Art & Culture

Frederick Douglas, Agitator!

Exhibit Design

Project Details
  • Client: Writer's Museum
  • Conjointly: Amaze Design & Proun Design LLC.
  • Developer: Trivium Interactive
  • Location: Chicago IL
  • Timeline: 3 Months
  • Completed: June 2018
The Brief

Contracted by Proun Design LLC, working under Amaze Design, I was asked to create a 3D model of the proposed exhbit design as well as help to design an iPad interactive.

Design Process

Using Proun's graphic designs and architectural drawings provided by the American Writer's museum, I crafted a full-scale Sketchup model. From there, I helped design the photographic mosaic using a specialty software to make a 10' portrait out of 107 smaller portraits of Federick Douglass. Using Adobe Experience Design (XD), I crafted screen mockups including notes for the developers at Trivium Interactive. I also completed the motion graphic opening screen for the project using a map of locations Frederick Douglass was once photographed in.


The model was used to show the museum the final design in a 3D fully interactive means. We made several tweaks from the findings before putting the exhibit into production. I also worked along Trivium Interactive to develop the final iPad app including testing and final tweaks.

Project Client

Through innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, the American Writers Museum educates, enriches, provokes, and inspires visitors of all ages.

Conjointly With

Amaze Design creates exciting places to learn—places where people of all ages and backgrounds have fun through exploration and discovery.
Proun Design LLC, founded in 1999, is a Boston-based design firm specializing in interpretive exhibits. Chris Danemayer, principal of Proun, has been designing exhibits since 1989 and has an additional six years of experience designing for corporate and commercial venue.

Interactive Development

Trivium Interactive creates unique media-based experiences for clients of all types. They design, develop, and execute, and do so by collaborating closely with exhibit designers, fabricators, AV integrators, and even other media producers.

3D Model

iPad Interactive

Photo Mosaic

Full Wall Panel
Close Up

Making everyday places communicate.
Wayfinding // Placemaking // Exhibits // Technology