Information design firm broadens global presence with fourth location

XPLANE, a global information design consultancy, announces the opening of a new studio in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The new office represents XPLANE’s strong growth in Northern Europe and desire to have a closer presence with key customers. The full-service studio will offer consulting, design, project management and sales capabilities.

The Amsterdam studio will officially open on April 1 and is led by Peter de Wit, director of business development, EMEA. The seasoned client services team in Amsterdam includes existing XPLANE employees who are relocating to Europe as well as new, local talent. By bringing current XPLANE team members to Amsterdam, XPLANE is ensuring cultural, process and methodology alignment across its locations.

“For years we have planned on expanding into Amsterdam and are thrilled to have it become a reality,†said Aric Wood, chief executive officer, XPLANE. “Amsterdam’s large creative talent pool, as well as its close proximity with many of our EMEA customers, made it a perfect location for an XPLANE studio.â€

Current EMEA clients include Shell, Royal Mail Group, Bank of England, Hewlett Packard, BP, SunGard and Nokia. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., XPLANE also operates offices in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain.

Founded in 1993, XPLANE is an information design consultancy that drives better results for many of the world’s leading organizations including Microsoft, Intel, BP, Nokia, ITT, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Directorate of National Intelligence through visual thinking and design. XPLANE offers clients unique and personalized service through its employees’ diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology, marketing, training, illustration, interaction, process improvement, information design and architecture. Global XPLANE headquarters are in Portland, Ore. USA; European headquarters are in Madrid, Spain; additional locations are in St. Louis, Mo. and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

For more information contact:

  • Ann Smith
  • 503 956 2791