The stories that make a place special are not always self-evident to those who visit. Interpretive media can be a window through which one can see a familiar place in a new light. Whether you are interested in creating a self-guided trail, developing an activity booklet for children, or reaching out to your community to promote your site, Timberdoodle Studio can help you tell your stories.
Along with art and design services, Timberdoodle Studio researches, develops, and writes content. Timberdoodle Studio works with scientists, naturalists, historians, and other local experts to get accurate information to craft stories that ring true to your audience.
From idea to fabrication, Timberdoodle Studio can help you bring your project to life. Timberdoodle Studio works directly with printers and fabricators. We can work with your preferred printers or with fabricators we have worked with in the past.
For each interpretive media piece, the planning triangle is used to help understand what is needed to create the desired outcome.
Planning for interpretation requires addressing the following three questions:
Identify current and/or potential visitors as well as their expected experience.
Identify the mission and goals of the site.
Identify the tangible resources requiring interpretation; craft appropriate themes and messages.
Using the planning triangle provides thematic direction for interpretive media and provides justification for decisions in the project development.
Concept by Gross, M. & Zimmerman, R. Interpretive Centers (2002). UW-SP Foundation Press, Inc. Stevens Point, WI

“Very few people have the commitment, passion and work ethic that Elise Wahl possesses... She worked closely with partners to conceptualize interpretive materials for site-specific projects, and took those ideas from the design process all the way through to fabrication and installation."
- Jason Urroz, Kids in Parks