Category: Exhibit Design

Googleween – Spaceship fabric structure for DPEM

Posted: 29 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: DPEM Event Marketing-Tags: exhibit, Event, fabrication

DPEM in San Francisco hired me to design and build this 30′ fabric structure for a Halloween party that went on last week at Google. The Flying saucer was required as a location for an space-alien-themed “haunted house.” Sketches I started with some sketches to make sure that DPEM and I were on the same […]

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Museum Camp – Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Posted: 5 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Santa Cruz MAH Museum Camp, Other

This July 10th-12th I took part in the “Museum Camp” event at the Santa Cruz MAH. This was an event where about a dozen teams of museum professionals teamed up to create an exhibit around a seldom-displayed object in the museum’s collection – all over the course of three days. I was Teamed up with […]

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Meat Racks – 2013 SF Chefs Event

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: DPEM Event Marketing-Tags: drawings, exhibit, design

I designed and built a set of three racks to hold various meats for the 2013 SF Chefs event – everything from deer to fish. I designed these with some nice artificial grass on the bases so that they wouldn’t be unsightly pools of meat juice. Also, I learned that no stores in the Bay […]

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Playground concept sketches – Frolic Playspace

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Frolic Playspace-Tags: exhibit, playground, sketches

Frolic in Brooklyn, NY. asked me to sketch out some quick ideas for a redesign that they were considering – here are a few of my super-fast ideas.

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Perforated Pedestals – Kikkerland – ICFF

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Abunch LLC-Tags: exhibit, fabrication, icff

For this year’s ICFF show, I made some new pedestals for Kikkerland so that they could be used with the long lighted counters that I had built the previous year. It was an interesting challenge to plan my cuts so that all of the perforated holes in the masonite surface would align on all of […]

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Mechanical Cupcake Dispenser for Jet Blue

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Abunch LLC-Tags: mechanisms, exhibit, design

I was called in to make a mechanized cupcake dispenser over a weekend for Jet Blue, to be set up in their JFK terminal. This was a challenging project because I needed to design a mechanism that would feed out the small plastic balls without accidentally crushing them. Also, the cupcake was not centered in […]

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Padded Columns for L’Oréal

Posted: 13 January, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Abunch LLC-Tags: Props, willkrause, foam

I made these padded columns for a L’Oréal event so that they would fit around existing columns at the event site. Jessie Voris and I worked together on the upholstery – there were 200 buttons to sew!

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Fermilab Visitor Center

Posted: 8 December, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: FIT, exhibit, interactive

For my thesis project at FIT, I designed a visitor center for the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory. When I started this project, Fermilab had recently decommissioned their Tevatron experiment and they were considering opening the giant ring accelerator to tours, which would help to show the importance of particle physics to the general public. My […]

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BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Demonstration Walls

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, graphics, FIT

BayWa requested a display that would demonstrate some of the money-saving qualities of their building materials. I worked in Illustrator to design multiple graphic layout concepts, and then Vectorworks to further refine details of the designs. Max Schmidt Von Braun was in charge of this project, and the final three images show the finished result […]

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BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Tractor Unveiling

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, graphics, FIT

A new model of tractor was scheduled to be introduced by BayWa at this year’s ZLF trade show, and I worked on some initial concepts for the placeholder to stand in the new tractor’s spot until the new tractor arrived on site, sketch ideas for how the curtain could be pulled away from the tractor, […]

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BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Gift Shop

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, FIT, exhibit

At Heilmaier Messedesign, I used Vectorworks to plan out shelving for the gift shop at BayWa’s exhibit at the ZLF agricultural trade show. I also used Photoshop to add details to these early renderings. The final image is of the exterior of the main BayWa trade show structure, which contained the gift shop.

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BayWa ZLF Trade Show – Rotating Columns

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, graphics, FIT

I worked with Max Pollner on the design, modeling, and graphics of two columns of rectangular forms that visitors could rotate to create different combinations. The first two images are my Vectorworks renderings, and the third image is a later, more finished rendering by another designer.

