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Curated list of Creative Technology groups, companies, studios, collectives, etc.


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Awesome Creative Technology

Businesses, groups, agencies, schools, festivals, and conferences that specialize in combining computing, design, art, and user experience.

Creative technology is a broadly interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field combining computing, design, art, and user experience.

This list hopes to compile the best creative technology groups & resources across the world, both as a source of inspiration and as a reference point for potential employers and meetups of creative technologists.

Creative technologists by definition have a breadth of skills as opposed to a specific specialty, so it's difficult to categorize them. While this isn't a perfect organization, each group below generally specializes in the area to which they've been assigned.


Table of Contents

  1. Creative Technology
  2. Collectives & Practices
  3. Experiential Spaces & Experiences
  4. Fabricators
  5. Event Production
  6. Architecture
  7. Creative Agencies
  8. Museums
  9. Festivals & Conferences
  10. Education
  11. Closed Groups

Creative Technology

Name Locations Keywords up?
1024 Architecture Paris architectural and digital works, orchestrated sound and light scores
Acrylicize London NYC Seattle harness the power of art and creativity to help people fall in love with spaces
Ada NYC experience innovation and design agency that partners with the world's most ambitious visionaries and brands in the culture, arts and social impact space
Adirondack Studios Glens Falls, NY Dubai Orlando Shanghai LA Singapore concept, schematic, design, construction, fabrication, installation, support
Alt Ethos Denver experiential, metaverse, and event design agency
Art + Com Berlin media sculptures, data installations, new media
Augmented Magic Paris augmented magic shows, digital installations
AV Controls NYC site-specific technology installations, digital landmarks
Barbarian NYC marketing and advertising, new media
Blackbow Beijing projection mapping, digital art and cultural experiences
Blublu Hangzhou projection mapping, immersive experiences for museums and workspace
Bluecadet Philadelphia NYC experience design across digital and physical environments, visitor centers
BRDG Studios Philadelphia digital moments in physical spaces, retail environments, art galleries, events
BREAKFAST NYC software-/hardware-driven artworks, flip discs
Breeze Creative NYC Miami interactive experience design, family entertainment, museums, playgrounds, educational institutions
C&G Partners NYC branding, digital installations, exhibits and environments, signage, wayfinding, websites
Charcoalblue NYC Melbourne Chicago UK London amazing spaces where stories are told and experiences are shared
Cinimod Studio London location based work where technology, environment, content and real life interaction meet
Code and Theory NYC San Francisco London Manila strategically driven, digital-first agency that lives at the intersection of creativity and technology
Cognition LA an interactive studio designed to enrich experiences by building creative technology with human empathy
Comuzi London explore and imagine and prototyp and creatr future-forward creative concepts
Deeplocal Pittsburgh creative engineers, inventors, interactive experiences, human stories
Design I/O NYC San Francisco immersive, interactive installations, storytelling, events, galleries, museums, exhibitions and public space
Digifun Shanghai projection mapping, new media art education
Dimensional Innovations Kansas City Atlanta Minneapolis Denver LA Pittsburgh experience design, interactive experiences, brand activation
dotdotdash Portland LA NYC innovation agency that seamlessly blends the physical and digital
Downstream Portland Amsterdam Melbourne strategy + design + content + technology
Envoy Chicago LA San Diego transform environments into exceptional experiences, formerly Leviathan
ESI Design NYC transforms places into experiences, immersive deisgn, architectural scale
Extrapolation Factory NYC research studio, futures studies, collaborative prototyping
Fast Horse Minneapolis a truly integrated creative agency
FIELD London future aesthetics for design, motion, experiential
Float4 Montreal NYC integrates digital experiences into physical spaces to amplify their identity
fuse Modena, Italy live-media performances, experimentation, electronic music, digital arts
Future Colossal NYC experiential technologies in advertising and entertainment and art
Gallagher Design DC NYC Portland Singapore harmony between technology, narrative, and physical design
Game Seven NYC LA intersection of sport and culture, brand stories
Geeksart Guangzhou Shanghai media sculptures, new media exhibition
Giant Spoon NYC LA translate cultural trends into big ideas, experiential, gaming
Hettema Group LA experiential, exhibit, live shows, theme parks, retail, dining, museums
Hotel Creative London retail, branding, exhibitions, events
Hovercraft Denver Portland interactive installations, site-specific content, retail, sports
Hush Studios NYC marketing and advertising, retail and DTC, archtecture
IMG SRC Tokyo full-service communication agency focusing on websites, installations, and R&D
Invisible North NYC culturally fluent, thoughtful experiences, bring brands to life
Jam3 Toronto LA Montevideo Amsterdam create modern experiences for tomorrow's brands
Jason Sherwood Design NYC television and broadway and concert stage design
Listen NYC sensory-driven brand assets, modern cultural landscape, sound, experiences
