CREATING INNOVATIVE GUEST EXPERIENCES WORLDWIDE
 
Our team has conceived and designed some of the most beloved attractions in the world.

Zeitgeist

Design + Production

Creating compelling guest experiences around the world

Life is an experience and since 1987, Ryan Harmon and his team of seasoned industry pros have been making it a memorable one for millions of families around the world.

Zeitgeist Design & Production is a boutique experience design and production studio located in the epicenter of the historic themed entertainment design community where nearly every major theme park and attraction has been conceived and designed since 1952.

We tell the tales of some of the world’s most beloved intellectual properties, brands, original and historical accounts through the creation of innovative and bespoke location-based entertainment, brand experiences, special venue media, live shows, museums, experiential retail, resorts, restaurants, and more.

From the initial creative strategy and story to cost-effective turnkey production solutions, Zeitgeist Design & Production can serve as both symphony and conductor in the creation of timeless and timely guest experiences that touch the heart.

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THE SPIRIT OF THE TIME

Zeitgeist designs live up to our name in that they are relevant to today’s audiences, mashing up state-of-the-art technologies with traditional theatrical techniques all formulated to make headlines and go viral. We look to local and pop culture, art, fashion, music, literature, architecture, history, trends, and human nature for inspiration and excel at transforming brands, films, TV shows, and consumer products into engaging experiences that even their owners never imagined.

CAPABILITIES

 
  • Concept Design
  • Master Planning
  • Environmental Storytelling
  • Architechture
  • Writing/Scripting
  • Illustration
  • Interactive AR & VR
  • Schematic Design
  • Detailed Design
  • Media Design & Production
  • Interiors
  • Signage & Graphics
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Technical Direction
  • Product Management
  • More!

THE STUDIO MODEL

Zeitgeist Design & Production believes in putting its clients’ money into their projects — not into a fancy office, a dozen VPs salaries, or a marketing budget. That’s why we operate like a film production — a core team of industry veterans expands as needed, casting the very best talent — worldwide — for each specific effort. Three decades of personal and professional relationships allow us to access talent unavailable to others. The result is that our work is best in practice for a fraction of the cost.
 

WE CREATE WORLD CLASS

 
 
 
 
  • IP Theme Parks
  • Original Theme Parks
  • Attractions
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Museums
  • Live & Media Events
  • Brand Experiences & Corporate Events
  • Retail, Restaurants & Resorts
 
 
"More than three in four millennials (78%) would choose to spend money on an experience over buying something desirable."
-Harris poll




 

OUR CLIENTS

Ryan Harmon and the Zeitgeist team have been humbled to be invited to conceive, write, design, creative direct and/or produce major projects for some of the world’s most beloved entertainment conglomerates and design firms.


Top Gear World




Journey to the West, CHINA




BBC Earth Theme Park




MNC Lido Lakes, INDONESIA




Pirate Bay, SHANGHAI CHINA




Evergrande Fairy Tale World, CHINA


Our Process

Core Team

Zeitgeist works like a film production. To keep our fees low, we maintain a minimal core staff and cast the industry’s most talented and experienced players on an as-needed basis, using only the most appropriate talent for a specific project. From concept architects and master planners, to writers and illustrators, to landscape architects and engineers, we have three decades of relationships with the very best in the businesses, including individuals and companies, both in Los Angeles and worldwide, who work on Disney and Universal’s newest attractions.

Awards


  • Thea Award Best Touring Attraction 2000
    TITANIC OFFICIAL MOVIE TOUR
    Co-Creative Director/Writer

  • Thea Award Best Library 2001
    CERRITOS LIBRARY
    Creative Director/Writer/Producer – All Media & Interactives

  • Thea Award Best Touring Attraction 2000
    Thea Award Best Children’s Attraction 2005
    WANNADO CITY
    Creative Director/Writer

  • Thea Award Best Touring Attraction 2000
    Thea Award Best Attraction 2009
    THE SIMPSONS: THE RIDE
    Concept Designer/Writer

  • Thea Award Best Touring Attraction 2000
    T.I.L.E. Award – Best Seminar 2001
    PROJECTS FROM HELL
    Producer/Writer/Panelist

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Contact Us

  • CORPORATE OFFICE:
    Ryan Harmon
    ryan@zeitgeist-usa.com
    (+1) 626.794.2665
  • MEDIA & JOB INQUIRIES:
    Beckie Kiefer
    beckie@zeitgeist-usa.com
    (+1) 917.575.2456
  • NEW BUSINESS INQUIRIES:
    Michelle Mace
    Director of New Business Development
    ryan@zeitgeist-usa.com
    (+1) 562.608.5589‬
  • ADDRESS:
    Zeitgeist Design + Production
    2944 Santa Anita Ave.
    Altadena, CA 91001


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