Themed Design Services & Consulting

Themed Marketing Environments - Exhibits - Multisensory Programming - 3D Sound Recording & Processing - Product Design & Prototyping - Show Design - Concept Design

As a 2D/3D designer, conceptual designer and an inventor, R. Douglas Nelson is available to consult on unique and innovative projects, products, environments and experiences. Doug had the honor of apprenticing under some of the old-school Disney Masters, when in the mid 1970's, he first joined WED Imagineering, following his formal education in industrial design.

Rotunda Sanrio-Gallery

Since that time, projects have included the design of exhibits, retail environments, theme parks and world fair pavilions; Clients have included such groups as Caesars Palace, Samsung in Korea, and Sanrio in Japan. 


For the last decade, RDN has focused on the development of multisensory systems, including the patented Aroma Composer and a suspended relaxation device used for spa applications, special needs training and for other therapies. Doug is a "rare" specialist in multisensory systems development and software, as well as the design of next-generation Spa & healing environments.



As a Conceptual Designer, Master Planner and Design Director. Doug works close with top management, producers, sponsors and clients to help develop and later implement original ideas for small to large scale public exhibits and show environments. Some projects, such as Sanrio Puroland, (Image above) have had a budget in excess of one billion dollars!

Based in Ojai, CA … near both Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, not far from L.A., Doug is happy to telecommute, and open to travel almost anywhere required. Small or large scale projects welcome.

Project Portfolio & Details can be viewed here at this link.


Design Services

  • Conceptual Design & Design Direction
  • Themed Environments, Displays, Dioramas & Models
  • Spa Experience Design
  • Product Design
  • Invention & Prototyping
  • Project Research
  • Graphics - Photography and Image Editing - Web
  • Publications

Multisensory Programming & Show Production

  • 3 D Sound Recording, Processing and Editing - Field Recording
  • Programming of Multisensory Environments including but not limited to: 3-D sound, aroma composing, tactile vibration, motion, visuals, etc.
  • System Integration & Configuration
  • Automated "Smart Sensor" Control Systems
  • Scent Marketing - System Design



Designer of theme parks, retail environments, restaurants, spas, exhibits, first-class museums, products and attractions.