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Stimulant is an innovation studio that brings spaces to life by transforming them into pioneering, any-scale interactive environments. We blend boundless creativity, emerging technologies and a no-detail-left-behind process to craft unique, never-before-seen temporary and permanent digital experiences. Delivering solutions that are on-message, on-time, and on-budget, with integrity and a smile, isn’t a stretch goal — it’s the norm.

Work

Selected Case Studies

Services & Solutions

Stimulant’s multi-disciplinary team blends diverse experience and approaches to problem-solving seamlessly. 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.

  • Reactive signage and artwork
  • Immersive environments
  • Multi-screen/multi-user experiences
  • Large-format interactive applications
  • Multi-touch, gestural and sensor-driven interfaces
  • Digitally-enhanced experiential marketing

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.

  • Comprehensive creative direction and strategic development
  • Award-winning experience design
  • Software development for custom hardware configurations, devices and beyond
  • Hardware systems design and integration
  • Channel-optimized content production and management
  • Collaborative and results-oriented project management
  • Enclosure and exhibit design and fabrication
  • AV & staging services
  • Event planning and production

Clients & Brands

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

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

Kristi has produced digital media projects and software for over a decade, driven by a passion for creating engaging user experiences. With a background in Psychology and Digital Media Studies from the University of Washington, she has managed a wide range of interactive installations, software applications, websites and games. Kristi loves optimizing process, working with teams to find creative solutions and defining best practices, all while ensuring successful project outcomes for Stimulant’s projects and clients.
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
Kristi has produced digital media projects and software for over a decade, driven by a passion for creating engaging user experiences. With a background in Psychology and Digital Media Studies from the University of Washington, she has managed a wide range of interactive installations, software applications, websites and games. Kristi loves optimizing process, working with teams to find creative solutions and defining best practices, all while ensuring successful project outcomes for Stimulant’s projects and clients.
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.

Jules Konig

Jules Konig
Art Director
Kristi has produced digital media projects and software for over a decade, driven by a passion for creating engaging user experiences. With a background in Psychology and Digital Media Studies from the University of Washington, she has managed a wide range of interactive installations, software applications, websites and games. Kristi loves optimizing process, working with teams to find creative solutions and defining best practices, all while ensuring successful project outcomes for Stimulant’s projects and clients.
Jules is an award-winning visual designer, expert brand steward, and user interface artist. Jules has had the privilege to work for some of the world’s best-known retailers, biggest brands, and most influential companies. At Stimulant, Jules enjoys the challenge of designing for whatever is thrown his way and is proud to be responsible for the “look” of Stimulant.

Nathan Moody

Nathan Moody
Design Director
Kristi has produced digital media projects and software for over a decade, driven by a passion for creating engaging user experiences. With a background in Psychology and Digital Media Studies from the University of Washington, she has managed a wide range of interactive installations, software applications, websites and games. Kristi loves optimizing process, working with teams to find creative solutions and defining best practices, all while ensuring successful project outcomes for Stimulant’s projects and clients.
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
Kristi has produced digital media projects and software for over a decade, driven by a passion for creating engaging user experiences. With a background in Psychology and Digital Media Studies from the University of Washington, she has managed a wide range of interactive installations, software applications, websites and games. Kristi loves optimizing process, working with teams to find creative solutions and defining best practices, all while ensuring successful project outcomes for Stimulant’s projects and clients.
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.

Kristi Torgimson

Kristi Torgrimson
Director of Project Management
Kristi has produced digital media projects and software for over a decade, driven by a passion for creating engaging user experiences. With a background in Psychology and Digital Media Studies from the University of Washington, she has managed a wide range of interactive installations, software applications, websites and games. Kristi loves optimizing process, working with teams to find creative solutions and defining best practices, all while ensuring successful project outcomes for Stimulant’s projects and clients.
Kristi has produced digital media projects and software for over a decade, driven by a passion for creating engaging user experiences. With a background in Psychology and Digital Media Studies from the University of Washington, she has managed a wide range of interactive installations, software applications, websites and games. Kristi loves optimizing process, working with teams to find creative solutions and defining best practices, all while ensuring successful project outcomes for Stimulant’s projects and clients.

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