Origin Story


The Designer’s Creative Studio launched during an unprecedented time in American history: January of 2021. We had the goal of taking our expertise from decades of telling dimensional brand stories in the themed entertainment industry and applying it much more broadly, across many industries. We saw the consumer’s desire for deeper, more meaningful, even transformational experiences and knew we had the key!

After dreaming up and building story experiences for audiences all over the world with the mantra that “anything is possible, even the impossible”, we knew we could design bespoke solutions for any company with the desire for a brand renaissance… 

Career Journey

Theron is a highly adaptive, senior creative executive with 30 years experience assembling and leading multi-disciplined, cross-functional teams in the Themed Entertainment Industry. 

A veteran of Walt Disney Imagineering, he has led diverse concept, design and construction projects from hundreds of millions to multiple billions of dollars in a wide variety of experience types all over the world. Theron has spent his career injecting brand story, narrative and experience into theme parks, attractions, destination resort developments and cruise ships...

Theron Skees

Imagineering Highlights from Around the World

Theme Parks & Hotels


Attractions & Lands

Cruise Ships

Retail, Dining & Entertainment

Narrative Experience Design

Today, he applies that broad expertise of storytelling, experience design and dynamic leadership across myriad applications. Shepherding individuals, companies and governments to transition from the traditional "customer" paradigm to re-imagining their brand DNA and attracting "audiences". Theron is focused on building true differentiation by creating experiences for every brand touchpoint that form emotional connections that last.

Whether providing early narrative and concept development, strategic creative guidance, designing customer experience journeys  or bringing seasoned leadership experience to teams and organizations, his expertise is matched only by his passion.

Highly respected for implementing positive disruption, true innovation and boundless creativity across many segments of the global economy, Theron believes in driving extraordinary success for leaders, teams, projects and companies. Seamlessly aligned with the principles of The Experience Economy, he believes every brand can benefit from bringing story experiences to life and growing an audience of fans who are aligned with who they are at the DNA level and not based on what they sell.

Theron is a global pubic speaker, executive coach and highly specialized consultant. Do you have a project that would benefit from his experience? 

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