We’ve built a team with a huge range of backgrounds and skills. We love blurring the lines between disciplines—and know when to rely on each other’s expertise. We think big and push our own boundaries, and have an obsessive knack for details.
The best experiences are the ones we create together.
We help define your vision— and make sure it stays on track along the way.
The energy inside igniting our creativity and passion.
Abby knows how to bring it all together - whether it’s stitching a scene on her embroidery hoop or finding order in content chaos - she distills and crafts evocative moments that tell a great story. Abby’s multifaceted background includes an MFA in Art History, educating students with unique learning challenges, and a certification in Interpretive planning. With over a decade of experience as an exhibit developer and dozens of projects completed, Abby excels at facilitating creative and client teams to distill big ideas into tangible and transformational visitor experiences.
Boston College graduate Adriana has a strong artistic background in music and theatre,having spent time touring with StarQuest International, and working with Cirque du Soleil on The Beatles LOVE in Las Vegas. Very in touch with nature, Adriana brings positivity and sunshine to every task, especially to the management of projects and to assisting clients. Adriana brings her compelling attention to detail to our clients’ projects, keeping information organized and in tip-top shape. Her natural ability to collaborate in team environments and quickly adapt to new situations makes her great for any task sent her way.
Agustin brings a fresh perspective to our design team having worked for advertising and retail companies in two different countries. His client list includes the largest retail company in Ecuador, Corporacion Favorita. He works closely to assist in our graphic design process, including conceptualizing, designing, and implementing the graphic communication packages for Luci’s projects. While away from his sketchbook and computer you can find Agustin in the kitchen. He enjoys experimenting with different flavors and creating the perfect new recipe to share with his friends.
AJ is a Creative Guide. She leads the Luci team, works closely with our clients and drives our company growth and identity. She is a design-thinker who celebrates left-brain business problem solving, and embraces right-brain creative strategies, ensuring all clients’ stories are communicated and dimensionalized with direction and impact. With a Master in Business Administration and a BFA in Communications Design, her expertise in user-driven design strategy and experience design bring purpose and authenticity to all of Luci’s work. AJ is focused on fostering a culture and team that together produce inspiring and impactful experiences with client-partners around the world.
As one would expect from any Disney Cast Member, Amy believes, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible!” She uses this creative and positive mindset to influence all of her work. Amy’s wide range of professional experience with museums, traveling exhibits, and themed entertainment makes her a great resource not just for our team, but for our clients. As a Project Strategy Director, she fosters and leads projects, thoughtfully guiding clients through the process. Amy is actively involved with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and currently serves as Membership Chair on the ICOM-US Board.
Angelica is full of positive energy and spends her free time crafting, cooking, and binge-watching tv and film – she was even an extra in The Dark Knight! With a BFA in interior architecture and a background in set design, Angelica supports our exhibit design team in creating spaces and experiences that impact people’s lives. She is skilled at 3D-modeling, illustrating, and helping to create early concept designs for our clients.
Annie takes on projects (and life) much like she approaches her watercolor paintings. Sometimes, she’s guiding the brush; other times, she lets the paint flow. She understands when to hurry, and when to be patient, waiting for the paint to dry before pushing ahead. As a Project Strategy Director, Annie guides the Luci Creative and client teams through the development of project vision, planning, and content coordination. As someone who has worn many hats in the cultural world, she is extremely knowledgeable, dependable, and pliable; sort of the perfect “Swiss Army Knife” for our projects.
Brad’s favorite quote from his hero Carl Sagan reads “the beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” What Carl Sagan did for science, Brad does for graphics. His attention to detail, background in industrial design, and three-dimensional thinking helps him conceptualize, create, and manage graphics and print production for all of Luci’s clients.
Brandy’s desire to always make things better carries through outside of the office where her favorite things are gardening, tackling a home improvement project, and keeping up with an active pre-teen. Brandy brings a diverse tool-kit to Luci Creative with experience in finance & operations, media production, and talent strategy & resourcing. Brandy works “behind-the-scenes” as the Finance Director where she brings creativity, an obsession for organization and a passion for process improvement to support the growth and evolution of both companies.
One of Brian's superpowers is being a navigator, whether piloting an airplane through the sky or leading a project to success. As a Senior Project Manager, he is responsible for executing projects from concept to installation, coordinating communication with clients and team members, and overseeing project-related costs and budgeting. Brian brings extensive leadership knowledge, with a background in themed entertainment, events and theater, and broadcast production. Additionally, Brian has experience in scenic fabrication, spending several years as a carpenter and technical director, making him an excellent resource for our fabrication oversight services.
