Joseph Mackereth is an environmental and interactive designer currently working at Gecko Group. He is a firm believer in the societal benefits of wayfinding and ADA design.
In his previous role as Marketing Manager for Center in the Square, Joseph Mackereth had the opportunity to work with a number of non-profit organizations in the Roanoke area and was the Creative Service Manager for the creation of the Roanoke Pinball Museum and the Don and Barbra Smith Children’s Museum.
Jill Metzger is a Creative Director at Gecko Group in Philadelphia.
As Creative Director at Gecko Group, Jill Metzger supervises Gecko Group’s design staff, managing exhibition and environmental design, print, multimedia projects. Experienced in a variety of communications media, Jill has been the Creative Director at the New Jersey State Aquarium, as well as Senior Designer at the Philadelphia Zoo.
As founder and chief creative officer at Gecko Group, and throughout more than 20 years in graphic and dimensional design, Ellie Byrom-Haley has built an outstanding reputation managing complex design, advertising and exhibit projects for agencies and museums in San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.
An extraordinary exhibit over 2,000 years in the making, Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor explores the remarkable science behind China’s ancient terracotta figures through engaging interactives, powerful media, compelling graphics and more.
One of the greatest challenges faced was the size and scope of the story, interpreting a site with over 8,000 life-size statues, 120 chariots, and 520 horses. The exhibit had at least 10 full-sized figures, and over 100 precious artifacts of jade, gold and bronze spanning 500 years in ancient China’s history.