Loughborough Design School Exhibition Displays

The design and implementation of displays for one of UK's top design Schools in its £21M building on Loughborough University campus.
I was tasked with the challenge to show off the School's; Key Messages and Research and Enterprise, with a budget of £10,000.
This project lasted a duration of 8 months.
12 Research and Enterprise Posters and Hanging System
My To Do list:
Poster Creation
  • Choose research projects
  • Gather all content by liaising with School Staff
  • Write up all content for each poster in a consistent format, with a professional tone.
  • Source existing photos, and organise new photo shoots.
  • Collate into one large document and send to graphic designers.
  • Check poster design thoroughly and send to print.
Wall Hanging System
  • Measure wall area and decide dimensions for 12 posters.
  • Order 48 Birchwood from local wood supplier, and cut into 48 slats.
  • Order screws, nuts, bolts and metal wire online.
  • Sand, drill holes, and varnish all 48 slats.
  • Cut metal wire into equal parts, fold and crimp wire to create loops.
  • Assemble posters in the hanging system and mount onto wall.
This was the largest project I have executed. There were many simultaneous elements to think about- along with my usual day-to-day jobs. However, when the project was completed to the deadline and to a high quality. The posters since have been a huge success with staff and visitors.
Pegboard
The project also involved the design, manufacture, installation and content creation of a large, 4 piece Birch plywood pegboard.
This was completely my own design with the brief simply being 'Show of the School's key messages.'
The idea is that the pegboard can be updated by the School's Marketing staff and host a variety of different looks due to it's customisability. Visitors and prospective students can interact with it and take leaflets off it and away with them.
It aims to be bold, eye catching, yet fit with the other installations within this project.
3D Printed Wall Info Graphic
To show off key statistics, as well as the 3D printing technology within the School all at the same time. This 3D piece jumps off the wall to catch the attentions of passersby's.
All the content was designed via Adobe Illustrator using the School's branding and identity. On the far right, you can see an interactive area for visitors to take a post-it note, and write an answer to the question above.
Exposed wood and wingnuts were used for a Scandinavian look. This matched with the creative aesthetics of the rest of the building perfectly.
Research and Enterprise Wall Display
A 3D wall infographic, making use of a blank grey wall and turning into something visitors can learn from. I designed and mocked up the entire wall in Illustrator. Then I used a vinyl cutting machine to cut most of the text before applying it carefully to the wall. The 3D words were cut on the waterjet cutter, then varnished and painted. The icons were designed in CAD then 3D printed.

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