Every year design:retail's 40 Under 40 awards recognizes the retail design industry’s top young professionals and up-and-coming future leaders, asking the question, "when you think of the future leaders of our industry, who comes to mind?"

This year we are pleased to announce that Bergmeyer Associate Stephanie Jones has been selected as a member of this class of shining stars! She and the other honorees will be celebrated at the design:retail HONORS event on Monday, May 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York.

“Stephanie Jones is one of the most talented and generous designers with whom I have ever worked," says Rachel Zsembery, Vice President of Bergmeyer. "Her extensive portfolio in award winning retail and hospitality design runs the gamut from strategic brand positioning and prototype design to multi-format program implementation, and from emerging brands on the brink of a national audience to heritage brands evolving to reposition for renewed relevance. Our clients who have had the privilege of working with Stephanie know that she will drive their efforts forward with a thoughtful creative eye for communicating the essence of the brand while also remaining focused on executing on the smallest of details." 

"Stephanie lives and breathes design, and is always at the forefront of market and material trends as our in-office guru for furniture and finishes," continues Zsembery. "She has an uncanny ability to succinctly evaluate a design and work with a team to distill the essence of a brand experience and find the missing pieces that allow a project to coalesce. Stephanie is also unselfish with her time, volunteering within the retail industry with organizations such as SHOP! (providing tradeshow booth design for the newly branded organization), and always mentoring young designers who seek her out for her wisdom and guidance." 

To view the full article and all the recipients, please click here for the April/May issue of design:retail.


Published Apr 27, 2018