Exhibition Designer

Exhibition Designer Job Description

Exhibition Designers Typically Work On Cultural Exhibitions Which Include Museums And Galleries, Or On Commercial Exhibitions Which Include Showcase Events, Trade Shows And Conferences.

They Base Their Designs On Their Interpretation Of Their Client's Ideas And Requirements And Also Provide Their Own Ideas In Relation To Product Concept And Likely Customer Appeal.

Designers Must Create An Exhibition That Works On Several Fronts. It Must:

  • have Aesthetic Appeal;
  • be Practical;
  • communicate The Client's Message, Concept And Image To Visitors;
  • meet The Limitations Imposed By Space And Budget.

Some Designers May Also Have Responsibility For Overseeing The Implementation And Building Of The Exhibition Or Display Stand, While Others May Specialise In Just One Specific Area.

Exhibition Designer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • working on quotes - once the design brief and concept are established, the costs need to be calculated to make sure the project is financially viable;
  • gathering product information from the client;
  • liaising with clients to discuss the brief (themes, ideas or products to be promoted);
  • discussing the brief and design concepts with the design team, finalising proposals and presenting these to clients;
  • developing a genuine understanding of the client's brand, products, needs and objectives, as well as the motivations behind customers' buying decisions;
  • attending meetings to discuss the status of current projects and to be briefed on new projects;
  • handling production orders for materials and site services, e.g. electronics;
  • meeting with and briefing suppliers;
  • transporting displays to exhibition sites and installing and dismantling exhibition displays.
  • creating initial design sketches and computer-generated three-dimensional visuals, sometimes building models and prototypes;
  • responding to emails and telephone calls from clients, and answering technical questions;
  • liaising with the workshop manager to ensure the project is within budget, on schedule and meeting the client's requirements and that it complies with health and safety regulations;
  • doing a variety of design work (graphic design and artwork) for different displays and exhibitions;
  • taking financial responsibility for a project in terms of meeting budget constraints;

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