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Who We Are

Amplifier Experience Design brings together award-winning designers, project managers, writers, and experts in all aspects of storytelling and cultural resources management in a movie studio model: we build the best team to meet each project's specific needs.
Photo of Steve listening from the front of the room

Steve Boyd-Smith leads Amplifier. An award-winning exhibit developer, creative director, interpretive planner, and project manager, he has created marvelous experiences for museums and sites for more than 30 years. He founded Amplifier with a deeply personal focus: restoring dignity to people, living and dead, by revealing their stories.


Steve comes from a background in public history and theater (set design, sound design, and directing). He leads teams in this model, bringing out the best of each individual in service to a coherent, expressive whole.

Photo by Rachel Ketz for106 Group. Leslie King speaking.
Recent Collaborators

Seitu Jones Studio

public art, exhibit design, mentorship


106 Group

cultural resources & interpretation


Blue Rhino Studio

exhibit design, creative fabrication

Hilferty & Assoc.

exhibit design

Pam Smith

community engagement,
historical research, wisdom

Heinzen Media

4D/object theaters


Argentine Productions

media production

Drumminhands Design

design, technology


E.B. Lewis



Aurora Consulting

audience research, community engagement
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