Thanks again to LA I’m Yours for their awesome piece about us and James!
If you haven’t seen the article yet, make sure to check it out here.
Students, members and colleagues of the Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter met at the Gensler office space in Downtown Los Angeles for the annual “Student Portfolio Review,” which was held on April 30th.
Following the success of this extremely popular event last year, the evening did not disappoint, giving the professionals and students a chance to swap ideas and make introductions through a creative ‘speed dating’ style review of creative work.
Students nearing graduation from various Southern Callifornia schools (including Cal State Long Beach, Art Center College, and USC, among others) attended, along with several participating mentors and professionals throughout the local design industry. The evening was open to all disciplines related to the practice of retail design, including Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising, Set Decorating, Digital and Interactive Design.
For many members of the RDI, the event was a chance to evaluate emerging design talent and to potentially add energetic new additions to their studios. For students, it was an invaluable opportunity to meet with seasoned professionals from leading design firms and to receive feedback on their portfolios before graduating.
All in all, it was a great night, with plenty of drinks to go around and delicious Australian-themed food from the Downtown LA artisan pie shop, The Bronzed Aussie.
For a photo gallery of the event, click here.
Looking for new retail design talent to join your team with a fresh perspective, providing an energetic addition to your studio? Or are you interested to meet with seasoned professionals from leading design firms in Southern California to seek their advice on your portfolio before graduating?
Then please join us for the RDI Southern California Student Portfolio Review. We’re happy to be sponsoring this year, and we’re expecting a great turn out!
Following this extremely popular and successful event last year, the evening promises an opportunity for professionals and students to network and exchange ideas through a rapid review of creative work, at Gensler’s office space located in Los Angeles. We extend this valuable opportunity to students in all disciplines related to the practice of retail design – Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising, Set Decorating, Digital & Interactive Design….
– 50-75 students from Southern California colleges.
– fast paced format ‘speed dating’ style to review new emerging talent.
– light refreshments provided by Glow
– complimentary tickets for pre-registered participants/attendees.
The event will be held from 6:30-9:30 pm.
To get more information about this event and to buy your tickets, click here.
A great way to start off the month of April, we are thrilled to have our work featured yet again on the Retail Design Blog! The RDB highlighted our design for the new I.Martin Bicycle retail shop, located on Beverly Boulevard here in Los Angeles. The feature showcases several photos of the store, as well as descriptions and a little bit of insight into what our design process was approaching the new space.
Check out the full story on Retail Design Blog here.
The shop, located on Beverly Drive, was a fun project to work on right in our own backyard, yet the design challenge was to merge two different store units and bring the experienced sales staff front and center. The entire interior, including walls, ceiling and service were finished in a single color.
Paired with this was reclaimed oak beams and wood effect laminate to allow a background that let the bikes stand out. A more centralized checkout finished in strips of old oak beams was positioned near the front door, allowing for better interaction with the customers.
The company’s corporate colors of black, yellow and orange were introduced into the flooring and upholstery accents, and custom pendant lights made from spokes, hubs and chains hang over the checkout area. The idea of reusing existing materials was to reference the nearly 30-year-old brand yet add a more modern feel.
Check out the gallery above for some interior shots of the new I.Martin shop design.