40 Under 40

By Erin M. Loewe

Meet the 2017 class of retail design’s next leaders. The future is here.

Deb Arnoff, Senior Manager of Retail Merchandising, Equinox

Brandon Ball, Co-Founder, Starch Creative

Leonard Barszap, Principal, Experience Innovation + Design

Dave Bates, Head of Creative – Marketing, ’47

Robert Carey, Manager, Site Planning and Design, Macy’s

Lauren Chipman, Principal/CEO, Chipman Design Architecture

Arthur Chu, Design Director, Prophet

Carla Conte, Founder/Creative Director, Brand Creative

Melissa Day, Director of Strategy, Brand Experience Innovation, Retail Marketing, Luxottica Retail North America

Nicole Faccinto, Design Director, Visual Strategy, Chute Gerdeman

Sabrina Fan, Principal, Shook Kelley

Julie Fisher, Senior Shopper Marketing Manager, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Melisa Flickinger, Senior Visual Design Manager, Vera Bradley

Nikki Francisco, Director of Design , Sargenti Architects

Germana Gioglio, Senior Project Coordinator, FRCH Design Worldwide

Melissa Gonzalez, CEO and Founder, The Lionesque Group

Austin Hahn, Founding Partner, CaliChi Design Group

Erin Halpin, Architect and Project Manager, Aedifica

Golsana Heshmati, Associate/Project Manager, HLB Lighting Design

Rhonda Hiatt, Executive Director of Retail, Clear

Michael Horton, Design Director , lauckgroup

Andy House, Creative Director, WD Partners

Brett Hurlbut, Director of Strategy and Creative, cmnd+m

Jeany Kim, Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL

Jessica King, Senior Designer/Project Architect, Bright Architecture

Andrew Lee, Senior Designer, MNA

Martha MacInnis, Design Director, TD Bank Group

Jason Marcoulier, Manager, Store Design, Ahold USA

Lara Marrero, Strategy Director/Retail Practice Area Leader, Gensler

Gerardo Mellado, Visual Manager, In-Store Experience, Lord & Taylor

Mo Mullen, Director, Business Development—LOCAL, West Elm

Brian Perlow, Associate, Bergmeyer Associates Inc.

Michael Pietrunti, Vice President, Visual Merchandising and Creative Services, Tommy Hilfiger

Scott Poloney, Senior Associate/Senior Designer, JPRA Architects

Ryan Rosché, Senior Associate, BRR Architecture

Diana Tran, Senior Store Design Manager, Guess? Inc.

Cheryl Usnick Jochman, Associate/Project Manager, MG2

Lyndsey Vincent, Retail Development Manager, The Walt Disney Co.

Wil Walker, Creative Director, Mondo Mannequins/Econoco

Francis Wilmore, Architect/Creative Director, ASL architecture | design

Read about all of the 40 Under 40 honorees in our April/May 2017 issue.



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