mkdoby@gmail.com
609-240-3098

I like to create experiences for people. Museums have the ability to offer unique, rewarding, and engaging experiences. My design style considers these possibilities and advocates for the visitor experience.

INDEPENDENT EXHIBIT DESIGNER AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER:

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership December – May 2014

  • Contract exhibition designer in a multi-disciplined team designing a children’s library in Port Washington, NY

National Museum of Industrial History   May – September 2013

  • Created and implemented a schematic design package working with a small in-house team
  • Consulted and designed elements for marketing and fundraising efforts

Delaware Museum of Natural History   April 2013 Present

  • Designed and fabricated interpretive elements for a large-scale insect mural
  • Assisting in the content development and design of a Mineralogical Rock Garden

Peter Hyde Design   Dec. 2012 – Present

  • Completed a Design Development package and verified fabrication documents for a Les Paul exhibit
  • Assisted in CAD drawings for the Chicago Bears Experience Center
  • Created the Schematic Design and Design Development package for the USGA Museum

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space   March 2012 Present

  • Leading a team of volunteers and interns in various projects of collections and interpretation
  • Designing all marketing and exhibit graphics

American WaterWorks Annual Meeting   Nov. 2011 – Present

  • Upon request of the client, continuing to design all structures and environmental graphics for the AWWA Annual Meeting as a Freeman independent contractor

MKG: Google Media Lounge and Party at the RNC   Summer 2012

  • Working with an experience design team, designed the structures and graphics for the event

American Museum of Natural History   September – December 2010

  •  Intern in the Exhibition Department; assisted in hands-on model making and installation

Lord Cultural Resources Winter 2012 

  • Managed the design, schedule and production of the Lord Cultural Resources exhibit booth

Rosenbach Museum and Library   Spring 2010

  • Designed and produced the graphics for the exhibition “The Civil War Begins”

Interpret Green & Talisman Interactive   Fall 2009

  • Organized content and created informational graphics for multimedia exhibits in educational centers

 

FULL TIME:

Freeman Co., New York, N.Y.  Dec. 2010 – April 2012

Exhibit and Graphic Designer

  • Designed graphics and structures for tradeshows and corporate events
  • Detailed construction drawings for internal and external fabricators
  • Communicated with clients and internal departments to ensure production on schedule and within budget

Karinthy Frigyes ÁMK Iskola, Budapest, Hungary Sept. 2007 – June 2008 

English Teacher

 

EDUCATION:

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, P.A., Sept. 2009 – May 2010

Master of Fine Arts in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design

Award for Highest Academic Achievement

The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Sept. 2003 – May 2007

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Magna Cum Laude

Institute for International Education of Students, Paris, France, September 2005 – May 2006

 

SKILLS:

Computer:  Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, Flash, Dreamweaver, and video/audio production.

Museum-related: Visitor Evaluation and Model-making

Language:  Advanced French, Beginning Hungarian