PORTLAND, OR, August 6, 2019—Portland-based design consultancy XPLANE today announced that it is expanding its operations to Spain and Latin America through the acquisition of Madrid-based Visualizamos, SL. The venture will enable XPLANE to serve commercial and government clients in Spanish-speaking markets, providing consulting and design services to help its clients envision and activate strategies, design improved processes and experiences, and align and engage employees. Combined with Visualizamos’ market-leading capabilities in visual thinking and strategy consulting, the combined entity will provide a full suite of services for its clients in Spain and Spanish-speaking markets. In addition to consulting services, the company plans to publish tools, training and thought leadership in Spanish Language editions.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with the Visualizamos team. They are truly experts in their field, and we share a vision to extend our visual thinking tools and strategy activation capabilities to Spanish-speaking markets,” said Aric Wood, CEO of XPLANE.

Nati Rodriguez, Visualizamos CEO, commented, “XPLANE has always been a model for us as leaders in Visual Thinking and Culture Change, so we cannot think of a better partner to expand globally and to deliver top value to our clients.”

The combined company will be headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Sevilla, and plans to expand its scope to additional Latin American markets.

Visualizamos will operate under the XPLANE brand from September 2019.


XPLANE is a design consultancy focused on aligning and engaging large organizations to accelerate results.

For over 25 years, XPLANE has worked with the worlds’ leading brands, global NGOs, and Governments to help them design and explain their most critical strategies; and align and activate their teams. XPLANE leverages visual thinking, human-centered design, multi-disciplinary teams, and client co-creation to help customers solve complex problems and accelerate immediate and lasting results. We combine the strategy and organizational strength of a consulting firm with the creative power of a design studio.

XPLANE is based in Portland, OR, USA, and has offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam, and now Madrid.

About Visualizamos

Founded in 2007, Visualizamos is a multidisciplinary team of consultants, designers, illustrators and project managers who help organizations to make what is intangible tangible; what is complex understandable. We work with you on the adventure of exploring territories, creating itineraries, and making decisions and discoveries that lead to the culture change needed to face actual and future challenges.

Visualizamos is based in Madrid, Spain, with an additional office in Seville.