Getting Around Motat

CLIENT: Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT), Auckland

Motat 1 + 2 sites are typical of museums that have evolved over time, rather than to an overarching site plan. As a result, navigation had become problematic for visitors and a comprehensive wayfinding system was much needed. The creative concept based around the hexagon and coloured shards was established by the Motat exhibition designer Graham Cooper. I worked closely alongside him in implementing these concepts, and as part of this process was assigned the job of creating a 3D drawing of both sites shown above.

Testimonial - Graham Cooper

A trusted and valued colleague, I’ve known Jill for virtually all of her professional life and the majority of mine. In my various roles over the years as studio creative, design and creative lead and latterly exhibition designer, Jill has been an invaluable and trusted member of my greater creative collaborators in both full-time and casual roles. 

Her application of her unique design skills along with an undisputed smart understanding of the role of design as part of the marketing and on-line mix is absolutely outstanding.

Graham Cooper, Creative director/ Exhibition designer

A system of building numbers was applied to buildings across both sites, accompanied by identification of exhibits, historical buildings and amenities.

Large totems were strategically placed throughout the both sites, with two main directories using the main maps at both entrances.

Exhibition graphics

I was contracted to contribute numerous graphics for two MOTAT exhibitions, GET SMART, and WELCOME TO THE MACHINE. The challenge with this large scale project work was keeping ahead of all the many components, measurements, spatial implications and print specifications, with tight fixed deadlines. Images below are from the GET SMART exhibition.