At Perigee Studio, we don’t just create events; we craft unforgettable experiences that resonate.

Based in Portland, Oregon, our creative studio combines design, photography, and event planning to deliver standout projects for every sort of client. Founded by Lani Kingston, a coffee expert, event planner, educator, and bestselling author; and Cody Onthank, a celebrated wine and beverage photographer, videographer, and designer.

Our expertise in conceptualizing, planning, and executing live events and educational programs ensures your vision comes to life with precision and flair. Whether it’s a tradeshow, market, workshop, forum, conference, in-house staff training, corporate retreat, or pop-up event, we tailor our services to meet your specific needs.

Imagine transforming any space into a culinary haven, as we did in the woods of Oregon at the 2023 Outsiders Summit by Outside Van. Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, Dillanos Coffee Roasters, and Travel Portland, our outdoor cooking demonstrations highlighted what we do best: blending education and entertainment, in an engaging environment. 

Consider a magical, immersive guest experience, akin to the Christmas pop-up Lani spearheaded for MAST Chocolate x London’s historic Town Hall Hotel. Featuring a collaboration Star Anise and Vanilla chocolate bar, a stunning chocolate box Christmas tree, and bespoke in-room amenities, projects like these show how our founders can create unique, enchanting atmospheres that delight and inspire. Let us craft a bespoke experience for your guests that leaves a lasting impression.

Leverage our deep industry knowledge and large event management expertise, demonstrated by Lani Kingston’s overhaul of Coffee Fest’s educational programming. From New York to New Orleans, her direction over a dozen shows to date has enhanced the experience for thousands of coffee professionals. We can elevate your conference or forum to new heights – whether you are looking to design a booth or experience, or put together a show of your own. 

Partner with us, as Guatemalan specialty coffee exporters Coffee Bird did, to organize impactful events that underscore your commitment to community engagement. Lani arranged coffee farmer talks and events across Singapore that showcased our ability to foster meaningful conversations and connections.

Engage attendees with interactive experiences, like Lani’s chocolate truffle-making workshops and bean-to-bar seminars at the Taste of London festival. Lani also designed the chocolate factory tour program and spearheaded a beginners bean-to-bar intensive education program at MAST Chocolate London. Our educational approach ensures your guests leave with new knowledge and memorable experiences.

In addition to her extensive event planning expertise, Lani Kingston is an Adjunct Instructor at Portland State University. Since February 2023, she has developed and currently instructs “The Anthropology of Coffee,” a course blending history and anthropology to explore coffee’s global cultural impact from the 6th century onwards. This academic experience enriches our projects, infusing them with a deep understanding of educational cultural narratives and historical contexts.

Let Perigee Studio bring a unique blend of creativity, expertise, and passion to your next event. Whether it’s a corporate summit, culinary workshop, trade show booth, or themed pop-up, we have the skills and vision to make your event truly exceptional.