Rowena Macaraeg

Principal, Director of Design, RipBang Studios, a division of NELSON
Rowena Macaraeg

Rowena is responsible for assuring that all projects are well planned, well designed, and well executed. Having recently completed the graphics program for Orlando’s new Amway Center Arena, Rowena provides focused and experienced leadership to assure that Graphics and Interiors are coordinated within our project team.

Trained as a visual artist and architect, Macaraeg’s passion is in creating dynamic and communicative spaces through the integration of architecture, sculpture, and graphics.

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Rowena moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in set design, sculpture and environmental graphic design. While at Sussman/Prejza & Company, Rowena designed signage and sculptures for influential entertainment destinations including Universal CityWalk in Florida. As Senior Designer at Selbert Perkins Collaborative, she created environmental graphics and wayfinding systems for Downtown Disney as well as several large retail projects in Asia and Europe. As Senior Designer at Olio, Rowena designed imaginative sets for Treasure Island Casino and custom animated neon artwork for Universal CityWalk in Hollywood.

In 2000, she co-founded RipBang Studios with architect Bob Bangham where she has created corporate identity programs, custom art, signage, and interiors for numerous clients including Scion, PBS, The Phoenix Suns, The Orlando Magic, and Sheraton Hotels

FOCUSING ON TAMI Solutions

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NELSON announced its intent to launch TAMI (Technology, Advertising & Media, and Information Business) Practice Area. 

 

FOCUSING on music and design

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Looking for a fresh new concept that not only captured elements of the music industry but also the city of Minneapolis, Pandora Internet Radio turned to NELSON to provide interior design services for the renovation of their existing office in the IDS Tower.

 

creating design that "takes off" 

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Gogo commissioned NELSON to create a final workplace solution that would allow for aggressive growth and flexibility while considering new ways of working in a collaborative space.

 

Gogo

CREATING new office design

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Amidst a transitional time period, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau commissioned NELSON to design an open, flexible, cutting-edge work environment for their team. 

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

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NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Officially Join Operations, establish the Southeastearn USA as a “Super Region”.

 

NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Join Operations

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Fieldglass commissioned NELSON to redesign space with a focus on the creation of a more collaborative work environment allowing for a more efficient workflow.

Fieldglass Inc