Davina is known for her constant drive for knowledge and excellence in design, storytelling, and visitor experience. She strives to create innovative and engaging design solutions.
Raised in both the United States and England, Davina finds the holistic study of functionality, form, engagement, and relevance crucial to good design. Davina began her design career developing children’s products. Exploring the world of design through the eyes of children proved invaluable as they–perhaps more so than adults–are eager to openly share the successes and failures of any solution. Exhibition Design provided Davina with the opportunity to expand, experiment, and master a wide variety of design disciplines, including: graphics and branding; object display and lighting; media; interior and furniture design; spatial planning; and narrative experience. Transitioning from print and motion graphics to branded environments became a natural progression of Davina’s continuing education and being open to new endeavors. Currently, Davina serves both 2D and 3D design by working in and recruiting interdisciplinary groups, often providing insight as to how the two fields best integrate together within an environment, product, or campaign.
Cohesive project management, researching new materials, working within tight deadlines and budgets are signature to Davina’s work. She has led many celebrated projects at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County, The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Getty Center, and Getty Villa. In 2014, Davina was appointed as the Senior Manager of Exhibition Design for the Natural History Museum.
Davina Wolter holds a B.A. in American Studies from Occidental College, and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design.