May 17, 2012
-- Rantoul, IL – Bobbie Bonebrake, exhibit designer, recently joined the Taylor Studios team. Bobbie is a 2006 graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with a minor in Museum Studies. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Theater with a specialization in scene and lighting design from SIU as well, graduating in 2009. Since graduating, Bobbie has been a practicing Set Designer and Scenic Artist based in the Chicago area.
In her new role, Bobbie will provide the exhibit and construction drawings for the fabrication of exhibits while ensuring that the exhibit space meets the interpretive, structural, and aesthetic goals set forth by the client. When asked about Bobbie, Samantha Tableriou, design manager, said “We are very excited to welcome Bobbie to our team. Her background success and hands-on experience in theater design and fabrication promise she’ll be an asset here at Taylor Studios.”
Founded in 1991 and located in Rantoul, IL, Taylor Studios collaborates with visitor centers, museums, nature centers, hospitals, universities, corporations, and zoos to design, build, and install exhibits. They are known for their quality and attention to detail. Their experience encompasses immersive environments, outdoor signage, scenic work, interactives, models, murals, and dioramas. They are the first and only exhibit design and fabrication company to back their work with a five-year warranty. In 2000, Inc. Magazine named Taylor Studios among the 500 fastest growing companies in America. In 2007 and 2009, they were listed among the 5000 fastest growing companies. This growth can be attributed to their outstanding quality and their ability to complete projects on time and within budget.