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Janai Phibbs

2022-07-22T18:24:07+00:00

William Alton Senior Experience Designer Janai is a multi-disciplined creative talent. Skilled ranging from show set design and CAD drafting for attractions to concept developments and art direction. Alongside her accomplished digital and physical artistic competences, her wide ranging abilities can be applied to many facets of  the industry. She has previously spent productive terms with Walt Disney Studios, Thinkwell and Universal Pictures. As an associate designer for The Walt Disney Studios Special Events, Janai played a fundamental role in contributing to an impressive list of projects including movie ‘world premier’ events for; Captain America Civil War, Jungle Book 2016, Zootopia and The Good Dinosaur. She also designed the excellent Star Wars Exhibit featured in the prestigious El Capitan Theatre Hollywood. Delivering creative content for the attractions industry Janai has provided CAD imagery, 3D modelling and detailed set design on ride attractions worldwide for high profile clients including Universal Studios. In a wider role within the entertainment industry Janai is proficient in set construction, prop and model building. She has had the privilege of working on numerous theatre and entertainment productions for artists such as Rod Stewart, Helen Hunt and Mikhail Baryshnikov. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science Set & Exhibit Design at Art Institute of California - Hollywood, CA. NOTABLE PROJECTS Fiesta Village, Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, California Dodger Stadium Centerfield, Los Angeles, California Jurassic World the Ride, Universal Studios Hollywood, California The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, Universal Studios Hollywood, California Back to team

Sam Beuscher

2022-07-22T18:33:50+00:00

William Alton Senior Experience Designer Having spent over a decade in Los Angeles, Samantha has experience working in multiple aspects of the entertainment industry, including having worked on an extensive number of dark ride attractions located all over the world. Highly skilled in many software programs ranging from the likes of Photoshop and Lumion to AutoCAD and Rhino, she has worked for distinguished companies such as Universal Studios Japan and Thinkwell Group, now bringing her talents to THG. Samantha has led and collaborated with teams of varying sizes, with highlights of her experience including Show Set work on the 2022 Thea award winning The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Lease attraction, and the Universal Spectacle Night Parade -The Best of Hollywood at Universal Studios Japan, as well as creating 3D visualizations for the new Dodger Stadium Centerfield expansion.  Most recently at THG, Samantha has been Art Directing for an upcoming attraction opening in 2025. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Set & Exhibition Design, The Art Institute - Hollywood, CA NOTABLE PROJECTS The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, Universal Studios Hollywood, California Dodger Stadium Centerfield, Los Angeles, California Jurassic World the Ride, Universal Studios Hollywood, California Back to team

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