Custom Experiential Space Fabricator Adds Strategist to Lead Design Collaboration

Amy Shepard

Xibitz, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based custom fabricator of experiential spaces, today announced the hire of Amy Shepard as director of creative services. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Shepard will lead Xibitz’ internal design team and facilitate creative collaboration with external partners and clients.

Xibitz partners, Jeremy Miller and Ben Metzger, hired Shepard to enhance client relationships and outcomes.

“Amy’s ability to communicate and maintain an active pulse on the creative market allows us to provide our design partners and clients with a heightened experience, enhanced storytelling and more refined spaces,” said Ben Metzger, principal at Xibitz.

Prior to joining Xibitz, Shepard owned and operated Venn Integration LLC, a full-service brand experience firm, for nearly five years. Before launching Venn Integration LLC, Shepard spent more than a decade leading initiatives for Designvox, a Grand Rapids-based design firm.

“My career experiences have afforded me a keen, design-thinking approach that will help Xibitz’ clients achieve their visions and objectives,” said Shepard. “I value the collaborative relationship with strategic design partners and respect the nuances required to empower our teams.”

Xibitz collaborates with many of the most recognized design firms in the country to develop, fabricate and implement strategic and creative solutions for experiential spaces. The company serves clients in healthcare, higher education, sports, corporate and museum industries globally.

Recent Xibitz client projects include the Airbus Experience Center, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Snap-On Tools Experience, Rubbermaid Design Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital Donor Wall, and Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Deacon Gallery.

About Xibitz

Founded in 1988, Xibitz is an award-winning Grand Rapids-based custom fabricator of experiential spaces. Xibitz works with its clients and design partners to develop, fabricate and implement strategic and creative solutions for experiential spaces. The masterfully crafted environments tell stories and support people, cultures and organizations. Xibitz leverages an informative and collaborative process with its clients and design partners to serve the healthcare, higher education, sports, corporate and museum industries globally. For more information, visit http://www.xibitz.com/.