Who are some of my clients?
The curator: Youâ€™ve been working on an exhibition for several years and youâ€™re now faced with the task of finding a designer who can turn your ideas into an elegant display. Youâ€™d like to work with a collaborator who can comprehend and get excited about your content, meticulously typeset your text and who understands museum and gallery staff structures and priorities. While youâ€™re a visual person, you may have a limited budget for fabrication so itâ€™s important to choose resources carefully. You may also wish to extend the design to collateral printed materials, an exhibition catalogue, or website so you need a design firm that can integrate with various departments or teams in your institution or company.
The marketing, event and/or development manager: Consistency is key to your branding. You may need someone who can develop a new graphic identity that will reflect the priorities and culture of your organization or business. Or, perhaps you need help developing new marketing materials that harmonize with your existing identity. Even if you work with a historic organization, the visuals need to appeal to a modern eye. No matter what, you need the printed piece, website or sign to be designed and produced efficiently and accurately.
The director: Youâ€™ve got a mind for business and an eye for style. But between managing fundraising, public relations and long-term planning, you canâ€™t have the intricacies of the design and production process bogging you down. You need your designer to work with you or your team to design a printed piece, event, website, or exhibition that will capture the look of your organization or business and be executed accurately, on budget and on time.
The designer/collaborator: Youâ€™re looking for a team member who will be enthusiastic, reliable and respect deadlines. Strong credentials and visual style are important to make your pitches and client presentations more impressive. But, all members of the team also needs to embrace your (and the clientâ€™s) visual preferences, get on board with a single creative approach and take your deadlines seriously.
The assistant/coordinator: Youâ€™re researching designers because youâ€™re savvy and organized. Youâ€™ve usually got a great eye and are interested in learning about how the design process works. You need to know that the design firm you present to your manager will not just fit the aesthetic requirements of the project, but will guide you through the process, be completely reliable and finish the project on time and in budget. If youâ€™re new to the field, you may enjoy my newsletter which offers useful tips.