Let Hartmann Studios Handle It

Hartmann Studios provides leading brands with comprehensive strategic services, business communications, event production and exhibit and sponsorship campaigns.

We excel at delivering experiences that delight audiences, strengthen connections and generate business growth.

We believe there’s no substitute for meticulous attention to detail. Since 1982, we’ve built an impeccable reputation for anticipating every need, and meeting every challenge. It’s just how we do what we do. At Hartmann Studios, we love our work and it shows.

In any event, we have it covered

  • Hartmann Studios produces outstanding content and events for leading global companies. We welcome the opportunity to provide RFP responses and client references to brands interested in procuring our services. Hartmann Studios offers:

    A Strong Track Record

    • 30+ years serving Fortune 500 clients
    • Production experts: From thrilling arena shows for thousands to
      intimate VIP experiences for discerning audiences

    A Dedicated Team

    • 300 employees in Richmond, CA and 20 employees in Atlanta, GA
    • Offices in San Francisco and Atlanta; privately owned, operated
    • Partnering services from wholly-owned subsidiaries Standard Party Rentals and Impact Lighting
    • Global relationships, skilled resources to ensure superlative results

    Comprehensive Capabilities

    • Strategy – analysis, structure and content development
    • Creative – digital media, graphic design, video, writing, entertainment, speaker support, training
    • Environments – staging, exhibits, lighting, sound design, collateral
    • Project Management – venue selection, negotiations, logistics, food and beverage, group activities
    • Sustainable Programs – green sourcing/recycling practices, donation/CSR protocols

    Extraordinary Care. Every Project. Every Day.

  • The Hartmann Studios Story

    Why do Hartmann Studios clients turn to us again and again? Our insistence on elevating every aspect of the
    audience experience.

    Having a keen eye for the details that make all the difference is at the core of our company’s DNA.

    Visionary designer, Bob Hartmann, founded Hartmann Studios in 1982, setting up shop in a small warehouse in San Francisco’s South of Market district. Bob had honed his skills as a creative director for Macy’s and sought to expand his reputation for extraordinary artistry and impeccable client service as an entrepreneur.

    Project by project, Bob and his trusted team raised industry standards. Hartmann Studios became the agile resource clients needed. Always fresh. Always reliable. Always ready to add new services and skills to its comprehensive repertoire.

    Mark, Matt and Mike Guelfi bought the company in 1994 and serve as its hands-on management team.

    Today, Hartmann Studios remains a privately held event strategy and production powerhouse. From our nine-acre headquarters in Richmond, California to our office in Atlanta to our vibrant relationships with partners all over the globe, we still hold ourselves accountable to exacting standards of excellence. Every project. Every day.

Fueled by challenges

We see the big picture and attend to the smallest details. With our end-to-end offerings, clients enjoy streamlined processes and consummate project management – saving time, money and headaches. Here’s a snapshot:


  • Define business objectives
  • Outline audience trajectory
  • Structure & define messaging
  • Content development & integration
  • Digital & social media
  • Speechwriting, copywriting, speaker &
    executive support
  • Sponsorship & exhibition campaigns
  • Entertainment acquisition
  • Budget management
  • Revenue strategy


  • Graphic design
  • Branding
  • Production design
  • Video & animated media
  • Environmental design
  • Communication design
  • Theatrical presentation design


  • Venue negotiation & selection management
  • Food & beverage management
  • Transportation management
  • Hospitality management
  • Temporary staff management
  • Labor & shipping management
  • Sustainable production, CSR practices & protocols
  • Entertainment & special guest production
  • Event infrastructure & rentals
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Hartmann Studios and Samsung – Building a Stronger Connection Together

When you’re tapped to make Samsung’s 2nd Annual Developer Conference bigger and better than the first annual event, it pays to have the right connections. So, we leveraged our network of trusted designers, producers and engineers to make it happen.

Jan 13
There’s No Place like Yahoo’s Annual Year-End Party

For the third consecutive year, Hartmann Studios was tapped to deliver an unforgettable year-end party for Yahoo.  So we arranged for a memorable excursion, “Off to Oz.”

Jan 13
The Sky was Truly the Limit at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Each year, the annual conference expands beyond the walls of San Francisco’s Moscone Center, as Hartmann Studios transforms the surrounding streets into a hub of non-stop excitement for 60,000 of Oracle’s favorite partners.

Jan 13
One Giant Celebration

Last minute preparations are a standard part of event planning, but when you’re expecting 1.5 million attendees, things can get a little dicey – especially, when the weather throws you a curve.

Jan 13
Hartmann Studios Helps Kick-off Super Bowl 50

It’s first and Golden Gate for Super Bowl 50.

Jul 02
Dramatic Tribute to Harvey Milk

The United States Postal Service recently issued a stamp bearing the image of Harvey Milk...

May 28
Now You Can Find Hearts in San Francisco Too

Call it … heartfelt. San Francisco General Hospital’s annual Heroes and Hearts fundraiser recently attracted more than 1,000 contributors to support programs for improving patient care...

Apr 03
Art Camp

Can art help send cancer packing? Hartmann Studios and Camp Okizu think so...

Mar 29
Hartmann Studios Helps Stars Like Oracle Shine Big and Bright in Texas

Companies head to South by Southwest each spring with one goal in mind: maximum exposure...

Mar 13
Hartmann Studios Shows Off the Power of The Home Depot

There’s no place like Home...

Mar 12
Sweet! Hartmann Studios Recreates Candy Land
for Yahoo!

Next time you need a sugary nirvana for more than 4,000 guests, call Hartmann Studios.

Dec 16
Nelson Mandela Tribute

It’s easy to be inspired by the truth, especially when spoken by one of the great leaders of our time.

Dec 11
Extra! Extra! Batkid Saves City!

Five-year-old Miles Scott, recovering from leukemia, always wanted to be Batkid.

Nov 26
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