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SDI Design Welcomes Mardi Najafi as Principal, Retail and Hospitality

With more than 30 years of experience, Mardi has worked with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike across the retail and hospitality industries




(PRESS RELEASE) TORONTO – SDI Design shares the appointment of Mardi Najafi as Principal, Chief Creative Officer – Retail & Hospitality Practice Leader.

An award-winning multidisciplinary designer, with over 30 years of experience, Mardi’s expertise in crafting branded retail and hospitality environments spans both small businesses and Fortune 500 giants.

In 2023, Mardi became the first Canadian inductee into the prestigious Legions of Honor by the Retail Design Institute and is currently serving as the President of Retail Design Institute Canada.

“Mardi’s unparalleled vision and profound experience in the retail and hospitality design space promise to invigorate our projects with groundbreaking creativity and leadership,” said Joanne Chan, Principal. “His remarkable career, marked by international acclaim and transformative projects, positions us perfectly to redefine excellence in our industry.”

About SDI Design

An award-winning firm, SDI Design has been a prominent presence across Canada for nearly 40 years. Their portfolio is distinguished by expertise in pioneering design, architectural innovation and excellence in project delivery and management.

Specializing in the innovative design of commercial and institutional spaces, SDI Design also focuses on branded environments, furnishings, fixtures and equipment procurement and art consultation, all within a sustainable context.


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