An exhibition designer in the museum community, Laura DiRado has been a graphic designer for more than 20 years. She has served in a variety of design roles for public museums and private industry. Committed to establishing best practices in exhibition development and design, Laura’s passion lies in creating thought-provoking design and engaging interactive experiences that inspire and empower visitors to be active participants in their environment.
She has collaborated with variety of stakeholders that include dancers, artists, scholars, community organizations, other museums, and even a unique group of warbird owners and pilots from around the globe. Her hands-on interpretive design utilizing innovative digital printing solutions has transformed numerous spaces into stunning interactive visitor experiences, receiving global recognition.
Laura’s volunteer and philanthropic efforts have supported several non-profit organizations including: The National Museum of Dance, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Get Your Rack Back, Saratoga Arts and The Prescott Foundation.
She has been honored with the Saratoga Springs Woman of Influence Award in 2018 and is a four-time Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Triple Crown Award recipient.
When not designing exhibits, Laura has also been a published contributor in national and international magazines and has presented at conferences on a variety of topics.