Tangram Design

Firm Details

Connecting people to places by creating better and safer environments for people now and in the future.

Tangram Design is a creative design firm that specializes in the planning and design of signage systems, branded environments, interpretive/exhibit design, and placemaking. Since its inception in 1996, Tangram has worked on a variety of branded wayfinding signage projects ranging in size and complexity for governmental, institutional, transportation, recreational, commercial and municipal clients across the country. Their commitment to execute with excellence and apply innovative strategies and design solutions improves the social, economical and environmental well being of the communities they serve. Intertwining their passion for design and the desire to improve local and global communities, Tangram fosters partnerships with government, business, and community representatives to promote environmental improvements, social responsibility, and stewardship initiatives.

They use design to solve problems, evoke emotions, build communities, and create environments that communicate and increase the quality of the human experience. Balancing form, function, visual communication, and technology with project goals, they adapt and tailor design solutions to meet the specific needs of the project, community, and the environment. With their emphases on clear understanding of human behavior, code regulations, and ADA guidelines, ensures that every project is holistically explored, designed, and managed to be successful.

Tangram realizes that each client is unique and each project has its own story to tell. Utilizing the power of storytelling, Tangram creates spaces in the built and natural environment that distinctly transform a clientʼs story into an engaging place of understanding, awareness, interaction, and access. From concept to construction, they design and produce solutions that generate an authentic, meaningful experience which connects people to places.

Tangramʼs design team consists of an eclectic mix of creative designers, wayfinding strategists, technical specification experts, social health and safety researchers, community planners, writers and artists. With a diverse and innovative staff, Tangram provides a fun, welcoming, and passionate work environment. Collectively, the unique talents and insights of their team provides a creative culture that collaboratively explores, imagines, creates, heals, and unites.

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Practice Area

Branded Environments, Exhibition, Placemaking, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding

Focus Area

Brand, Destination Experiences, Exhibition, Graphic, Interpretive, Signage, Smart Cities


Corporate, Cultural, Education, Museums, Recreation, Retail, Transportation, Urban + Civic, Visitor Centers, Workplace

Above: Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park – Tacoma, WA

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