Lorem Ipsum NYC Moscow London experience design, narrative, physical and digital environments
m ss ng p eces NYC LA new wave production and entertainment partner for content and immersive experiences that inspire culture
Magnopus LA London unite the physical and digital worlds with extraordinary experiences
Manifold San Francisco LA Portland we hire smart people and get out of their way
Map London industrial designers who believe great design can solve problems
Marshmallow Laser Feast London leaving a slug trail of sensory nuggets as we journey through the cosmos
Midnight Commercial NYC unite the disparate digital and physical worlds
MindBuffer Berlin audiovisual research and digital design studio
Moment Factory Montreal LA London Tokyo Paris NYC shows, destinations, content, interactive, scenography
Momentum Worldwide NYC Athens Atlanta Bogota Bucharest Cairo Chicago Dubai Frankfurt Gothenburg Lima London Madrid Manchester Mexico City Milan New Delhi Santiago Sao Paulo Seattle Seoul St. Louis Sydney Toronto Tokyo disruptive, entertaining, shareable, unforgettable experiences for clients and their fans
Motse Shenzhen digital art
MSCHF NYC viral stunts and products, trying to do stuff that the world can't even define
mycotoo LA Barcelona entertainment development company specializing in theme park design, immersive experiences, and best-in-class events worldwide
NCompass LA brand and marketing solutions creating experiences that integrate the latest technology and creative
NeoPangea Reading, PA microsites, games, VR/AR, digital, social
NGX Interactive Vancouver pushing new technologies to create experiences that are vivid and meaningful
Night Kitchen Philadelphia dynamic digital experiences, online exhibitions, digital strategy, storytelling
Nowhere Shanghai marketing events, interactive experiences
Oat Foundry Philadelphia split-flap displays, electromechanical stuff, think tank, products, experiences
Onformative Berlin studio for digital art and design, challenge the boundaries between art and design and technology
Optimist LA NYC London Amsterdam Hamburg Berlin Prague architects of subculture, creative, design, strategy, production, content, brand experience
Patten Studio NYC informed by research at the MIT Media Lab, experiences that connect people
Potion Design NYC design and technology studio, interactive, musuems
pretty bloody simple Munich interactive experiences, analog and digital, musuems
Rare Volume NYC design and technology studio, interactive video walls
Red Paper Heart NYC art from real world interaction
Relative Scale Raleigh bespoke digital products and experiences for brands and institutions
Rosie Lee Creative London Amsterdam NYC design, creative, digital and consultancy
Second Story Atlanta Portland NYC exhibition, interactive, software, experience, hardware, VR, AR, projection
Seeeklab Xiamen marketing events, interactive installation
space150 Minneapolis LA NYC a tech-driven creative agency
Special Projects London design and innovation agency that reveals user needs and transforms them into experiences and products
Spectacle Phoenix expertise in fabricating experiences that drive engagement and wow participants
Staat Amsterdam branding, editorial, event, film, graphic design, illustration, installation, interactive, interior design, production, retail
Stimulant San Francisco experience design and interactive installation, human-scale, site-specific digital experiences and touchscreen applications
StoreyStudio London spatial design, set design, window displays, moving image
Studio Black LA NYC technical production, design advisory, content management, digital content
Studio Elsewhere NYC bio-experiential design and technology to support brain health
Superfly NYC create shared experiences that shape how the world plays & connects
Team Epiphany NYC LA influencer marketing, IRL, vertical integration
Tellart Providence Amsterdam San Francisco transformative experiences, invention, physical & digital experiences, new technologies
The Gathery NYC editorially-born creative agency specializing in brand marketing and content creation
The Lab at Rockwell Group NYC architecture and design, branded experiences, immersive environments, pop ups
The Projects London LA NYC Sydney brand consultancy, meaningful experiences, tell stories
Thinkwell LA Montreal Abu Dhabi Riyadh strategy, experience design, production, master planning, entertainment destinations, branded attractions, interactive media installations, events, museums, expos
Tool LA help brands and agencies with ideation, content, and experience production that generate buzz
Trivium Interactive Boston experience design and production
Two Goats NYC LA London AR, interactive branded experiences
Unified Field NYC content-rich, experiential and interactive media for digital branding, media environments, and exhibits in public spaces
UNIT9 London LA NYC Berlin innovation architects, product designers, software engineers, gaming experts, creatives, art directors, designers, producers and film directors
Upswell Portland digital and physical content first experiences
VTProDesign LA high tech robotics and projection mapping
VVOX NYC LA high-end design, code, fabrication, sound
We Are Royale LA Seattle frontlines of design & technology to arm brands with the creative to turn audiences into advocates
Wonderlabs Shanghai marketing events, interactive installation
XORXOR Budapest collaboration between scientists, engineers, artists and robots, real-time visuals meet complex design
Yellow Studio NYC artistically-minded design, tv/concert/event production design, set design

Collectives & Practices

Established artist collectives/practices that work with creative technology (here primarily for reference, not necessarily for career opportunities).

