Some museums have an in-house design team for their exhibits, while others rely on firms such as the one I founded and ran for 25 years. Sometimes, even larger institutions find it more effective to contract out while their staff is occupied with other projects. Most of my projects saw my firm responsible for the ideas behind the exhibits as well as determining the best way to realize our goals. Over the years, I developed some 100 exhibits for museums throughout the country on a wide variety of topics. I've included examples here.
I found that there is little creative difference between developing installations for a client (who often left the creativity, research and design to me) and doing so for my own artistic visions. It's unsigned art that affects thousands. I'm proud of that work. Plus, I have used the skills learned through teller\madsen for my personal work, including the pieces I created for the Fulbright Following the Box exhibit and others.