PlainJoe Studios

Mel McGowan

Mel McGowan is the Chief Creative Officer at PlainJoe Studios in Corona, California.

Mel McGowan is an experienced creative executive and master planner who has formed and led teams of Imagineers,architects, artists, artisans and builders in the development of destinations that lift the spirit and spaces that tell stories.

Mel McGowan is the Chief Creative Officer at PlainJoe Studios in Corona, California.
PlainJoe Studios
Corona, California

Michael Melilli

Michael Melilli is the Spatial Storytelling Studio Director at PlainJoe Studios in Corona, California.

“The most important things to remember about back story are that (a) everyone has a history and (b) most of it isn’t very interesting.”– Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

As Mr. King so eloquently wrote, back story often isn’t very interesting.  So, before we get to the basic biographical information, here’s three interesting facts about Michael's past.

Michael Melilli is the Spatial Storytelling Studio Director at PlainJoe Studios in Corona, California.
PlainJoe Studios
Corona, California

PlainJoe Studios

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.

Pro Bono Design

Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers

Design for Good

Pro bono work not only helps worthy clients communicate their message through design, but provides unexpected benefits for the designers as well.

David Berman ends his manifesto Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change the World with the Do Good Pledge:

1.  I will be true to my profession.
2.  I will be true to myself.
3.  I will spend at least 10% of my professional time helping repair the world.

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