Name Locations Keywords up?
Cuttefish USA explore and imagine and prototyp and creatr future-forward creative concepts
Dave + Gabe NYC interactive installation studio, real-time animation, generative 3D sound
NONOTAK Studio Paris light and sound installations, ethereal, immersive, dreamlike
panGenerator Warsaw new media art and design collective, mixing bits & atoms
Random International London Berlin experimental practice within contemporary art, human condition in an increasingly mechanised world
Smooth Technology NYC cutting-edge technology and artistic sensibility, wireless wearables, create the impossible
Taller Estampa Barcelona group of filmmakers, programmers and researchers who work in the fields of experimental audiovisual and digital environments.
teamLab Tokyo full-room interactive projection mapping, interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists
United Visual Artists London new technologies with traditional media, site-specific, instruments that manipulate perception
WHYIXD Taiwan cross-disciplinary art installations, dance, architecture, music
Zebradog Madison communication design and the built environment, higher education

Experiential Spaces & Experiences

Groups that create experential spaces & experiences full of creative technology.

Name Locations Keywords up?
29 Rooms (Vice Media Group) USA multi-sensory installations, performances, and workshops
Cascade LA interactive art experience
Color Factory NYC Houston collaborative interactive exhibit
Meow Wolf Santa Fe immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration
Museum of Ice Cream San Francisco NYC transforms concepts and dreams into spaces that provoke imagination and creativity
PopUpMob NYC LA London Paris one-stop shop for pop up experiences

Fabricators

Groups that mostly fabricate pieces for creative technology companies.

Name Locations Keywords up?
Bednark NYC full-service fabrication, production, install
Pink Sparrow NYC LA environmental design, project management
Visionary Effects Pittsburgh old-school manufacturing processes with digital design and fabrication

Event Production

Groups that specialize in event production, often with a creative technology twist.

Name Locations Keywords up?
Dera Lee Productions NYC theatre arts, story-telling
GPJ Austin Boston Dallas Detroit LA Nashville NYC San Francisco Silicon Valley immersive events and experiences
Sparks Philadelphia Detroit Connecticut Atlanta LA Las Vegas NYC San Francisco Shanghai trade show, experiential, retail

Architecture

Groups that generally design architecture often incorporating creative technology.

Name Locations Keywords up?
Carlo Ratti Associatti Torino, Italy NYC UK design and innovation office, MIT Media Lab: Senseable City Lab
Gensler Worldwide built environment with integrated capabilities in strategy, design, technology, data, and architecture
Olson Kundig Seattle NYC architecture, vessel that supports specific art installations, seamless spatial experience
SOFTlab NYC mixes research and creativity and technology with a strong desire to make working fun
Universal Design Studio London NYC driven by a deeply held belief in the transformative power of well designed and finely crafted spaces

Creative Agencies

Groups that are have a more general focus, but have a knack for projects imbued with creative technology.

Name Locations Keywords up?
&Walsh NYC brand strategy, art direction, design and production across all platforms
Framestore London NYC Montreal virtual, augmented and mixed realities, location-based entertainment, and theme park rides
ManvsMachine London LA multidimensional creative studio
Media Monks Amsterdam London Dubai Stockholm NYC LA San Francisco Mexico City São Paulo Buenos Aires Shanghai Singapore creative production
R/GA Austin Chicago LA NYC Portland San Francisco Berlin Bucharest London Buenos Aires Santiago São Paulo Melbourne Shanghai Singapore Sydney Tokyo business, experience, and marketing transformation
SuperUber Rio de Janeiro São Paulo experiences that blend art, technology, architecture and design
The Mill London NYC LA Chicago Bangalore Berlin experience makers, media and brand activation, innovative design, and inventive technologies

Museums

Groups that generally focus on designing museums and similar experiences using creative technology.

Name Locations Keywords up?
Art Processors Melbourne specialist interactive media and exhibition design
Exploratorium San Francisco exhibits made in-house, public-facing workshop
GSM Project Montreal Singapore Dubai content first, exhibitions
Ideum Albuquerque interactive exhibits and exhibitions, integrated hardware products
Iglhaut + von Grote Berlin scenography, spatial mise-en-scène
Local Projects NYC experience Designers pushing the boundaries of human interaction
Monadnock Media Massachusetts multimedia experiences for museums, historic sites and public places
Roto Columbus, OH experience design, immersive media, interactive engineering, and custom fabrication for museums, brands, attractions and architectural placemaking.
Thinc NYC provoke meaningful conversations about the world in which we live

Festivals & Conferences

Meetups for creative technologists.

Name Locations Keywords up?
Eyeo Melbourne a gathering for the creative technology community
ISEA Barcelona Paris the crossroads where art, design, science, technology and society meet
SXSW Austin film, music, interactive arts

Education

Undergrad programs, masters and open course teaching and researching creative technologies

Name Locations Keywords up?
Goldsmiths London a degree which develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation
ITP NYC ITP/IMA offers four programs focused on creative and meaningful application of interactive tools and media.
MIT Medialab Boston art, science, design, and technology build and play off one another in an environment designed for collaboration and inspiration
Paris College of Art Paris designed for those who are interested in exploring the wide-ranging creative field of New Media
University of the Arts London computational technologies in the context of creative computing research

Closed Groups

Groups that have closed their doors are still useful for reference and inspiration. Check out the list of them here.

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