Principal and Owner

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Charles F. Davis, AIA

An architect with background in education, interpretation, and exhibit planning and design, Charles is also an engaging public speaker and workshop facilitator.

Charles received a Masters of Education from Michigan State University, focusing on the education processes that occur in parks, museums, and zoos through interpretation, programs, and exhibits. Over ten years of museum work experience provides Charles with significant hands-on experience planning, developing, and designing interpretive programs and exhibits in a variety of settings.

In addition, Charles holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Washington. With this architectural understanding, Mr. Davis enriches the EDX Exhibits team with his understanding of building structures, lighting, and mechanical systems.

Our Team

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Ken Burns

Creative Partner

Ken joined forces with EDX in 2017. He has 23 years of experience envisioning and designing experiential space for a wide variety of museums and has directed the design of dozens of major interpretive and interactive exhibitions.

He is best known for his work for MoPOP, the Museum of Popular Culture (formerly known as Experience Music Project) in Seattle, Washington, including multiple exhibits about contemporary music. Ken has also created innovative exhibits for Harley-Davidson Museum, Disney Records, Pacific Science Center, the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.

To see samples of Ken’s work, visit: http://curiousbeast.org

Julie behind fossil replica

Julie Nathon Sayigh

Principal
Graphic and Exhibit Designer
NAI Certified Interpretive Planner

Principal Julie Sayigh has been part of the EDX team since 2006. As the firm’s graphic design director, she ensures that graphic elements are a thoughtful expression of exhibit forms and concepts. Julie also plays a project leadership role that encompasses exhibit development and description, exhibit design, and project management. An NAI-certified interpretive planner and skilled facilitator, Julie leads interpretive planning projects, community meetings, and project presentations—innovating new and creative ways to get people talking and ideas flowing. At EDX, Julie feels lucky to be able to combine her holistic thinking, passion for visual and experiential storytelling, love of wild places, and perpetual curiosity.

Julie’s professional background includes graphic design at a New York branding agency and a Washington, DC exhibit design firm, as well as Peace Corps volunteer service (Zambia). Julie is currently pursuing a certificate in User-Centered Design at the University of Washington.

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Sherry L. Smith

Senior Associate
Content and Exhibit Developer

Sherry is an exhibit developer and writer. She has over 20 years of experience crafting stories and designing experiences in children's museums, national parks, zoos, gardens, and cultural and natural history museums. The power and beauty of a well-told story are always her goals.

Since joining EDX in 2007, Sherry has worked collaboratively with clients to develop and design exhibits that inspire visitors. She leads workshops, manages project schedules, shepherds design from concepts through construction, and writes exhibits, too!

One of her favorite parts about working at EDX is exploring nature. That can mean paddling across Lake Union to the office with co-workers or canoeing the Rio Grande scanning for javalinas!

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Ryan Seago

Associate

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Kate Rosendale

Associate

Birgit Soderlund

Designer/Drafter

Mica Low

Design Assistant

Maryann Callaghan

Accounting

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Rhody

Quality Control