who we are
Our motivation | fuel change:
Our goal is to make a difference in the communities we engage with. We are an insanely diverse creative studio with skills in architecture, graffiti, branding, exhibit design & fabrication, intermedia sculpture, and painting. We believe we can tackle any problem as long as we have an open mind and a willingness to work tirelessly to solve it. We are motivated by genuine results, and fearlessly deploy every resource to prove it and will do whatever it takes to become agents of change. We have run international design competitions in our city pro bono because we knew the ideas would spark inspiration. We have painted one hundred and fifty foot murals because we know it adds to the rich tapestry of Salt Lake City and makes our streets more interesting and vibrant. We have created events that bring design to the forefront of the conversation amongst all creative disciplines. We have worked with multibillion dollar companies to help bring meaningful dialogue and content to events like the Sundance Film Festival. WOW Atelier was founded with the core belief that when we apply our passion, talents, resources, and dedication to fighting the status quo, we do make a difference.
Our Passion for our clients:
We are simultaneously a passionate client centric design firm; simply stated, without our clients we have no projects. We have a belief that what makes every project we touch unique is our clients. We are incredibly humbled they trust us to partner with them in order to take their beautiful and complex ideas and turn into reality.
The approach to every problem we encounter:
We Listen, we are passionate, we are humble, and we tirelessly deploy every skill we have!
Gregory Walker | founding member
Walker is passionate about creating meaningful work that makes a difference! For him this can be in the form of running design competitions, creating environmental installations, branded environments, hosting Pecha Kucha Nights, or pure architecture, it’s all about being an agent of change, and resisting status quo. But he is equally fierce about making sure every client that walks into the studio has an unforgettable experience. He is the amped up passionate heartbeat of WOW and starts each day fueled by the idea you need to go out and do something in order to make a difference, not talk about it!
Chimso Onwuegbu | founding member
Onwuegbu’s calm style is the glue that holds WOW together, he has an amazing ability to always keep the big picture in focus, and frankly seems to be able to solve any problem. He has over 13 years of experience as licensed architect field and is insanely passionate about his clients. He is obsessed with resort towns, and how they function, hence the reason he spends so much time working and exploring Park City.
Benjamin Wiemeyer | founding member
Growing up his parent’s always supported and encouraged art making, his Father worked as a contractor, his Mother (A beautiful human being who left this world far too soon.) had a background in interior design, and Grandmother who was a painter. These skill sets influenced his fascination with problem solving, respect for material sensibility, and a love of mark making. He is a freak when it comes to painting , and feels juts as comfortable mobbing a 200 ft long walls as he does gouaches on 24″ x 36″ paper. Ben is the creative powerhouse in WOW, and never has a shortage of opinions of how to solve problems.
Ethan Barley | member
Ethan is an artist trapped in an architecture profession, that is why we love him! Ethan works tirelessly competing in art and architecture competitions around that state, often winning and producing awesome work that can be found the streets in the heart of Salt Lake City. He is a gifted technician that brings all of our projects we work on to another level. jdaskjda ksdkajdjdjadjasj dajdjadjasdjsjdksajkjsdf jijfijfiwejfiw.