Background:
Originally opened as Gilbert Elementary School in 1913, The Gilbert Historical Museum, now rebranded to HD SOUTH, is the oldest building still standing in Gilbert.

The vision of HD South is to preserve and showcase the history of Gilbert and to begin the transformation into an arts and culture center. A variety of large projects have been done recently and will continue to take place to align with the vision and goals for the “Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum.”

Project – Interpretive Signage
One such project which was completed for the rebranding of the Gilbert Historical Museum, was the design and production of over 70 interpretive signs that Rosepapa Creative worked on for several months. These signs replaced outdated displays in 3 large museum rooms.

Working with a team including a content producer and director, Chris designed the signs to be informative, easy to read, specific to a theme for each room and eye catching.

The fast paced project was under a tight deadline and had several elements that had to be in place.

From topics that ranged from Gilbert’s farming heritage to current topics such as “What led to Gilbert’s rapid growth”, The story of Gilbert throughout generations of community and business is represented in a fresh and informative way.

Hundreds of images needed to be manually processed and large scale graphics accurately designed, this needed to compliment text areas with consistently, ease and flow.

Shown are a few samples of the designs by Rosepapa Creative.

“Chris recently did a very large signage project for our Gilbert Museum. We redid three exhibit rooms simultaneously, and we were on strict deadlines. Each room had a different theme and needed a unique design. There were numerous photos involved as well as extensive text for each sign. The designs Chris created for each exhibit were perfect for the themes. She selected the colors for the walls to match the signage, and she worked very well with our contract curator, our printer, and our staff. Chris is a professional who really knows her stuff. The project came in on time and on budget which is very important for a small nonprofit museum. We were very pleased with the end result, and it was a pleasure to work with Chris. I highly recommend her for any job, small or large. She will listen to you and deliver exactly what you want. You will be very happy that you chose her!”
~Kayla K.

President and CEO