AUBURN LEIGH LAHOSKI

Exhibit Design | Graphic Design

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Gallery of California Natural Sciences

Showcasing a fresh focus on California’s natural history, the reinstalled Gallery presents seven places throughout California that depict the state’s diversity of climate, geology, habitats, ecosystems, and wildlife, while exploring current research, contemporary issues of land use, environmental conflict, and conservation projects. As a lead Graphic Designer for the project, I collaborated closely with exhibit development and design teams.

Gallery entry. Title wall design.

Gallery orientation and Oakland area of gallery. Environmental and interpretive graphics.

Oakland area of gallery, bayshore section. Environmental graphics. Murals are direct-print to aluminum.

Oakland area of gallery, exhibit about California’s mediterranean climate. Environmental graphics, murals are direct-print to aluminum.

Oakland area of gallery, exhibit about creeks and riparian habitat. Environmental and interpretive graphics.

Oakland area of the gallery, Redwoods section. Mural backdrop for diorama, interpretive graphics.

Nature lab area. The intent is for this to be a flexible space, for both programming and content. Environmental graphics.

Coachella Valley area of gallery. Environmental and interpretive graphics.

“California’s Future” lounge and interactive space. Environmental graphics.

Gallery mark and orientation map.

Wayfinding pylons.

Typical panel with commissioned illustration.

Studies for panels about animals that have gone extinct in California.

Custom map graphic.

Custom map graphic.

These paw prints were part of the marketing effort to promote the re-opening of the Gallery of Natural Sciences. The paw prints led pedestrians from the nearby BART station to the museum’s entrance.


  • Role Graphic Designer

  • For Oakland Museum of California

  • Date 2011-2014

  • Type Exhibition Graphics | Environmental Graphic Design | Graphic Design Management

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