Based in Boston, Marks + Spaces designs and produces exhibitions, installations, and interactive media experiences. We also develop brand strategies and identities.

story + media + space + people

We work directly with independent curators, museums, businesses, universities, and cultural centers, and we collaborate with curators, architects, graphic designers, media producers, interpretive planners, and fabricators.

Notable exhibition projects include Now What?! Boston for Architexx at the Boston Society of Architects, Living with Hurricanes, Katrina and Beyond for the Louisiana State Museum, and What’s Going On? Newark and the Legacy of the 60s for the New Jersey Historical Society. Marks + Spaces has worked with MetLife in various capacities from designing a Manhattan based, multimedia Brand Experience Gallery to the design of studio sets, brand identity standards, stadium scaled motion graphic designs, and internal media communications.

We like to start at the beginning of a project and work with our clients to envision and develop coherent and engaging storylines and experiences. We think narrative, strategy, and design are all integral to the process of developing public projects and strong brands. And we think careful site analysis produces designs that are the most integrated +/or responsive to the existing architecture and building conditions. We work with a focus on creating opportunities for visitor participation. Experiences become more meaningful when visitors get actively involved. We work across media to facilitate that involvement. 


Exhibition Design
Media Design
Project Management
Brand Design


Founder, Creative Director

Marks + Spaces is led by Jessie Marks Rubenstein. Jessie has worked in exhibition for 20 years and has an educational background that combines interior architecture and psychology.

Jessie was a lecturer in Graphic Design at Boston University, College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts from 2015-2022. Producing experiential learning projects with students is an active part of Jessie’s design practice.

Jessie’s work focuses on bringing people together to unpack and discuss various subjects through multiple entry points (visual, tactile, auditory), creating platforms for conversation.

She holds an MFA in interior architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in psychology from the Colorado College.

Jessie is a member of the Advisory Board at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. 



Jessie Rubenstein, Founder + Creative Director



Boston Society of Architects

Boston University Art Galleries

Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

Marion Historical Society

Shanti Yoga



Boston Productions


Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

Horicon Marsh Education Center

Miami Museum of Science

WB Mason

Origin Beverage

Lipton Naturals Ice Tea

The Mob Museum


With Experience Design

Denver Art Museum

Louisiana State Museum

Puget Sound Navy Museum

Texas A&M University

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

National Library of Medicine

New Jersey Historical Center

Montclair University

Heritage Harbor Museum

Broad Institute

Bangor Museum and Center for History

Vermont Folklife Center

Northern Forest Center

Harvard Student Agencies

Boston Society of Architects

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