Brendan is a creative visionary who has vast experience in designing exhibits and attractions throughout the USA, Europe and the Middle East.
For the past six years Brendan has headed his own design consultancy, CDC and has worked as a creative consultant, on the front end of great many high-profile projects, for Jack Morton, Jack Rouse Assoc., The Bolt Group, Carat, The Brand Experience, and BDRAD.
Brendan R. Cuddihee - professional experience and bio
6543 Jennifer Ct. Liberty Township, OH 45044 ph 513-254-4084
2003 - present CDC– President, Consultant to the entertainment and museum industries.
2002 - 2003 Bruce D. Robinson Architecture and Design - Vice-President, business development
2001 - 2002 Cuddihee Design - Consultant to the entertainment and museum industries.
1995 - 2001 IFP/SCS Interactive - Vice President of Design and member of the Board of Directors
1994 - 1995 Soft Play Inc. - Director of Design, development of new products.
1993 - 1994 PGAV Architects - Senior Designer, themed attractions and museums.
1992 - 1993 Cuddihee Design - Consultant to the entertainment and museum industries
1984 - 1992 Design Joe Sonderman Inc. Senior Designer, exhibit design for science museums
1982 - 1984 G. Michaels – Designer of trade show exhibits.
1981 - 1982 Pentes Design – Designer and co-inventor of soft modular play systems.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design -The Ohio State University 1980
Strong verbal and ideation ability, extremely diverse and cross discipline knowledge base. Able to generate breakthrough ideas from complicated and fragmented sources, with the unique ability to bride the gap between raw concept and finished interactive experience. Experience in play science as it applies to cooperative and competitive gaming scenarios and themed environments.
Brendan is a creative visionary who has vast experience in designing exhibits and attractions throughout the USA, Europe and the Middle East. His expertise consists of blending ideas from a rich palette of sources, including science, philosophy, cultural influences, and from these creating hybrid experiences that are both multi-layered and rich in texture. Imaginative storylines along with the incorporation of rich visuals, and interactivity are the hallmarks of his work.
Brendan’s design philosophy was formed early in his career where he was the creative lead for a number of science and technology museum projects as well as co-inventing the idea of “soft modular play”, which was adopted through the industry as the “children's play standard”. It was during this time where he began exploring the concept of co-operative play and learning in immersive environments. As a result of his work, he created attractions where participants were not only interacting with a device; they now had the opportunity to interact with each other and their physical environment, creating multi-tiered experiences. This culminated in the invention of play systems and exhibit experiences where diverse groupings of individuals could explore an environment that was designed to encourage various play and learning styles.
Brendan has been the Director of Design and New Product Development for several firms and has served on the Board of Directors for SCS Incorporated, which specialized in interactive waterplay, and the development of indoor and outdoor play attractions for family entertainment centers and regional theme parks. A partial list of projects he has worked on include the SCITEK Museum, Atlanta; Hall of Life at the Denver Museum of Natural History, the Omniplex Museum, Oklahoma City; The Adventure Science Center, Nashville TN; multiple projects for Busch Gardens, Universal Studios - Curious George Goes to Town; Sea World Orlando – Wild Arctic; Six Flags - Loony Boomtown, Ripley’s “Believe it or Not”, The Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Museum and other sports related exhibits.
For the past six years Brendan has headed his own design consultancy, CDC and has worked as a creative consultant, on the front end of great many high-profile projects, for Jack Morton, Jack Rouse Assoc., The Bolt Group, Carat, The Brand Experience, and BDRAD to name a few. These include museums and amusement parks in Korea, China, Dubai and the UK, including the new Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and The Restless Planet, Mall of Arabia: as well as sports oriented attractions for the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and the NCAA.