After graduating with a First in Interior Architecture in 1994, Dug worked freelance as a Designer/Maker - this led to a role as Lead theme Designer for Explore At-Bristol. He is a versatile and ingenious interpretive designer with a broad range of experience, from complex engineering on physical interactives and water exhibits, through to modelling and making. Dug leads on all design aspects of Outside Studios projects, and has a very hands-on role during production and installation as part of our attention to detail and quality.
Outside Studios was founded in 2008 as a developer, designer and deliverer of the unexpected in museum galleries. Our firm belief is that an attraction should offer something unique, something different to life at home or at school – and as a result we create experiences, interpretation and events that are far from ordinary.
Co-directors Catherine Halcrow and Dug Mackie have over 30 years of experience in the development of museum galleries and interactive interpretive environments between them. Under their guidance Outside Studios has become one of the leading exponents in family orientated gallery design and outdoor interpretation. As a company, Outside Studios is passionate about making an impression on visitors, making meanings, connections and memories that stand out from the everyday.