Client: International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI
Role: Project coordinator and graphic designer as an employee of the 106 Group
Primary goal: Design and coordinate fabrication of 2D and 3D objects for the Spirit of Africa Exhibit at the International Crane Foundation
The International Crane Foundation’s (ICF) headquarters in Wisconsin, provides a place of refuge for all 15 species of cranes, a place of research for international leaders in the conservation field, and a place of inspiration for the more than 25,000 people who visit the site annually.
The newest exhibit titled Spirit of Africa focuses on the species of cranes native to sub-Saharan Africa. The Wisconsin Green Building Alliance awarded the exhibit an SE2 (Sustainability and Energy Efficiency) Leadership Award in 2009.
As part of the exhibit team at the 106 Group, I helped brainstorm, design, and coordinate fabrication of exhibit pieces including:
- signs specific to each species with a custom header with cutout lettering,
- signs focusing on conservation leaders in the field with associated exhibit cases mounted on grass-look custom metal work created by Blue Rhino Studio,
- and wayfinding signs with a custom topper in the shape of a crane