Big Bamboo Studios is a turnkey studio that specializes in the creation, fabrication and installation of artificial environments. Big Bamboo Studios’ artists represent decades of experience creating artificial and themed elements for zoos, aquariums, nature parks, playgrounds, water parks, museums, theme parks, resorts, wildlife refuges, both public and private.
Big Bamboo Studios’ extensive portfolio of global projects includes artificial rock work, water features, animal exhibits, aquarium habitats, museums, resorts and commercial venues across the U.S., Asia, Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East.
Big Bamboo Studios employs the latest technologies in materials and 3D engineering to create themed elements and artificial environments using superior products and techniques resulting in unmatched realism and authenticity. If you can conceive it, Big Bamboo Studios can create it and our body of work is proof.
Big Bamboo Studios – Where Your Imagination Becomes Reality.
At Big Bamboo Studios, our mission is to provide our clients with the highest, quality themed environments using a variety of mediums and inspiring design. Combined with decades of experience and professionalism, our Rock Carvers, Artists and Theme Builders are the best in the business delivering fantastic results for a growing list of satisfied clients worldwide.
Through creativity and innovation we aim to deliver the highest quality of craftsmanship in the theming industry, while adhering to proper industry practices and standards.
Meet The Team
CEO / Partner
Big Bamboo Studios’ founder Thom Hunt charts a career that spans over 30 years as a professional artist. During that time, he has perfected his talents as a sculptor, painter and designer. Thom’s artistic vision and approach allows him to put together an amazing variety of services that take projects from concept to completion. Thom’s philosophy of solid craftsmanship, intricate design details and successful project completion has contributed to his reputation as a world-class theme builder and creator of artificial environments so lifelike, so realistic, to the amazement of long list of satisfied clients.
Thom’s work has been featured in industry magazines, countless newspapers, periodicals and television shows. His sculptures have been used as props in major motion pictures and can be found in some of the country’s most notable locations, such as the Central Park Children’s Zoo in New York City, Orlando’s theme parks, zoos and aquariums across the U.S. Hunt’s artistry and skill has taken him to the far reaches of the world and he has an impressive list of clients, including the Prime Minister of Bahrain. Thom’s talent has taken him around the globe, completing projects in Southeast Asia, Central America, the Middle East and Caribbean.
Operation Director / Partner
With over 15 years in the theming industry, Jamie Hunt of Big Bamboo Studios believes in quality of workmanship vs. quantity of projects completed. Over the years, Jamie has developed his talents as an artist; while managing high profile projects, making him one of the leaders in the theming industry.
Jamie has played a major role in the theming of zoos, including the San Diego Zoo, San Francisco Zoo, and various children’s zoos around the U.S. In addition, Jamie has experience in creating underwater environments for aquariums around the country, including the Oregon Coast Aquarium, South Carolina Aquarium, Boston Aquarium, and Monterey Bay Aquarium, to name a few.
Jamie’s work has taken him around the world with projects completed in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
“At Big Bamboo Studios, my goal is to provide the highest quality themed environments for our clients while incorporating new techniques and technologies to deliver the best possible results. This philosophy has brought much success to our company and grown our portfolio of completed projects and satisfied customers.” -Jamie Hunt
Director Of Sales/Marketing
Julie Katz is an entrepreneurial business growth professional with 25 years experience in sales, marketing, community and economic development.