Dirk Dieter
Exhibition Design, San Francisco California United States
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Contact details
Tel: 415 309 9067
Brief Summary
I am an industrial designer specializing in furniture, exhibits and environments. I have more than 25 years of experience working for musuems, corporations and furniture manufacturers. I pride myself in my ability to mold my process to each project. I don't believe there is only one process but rather that the process must adapt to each problem and situation.

I have a strong connection with the end user and always keep that user in mind during any design process. I want my work to connect with people in unexpected and exciting ways. I want to fullfill the needs and wishes of end user while enjoying the process of creation along the way.
Brown Jordon
National Park Service
Applied Materials
Bonfire Communications : Genentech
California Academy of Sciences
Chabot Space and Science Center
GAP Inc.
Landor Associates
Monterey Bay Aquarium
San Francisco Zoo
Sony inc.
The Oakland Museum of California
The Tech Museum of Innovation

Professional Experience
1999-2011 Design Consulting
Oakland Museum of California
Art Gallery and History Gallery of California now open Natural Science in process
Complete renovation and re-invention exhibit design - concept to final
GAP, Inc.
Designed photo show at YBCA for “Individuals” coffee table book, mostly Annie Leibovitz photos
Provided new concepts for applying large photos to corporate offices
Designed a Lobby display/communal area as a contractor for Bonfire Communications
Kraiko Diamonds
Designed “Store in Store” concept for the Shand Group, conceptual renderings
Chabot Space and Science Center
Telescope Observatories renovation - from concept to CAD for fabrication
New graphics, wayfinding, furniture and touch-screen kiosks
The “Hold Everything” catalog
Designed furniture and accessories for the catalog
Created a new look for their year 2000 and 2001 products.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
“Ocean’s Edge” Remodel -“Coastal Habitats” - Concept development to CAD
California Academy of Sciences
“Ants: Hidden Worlds Revealed” - Howard St. - design development drawings
New Renzo Piano Building exhibit spaces - design development drawings
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Continue working for The Tech as a consultant on wayfinding, exhibit concepts and 3d visualization
San Francisco Maritime Museum (National Park Service)
Consulting to Academy Studios Novato, CA
Lead designer for new 8,000 sq.ft. Visitor Center and Retail
8 interactive and art exhibits for children since 1999
Applied Materials
Concepts for Internal Exhibit in Haifa, Israel
San Francisco International Airport Signage
Consulting with Debra Nichols Design
Designed fabrication details to match architectural details for signage program
1994-1999 Design Staff
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Designer for the 8000 sq. ft. Communications gallery
Lead design team to define aesthetic identity
Presented to board members and the redevelopment agency
Managed graphics, construction T.I. and multi-media
1990-1994 Design Consulting
Gene Tepper Design
Product Design for medical and consumer electronics
Design concepts for Wells Fargo ATM
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Darcie Fohrman
“Remember the Children” design concepts, model, and fabrication drawings

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