Jill Randerson is an independent museum consultant who specializes in assisting museums and design firms to bring their exhibit ideas to life. A strategic thinker and skilled facilitator of multi-stakeholder groups, Jill strives to balance the complex forces of content, aesthetics, budget, space, and time to create meaningful visitor experiences. Jill is passionate about creating effective and powerful learning environments. The foundation of her work is the assembly of highly functional collaborations, leveraging the entire project team’s skills to the best possible outcome.
Jill has worked in the exhibit field for 20 years, assisting museums, visitors centers and nature centers in refining their messaging and creating successful exhibits. She has produced exhibits for national and international clients on a wide range of subjects including STEM, humanities, nature, and art.
Jill began her career in the United Kingdom, first in architecture and then in construction. Her extensive design background along with her pragmatic management approach makes her a highly skilled leader of creative projects.
Selected clients include:
The Scientific Center, Kuwait
The Lancaster Science Factory, Lancaster PA
Amazon, Seattle WA
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle WA
The Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor museum, Everett WA
Space Center Houston, Houston TX
Lao Niu Children’s Discovery Center, Beijing, PRC
Fred Hutch Cancer Center, Seattle WA
Boeing Safety Promotion Center, Everett WA
The Discovery, Reno NV
Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh NC
Haynes Photo Shop, Yellowstone National Park WY
Children’s Museum of Eau Claire WI
Louisiana Children’s Museum LA
Minnesota Children’s Museum MN
Delaware Children’s Museum DE
Science Museum of Minnesota MN
Perot Museum of Nature and Science TX
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum MN
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center WI
Minnesota Historical Society, MN
Jill strives to create exhibits and environments that are welcoming and accessible to ALL visitors. She is committed to inclusion of all marginalized groups.
“Jill brings a wide range of professional experience and skills in design, fabrication, facilitation, and project management to planning exhibitions and environments for museums, visitor centers, and nature centers. She is familiar with the multiple dimensions of any project that must work well together: the visitor, content, aesthetics, budget, space, and time. In working with Jill, I have seen her creative, flexible approach and responsive style engage multiple stakeholders, build on individual and organizational strengths, and move projects along to a successful conclusion. ”
— Jeanne Vergeront, Director, Vergeront Museum Planning
“When I reflect on the working experiences I have had with Jill over the years, “On Time and On Budget” are the immediate words that come to mind. She is a very capable and pleasant professional who guarantees that all gears are in sync – design, mission, relationships, fabrication, billing, delivery and installation.”
— Julia Bland, CEO, Louisiana Children's Museum
“I have been working in the science museum world for 20+ years now. During that time I have worked with a lot of exhibit professionals. Jill is quite simply one of the best! Her knowledge, integrity, honesty and sense of humor make working with her a genuine delight. She is a real asset to the profession and adds great value to any project team.”
— Mat Sinclair, Executive Director, The Discovery, Reno, NV