Exhibition Designer

For exhibits at museums and similar institutions, exhibition designers plan, create, and manufacture physical displays. They work closely with museum directors, educators, curators, and conservators to create educational displays that concentrate on parts of the collection of a museum while preserving the items on display in safe and secure environmental conditions.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Creativity

  • Visionary

  • Sketching

  • Technical drawing

  • Estimation of budget

  • Ability to convey your ideas to the audience through your displays

  • 3D Design Softwares

  • Creating scale models

  • Intuitive

  • Rendering

  • Ability to work with various mediums and materials

  • To make sure that the display created is achievable and the components are portable

  • Planning and execution

  • Spatial skills

  • Leadership qualities

PROS

  • Opportunity to create exhibitions for shows, businesses, museums, etc.

  • You get to create an experience with the audience through your displays

  • Creative liberties can be taken

  • A lot of opportunities - a versatile field

  • You gain a significant amount of knowledge about all the fields of design

  • Pays well

CONS

  • Rigorous work is required

  • Hectic schedule prior to production

  • Tight deadlines

  • Handling a lot of heavy equipment and models

  • Budget, time and space constraints

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Exhibitions/Galleries

  • Production Design

  • Art Direction

  • Landscape Design

  • Museum Curation

  • Stage Design

  • Freelance

  • Visual way of thinking and communicating

  • Curiosity

  • Collaboration

  • Good sense of composition, space, scale and proportion

  • Translate 2D sketches to 3D models

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