Stimulant uses emerging technologies to transform static physical spaces into dynamic interactive environments. We craft any-scale, site-specific digital experiences that tell stories in unique ways, drive face-to-face interaction, and create lasting brand impressions.

Work

Selected Case Studies

Services & Solutions

Stimulant was founded to deliver on outrageous challenges. We’ve developed and honed a careful end-to-end process that allows us to push creative and technical boundaries, while simultaneously embracing flexibility and managing risk. Our solutions take many forms, but each project is different from the last. If you don’t see it here, chances are we’d be thrilled to make it happen.

  • Interactive Environments
  • Immersive Media
  • Reactive Installations
  • Interactive Sculptures
  • Multi-touch, Multi-user and Gestural Interfaces
  • Touch Walls
  • Digital Signage
  • Generative Art
  • Data Visualization

  • Visitor Centers and Experience Centers
  • Corporate Environments
  • Museums and Exhibits
  • Tradeshows and Events
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Themed Entertainment
  • Observation Decks
  • And Beyond…

Clients & Brands

  • Barnes & Noble
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Genentech
  • Gensler
  • GM
  • Google
  • HP
  • Intel
  • McKesson
  • Microsoft
  • National Geographic
  • Nvidia
  • Reebok
  • Samsung
  • SAP
  • Space Needle

Awards

Press

Speaking Engagements

Leadership

We love what we do. Or is it the other way around? We’re expert generalists, technical creatives, and creative technicians. We live, eat, and breathe this stuff, and it’s our mission to bring that energy to every project and every client.
Darren David

Darren David
Chief Executive Officer

For over 20 years, Darren has traversed the blurry edges at the intersection of technology and design, exploring nearly every conceivable project role as both client and contributor. His rich and storied career has wound from paper to pixels to people, across a myriad of companies and ventures that ultimately led to several “world’s firsts” and awards. At Stimulant, he provides business, vision and experience design leadership for an inspiring team of like-minded compatriots and pioneers, from whom he learns something new every day.
For over 20 years, Darren has traversed the blurry edges at the intersection of technology and design, exploring nearly every conceivable project role as both client and contributor. His rich and storied career has wound from paper to pixels to people, across a myriad of companies and ventures that ultimately led to several “world’s firsts” and awards. At Stimulant, he provides business, vision and experience design leadership for an inspiring team of like-minded compatriots and pioneers, from whom he learns something new every day.

Suzanne Hitchcock

Suzanne Hitchcock
Director of Finance and Operations
For over 20 years, Darren has traversed the blurry edges at the intersection of technology and design, exploring nearly every conceivable project role as both client and contributor. His rich and storied career has wound from paper to pixels to people, across a myriad of companies and ventures that ultimately led to several “world’s firsts” and awards. At Stimulant, he provides business, vision and experience design leadership for an inspiring team of like-minded compatriots and pioneers, from whom he learns something new every day.
Suzanne handles most aspects of Stimulant’s business operations. She always wants to work with highly professional, motivated, and spirited groups of individuals with whom she can collaborate and guide through the adventures of the business world. Stimulant is her paragon of this ideal. Suzanne adores the printed page, happily obsessing over books new and old, and loves the idea of ideas coming to life through words.

Sherri Nevins

Sherri Nevins
Executive Producer
For over 20 years, Darren has traversed the blurry edges at the intersection of technology and design, exploring nearly every conceivable project role as both client and contributor. His rich and storied career has wound from paper to pixels to people, across a myriad of companies and ventures that ultimately led to several “world’s firsts” and awards. At Stimulant, he provides business, vision and experience design leadership for an inspiring team of like-minded compatriots and pioneers, from whom he learns something new every day.
Sherri’s interest in human motivation drives her passion for storytelling and desire to create meaningful user experiences. Formerly a producer and writer for Antenna International, her former projects have won seven industry awards for outstanding interpretation and user experience design in digital media. Sherri continued on to produce large scale, gesture driven, interactive technologies for museums, trade shows and healthcare.

Nathan Moody

Nathan Moody
Design Director
For over 20 years, Darren has traversed the blurry edges at the intersection of technology and design, exploring nearly every conceivable project role as both client and contributor. His rich and storied career has wound from paper to pixels to people, across a myriad of companies and ventures that ultimately led to several “world’s firsts” and awards. At Stimulant, he provides business, vision and experience design leadership for an inspiring team of like-minded compatriots and pioneers, from whom he learns something new every day.
Nathan has designed award-winning interfaces, interactions, illustrations, motion, and sound for two decades, in almost every digital delivery medium and communication channel, for some of the world’s best known companies. His broad range of experience informs his cross-pollinated, holistic approach to the design, art, and craft of experience design. Nathan is a published author, awards judge, and frequent public speaker, and lives to explore what he doesn’t yet know.

Josh Santangelo

Josh Santangelo
Technical Director
For over 20 years, Darren has traversed the blurry edges at the intersection of technology and design, exploring nearly every conceivable project role as both client and contributor. His rich and storied career has wound from paper to pixels to people, across a myriad of companies and ventures that ultimately led to several “world’s firsts” and awards. At Stimulant, he provides business, vision and experience design leadership for an inspiring team of like-minded compatriots and pioneers, from whom he learns something new every day.
Josh set out on a career in a creative field but quickly turned to technology, becoming Stimulant’s first example of the “creative technician” that has become the hallmark of our engineering team. A fifteen-year agency veteran, he has combined a keen aesthetic sense with a commitment to rigorous engineering practice on countless interactive projects. Josh is responsible for all of Stimulant’s engineering efforts, including software development, testing, deployment, and support.

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