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Heilmaier Messedesign – 3D Modeling & Graphics

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: willkrause, 3d, graphics

I worked on some graphics for Kennemetal’s parking signs, 3D modeling for a cow milking machine, and planning for the stripe graphics at the BayWa exhibit at this year’s ZLF agricultural trade show in Munich.

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Exhibit City News

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: FIT, exhibit, Heilmaier Messedesign

Larry Kulchawik penned this nice article about some of the FIT internships, including mine at Heilmaier Messedesign. Click on the link below to check it out. Students get a jump start in the exhibit industry

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Heilmaier Messedesign Internship

Posted: 5 October, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Heilmaier Messedesign-Tags: FIT, exhibit, design

This summer I worked as an intern at the Exhibit Design firm Heilmaier Messedesign in Munich, Germany as the final step to complete my Exhibit Design degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I wasn’t expecting my work to find its way into the hands of clients so quickly, but I found myself in the […]

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Rainbow Lamp – Brooklyn Childrens’ Museum

Posted: 29 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: willkrause, FIT, lighting

I designed this lamp for a weather-themed lighting scheme for a FIT project set in the Brooklyn Childrens’ Museum. The idea of the lighting scheme is that lighting would be used to show weather changes – projectors would show animated clouds, and lightning would be simulated with strobe lights, among other effects. After the thunder […]

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Earthbound Farm – Trade Show Exhibit

Posted: 26 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: FIT, exhibit

Earthbound farm is a giant grower of organic foods, so for this FIT exhibit design project, I created a display with a giant display that is part farm tractor, part tractor trailer, and part shopping cart, to emphasize the connections between the farm, shipping, and the grocery store. The various displays also emphasize connections – […]

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Rubin Museum of Art

Posted: 26 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: willkrause, FIT, exhibit

I was part of a group of FIT students to redesign the lobby and second floor gallery at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art. One of the big challenges was that the Introduction to Himalayan Art exhibit on the second floor has two different entrances, each with two ways to start going through the exhibit. […]

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Kikkerland Trade Show Counters

Posted: 25 January, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Exhibit Design, Abunch LLC-Tags: Props, willkrause, Furniture

I fabricated these two counters for Kikkerland’s 2012 trade shows. They both have lightbox faces made out of acrylic covered with adhesive vinyl. The client wanted the acrylic to go all the way to the edge of the counter, so the plastic was applied before the laminate, and then the laminate was applied over the […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Signage Project

Posted: 28 November, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: drawings, drawing, graphics

I designed some signage for the Brooklyn Cyclones’ stadium on Coney Island. It was fun to do some research into the color schemes of New York baseball and Coney Island, plus I got to eat a candy apple every time I went to the stadium for a presentation! My concept was based on a combination […]

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DISASTER!

Posted: 21 November, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: critters, puppets, puppet

I designed this exhibit as a pop-up marketplace to be located on the site of the demolished Thunderbolt rollercoaster on Coney Island. It takes the shape of a giant squid attacking the mainland!

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Bread Clip Lamp

Posted: 17 November, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 2-Categories: Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program-Tags: Furniture, FIT, lighting

This lamp was made for a “found object” lamp project. The base is made from some oak that I found on the street, and the stem is the plastic part of a dried-out marker. I needed to get the bread clips through mail order, since I couldn’t eat so much bread!

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Funnel Cake Exhibit!

Posted: 8 November, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Exhibit Design, FIT Exhibit Graduate Program

Hello everyone! I’ve been studying since this summer at F.I.T. in New York in the Exhibition design graduate program. Our first project was to design an exhibit centered around our favorite food. …I don’t really have a favorite, so I chose Funnel Cake – that sloppy mess of fried dough and confectioner’s sugar that is […]

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Twirly Milkshake Sign

Posted: 21 September, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Abunch LLC-Tags: Props, foam, giant

I made this giant rotating milkshake for a pie/milkshake merchant. The provided graphics were applied to gatorboard which I sandwiched around a signpost and then bulked-up with some polyurethane foam. The edge was painted white and covered with glitter. The base is plywood and contains a drill motor, which spins the giant milkshake!

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