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

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.

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

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

Clients & Brands

  • Adobe
  • Barnes & Noble
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Genentech
  • Gensler
  • GM
  • Google
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HP
  • Intel
  • McKesson
  • Microsoft
  • Museum of History and Industry
  • National Geographic
  • Nvidia
  • One World Observatory
  • Oracle
  • Quintiles
  • Reebok
  • Samsung
  • SAP
  • Space Needle
  • VMware

Recent Awards

The FWA, September 27, 2016 The FWA of the Day, Skyspace Immersive Experiences
 

HOW International Design Awards 2016 Outstanding Achievement, One World Observatory
 

Themed Entertainment Awards 2016 TEA Thea Award, One World Observatory
 

Apex Installation Awards 2015 Silver Award for Interactive Self-Service, Genentech Pipeline Explorer
 

Ex Awards 2014 Best Interactive Experience, Genentech Pipeline Explorer
 

AAM Media & Technology Muse Awards 2014 Interpretive Interactive Installations (Honorable Mention), Bezos Center for Innovation
 

Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2012, 2013, 2014
 

San Francisco Business Times’ Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies 2012, 2014
 

Ex Awards 2013 Best Tradeshow Exhibit (Gold), Intel Connect to Life Experience
 

How Interactive Design Awards 2013 Merit Award for Bing Search for Microsoft Surface, Intel’s Connect to Life Experience and LoopLoop for Sifteo Cubes
 

Event Technology Awards 2012 Best Use of a Single Technology (Silver), Intel Connect to Life Experience
 

IxDA Interaction Awards 2012 Expressing (Best in Category) and Best in Show, LoopLoop
 

Ex Awards 2012 Best Use of Technology (Gold), Intel Connect to Life Experience
 

Recent Press

Recent Speaking Engagements

TEA SATE, October 13, 2016 Creating Smart Spaces: Architectural-scale Interactivity in Process and Practice
 

SoDA Session SF, September 14, 2016 Delivering Excellence Panel
 

O’Reilly Design Conference, Jan 20-22, 2016 Physical + Digital: The Emergence of Smart Spaces
 

SEGD XLAB, November 5, 2015 The Rise of Smart Spaces
 

U.N. World Habitat Day, October 5, 2015Smart Spaces for All
 

Cannes Lions, June 23, 2015 The Rise of Smart Spaces
 

SXSW Interactive, Austin, March 16, 2015 Spatially Literate Design
 

American Alliance of Museums, April 28, 2015 Spatially Literate Digital Experiences
 

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

Over the past fifteen years, Jack has applied his passion for emerging technologies and experience design in leadership roles at a wide range of groundbreaking companies. He was a founding member of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence startup, and has built and led business development and marketing teams for innovation agencies, technology companies, and major media organizations. At Stimulant, Jack focuses on developing successful partnerships with our quickly growing roster of clients, as well as leading our marketing efforts.
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 Moody

Nathan Moody
Design Director
Over the past fifteen years, Jack has applied his passion for emerging technologies and experience design in leadership roles at a wide range of groundbreaking companies. He was a founding member of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence startup, and has built and led business development and marketing teams for innovation agencies, technology companies, and major media organizations. At Stimulant, Jack focuses on developing successful partnerships with our quickly growing roster of clients, as well as leading our marketing efforts.
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
Over the past fifteen years, Jack has applied his passion for emerging technologies and experience design in leadership roles at a wide range of groundbreaking companies. He was a founding member of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence startup, and has built and led business development and marketing teams for innovation agencies, technology companies, and major media organizations. At Stimulant, Jack focuses on developing successful partnerships with our quickly growing roster of clients, as well as leading our marketing efforts.
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 seventeen-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.
Suzanne Hitchcock

Suzanne Hitchcock
Managing Director
Over the past fifteen years, Jack has applied his passion for emerging technologies and experience design in leadership roles at a wide range of groundbreaking companies. He was a founding member of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence startup, and has built and led business development and marketing teams for innovation agencies, technology companies, and major media organizations. At Stimulant, Jack focuses on developing successful partnerships with our quickly growing roster of clients, as well as leading our marketing efforts.
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
Over the past fifteen years, Jack has applied his passion for emerging technologies and experience design in leadership roles at a wide range of groundbreaking companies. He was a founding member of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence startup, and has built and led business development and marketing teams for innovation agencies, technology companies, and major media organizations. At Stimulant, Jack focuses on developing successful partnerships with our quickly growing roster of clients, as well as leading our marketing efforts.
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.
Jack Spilberg

Jack Spilberg
Director of Business Development and Marketing
Over the past fifteen years, Jack has applied his passion for emerging technologies and experience design in leadership roles at a wide range of groundbreaking companies. He was a founding member of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence startup, and has built and led business development and marketing teams for innovation agencies, technology companies, and major media organizations. At Stimulant, Jack focuses on developing successful partnerships with our quickly growing roster of clients, as well as leading our marketing efforts.
Over the past fifteen years, Jack has applied his passion for emerging technologies and experience design in leadership roles at a wide range of groundbreaking companies. He was a founding member of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence startup, and has built and led business development and marketing teams for innovation agencies, technology companies, and major media organizations. At Stimulant, Jack focuses on developing successful partnerships with our quickly growing roster of clients, as well as leading our marketing efforts.

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