design:retail’s fifth-annual 40 Under 40 list has been unveiled, revealing the 2019 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 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.-9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at The Gallery at Dream Downtown, during New York Market Week Spring (May 20-22). RSVP to attend the celebratory event at designretailonline.com/honors.
The 40 Under 40 2019 winners are:
Marcella Au, Associate, Quadrangle
Emily K Bowers, Associate, Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
Drew Crockett, Visual Designer, Cosmetics, Fragrances, Special Projects, Bloomingdale’s
Bianca Dadivas, Sr. Environmental Designer, Vans
Michelle Decker, Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL
August DeKock, Visual Creative Manager, Paradies Lagardére
Kara Demmien, Project Manager, Larson Design Group
Charlie Dumais, Principal, BOLD LLC
Alejandro P. Figueredo, Senior Experiential and Industrial Designer, Estée Lauder Cos.
Morgan First, Founder and Chief Product Officer, Rosé Mansion
Daniel L. Gallagher, Environmental Design Manager, Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack
Melissa Gallant, Director of Store Development, Canopy Growth Corp. (“Canopy Growth”)
Jeremy Gershonowicz, Vice President, Director of Retail Construction, Sachse Construction
Amy Kleven Goolsbee, Retail Design and Merchandising Manager, Indian Motorcycle (owned by Polaris Industries)
Martina Guandalini, Creative Director, Sergio Mannino Studio
Jalal Hamad, Senior Director, In-Store Experience – Visual & Off-Shelf Merchandising, The Home Depot
Lara Hendlin, Director Guest Experience, Target Corp.
Lindsay Henningfeld, Retail Design Manager, SunTrust
Christina Lizzette Hernandez, Manager, Architecture, Design & Development, Taco Bell Corporate
Thomas Olin Kosbau, Founder, Principal Architect, ORE Design + Technology
Brad Kurz, Principal + Creative Director, RedStitch
Jaena Lee, Senior Design Manager, L Brands – Victoria’s Secret + Pink
David Margolius, Vice President, Retail, Shawmut Design and Construction
Stephanie Maxwell, Manager of Design, Visual Merchandising for New Stores, Remodels, Capital Projects, and Business Initiatives, Macy’s Inc.
Amanda McAllister, Associate Creative Director, ChangeUp
Marty McCauley, Design Director, FRCH NELSON
Rebecca Pasternack, Senior Project Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle
James Pendergrast, Design Director, FITCH
Tom Philipson, Co-Founder & Managing Director, YourStudio
Ansley Phillips, Creative Director, WD Partners
Veeral Rathod, Chief Marketing Officer, Spence Diamonds
Joseph Scaretta, Co-CEO & Founder, CS Hudson
Kevin Songer, Senior Associate + Studio Director, Gensler Atlanta
Zach Sumada, Director of Design, BRR Architecture
Fritz Lueng Ta, Associate, Schwinghammer Lighting
Christina Tayman, Principal/Accessibility Specialist, Jencen Architecture
Mary Lynn Waite, Creative Director, Chute Gerdeman
Aireen Q. Wong, Senior Designer, MG2
Marie Yates, Experience Design Manager, REI
Alexander Zilberman, Principal/Founder, Alexander Zilberman Architecture P.C., “AZA”
Congratulations to the 2019 class of design:retail’s 40 Under 40!