international marketing, design and programming team from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Shanghai, China. The project was a complete 200+ page redesign and marketing plan presented to executives in Maranello, Italy.

Role: Creative Director

 

Status: Planning completed December 2013;

project frozen.

 

Year:  2012 (3 months production)

Plumvo

 

Peridrome Corporation, NYC

Agency: Mediaman, Mainz and Boston)

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to design a new product and Online financial service for a Wall Street client. Worked for a German digital agency using design thinking for product development and ideation with an international team scattered across the globe. The project required intense collaboration over Skype engineering the product development at the same time as creating a brand experience. Provided information architecture and data visualization.

Role: Information Architecture, Data Visualization

 

Status: Completed

 

Year:  2011 (3 months production)

World Explorer

 

Mariners Museum, Newport News, Va..

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to design an Online interactive game for the "Age of Exploration" permanent museum exhibit. The game took one year to build and includes complex animations. The story is aligned with state and national curriculum standards for

 

Role: Creative Director, Designer, scriptwriter and curriculum planner

Status: Completed 2011

 

Year:  2010 to 2011 (12 months production)

 

Link: World Explorer (requires Flash)

The Miniature Ships of August Crabtree" Interactive Museum Exhibit

 

Phase 1: Micro-site

Mariners Museum, Newport News, Va.

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to design an interactive experience of a permanent museum exhibit that could be used in both kiosk form and Online. The first part of a three-part project was to design an entry point - micro-site - to include a  general overview of the permanent exhibit and eventually unique interactive activities. The Mariners' Museum is one of the largest maritime history museums in the world drawing over 24 million Online visitors to its website in 2010.

 

Role: Creative Director, Designer

Status: Completed 2010

 

Year:  2010 (6 months production)

 

Link: Miniature Ships Exhibit

Imaging New Normals

A Narrative Framework for Health Communication

 

Lynn Harter, Ph.D.

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to design an engaging book cover and suggest inside 224 page book layout for a humanistic book about how individuals can redefine their reality in the midst of trauma and illness. Worked with Larry Hamel-Lambert, a commercial photography to develop the photo illustration concept. Kendall Hunt, publisher.

 

Role: Book designer, Cover Design

 

Status: Completed 2012

 

Year:  2012 (2 month production)

 

Shoot the Hills: Photography Book

 

Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to showcase  award winners of a national photo contest held each year in the beautiful Hocking Hills State Park. The result was a small book, perfect-bound and with glossy images and minimal text.

 

Role: Book designer, photo editor

Status: Completed 2011

 

Year:  2011 (2-month production)

 

 

The Miniature Ships of August Crabtree" Interactive Museum Exhibit

 

Phase 1: Micro-site

Mariners Museum, Newport News, Va.

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to design an interactive experience of a permanent museum exhibit that could be used in both kiosk form and Online. The first part of a three-part project was to design an entry point - micro-site - to include a  general overview of the permanent exhibit and eventually unique interactive activities. The Mariners' Museum is one of the largest maritime history museums in the world drawing over 24 million Online visitors to its website in 2010.

 

 

Role: Creative Director, Designer

Status: Completed 2010

 

Year:  2010 (6-month production)

 

Link: Miniature Ships Exhibit

The Miniature Ships of August Crabtree" Interactive Museum Exhibit

 

Phase 2: Tmeline

Mariners Museum, Newport News, Va.

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to design an interactive timeline for a museum permanent exhibit that could be used in both kiosk form and Online. The information graphic features an exhibit collection of 16 hand-carved ships with profiles and 3-D animations for each ship. Provided creative direction, information design and animation. The Mariners' Museum is one of the largest maritime history museums in the world drawing over 24 million Online visitors to its website in 2010.

 

Role: Creative Director, Designer

Status: Completed 2010

 

Year:  2010 (6 months production)

 

Link: Miniature Ships Exhibit

The Miniature Ships of August Crabtree" Interactive Museum Exhibit

 

Phase 3: Interactive Game

Mariners Museum, Newport News, Va..

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to design an interactive game for a museum permanent exhibit that could be used in both kiosk form and Online. Phase three build an interactive game to attract younger viewers. The Mariners' Museum is one of the largest maritime history museums in the world.

 

Role: Creative Director, Designer

Status: Completed 2010

 

Year:  2010 (6 months production)

 

Link: Miniature Ships Exhibit

Z Bakery

 

Francoise Cauchie, Athens, Ohio

 

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to help a transplanted French entrepreneur bring "real" French baguettes to the mountains of Ohio. First to Paris to study for a year and earn a commercial diploma in baking. Then an identity mark to distinguish an artisan product in a midwestern farmer's market.

Role: Designer

Status: Completed 2010

 

Year:  2010 (1 month production)

 

 

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