Our core team leads each project’s creative vision, development and management from start to finish. Depending on each project’s needs, we reach out to our network of highly skilled designers, producers, editors and writers to bring their expertise to the project. We maintain relationships with architects, fabricators and builders both locally and around the country. Because of our super-collaborative process, it is of the upmost importance to have a cohesive and enthusiastic team built on proven past work together.
Below are brief bios of our core team: Anne, Owner/Principal; Caroline, Creative Director; and Amelia, Physical Designer and Project Coordinator.
Anne Bernard / Principal
Anne leads the development of master planning and museum audience engagement through creative content, exhibit development and spatial planning. Her expertise in shaping and managing experiences has developed through projects that require the highest levels of visitor engagement, scientific accuracy and cultural sensitivity. She brings in-depth knowledge of museum collections and research, as well as an understanding of institutional and educational challenges and goals.
Prior to founding Renate, Anne led content development and master planning on several major projects at Ralph Appelbaum Associates, including the Utah Natural History Museum, and the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum. She has degrees from Yale University and Tufts.
Caroline B. Gut / Creative Director
Caroline leads the direction, design and development of the creative vision for each project, transforming content into powerful experiences that engage, educate and inspire. Utilizing an integrated approach to design, she creates a relevant and meaningful visual system and guides its expression through spaces, graphics, audiovisuals, interactives and brands to create a cohesive immersive experiences.
Caroline has been art director and lead designer on several major projects prior to joining Renate, including Getulio Vargas Foundation at Public; Nelson Mandela Day 2009 and 2010, Everyone Has the Right for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Water, Unique Resource for ExpoZaragoza 2008 and Anchorage Museum for/at Ralph Appelbaum Associates; and Smithsonian Folklife Festival at the Smithsonian Institution.
Amelia Tyson / Physical Designer & Project Coordinator
With a background in architecture and fine art, Amelia is a both designer and artist. She brings a balance of creativity and practicality to her design work at Renate. Her aptitude for systematic thinking and organization lends itself to coordinating projects from concept through to final implementation.
Prior to joining Renate, Amelia worked as a designer and project coordinator for a design/build firm. Her experience includes working with several museums including the Denver Art Museum and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art where she built her foundation in exhibition research, design, production and installation.
- Interpretive master planning
- Experiential design
- Exhibit design
- Environmental design
- Graphic design
- 3D design
- Content design
- Sound design
- Audiovisual design
- Interactive design
- Project management
- Anne Bernard
- Caroline B. Gut
- Amelia Tyson