Inside Out is a permanent human anatomy exhibit at the Nevada Discovery Museum. Visitors dive into the curiosities of the human body through hands-on exhibits, digital experiences, and exploring artifacts. Designed to attract a more mature audience as the museum transitions from a children's museum to a more traditional science center, the exhibit aims to uncover the amazing ways human bodies work, grow, age, and heal.
Client: The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum Studio: Council Role: Art Director Media: Upswell Illustrator: Bryce Wymer
World Pulse is a nonprofit social network that connects women worldwide for change. Their members are a vibrant, welcoming community of changemakers uniting and empowering women through technology. World Pulse's optimism, global connectivity, and desire for bold impact informed a complete re-brand, expressed through a new identity, brand guide, presentation templates, infographics, and digital applications.
Client: World Pulse Studio: Scout & Co // Cary Design Group Role: Co-Creative Director
Comic City, USA
Council designed the Comic City, USA exhibit for the Oregon Historical Society as a love letter to Oregon's comic scene, past and present. From 19th century political cartoons to comic books, to graphic novels, and web comics, it highlighted iconic artists from around the state. The 3,000 SF space was developed to engage visitors with a wide range of artifacts, ephemera, and interactive experiences. Visitors could explore the process, create their own comics, and dress up as a character in a comic scene.
Client: The Oregon Historical Society Studio: Council Role: Art Director Media: Sticky Illustrator: Patrick Long
Cycle Oregon is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through bicycling. Known mostly for their weeklong ride that routes through some of the most beautiful parts of rural Oregon, they wanted a new website that also elevated their year-round community support. CO hosts multiple events each year, with proceeds funding grants that support the cycling community and the regions they ride through.
Scout partnered with development consultancy, Extended Play to streamline content, amplify the community support, strengthen the brand, and set up a site that could grow with the organization.
Experience Clemson is a Greenville outpost and welcome center for Clemson University's prospective students and alumni. They tasked Upswell — an exhibit and digital experience studio — to transform an 800-foot space into a sophisticated branded environment capable of engaging Clemson University's diverse and growing audience. The Clemson brand is as bold as it is beloved in South Carolina; Scout assisted Upswell with designing environmental graphics and the UI for interactive experiences, translating the University's key messages into both physical and digital mediums.
The result is Experience Clemson, a responsive, playful environment that makes a permanent impression on both prospective students and alumni.
Client: Clemson University Studio: Upswell Role: Art Director
With the goal of being part seasoned local, part curious tourist, travelportland.com was redesigned to include significant user experience improvements and a stronger brand presence. The result is a handy guide to all things Portland, offering updated articles/photography, trip-building capabilities, richer contextual content for exploring, and honest advice about what to pack for a three-day weekend in November. A rain coat in case you were wondering.
Client: Travel Portland Studio + Development: Switchyard Role: UI User Experience: Megan Hansen
National Geographic: World Atlas
World Atlas is National Geographic's best-selling app — used by classrooms, cartography buffs, and world travelers, National Geographic wanted to improve the user experience, add more robust features, and include more in-depth content. The app launched with the ability to explore and download maps, pin and save locations, view country/city data, check local weather, and make currency conversions.
Client: National Geographic Studio: Megan Hansen / Scout & Co. Role: Art Director User Experience: Megan Hansen
Citifyd extends the sharing economy to parking, making it easy to find and purchase a spot where you are or where you want to go — all from your smartphone. Reserve a space in advance, get directions, and pay from the app. Incubated at Ziba by its founder, Sohrab Vossoughi, Scout was brought on to establish the app UI for its initial launch.
Client: Citifyd Studio: Ziba Labs Role: UI
American Excursionist is a destination management company providing luxury travel programs for affluent visitors from abroad seeking bespoke experiences in the United States, Canada, and The Caribbean. Their strength is rooted in effortlessly making the extraordinary happen — offering stylish, modern experiences for the jet set. Bespoke trips include connections to local experts, multilingual support, five-star accommodations, VIP access, and itineraries tailored to the visitor’s passions.
Scout was tasked with bringing these experiences to life through the development of a logo, identity system, brand guide, visual language system, catalog, and event applications.
Client: American Excursionist Studio: Scout & Co. Role: Creative Director
One of the largest resorts in North America, Mt. Bachelor is a destination everyone loves — it offers skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, and nature lovers all the perks of a big resort with a genuine small mountain feel in the heart of Oregon. While honoring their heritage (and original 1958 logo), the resort was missing a cohesive brand strategy and visual guidelines. A 65+ page comprehensive guide was created to help define their story including consumer profiles, brand messaging, logo usage, color palettes, icon systems, typography styles, and application examples for various communications both on and off the mountain.
Client: Mt. Bachelor Studio: Nemo Design Brand Strategy: Nemo Design Role: Art Director
The Smithsonian: Collecting Korea
Charles Freer: Collecting Korea is the Smithsonian's tablet guide for the Freer Gallery's Korean Collection, featuring their extensive collection of ceramics, art, and sculpture. Included are high-resolution images, maps, archival photographs, and videos featuring curatorial interviews, gallery tours, and footage of a tea ceremony.
Client: The Smithsonian Studio: Arcade Sunshine Role: UX/UI
The Smithsonian: The Peacock Room
Once an opulent dining room in London and then a private exhibition space in Detroit, James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room is one of the highlights of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. As part of the exhibition, The Peacock Room Comes to America the room was filled with more than 250 ceramics that museum founder Charles Lang Freer collected on his travels to the Middle East and Asia.
The Smithsonian wanted a mobile app as a companion to the visitor experience. A scrolling panorama offers a virtual tour of the room as it is installed today, along with an interactive timeline of the room's history, archival documents, audio guides contributed by curators, and object details.
Client: The Smithsonian Studio: Arcade Sunshine Role: UX/UI