40 Under 40
May 17, 2018
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.
Owner & Creative Director, Alden Creative
David I. Balzer
Director – Retail Design, Larson Design Group (LDG)
Fixture Development Manager, Best Buy
Graphic Designer, R.G. Barry
Design Manager, Gensler, Atlanta
Senior Manager of Store Design, Ulta Beauty
Joseph T. DeBello
Director of Business Development, Manex/France Display, sister company Wolf Form
Director, Store Design – Guest Experience, Target Corp.
Maria Emilia Escudero
Senior Designer, MNA
Brand Manager – Trade Marketing, TaylorMade Golf Co.
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)
Design Manager, sweetgreen
Director of Data & Methodology, Envirosell Inc.
Senior Interior Designer, starrdesign
Senior Interior Designer/Associate, Bergmeyer Associates
Creative Director, IN GOOD CO
Creative Director of Environmental Design, Vans
Senior Environmental Graphic Design, DL English Design
Kate Kyung-ha Lee
Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL
Global Project Manager, ZenGenius Inc.
Architectural Designer, Studio V Architecture
In Store Marketing Manager, Columbia Sportswear
Senior Designer, Big Red Rooster
Director, In-Store Presentation, Global Creative Visual Merchandising
Tiffany & Co.
Director, Visual Merchandising Strategy, Communication & Execution
Creative Director, Chute Gerdeman
Art Director, Barteca
Henry O. Ramirez
Manager, Global Store Development, Under Armour Inc.
Director of Interior Design, FRCH Design Worldwide
Architect, Bettis Tarazi
Senior Director of Design, Westfield
Creative Visual – Center Core, Macy’s
Director, Art & Style – Visual Merchandising
Delaware North Cos.
Associate Design Director, FITCH
Chad M. Webre
Director of Architectural Design, Freshii
CEO, Creative Director & Founder, Retail Habitats
Senior Manager of Design, Amazon Books
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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design:retail’s Design Challenge 2018 Invites You to Rethink BOPIS
May 14, 2018 • Awards & Events
We are looking for your out-of-the-box BOPIS ideas.
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