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The Principals

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    Geoff Thatcher
    Chief Creative Officer

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    Carrie O’Neal
    Brand Design

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    Richard Zampi

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    Phil Mastman
    Commercial Filmmaker

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    Lori Capener
    Art Director

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    Peter White
    Design Director & Producer

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    Jared Latimer
    UX Designer

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    Zoe Thatcher

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    Nathaniel West

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    Todd Hall

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    Alyssa Bailey-Hunsaker
    Creative Writer

WElcome to Savannah

We are excited to announce our big move from Ohio to Georgia. Our new creative studio is located on historic Abercorn Street in midtown Savannah. This new location puts us close to the things that inspire us most: family, talent, the beach, a great university, food, trees, a wonderful climate and aviation hubs in Atlanta and Charlotte. 

This rendering of our studio is by Zoe Thatcher, one of our first "creative principals" who has now moved from St. Louis where she spent the majority of her time designing dance costumes to work out of our Savannah Studio fulltime. Zoe's work for Creative Principals has involved everything from costume design for the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi grand opening to uniform design for Quest, an indoor theme park in Doha. We are thrilled she is now working for us full-time.

Please come pay us a visit...


Roberta Butler, senior vice president, marketing and enterprise learning manager, discusses in this YouTube video the objectives of the FM Global Centre. Set to open in May 2019, the FM Global Center is the company's first client-centered experiential risk management facility in Asia-Pacific. It aims to inspire business leaders to take action and enable a deeper understanding of the science of loss prevention and the business value of risk improvement, through interactive simulation labs and learning areas.

Creative Principals was hired by Exhibit Concepts to lead the creative on the project.

global experiences podcast

Listen to our Founder & Chief Creative Officer talk with Exhibit Concept’s Jeff Hannah on the Global Exhibitor Podcast about how to create experiences around the world. In Part 1 of this two-part podcast, Geoff Thatcher discusses the use of authentic storytelling to reach audiences around the world. He and Hannah also talk about the role that culture plays in designing experiences. And, they talk about common conceptions that people around the world have about Americans. And here is the link to listen to Part II.

InPark Magazine Interview

InPark Magazine's latest issue features an interview with the Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Creative Principals. In the interview, Geoff Thatcher talks about a book he's been working on for more than 15 years and the reach of the experience industry.

The themed entertainment industry truly has a great reach, from small regional parks like Lagoon to large brand experiences like this one. And I still think we’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to bringing themed entertainment to brand experiences. I recently pitched a giant oversized piñata—and I mean giant—to a CMO of a big Fortune 500 company and he smiled and said, “Oh man, I love it, but we aren’t quite ready.”

Warner Bros. World Opens

Working under the direction of Executive Producer HQ Worldwide Shows, Creative Principals served as the creative director for the grand opening of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

The grand opening project, which kicked-off in December 2017, culminated with the launch of the $1 billion theme park on July 24, 2018. We were responsible for leading the creative for all aspects of the grand opening, including...

The Devin SuperTramp "viral" video was viewed on Facebook more than 3 million times in the first 10 days after it was posted and continues to grow on YouTube, Instagram and other channels (now at 16 million views). A "behind-the-scenes" video provides some great insights into the process of filming inside the huge indoor theme park. 

We are grateful for the opportunity to work on such an amazing project.