40 Under 40

By Jenny S. Rebholz

Nominated by their industry peers, bosses, clients, direct reports and even company CEOs, the 2018 class of design:retail’s 40 Under 40, selected by our editors, are setting the bar high for the future of retail design as we know it. Take a peek inside the brightest minds leading us into the next generation in the April/May issue of design:retail.

Ryan Alden
Owner & Creative Director, Alden Creative

David I. Balzer
Director – Retail Design, Larson Design Group (LDG)

Brad Barbee
Associate, MG2

Kat Barreca
Fixture Development Manager, Best Buy

Ryan Beroset
Graphic Designer, R.G. Barry

Ryan Cavanaugh
Design Manager, Gensler, Atlanta

Michael Daddario
Senior Manager of Store Design, Ulta Beauty

Joseph T. DeBello
Director of Business Development, Manex/France Display, sister company Wolf Form

Molly Dorgan
Director, Store Design – Guest Experience, Target Corp.

Maria Emilia Escudero
Senior Designer, MNA

Jacob Fergus
Brand Manager – Trade Marketing, TaylorMade Golf Co.

Gabriel Fernandez
Director, Environmental Branding & Design, American Express

Mary Hannah Fout
Senior Marketing Manager – Showroom/Builder Channel, Ferguson

Caroline Victoria Hagerty
Global Assistant Manager, Visual Merchandising
GLAMGLOW (a skincare brand owned by Estée Lauder)

Jane Hargreaves
Design Manager, sweetgreen

Larissa Hunt
Director of Data & Methodology, Envirosell Inc.

Ashlee Jones
Senior Interior Designer, starrdesign

Stephanie Jones
Senior Interior Designer/Associate, Bergmeyer Associates

Alexandra Kolbe
Creative Director, IN GOOD CO

Ingrid Kolesk
Creative Director of Environmental Design, Vans

Oliver Lan
Senior Environmental Graphic Design, DL English Design

Kate Kyung-ha Lee
Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL

Meg Lefeld

Global Project Manager, ZenGenius Inc.

Felita Li
Architectural Designer, Studio V Architecture

Kate Maciejowski
In Store Marketing Manager, Columbia Sportswear

Sarah Mapel
Senior Designer, Big Red Rooster

Emma Morgan
Director, In-Store Presentation, Global Creative Visual Merchandising
Tiffany & Co.

Stephanie Mui
Director, Visual Merchandising Strategy, Communication & Execution
Finish Line

Michael Munchoff
Creative Director, Chute Gerdeman

Mariel Olivo
Art Director, Barteca

Henry O. Ramirez
Manager, Global Store Development, Under Armour Inc.

Meredith Seeds
Director of Interior Design, FRCH Design Worldwide

Teofilo Tarazi
Architect, Bettis Tarazi

Narine Tatoyan
Senior Director of Design, Westfield

Bridget Thomsen
Creative Visual – Center Core, Macy’s

Wes Trump
Director, Art & Style – Visual Merchandising
Delaware North Cos.

Carly Tysh
Associate Design Director, FITCH

Chad M. Webre
Director of Architectural Design, Freshii

Brian Weltman
CEO, Creative Director & Founder, Retail Habitats

Tobi Wray
Senior Manager of Design, Amazon Books


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