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A Toast to 2015's Designer Dozen

VMSD celebrated with its award winners during GlobalShop in Las Vegas



VMSD celebrated its 2015 class of Designer Dozen award winners in March with a champagne reception, held during GlobalShop in Las Vegas. The annual competition recognizes young professionals in retail design who exemplify innovation and achievement in design, leadership skills and industry and community involvement.

This year’s recipients include (pictured, back row, l to r): Garrett Thompson, Richardson Design; Katie Jakubek, Starrdesign; Mike Ruehlman, FRCH Design Worldwide; Molly Lawenda, Dash Design; Mat Gurda, WD Partners. (Pictured, front row, l to r): Jeany Kim, Callison; Leslie Ann Chiu, Callison; Megan Stone, The High Road Design Studio LLC. Not pictured: Andrea Buccasso, Fitch; Matthew Calkins, Gensler; Manon Foucraut, Restore; Elizabeth Rinaldi, McDonald’s.

Read the article on VMSD's 2015 Designer Dozen here.



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