Smith and Jones Design Consultants are interpretation and design specialists. We help museums, visitor centres and family attractions enhance their visitor experience with carefully thought out interpretation, communication and inspirational design.
Getting to know you
We take the time to get to know our clients, spend time with them, find out who they are, what they are passionate about, what they love, what they think is important, what they think visitors need to know. We will then be in a strong position to develop interpretation that is relevant, targeted and unique.
Submersing ourselves in your content and themes
In order that we can develop the overall vision and concept for a project, as designers and interpretive planners we fully submerge ourselves in your content and themes, be it local heritage, boat building, technology, people, wildlife, geology, or social history. Only once we have a full understanding of your own unique story will we be in a suitable position to develop the interpretive plan and design concept for the project.
Content is key
Our approach puts content at the forefront of the visitor experience. Generally visitors should be connecting and focussing on your own unique content, bit it objects, stories, imagery or film. We don’t want visitors getting distracted by over the top ‘whizzy’ designs if they then fail to connect with your content, themes and stories.
Your own unique character
No where else has your own unique character. Your site and stories are completely unique! Our work exploits this, creating a truly customised approach that brings your unique stories alive for visitors. Our work involves developing interpretation and designs that are balanced carefully with the character and environment of each location where we work.
Design and manage, or design and build
Dependent on the size of a project, we can work on a design and manage of design and build basis. We are experienced at managing complex Heritage Funded museum and exhibition projects and often work closely with other consultants to successfully deliver a project.
We have the skills and experience in house to manage projects from the initial vision, right through to the finished final scheme.
A personal approach
We pride ourselves on our ability to create an open, honest, and friendly working atmosphere. We form strong relationships with our clients and aim to ‘work with you’ rather than ‘work for you’. We believe that this will help create the right atmosphere for developing a project that you are comfortable with and ultimately that visitors will find engaging, informative and unique