40 Under 40
May 22, 2017
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.
Markopoulos Award 2018
May 21, 2018 • Awards & Events
Anne Kong blurs the classroom lines, engaging students with real-world design challenges. The 22nd recipient of the Markopolous Award advances the retail industry by nurturing its greatest asset, the design leaders of tomorrow.
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RDI to Present Mark V. Looper Award at Gala
May 15, 2018 • Awards & Events
The Retail Design Institute (RDI) will present the Mark V. Looper Award for Design Collaboration as part of its 2018 Student Design Competition during its 47th annual International Design Awards Gala & Fundraiser.
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