Creative Director, Principal, Gensler
John founded Gensler’s Retail and Branding studios and continues to expand these practice areas into emerging markets around the world. His expertise in design experience lends an elevated perspective to the firm’s overall process and creativity. He was also instrumental in developing the Gensler brand into one of the most recognizable names in the industry. He was named one of the Top Retail Design Influencers of 2012 by design:retail and has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Financial Times, Interior Design, Cool Hunting, Women’s Wear Daily, Glossy, and The Business of Fashion. His most celebrated projects are the New York flagship store for Toys ‘R’ Us, adidas New York, Cadillac House New York and Shanghai, the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, and the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. John has spoken at SxSW Interactive, Fast Company Innovation Festival, Architectural Digest Show, Savannah College of Art and Design, Harvard University’s School of Design, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.