VMSD Announces Third Annual Designer Dozen Winners Recipients Featured in the April 2014 Issue

VMSD, and parent company ST Media Group, are celebrating the best and brightest young designers in retail design with the third annual VMSD Designer Dozen. The 12 emerging stars recognized this year come from design firms and retail organizations across the country, including Swarovski, Procter & Gamble, Fitch, RTKL, Callison and more.

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2014 Designer Dozen

VMSD Announces the 2014 Designer Dozen with the April issue

This list of up-and-coming talent represents retail designers introducing new strategies and concepts and impacting the shopping experience in the 21st century.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 25, 2014

VMSD, and parent company ST Media Group, are celebrating the best and brightest young designers in retail design with the third annual VMSD Designer Dozen. The 12 emerging stars recognized this year come from design firms and retail organizations across the country, including Swarovski, Procter & Gamble, Fitch, RTKL, Callison and more.

VMSD Editor-in-Chief, Patricia Sheehan, acknowledges the significance of these designers and their contributions to the retail design industry. She states, “In retail’s global, multichannel and fast-paced market, it’s going to take more than business-as-usual to help propel the industry forward. This list of up-and-coming talent represents the ones introducing new strategies and concepts and impacting the shopping experience in the 21st century.”

VMSD’s 2014 Designer Dozen award recipients are:

Khalika Abrams
Director of Visual Merchandising
A’gaci

Kylie Bodiya
Architectural Project Manager
Swarovski North America

Taryn Cook
Architectural Project Manager
Colkitt & Co.

Ryan Fetters
Associate/Project Designer
Gensler

Gregory Flannigan
Manager, Corporate Visual Merchandising
Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Stephanie Jones
Designer/Project Manager
Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.

Kate Kyung-ha Lee
Associate
Callison

Maria Kuehn
Senior Design Manager North America Hair Care and Color
Procter & Gamble

Michael Munchoff
Senior Designer, Retail Environments
Chute Gerdeman

Matt Rush
Senior Designer
RTKL

Jonathan Tsurui
Project Manager/Associate
William Duff Architects, Inc.

Carly Tysh
Designer
Fitch

Profiles of The Designer Dozen will appear in VMSD’s April issue and the winners were celebrated at a party in their honor held during GlobalShop in Las Vegas. The event took place at the Social House on Wednesday, March 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. For more on the winners, visit vmsd.com.

Located in Greater Cincinnati, ST Media Group International Inc. serves the visual communications industries with its six trade publications, branded websites, a custom book division and industry events. VMSD is the leading brand and publication for retail designers and store-display professionals since 1922. VMSD showcases the latest store designs, merchandising strategies, new products and reports on current news and industry trends.