Company Profile

Maxion Design is a multifaceted, internationally recognized design company based in suburban San Diego, California. Cynthia Maxion founded the company in 1974, designing and executing large murals and graphics. She launched her interior design business in l982 with three large fitness facilities for Club Sport of California. Architectural consulting services soon followed as her philosophy dictated a strong integration of architecture, interior design, and artwork. In 2010 Maxion Design launched a new line of large digital artwork. A background in painting, sculpture, and art history created a catalyst for a unique new style. Projects span from 2,000 to 300,000 square feet.


Architectural Consulting
With professionals skilled in space planning, the development of feature areas, millwork design, lighting design and plans, selection of fixtures and hardware, preparation of CAD documentation, site supervision, and budget planning, Maxion Design renders valuable advice for the preconstruction process.

Interior Design
Maxion Design takes a holistic approach to interior design spanning all phases of design, including: schematic design, budgeting, design development, finish, furniture and fixture selection, millwork design, and documentation. Purchasing, fabrication, and installation are also provided. Perspective drawings and presentation boards are often requested and produced.

Custom Art
After accessing the aesthetic needs of a facility, Maxion Design lays out an art program that may be anything from a corporate fine art collection, splashes of colorful banners in a gym, or life size decals of staff members tumbling down a corridor. Maxion Design has designed and executed over 2,000 murals in a variety of styles from photo realism to abstract. Murals can be either be produced digitally or hand painted on site. Using a variety of materials, such as: plaster, wood, metal, plastic, fabric, and fiber optics, Maxion Design has also created three dimensional artwork.

Graphic Design
Maxion Design plans, develops, and delivers print and digital graphic marketing materials, including: logos, fliers, newsletters, folders, product packaging, print coordination, and collateral materials.

Biography of Cynthia Maxion

Cynthia Maxion

Maxion Design was founded by Cynthia Maxion, an interior designer and artist.

Cynthia graduated from San Diego State University in 1972 and worked for an architectural firm in New York City. In 1967, she embarked on an exciting adventure as an artist on an oceanographic expedition to Honduras.

Her first commission, for Summa Corporation, launched the Maxion Design firm in 1976. The legendary Howard Hughes, who wanted murals painted at Hughes Executive Airport in Las Vegas, owned Summa. She stayed briefly in Las Vegas, creating murals for the Star Dust, Aladen, and Dunes hotels.

In 1977, Maxion relocated her firm to San Francisco where she gathered an outstanding group of muralists and interior designers. Together, their innovative artistry created more than 1,000 murals and the interior design of more than 200 buildings including the Hilton Hotel in California, F.A.O. Schwartz in New York City, Latitudes Fitness in India, and Bodyfit in Canada. In 1992 Cynthia had a son, Jaron, and moved back to San Diego to be near family. In San Diego she found additional experienced architects, graphic designers, artists and interior designers to work with. With the advancement of computer technology Maxion Design launched a line of large scale digital artwork.

Partial Client List

BodyFit Tangerine Spa and Salon Tennis Corporation of America The Sporting Club Club Sport Greyhound Banana Republic Hewlitt Packard Pacific Gas and Electric Marriot Hilton Fujitsu Hasbro Naval Facilities Engineering Command Fireman's Fund Stardust Resort and Casino


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Interior and Sources
Article: Design That's an Energy Booster
Club Business Int'l
Article: Cynthia Maxion Shows Clubs How to Compete with Style
Peak Performance
Article: The Future of Club Design by Cynthia Maxion
Club Business Int'l
Article: Clubs of the Future, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Il Nuevo Club
Article: Design di Tendenza (Italian)