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Rowena Macaraeg is the President at RipBang Studios in Venice, CA.
Rowena Macaraeg is responsible for assuring that all projects are well planned, well designed, and well executed. Having recently completed the graphics program for Orlando’s new Amway Center Arena, Rowena provides focused and experienced leadership to assure that Graphics and Interiors are coordinated within our project team.
Trained as a visual artist and architect, Rowena Macaraeg’s passion is in creating dynamic and communicative spaces through the integration of architecture, sculpture, and graphics.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Rowena moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in set design, sculpture and environmental graphic design. While at Sussman/Prejza & Company, Rowena designed signage and sculptures for influential entertainment destinations including Universal CityWalk in Florida. As Senior Designer at Selbert Perkins Collaborative, she created environmental graphics and wayfinding systems for Downtown Disney as well as several large retail projects in Asia and Europe. As Senior Designer at Olio, Rowena designed imaginative sets for Treasure Island Casino and custom animated neon artwork for Universal CityWalk in Hollywood.
In 2000, she co-founded RipBang Studios with architect Bob Bangham where she has created corporate identity programs, custom art, signage, and interiors for numerous clients including Scion, PBS, The Phoenix Suns, The Orlando Magic, and Sheraton Hotels. RipBang specializes in Experience Branding: the combination of graphic communications with architecture, sculpture, and interior design to create immersive entertainment destinations and memorable brand experiences.
Specialties include: Brand Strategy, Concept Development, Environmental Graphics, Exhibit Design, and Interior Design.
Project Types/Venues: Play Areas, Exhibits, Restaurants, Stores, Sports Facilities, Museums, Theme Parks, Retail, Hospitality, Universities, Corporate Headquarters.
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