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How Graphics in the Workplace Create Sense of Place

Five Examples of graphics that create a sense of place.

As we’ve written before, experiential graphic design can help establish the brand and culture of a company through its built environment.  A popular way to create connections and pride among employees to their work space is by linking that space to its geographic location. Graphics, such as murals or other adorning wall art, can help create a sense of place for associates and visitors alike.

Rocket Fuel in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Sherman Takata
Rocket Fuel in San Francisco. Photo by Sherman Takata

Rocket Fuel in San Francisco

At the global headquarters of Rocket Fuel, a software company in San Francisco, colorful murals depicting iconic symbols of the city lay behind adjoining built-in booths in its cafe.

Nokia in Seattle, WA. Photo by Andrew Buchanan.
Confidential Client in Seattle. Photo by Andrew Buchanan.

Confidential Client in Seattle

In this collaborative space at a confidential client’s Seattle offices, a glass wall displaying imagery of a scenic urban landscape from Berlin, the client’s global headquarters, connects associates to a distant location and the company itself.

Placester in Boston, MA. Photo by Robert Benson.
Placester in Boston. Photo by Robert Benson.

Placester in Boston

A sketch-style mural of a Boston-area neighborhood is a great way to produce pride among Placester’s employees in its city.

LinkedIn 28th Floor in New York, NY. Photo by Eric Laignel
LinkedIn 28th Floor in New York. Photo by Eric Laignel.

LinkedIn in New York City

At LinkedIn’s 28th floor office in New York City, this black and white image, featuring high-rise apartment buildings, provides a stunning reminder of the rugged beauty of the city.

LinkedIn in Toronto, ON. Photo by Eric Laignel.
LinkedIn in Toronto. Photo by Eric Laignel.

LinkedIn in Toronto

This mural at LinkedIn’s Toronto offices playfully illustrates the beauty of Toronto’s skyline and waterfront, complete with cartoonish creatures.

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