Behind-the-Scenes Videos from The Houston Zoo Design Team

In-house designers, we wouldn’t be surprised if you find yourself applying to be a part of the team at The Houston Zoo after learning more about their work.

In the video below, creative director Kirsten Ufer of the in-house design team at The Houston Zoo reflects on one of her team’s biggest successes and how they celebrated that success.

Watch the video for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into designing, building and opening a habitat at the zoo (hint: hundreds of pieces!). Kirsten also shares how her team meets and learns from other in-house teams and stays connected to the in-house design industry.

In this next video from the in-house design team at The Houston Zoo, senior graphic designer Megan Farias shares a bit about their team’s mission, and what being recognized in last year’s In-House Design Awards meant to their team.

Check out their team’s winning work from last year’s HOW In-House Design Awards:

© Houston Zoo/Stephanie Adams

© Houston Zoo/Stephanie Adams

Creative Team: Kirsten Ufer and Megan Farias

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Creative Team: Kirsten Ufer and Chris Nolen


[Psst! Also, in case you missed it, The Houston Zoo shared with us what their day-to-day is like, what sort of frustratingly hilarious things they deal with when working with in-house clients, and what “survival tools” keep their team sane.]