I have worked with Juliet Cooke of Intouch design for six years, primarily as our exhibition designer and a production manager of the WW100 exhibition “Never A Week Goes By”, an international exhibition comparing two pacific nations. This exhibition has travelled throughout New Zealand and New Caledonia, and was a finalist in the Museum Aotearoa Awards 2017, for Best Regional History Exhibition.In 2011 Juliet provided the original schema for the development of our exhibition. Her subsequent designs in 2013, demonstrated the status of the project, and were a crucial component to achieving grants for the $100,000 budget.The management of: images from 2 different curators in 2 different countries, bilingual text, and tenders for the 3D components being built at the other end of the country, was well executed, and the results continue to meet our project goals to a high standard.The materials selected for the project not only benefited the physical requirements of the build, but also were the highlight of the exhibition. The use of transparent textiles for the core themes tied the exhibition together and wowed the audience in a way that was suitable for this sensitive subject.“Beautiful, incredible. Shows respect and pride”, Alec Poki, Auckland. (Visitor to Never a Week Goes By in Taupo 2015)Throughout our project the vision, passion and skill of Juliet has resulted in both a product, and an experience for the audience: An experience that continues to generate outcomes for what has become a living project.
“As a small museum serving the local community, attracting local schools is essential. With the Survivor WW1 game we have something different to attract this audience. Survivor WW1 ticks all the boxes. It is a very attractive, educational and interesting display from which the children can learn about the subject while having “fun”. I highly recommend this game for any museum.”
Thanks to Juliet, my company not only stands out, but stands by it’s principles too. The sustainable stand draws attention and comment from everyone who sees it and I’m more than happy to tell them about Juliet and Intouch Design. Juliet’s dedication and sacrifice to her work are awesome and she is first on my list if I need advice or help on expo display or signage.
The National Army Museum in Waiouru has had an association with Juliet Cooke for several years and in that time, we have always been impressed by her professionalism and dedication to the specific exhibition or display.Juliet Cooke’s designs are both innovative and exciting and all her work demonstrates a commitment to quality. Floor staff have commented on the high visitor interest and engagement in Juliet’s exhibitions…We have worked with Juliet Cooke on eight exhibition projects including the extremely moving “Passchendaele – A Descent into Hell”, the Army Museum’s 25th Anniversary exhibition, which was also toured to Belgium in 2007 as part of the 90th Anniversary commemorations of the battle (October 1917).The National Army Museum fully endorses Juliet Cooke as a designer who can produce an exhibition on time and within budget. Juliet is a good communicator and it is a pleasure to do business with her.
Exhibition changes, always a demanding time, were well planned and completed to deadline, and budgets were always met.Juliet was also the Gallery’s occupational safety and health team leader and worked hard on this very necessary but often demanding task... Juliet also undertook a major building security upgrade...Her thoroughness and attention to detail assured a very successful result.