PlainJoe Studios

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We are spatial storytellers.

Influenced heavily by our co-founder and chief creative principal's time at Disney—PlainJoe Studios has learned the art, craft, and science of  telling stories in space.

PlainJoe Studios is a collection of artists, architects, creatives, strategists and problem solvers that know how to design physical environments, interactive experiences and brand identities that connect stories and generate value for companies and causes around the world.

Based in Southern California, the PlainJoe Studios' team has deep multi-disciplinary expertise in placemaking and identity graphics, immersive theming, master planning, architecture, wayfinding systems, attraction design, interior design, brand systems, digital integration, custom web development, UX - user experience, project management, construction management and technology services.

PlainJoe Studios originated in October of 2001 with a creative impulse, a simple vision, and a desire to connect with clients on a deeper level. We are guided by a passionate pursuit for quality design and practical solutions for our clients.

Led by Creative Principal, Peter McGowan and Managing Principle, Blake Ryan, we utilize our award winning team's vast array of skills and multi-disciplines to serve our clients in the areas of strategic ideation, interactive media, and environmental design.

Our diverse team of over twenty employees includes designers, art directors, project managers, web developers, and programmers who routinely create world-class projects.

Some of the largest and most respected global brands (Nissan Automotive, Infiniti Global, and Newport Corporation) as well as non-profit organizations (Compassion International and Flannel) in operation today have turned to PlainJoe Studios time after time to put feet to their dreams and a personality to their brands.


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