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Altitude Design Office (Los Angeles) recently announced the expansion of their experiential and strategic branding practice with the recent on-boarding of Studio Director Kate Tews and Senior Project Director, Cheri Devlin. Working with internationally-known brands like Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Television Academy and Renaissance Hotels, Altitude Design Office’s expertise ranges from stadiums, performing arts centers, hotels, convention centers, corporate campuses to retail centers. These strategic hires broaden the firm’s expertise in brand design and activation, wayfinding and architectural graphics and storytelling in branded environments.
A Harvard graduate, studio director Kate Tews has more than 30 years of creative experience. With previous roles at companies including EGG Office, Reverb and Virgin Records, Tews is an expert in brand strategy, positioning and development as well as creative direction and overall management of creative teams. “I’m excited to join Altitude Design Office as the studio continues to expand and thrive,” says Tews. “I look forward to contributing to our growing branding practice, leading the exceptional design team in delivering great projects and supporting each of our designer’s professional growth.”
Formerly a principal at Selbert Perkins Design, senior project director Cheri Devlin has a 25-year career in merging graphic design with architecture. Devlin has an MA in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and brings a wealth of experience in the areas of city and public realm-based wayfinding and placemaking. “I’m looking forward to contributing my experience with public projects to Altitude’s already-broad portfolio and helping our practice grow,” stated Devlin. “Not only bringing my city wayfinding and placemaking experience to the table but also elevating Altitude’s roster of branded environment and commercial work.”
Some of Altitude Design Office recent projects include: the A+D Museum, Cayton Children’s Museum, ECC, Hollywood Park Casino, Indigo Hotel, Monarch Beach Resort, Renaissance Phoenix Hotel, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Stuart House, Tangram Interiors, Television Academy Saban Media Center and The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center.
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