Steve Boyd-Smith

Interpretive Planner. Exhibit Producer. Public Historian.



Member Since

May 2024

Steve Boyd-Smith leads Amplifier. An award-winning exhibit developer, creative director, interpretive planner, and project manager, he has created marvelous experiences for museums and sites for more than 30 years. He founded Amplifier with a deeply personal focus: restoring dignity to people, living and dead, by revealing their stories.

Steve comes from a background in public history and theater (set design, sound design, and directing). He leads teams in this model, bringing out the best of each individual in service to a coherent, expressive whole.

Ask me about

The essentialness of history.

My super power is

Listening, hearing, and understanding. With humility.

What I love about experience design

I love personal passion, creative beauty, and intimate moments.

Practice Area

Exhibition, Placemaking, Strategy/Research/Planning

Focus Area

Destination Experiences, Exhibition, Interpretive


Cultural, Museums, Visitor Centers