As an avid world traveler, and a dreamer of one day being a space explorer, Carrie uses her global experiences to influence her creative ideas. Through her cultural observations and adventures, she brings multiple perspectives to every project. Carrie’s background in architecture and love of graphic design combine naturally in her passion for exhibit and experiential design. Carrie has designed and led more than thirty unique visitor experience projects, collaborating closely with clients, architects, contractors, fabricators, media producers, programmers, writers, and curators.
Chaucey is an enthusiastic Kentuckian, a collector of funky socks, and admires women who have changed history. With roots in the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science & Industry, Chaucey uses her infectious love of learning to develop compelling experiences. Chaucey’s thoughtful approach to research, development, and writing supports Luci’s projects by highlighting the key stories that propel exhibit experiences to new heights.
Cole is our boomerang staff member – he did an internship with us while earning his Bachelor of Arts, and loved our team so much he agreed to return as an exhibit designer after a few years at an architecture firm. Referring to himself as a “design nerd,” Cole is connoisseur of calligraphy, painting, and multimedia artwork, all with a craftsman’s appreciation for working with his hands. He is always tinkering and fixing things. It’s these passions and love of learning that Cole uses to lead the integration of all physical, experiential, and space planning aspects of projects.
Whether as an architect, photographer, writer, teacher, project manager or facilitator, David is a creator and communicator. As a licensed architect with over twenty years of experience in museum planning, exhibition design, and project management, David understands the process of design from the front end to the ﬁnish line. He walks new and existing clients and partners through Luci’s process, focusing on the integrity of the project and ensures all project needs are being met and that Luci is continuing to exceed all expectations.
Never one to back down from a challenge, Elissa is always looking to learn something new. Whether she is volunteering with rescue animals or designing a presentation, every new project is an opportunity for greater understanding or improvement. With a background in theater management, Elissa excels at collaborating to support a central narrative. From the small, seemingly minute specifics to the large-scale, big picture decisions, she carefully considers every detail when creating marketing materials that tell the story of Luci Creative.
From diving to calligraphy to embroidery, Farah’s variety of interests helps keep her creative spirit thriving. At Luci Creative, Farah works closely with our internal teams and clients to lead the development of engaging exhibit ideas, and to bring concepts to life. Farah brings more than 10 years of experience in architecture, exhibition design, and fine arts industries. She has worked in a variety of creative positions leading projects at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the Seattle Aquarium, and the Dubai Expo. Farah also is a Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she teaches building design and technology.
Isabel is a strategist, experience designer, and UX writer who brings more than five years of experience collaborating with cultural institutions and corporations to help them tell their stories. A deft facilitator, Isabel leads design-thinking brainstorms that uncover opportunities for sensory immersion, educational inquiry, and social connection in physical spaces. Isabel is passionate about helping museums become increasingly visitor-focused as well as more supportive workplaces. She regularly shares her insights through her blog, "American Perceptionalism", and other popular industry publications. The Chairperson of the Chicago Museum Exhibitors Group, member of the AAM LGBTQ+ Alliance, and audience researcher at Shedd Aquarium, Isabel actively volunteers to support the broader museum community.
Jack is a bit of a Renaissance man, with multiple skills and interests. His time is spent with creative writing, content research, crafting the perfect hot sauce (with ingredients from his own garden), building stone walls, and beekeeping. Jack joins us after many years working as a consultant for a variety of museums, botanical gardens, and cultural centers. As an exhibit developer, Jack excels at making complex information accessible and relevant to a general audience. One of his favorite parts of exhibit development work is turning research into compelling narratives that grab visitors and teach them something unexpected.
Jai is a hands-on thinker and doer, whether he’s building furniture, coaching girls soccer, or designing museum exhibits. Always looking on the bright side, Jai enjoys working collaboratively with clients and Luci team members to design unique and engaging exhibits. Jai has a background in architecture and has spent more than 15 years as an exhibit designer. His key focus in project work is melding materials, forms, graphics, and interactivity into environments that tell great stories.
Learning to sew at a very early age, Jaime was a maker long before it was cool. Starting her career in theatrical costume design, Jaime's interests soon pivoted toward graphic design and branding, eventually earning her a Masters degree in Communications Design. Her intimate knowledge of cultural institutions and her enthusiastic approach to graphic design provide the foundation for expertly-crafted experiences that are evocative, intelligent, and confident. When not brushing up on design theory or listening to showtunes, you'll likely find her out advocating for bully-breed dogs with her favorite rescue group.
James’ calm and cool California demeanor is always a welcome vibe when challenges arise. His attention to detail and his engineering expertise makes him an ideal team member for helping to turn projects into realities. As our Senior Exhibit Detailer, James works closely with our team to ensure that our design documentation is thorough, of the highest quality, and adheres to the intended vision. He has worked with a variety of clients including theme parks, corporate brands, and cultural institutions.
