RipBang Founding Partner Rowena Macaraeg will oversee quality control as the firm’s work becomes increasingly focused on experiential branding and environmental graphics.
Los Angeles, CA, February 13, 2009 –(PR.com)– Ripbang Studios announced today founding partner, Rowena Macaraeg has been named President.From the firm’s beginning in 2000, Macaraeg served as Director of Graphics and Branding. In this position she guided her team in graphics and wayfinding designs on notable projects such as a new arena for the NBA Orlando Magic and Campus El Segundo a 2,000,000 sf office development in Los Angeles. Since being named President, Rowena, a native of the Philippines, has reclassified the company as an MWBE (Minority Women Business Enterprise) allowing RipBang to offer value-added services to their clients. In her new role, Macaraeg will be responsible for assuring that all projects are well planned, well designed, and well executed.Rowena, an active member of the Society of Environmental Graphics (SEGD), is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in set design, sculpture and environmental graphics. Beginning with well-known neon sculptor Eric Zimmerman, Rowena has worked with many of the defining figures in environmental graphic design. At Sussman Prejza and Company, Rowena designed signage, artwork, and sculptures for such influential and recognizable entertainment destinations as Universal CityWalk Florida, Gund Arena, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. As Senior Designer at Selbert Perkins Collaborative, she created environmental graphics and wayfinding systems for Downtown Disney as well as several major 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.