Helen Riegle

Helen Riegle, HER Design
Marblehead, MA

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Helen Riegle is the Founder and Principal of HER Design and serves as the creative director for all projects. Founded in 2006, HER Design is a Boston-based design house specializing in interpretive exhibition design, identity, and print.

Prior to forming HER Design, Helen Riegle was director of graphic design at Amaze Design in Boston. She has worked in the exhibit design field for the last 20 years and enjoys designing and managing interpretive graphics and exhibitions for small institutions and large-scale international museums. Whether working alone or managing a team of designers, Helen consistently meets scheduled opening dates and keeps to budget. She collaborates with a network of experienced 3D designers, content developers, media producers, fabricators, and printers to provide cohesive and creative solutions that meet each project's needs.

Last year, in 2014, Helen Riegle designed the exhibit Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial. She is currently designing the Nantucket Historical Association’s new exhibit Stove by a Whale: 20 men, 3 boats, 96 days, the exhibit about the story of the whaleship Essex that inspired the Warner Bros. film In The Heart of the Sea as well as Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Education
Bachelor of Arts (honors), Graphic Design (1987)
University of Central Lancashire, UK

Academic Experience
Guest Lecturer, Tufts University (2011–present)

Publications
Tangled Destinies: The National Museum of Australia. A Monograph  2002

In The Press
NBC: “Dear Boston Serves as Memorial One Year After Bombing”
Fox News: “New Exhibit features mementos form Boston Marathon bombing memorial”
USA Today: “Thousands visit marathon memorial in Boston”
WBZ: “Dear Boston Marathon Memorial Exhibit Now Open”
Reuters: “Boston remembers marathon bombing victims, one year on”
The Boston Globe: “Boston Public Library Unveils Marathon memorial exhibit”
NECN: “Boston Public Library unveils marathon memorial exhibit”
ESPN: “13 Days: Snapshots from ‘Dear Boston’”
CBS: “ Dear Boston’ Marathon Memorial Exhibit Now Open”
WBUR: “Running Shoes Are Potent Symbols In Marathon Memorial Exhibit”

Partial Client List
Amherst College Museum of Natural History
Belle Grove Plantation
Boston Better
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation 
Edward M Kennedy Institute
Historic New England, Boston
Longyear Museum, Chestnut Hill
Nantucket Historical Association
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Museum of the United States Army
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center
Peabody Essex Museum
Qatar Science Center
Science Museum & Geo-Climate Centre,
King Abdullah Financial District
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
The National Museum of Australia
The National Park Service
United States Naval Academy
Wildlife Conservation Society
Zoological Society of London

View more of Helen Riegle's work at HER Design. Connect with Helen on LinkedIn.

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