design:retail Announces the 2018 40 Under 40 Honorees
March 20, 2018
design:retail’s fourth-annual 40 Under 40 list has been unveiled, revealing the 2018 class of the retail design industry’s top young professionals and up-and-coming future leaders.
All 40 of the industry professionals that made the list were nominated by peers—colleagues, clients, vendors, bosses and even a few direct reports—who submitted enough praise for these outstanding individuals to catch the attention of design:retail’s editors. The list represents a mix of retailers, designers, architects, manufacturers, brand managers, entrepreneurs and innovators.
design:retail’s 40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the April/May issue of the magazine. They will also be celebrated and handed their award in person at design:retail HONORS, taking place 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. on Monday, May 21 (location TBA) during New York Market Week (May 21-25). RSVP to attend the celebratory event at designretailonline.com/honors.
The 40 Under 40 2018 winners are:
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 Canada Ltd.
Ryan Beroset, Graphic Designer, R.G. Barry
Ryan Cavanaugh, Design Manager, Gensler
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
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
Kate Kyung-ha Lee, Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL
Oliver Lan, Senior Environmental Graphic Design, DL English Design
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
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
Congratulations to the 2018 class of design:retail’s 40 Under 40!
Join design:retail for CitySCENE Boston
June 5, 2018 • Awards & Events
Round up all of your retail design colleagues to come enjoy an evening cocktails, snacks and conversation at design:retail’s CitySCENE Boston.
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