News | Enigma At The Moment

Our new US Office has Lift Off!

January 8th, 2015

Santa Monica Pier

Recently named one of Design Week’s top 100 companies, global events and exhibition agency Enigma Creative Solutions is launching in Los Angeles to support its continued growth. The new office will help the award-winning agency be even more responsive to its existing US clients, and further develop prospects across a wide variety of sectors including gaming, electronics, telecoms and energy

The agency is eager to show their wholehearted commitment to existing big name clients such as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, RIOT and NXP by having an on the ground presence at the heart of the action.

Managing Director, Dominic Softly, says:

The opening of our new office in Santa Monica, LA is a simple way of becoming more deeply connected with our US-based clients.  It also reflects the large amount of business we undertake in this part of the world; over 25% of our turnover is generated from the States. Though modern technology makes the world a smaller place, we still think personal, face-to-face relationships with our clients are the best way to ensure we are providing the highest level of service and results.

We are so delighted to be developing our team on an international basis and feel excited by the positive impacts this will have for everyone involved. It is a real promise for the future.

The California-based office is a culmination of over 25 years and more than 500 events’ worth of hard work!


A Grade Listed | Llanelly House

October 6th, 2014

Llanelly House

A Grade I Listed house in south Wales restored by architects Austin-Smith:Lord, and incorporating an interactive visitor experience designed and created by Enigma Creative Solutions has been shortlisted for the prestigious RICS national award ceremony, held this month in London.

The conservation and restoration of the derelict 18th century Llanelly House, stage one of which was opened to the public earlier this year, was the subject of the BBC programme: “Llanelly House Restored”, featuring Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

The overall aim of the six million pound project was to incorporate the UK’s first genealogy centre within this beautiful family home.  Three years later, Llanelly House boasts a state of the art visitor experience set over three floors.  Visitors, who have included the Prince of Wales, learn about the story of the house, the families who lived there and the local community, spanning several generations.

Enigma were appointed to create the entire visitor experience from room interiors and  historic interpretation to engaging interactive experiences, truly bringing the house to life whilst exploring its history.  In addition, Enigma created a visitor centre which included a gallery space to display the £250,000 Armorial dinner service.  The overall experience was enhanced by the creation of an immersive AV projection time capsule room, as well as a cafe and shop.

 Llanelly House Entrance

Llanelly House was awarded the RICS Wales Project of the Year and RICS Wales Building Conservation titles in a ceremony held in Cardiff, in May. 

“We were delighted and honoured to play a role in bringing this rare example of a Welsh early Georgian townhouse to life”, says Tom Prendergast, senior designer for Enigma.  “The project captured the imagination of the British public and although work is still ongoing, the results so far have been nothing short of stunning.  It is gratifying therefore, that Llanelly House is receiving the recognition it truly deserves, ensuring that future generations can enjoy exploring and experiencing this superb property”.

The RICS national awards ceremony will be held at the Savoy Hotel in London on Friday 17 October.  It will be hosted by Channel 4’s “Restoration Man”, George Clarke HonRICS.

 Llanelly House Cafe

Accenture | MWC | Barcelona

March 25th, 2014


Its been a busy but exciting time in the studio in the first few months of 2014 with multiple projects being displayed across two continents. From The madness of Las Vegas’ CES to the hustle and bustle of MWC 2014 its been a great start to the year.

With the photos just in from Mobile World Congress we’ve got alot more to talk about. With design and build spread across five different spaces on the show floor, ranging from multiple stands for Accenture to a unique interactive AV installation for Acision, the variety and scale of the booths throughout the show created a great insight into the exciting innovations of the mobile technology industry.

For the Accenture booths Enigma were asked to create a design for each stand that promoted their key brand messages in a unique and dynamic design.

Utilising a clean, minimal visual language in combination with large display screens and clear simple messaging the stand stood out as a beacon of light and colour radiating its presence across the main hallway to draw in perspective customers.   


NXP | CES | Las Vegas

February 19th, 2014



We’ve just got back from the madness of the Consumer Electronics Show in Sin City and we’re excited to share some quick snaps of our work NXP Semiconductors on the design and build of their pavilion to showcase their vision for the future smart city.

OK so Vegas is exciting at anytime of the year, let alone when CES roles into town and with NXP wanting to make a big impact at the start of a new year on the tradeshow floor we chose to develop a sophisticated yet vibrant brand experience.

Basing the design on an integrated smart city of their key messaging we worked up a unique and striking combination of colour coded bright city illustrations that integrated key areas of the home, travel and office technology that clearly defined their vision for a connected future.



Statoil | EAGE | London, UK

July 16th, 2013

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers is a professional association formed in 1951. Events such as EAGE are held to showcase advancing technology within Geoscience.

As part of our Enigma’s global tradeshow program for Statoil, it’s very important we keep a consistent look & feel so visitors get a consistent message wherever Statoil exhibit.

Key messaging regarding Statoil’s developments in the Geoscience sector needed to be relayed to the audience – this was communicated using different types of technology.

A large screen showed corporate videos and featured presentations from key speakers. Large format graphic imagery and interactive touch screens perfectly complimented the stand design, encouraging visitors to explore further within a warm & welcoming environment.  

Following hugely positive comments from many people at this flagship event, the show moves to Amsterdam for EAGE 2014. New challenge, different venue.  

BP | EAGE | London, UK

July 10th, 2013

News_BP-EAGE-2013_10_7_13_v1Changing location within Europe every year, for its milestone 75th anniversary show EAGE 2013 came to London’s prestigious ExCel venue.

Following a highly successful debut at ONS Stavanger, we were keen to develop the design from ONS that evoked many positive comments. The challenge was to create a fantastic platform that could demonstrate BP’s expertise in this hugely significant area.

Enigma’s design utilised key elements of the ONS stand and enhanced them for EAGE. Custom designed demo units effortlessly mixed colours using an innovative shape and form. AV touchscreen functionality encouraged visitors to explore BP’s latest developments.

The bold colour schemes and design style used for the demo units were replicated across the stand – from the cool circular seating area to the reception desk. As a finishing touch, the flooring featured grey circular motifs helped to lead visitors into the open and welcoming environment.

Enigma’s solution received positive comments from our client and visitors. The interesting “science” of delivering a successful event will be tested again in a new location – The Netherlands.