Jason has a host of personal interests that keep his mind and body active, from photography to hiking, and from boating to car mechanics. As our Senior Graphic Production Designer, Jason focuses on quality control and ensuring that our projects’ graphic elements maintain the highest standards from design to print. Jason has spent over 15 years in the design industry, working in exhibit, production, and graphic design. He has experience in a variety of fields including museums, aquariums, signage design and fabrication, and branding, making him a well rounded addition to the Luci Creative team.
Among his myriad talents and interests, Jeff is a connoisseur of tin robots, an avid kite flyer, a landscape photographer, and an automotive tinkerer. He rebuilt a ’68 Chevy Camaro! With an educational background in both architecture and industrial design, Jeff brings decades of professional exhibition design experience to his creative and senior role at Luci. Jeff excels at seeing the big picture. He enjoys looking at things through different perspectives, and articulating design ideas through various mediums to visualize successful outcomes. And he encourages his design team to do the same.
Whether Jill is cooking up delicious meals, or creating the perfect recipe to client satisfaction, she’s passionate about finding links between marketing and sales to help benefit all parties involved. Jill previously has been on the agency side in public relations, sales, and as a media buyer. She also wrote content and handled business development for Palmer Printing, the last printer in Printer’s Row, helping them to become a marketing output provider. Jill believes collaboration is key, and will jump head first into getting to know our clients – just like when she jumped and paraglided off the Grand Tetons.
As a former Pub Trivia Host, Julia’s knowledge of history extends far beyond her more-than 15 years of experience in the museum field. As a Project Strategy Director, Julia oversees the project team from beginning to end, and serves as an advocate for the client and their vision. In addition to Julia’s background as a museum exhibit consultant, she has also worked in historical, art, and natural history museums. Julia holds a certificate in project management and leads our Seattle team.
Justin and his green thumb know how to grow more than a garden of succulents. He is also a master at mentoring teams, cultivating client relationships, and facilitating the creation of a vision. Justin brings a breadth of experience to Luci projects. With a Master’s in Architecture, a passion for technology and multidisciplinary experience in brand strategy and management; Justin is the perfect bridge for our clients and creative team. Having lived in eight states and two countries, Justin’s cultural experiences bring a unique and vibrant perspective to our project work.
Kevin can take you on a ride, whether on his old-school motorcycle or by creating an immersive environment that ignites imagination and the senses. He is a visionary and our team’s creative lead. Kevin’s background in theatre and lighting design instills drama and emotion into the experiences and environments that Luci creates. He protects our clients’ visions and acts as the team’s backstop, handling everything from dimensionalizing bold concepts to managing complex budgets.
A thinker, reader, life-long learner, and activist, Kiah’s lust for life bleeds into all facets of her being. As Luci Creative’s Chief of Staff, Kiah foster our culture and internal company growth, and enables communication, collaboration, operations, and organizational execution across the studio. Her experience in creative projects and client relations helps her to support department leaders in achieving business and project goals.
Laurel truly loves to learn. Whether writing fiction, playing the piano, or exploring a new fantasy franchise; curiosity drives zir. It is this insatiable quality that drives zir passion for the development of museum experiences in collections, research, and curatorial work. Laurel’s thoughtful approach to content development and writing supports Luci Creative’s projects. By asking the right questions, embracing visitors’ perspectives, and paying careful attention to details, ze contributes to the creation of exhibit experiences enjoyed by all.
Michael is a visual storyteller with a keen eye for graphic layout, which he was able to refine in his seven years in newspaper design. Michael’s knowledge doesn’t stop at design, as he also has an admittedly intolerable level of stand-up comedy knowledge. Bridging the work between graphics and production, Michael knows the details of output files, matrices, and image archives. He’s also a talented artist in custom illustrations. Spending many years working with clients from various sectors, Michael is perfectly poised to effectively communicate with our clients to achieve their project objectives.
Michael is a builder of hugely successful companies. He is one of the most trusted leaders in the industry and provides Luci Creative’s clients with the confidence that their projects will be developed, designed, and implemented with the highest quality standards. Michael believes in competent simplicity and has a national reputation in bringing museum exhibits to life.
Mike is an improv, sketch and musical comedian who happens to be a designer. His humor infuses the Luci office and our projects. Mike brings his three-dimensional expertise to all project teams with design and development for all exhibit components. He keeps our team aware of the latest and greatest materials and finishes. Mike is a wizard at 3D modeling, CAD drawing creation, and helping to assemble detail drawings for all project elements.
