A consultancy for places with people-traffic.

We connect strategy with design to help clients engage their audiences, every step of the way.


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Brand Before Plan

We’ll explore the power of Brand Before Plan, using place-based experience and brand as a catalyst for the planning and design of public places. Learn the concepts around this approach and see real examples of how Brand Before Plan has been marketable and profitable for community leaders and private investors.

Finding Your Way Around Wayfinding

Wayfinding is either unnoticed because a place is easy to navigate, or glaringly frustrating because people lose their way. Discover the strategies that promote both simple navigation as well as the ideal user journey.

We don’t keep (trade) secrets.

We speak regularly at events and conferences, such as those put on by the American Planning Association, CEOs for Cities and ANCA (Association of Nature Center Administrators), to name a few. Our talks are experiential, engaging and action-inspiring (or so we’ve been told!).

Topics and talks can be customized for your event and audience. Give us a shout to book Guide Studio for your next event.

Give Us A Shout

“We love our partnership with Guide Studio – your spirit, passion and creativity have clearly been instrumental to our success!”

T.J. Reagan, BRIM Kitchen + Brewery


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At Guide Studio, our work and office culture are built on a spirit of ego-free collaboration, open-mindedness, and creativity that engages both design and strategy muscles. We are proactive in our work and champion our colleagues and clients for shared success, understanding that the sum is greater than its parts. We share ideas, feedback and jokes freely to make our days both productive and fun, and occasionally crack open a bottle of wine or a growler of beer to celebrate a successful project or simply keep creative juices flowing. We are always looking for awesome graphic designers and communications professionals to join our team. If this sounds like you, please send us your resume and cover letter.

Don’t work with jerks.