A Unique Breed of Creative Company Lands in Little River, SC

Little Spider Creations is a set design and creation company that moved to the Grand Strand in April of 2015. The business is run by the Brawner family, native to Denver, Colorado.

Jordan Brawner is the CEO and one of three sons of the artistic founder and patriarch. "We love Colorado, but the cold winters were hard on our mother who struggles with multiple sclerosis," Jordan told us while giving a tour of their eclectic Little River "office" with builders whooshing by on the shop floor on skateboards.

How did they end up on the coast of South Carolina? Around the same time that their rent in Colorado was taking a hike, Marc Brawner (father) was traveling between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington and saw a quality of life that he would like to have for his family.

"We worked with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to figure out the details of the move, and soon we were hiring a new local crew of creatives and makers," shared Jordan.

The Little Spider Creations uses their family's talented artistic backgrounds and technical tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, and 3D Modeling software to craft interactive haunted houses and intricate entertainment sets. Some of their clients have been Six Flags parks as well as some amusements in Madrid, Spain.  They produced the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Celebration as one of their first contributions to their new community.

Jordan explained that even though they are fairly new, he is really excited to get more connected throughout the Grand Strand and learn more ways that he can work with the local tech community to expand Little Spider Creations.

"We are extremely interested in creating a shared MakerSpace for locals with all kinds of trades to use. It could be anything from 3D printing or CNC cutting to sculpting or painting."

Also motivated to start a MakerSpace is LivelyPlastics owner, Seth Alcorace. The two of them met at a GS Tech Free Coworking Friday, and plan to work together to make it happen in the near future.

Want to learn more about the MakerSpace Project? Email Jordan Brawner: jordan@littlespidercreations.com 

Interested in Myrtle Beach's coworking space? Check out coworking.gstechcouncil.org.