LAUREN GISEL

Work Experience

Design Director
Sr. Exhibit Designer

Malone Design/Fabrication
April 2004 - Today

Concept, design and coordinate museum and visitor center project teams. Project management, schedule and budget creation and tracking. Sales presentations and marketing materials. Client meetings, project research and writing. 2D and 3D concept renderings, design development, material specification and fabrication oversight. Interactive design, multimedia story boarding and art direction, large format graphics design. Familiar with ADA standards for design accessibility and artifact preservation guidelines, with a strong focus on durability and long-tern maintenance.

Exhibit & Graphic Designer

Carnegie Science Center
March 1998 - March 2004

Part of an in-house exhibition design team tasked to create new traveling exhibitions and permanent exhibit galleries within the Science Center. Worked closely with educators, fabricators and museum staff to design creative, fun, educational, safe and durable exhibits for the hands-on science center experience. Design and construction of prototypes, concept evaluation, fabrication drawings, exhibit installation and maintenance of exhibit components. Marketing photography, brochure and billboard design. Multimedia design direction for video productions and video-game style interactives. Large format graphic design and scientific illustration.

Professional Expertise

Soft Skills

Visual Storytelling

Brand Establishment and Expansion

Team Leadership

Project Management

Client and Sales Presentations

Content Development and Editing

Digital and Social Media 

Hard Skills

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator (w/CADtools)

Adobe Photoshop

SketchUP

MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Audition, Premiere, Spark


PC and MAC

Education

Syracuse University

B.S. Television, Radio and Film Production
1991 - 1995

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Associates in Specialized Technology, Industrial Design
1995 - 1997

Special Interests

Geek Girls of North Atlanta
Co-Organizer, Book Club Director

www.geekgirlsinc.com
Founder and Contributing Editor

Photography
Cooking / Baking
Musical Theater Performance and Production

Get in Touch

2134 Ridgewood Ct
Marietta, Cobb County 30066
USA

678-634-2246

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