Diane Burk

Diane Burk, Museum Designer/Art Director at the Exploratorium in San Francisco
San Francisco

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Diane Burk is a Museum Designer/Art Director at the Exploratorium in San Francisco

Diane is a San Francisco based Art Director/Design Consultant with more than 30 years of museum related graphic design experience, primarily at the Exploratorium.

She has a user-centric design approach. Diane Burk's thinking is creative, critical, and flexible. As a team member Diane collaborates easily with scientists, artists, designers and content experts from any field. As an Art Director she focuses on inspiration, mentoring, critical thinking and collaboration within a designer group.

Diane Burk's professional focus and expertise includes interactive exhibit instruction design, informal learning design research, exhibition environmental design, institutional branding, publication, and presentation design. She enjoys working with curators to synthesize complex material and brainstorm interpretive strategies, embracing the full range of possible messaging—from informative to humorous, poetic, and provocative. Always aiming for direct and honest design solutions, Diane Burk's abilities come into play where the communication arts intersect with real environments and direct experience. When it comes to systems and identity design, Diane welcomes the challenge of coaxing various types of order out of chaos.

As an artist Diane's favorite medium is collage, exploring the relationship between word and image, and the organization of multiple stories and types of information. T keep perspective and her sanity, Diane plays accordion and is a Taoist Tai Chi instructor.

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See her design travel blog as she goes around the world reporting back on all the interesting little design gems and different cultural interpretations of the museum concept she finds along the way.


Design To Go: Oaxaca Part I

In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk visits California, stopping in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles.

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