12 Years of TH – Celebrating our Path to Success

12 Years of TH – Celebrating our Path to Success


To celebrate 12 years of TH this month, we are sharing some of our most notable moments. Thank you to our clients and collaborators who have joined us throughout this incredible journey. Our team of forward-thinking creatives continues to push boundaries and we look forward to creating with you in the future!

Summer 2004

After working for three years as a freelance 3D artist, Yuri Pitomstev, approaches his childhood friend, Denis Krylov, to start a new visualization venture.  The studio is named Transparent House. One day after launching the TH website, Denis receives the company’s first commercial project – a residential development in Florida.  Soon after, Denis registers Transparent House at the San Francisco city hall – we are officially a company. Denis and Yuri work full time jobs while still developing TH on the side.

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Spring 2005

TH opens it’s first production office in Moscow. Denis starts working at TH full time. Krista Mollion joins him and they both drive sales for the company from their home office in the Presidio of San Francisco, California.

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Autumn 2005

Transparent House begins working with Apple retail to produce renderings for some of their first California stores. In the next 6 years, TH produces renderings and animations for over 150 Apple stores. TH also works on the visuals for the first stores in France, Germany, Japan and China.

Winter 2006

After almost two years of hard work, TH moves to an office space in Jackson Square, a quaint neighborhood of San Francisco, predominantly occupied by creative agencies and design firms.  The SF team is established as Denis and Krista on board the company’s first employees.

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Summer 2007

Our growing portfolio expands as major clients include REI, GM, Sony, Microsoft and Sephora.

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Summer 2008

TH receives the Best CG Image award from CGArchitect.

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Autumn 2008

Transparent House develops a series of it’s own product designs such as Tape Lamp, Concrete Art and Perspectiva lamp. These projects garner international coverage from various design blogs.

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Spring 2009

As one of the very few non-architectural studios to submit to the 11th ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award challenge, TH’s Crescent Moon submission receives international press coverage. Although we didn’t win the competition, the images produced become the most published images as of today for this competition.  Publications include magazines and architecture books.

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Autumn 2010

For the launch of Apple’s first iPad, TH creates an internal project called “Anatomy of Apple” depicting various Apple products throughout history.

Winter 2011

Situated in the heart of historic Jackson Square, TH opens a new office in the oldest commercial building in SF. The interiors designed by the TH team receive multiple features in design blogs. Our Moscow team joins us to attend the office opening.

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Spring 2011

As technology advances, TH challenges itself as a creative agency. Our team finalizes our first Virtual Reality creation. Over time, our agency develops an internal team dedicated to VR research and development, this team exists as subsection of the company called THVR.

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Summer 2011

TH opens an office in Berlin, Germany to support our growing workforce in Europe.

Fall 2012 

SF Business Times features our agency and names us “Atmosphere Magicians“.

Winter 2013

TH is featured in AdWeek, which names our agency “…the Next Generation Digital Studio”. After years of 3D work and product renderings, our agency expands our capabilities to commercial production.

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Spring 2014

TH joins Sutro Management’s marketing team to create visuals and a video for One Rincon Hill Tower II project. Our production team films in various SF locations in addition to green screen CG integration. The tower later sells for a record-breaking SF residential market amount. Once the tower is sold, the new management team hires Transparent House to re-brand and initiate the new marketing campaign.

Summer 2014

Lennar opens it’s first sales office for The Shipyard Project. The first 80 units are sold with the assistance of the renderings and animations created by Transparent House.

Winter 2015

Proud to call San Francisco home, our team pushes the boundaries to showcase our city. THVR creates our first virtual reality holiday card. Clients are treated to a fully 3D stereoscopic viewing app experience. The San Francisco Business Times highlights our creation as “the talk of the town”.

To accommodate our growing client list, TH heads to Southern California to open the Los Angeles office.

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Spring 2016

As an established agency working in the design industry, we host our second event during San Francisco Design Week. Our office transforms into a virtual reality gallery to showcase our space and achievements in the field of VR.

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