Cody Clark

Principal, Director of Los Angeles Office

Cody Clark serves as the Principal and Director of the new Los Angeles office for RSM Design. He will fuse his past experience as a Global Leader of Environmental Graphic Design with RSM Design’s established industry leadership to create an exciting evolution for our studios. Cody’s expertise has contributed to an exemplary portfolio of award winning projects, industry publications, speaking engagements and design education over the past 25 years.

He has built an award-winning career by creating contemporary storytelling within architectural and public space environments. Cody believes in building projects around a client informed process which is led by asking great questions, resulting in meaningful and economically successful projects. He specializes in transmedia solutions using platforms in wayfinding, environmental graphics and media-driven surfaces for mixed-use retail, residential, office, city/civic, and hospitality projects. He has a strong voice within the industry by developing a range of speaking engagements around topics ranging from technology led experiences to the future of wayfinding and mobility.

His contributions on first-in-class, globally significant projects include: the city-wide wayfinding for Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, wayfinding and placemaking for the Zaha Hadid designed retail component for Citylife, located in Milan, Italy, wayfinding for the museum within the Harbour City Project located in Pudong, China, and he most recently created wayfinding for the Richard Meier & Partners Architects residential/hotel project located in Beverly Hills, California.

In addition to his contributions within the profession, he has focused on the development of Spatial and Branded Graphics curriculum, as an instructor in the Environmental Design Department at Art Center College of Design. He currently instructs classes within the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs ranging from Exhibition Design, Portfolio Studio to specialty sponsored or topic studio classes.

Education

Art Center College of Design, BA Graphic Design

Honors

Speaking, publications & abstract topics

Future of Wayfinding in a Multi-Modal Environment

Evolution of Guest Experience

Be: Global, Be: Local

Evolving Role of the Environmental Designer

Blending Technology and Traditional Processes

Expertise

Transmedia Platforms of Storytelling

User-Centered Design

Multi-Modal Wayfinding Strategy

Visioning and Brand Strategy