I'm currently Vice President of Global Retail Design at Foot Locker, Inc. the world’s leading retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel with over 3,300 stores in 25 countries under the brand names of Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports.
Previously, I lead creative teams on new retail concepts, flagships, design prototypes, pop ups, and trade show spaces for Verizon, Nike, Starbucks, BCBG, Hervé Leger, Max Azria, Fila Sport, Isaac Mizrahi, Xcel Brands and a series of independent retailers. I served as retail design consultant to Old Navy and Utopia Development, as well as creative director of experiential marketing projects for Google, Sunrun and Sleepy Giant.
The Nike Portland’s LEED Platinum store was named by Design:Retail "Best Designed & Best Green store" of 2012. Along with my team, we redefined the Starbucks experience with localized LEED new concepts starting in 2009. We won a 2013, 2012, two 2011 & four 2010 ARE Awards, a 2011 VMSD and 2011 AIA Awards. My work has been featured in design magazines -VSMD, Interiors & Sources, Design : Retail- and USAToday, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Seattle Magazine, the Harvard Business Review and MiND Magazine.
At BCBG, I managed the Global Concept Design team -in addition to directly overseeing all fixture fabrication in Asia- and before that designed over 50 Fila Sport stores worldwide. These projects were published in multiple retail design books & magazines, and I was granted a United-States “Merchandise Display System” design patent for the FILA fixture concept.
I studied film production design with industry legend Lawrence Paull (Blade Runner, Back to the Future, etc) and won Best Production Design at the 2006 Milan Film Festival. I production designed “Good Time Max” a feature film directed by James Franco and screened at film festivals worldwide. My latest film design work -all spaceship concepts and aesthetics- was for the motion picture “Teleios” which premiered at the 2016 London Sci-Fi Film Festival, and has won multiple awards.
I have spoken at Global Shop, Retail Facilities Summit, Retail Design Forum, ELLE's Trend School, Retail Spaces 2014-2016, 2017 NBCU Innovation Conference, and was a jury member of the Architizer A+ Awards and the Retail Design Institute’s 43rd International Store Design Competition. I speak four languages and love design, filmmaking, travel, rescue dogs and great coffee.
Selected Projects: Foot Locker, Verizon, Nike, Starbucks, BCBG, Hervé Leger, Max Azria, Isaac Mizrahi, Xcel Brands, M Fredric, Old Navy, Fila Sport, Google, Sunrun, Sleepy Giant, Fuel TV.