Morgan is a maker and a doer, a planner, and a storyteller. She is quick and imaginative, bringing spirit to everything she does. With decades of experience as a media producer for the Oprah brand, Morgan now pours her passion into client relations. Adaptable and supportive, she acts as the primary support to Luci Creative’s project directors and is the first line of assistance when projects encounter challenges or require executive attention.
Olivia is a master of crossing all the t’s and dotting the i’s. As a Project Coordinator, she is responsible for making sure all of the important details are captured and properly executed to ensure a smooth workflow process. She is also a master of finding rare fruit-shaped ceramics at thrift stores. Olivia has a background in a variety of cultural sectors including library sciences, art, and museums. Additionally, she has contributed to the archival research for a PBS special on World War II, produced a podcast about environmental pollution of indigenous lands, and presented at the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Conference on decolonizing museums.
Rachel’s sunny disposition brings both joy and detailed organization to Luci’s marketing efforts and brand presence. She is also intimately involved with PEO International, a women-centric philanthropic educational organization. Because of her professional and academic background in theater, Rachel sees the world as an amazing production in an equally amazing venue. Her empathy towards others was fostered through her past involvement in health education and non-profits; and her knowledge of exhibition design took off through experience in the exhibit fabrication industry.
It should come as no surprise that Sabrina, who keeps our studio organized, claims to be the Queen of Bullet-Journaling. She says it’s her key to staying organized (and it fulfills her guilty pleasure of owning cute stationary, stickers, and washi tape.) From administrate and operational support to finance coordination, Sabrina keeps the Luci Creative “engine running.” As a self-proclaimed busy-bee, Sabrina is always looking for ways our team can improve internal work flow and processes. With a background in theater, cinema, and live experiences, she brings an amazing perspective to our team.
Sarah is cheerful and collaborative in everything she does. With over 10 years of experience as an exhibit graphic designer, Sarah uses her expertise to conceptualize, design and implement holistic graphic communication programs for our clients. Her love for creating all things, from illustrations to activism posters to mural art is infused in her work at Luci. Outside of the office she can be found screen printing with her husband, uncovering exquisite gems at her favorite thrift store, or finding ways to inspire the creative soul of her young son and daughter.
Sarah is inspiringly ambitious with her sights set on solving complex problems and creating meaningful exhibits. She is also a book lover, foodie, and world traveler. Coming to Luci from one of the largest science museums in the world, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, Sarah helps our clients find a voice for the stories they want to tell. She utilizes the research tools of a historian with the lens of a theater artist to translate complex narratives into three-dimensional spaces.
Siyang believes that inspiration comes from creative collaboration. Learning from and with others emboldens him to produce stunning designs. As a multi-disciplinary designer, Siyang works closely with clients and team members to create visual text and imagery concepts. With a background in fine arts, Siyang brings a unique eye and personal passion to all of Luci Creative’s projects. Outside of the office, you can find him exploring new museum exhibitions, or making his own art by combining video and sculpture mediums.
Sonja oversees the details of day-to-day scheduling, agenda coordination, and operational problem-solving for our executive team. Her essential role allows our company’s leaders to focus on supporting our project teams and clients. Sonja has led a life in academia as a researcher, teacher, and advocate for the protection of cultural heritage. She focused on cultural, historical, and heritage projects at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) while working towards her Master’s degree in the History of Art. Sonja also spent several years with retailer Anthropologie, in a leadership position as part of the URBN brand. While there she moved for greater inclusion, diversity, and accountability to both inclusion and diversity within her role as a leader in hiring and training.
Whether he’s riding his bike or fixing it, cooking up food or cooking up jokes, Trevor is a guy who knows a lot and does a lot. With his diverse experience in quantitative and qualitative research, content development, and writing, Trevor supports the Luci team with a variety of research strategies and expertise during their early stages of our project development. Trevor’s natural curiosity and diligent research methods helps him dive in, and quickly become an expert in whatever topic you put in front of him. His mother is very proud.
With Whitney’s experience in museum exhibit fabrication and live events, it’s no surprise that this New Orleans native knows how to create order out of a million moving parts. From coordinating “sky high dreams” yet still keeping projects grounded, to bridging the gap between client and vendors, Whitney brings strong organization and detail-oriented expertise to the Luci Creative Team. When she’s not helping clients make their visions a reality, Whitney is curled up on the couch with her fur-child Chandler watching Alfred Hitchcock movies. Whitney thrives off of working on a team, as she finds daily inspiration in the strengths of those around her.
Our team of designers, thinkers, and collaborators is growing. Our work thrives when fueled by diverse perspectives; we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.
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