Andrea Buccasso is an Environmental Designer with a design degree from Columbus College of Art and Design. She has over 10 years of experience in the design industry, Within those ten years Andrea has worked on a vast amount of branded environments all around the US’s major cities including flagships and new concept stores in New York, NY, Las Vegas, Chicago, Glendale, CA, Los Angelas, CA, San Diego, CA, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA and Columbus, OH. Andrea has experience working on a variety of spaces from high end retail stores, big box stores, mall centers, airports, pop-ups, fixture designs, restaurants, grocery stores, local bars and offices to residential spaces.
Andrea’s capabilities include floorplan layouts, fixture design, millwork design, materials/finishes and lighting specifications, 3D modeling, AutoCAD drawings and concept implementation.
Andrea’s projects have earned her the VMSD’s 2015 Designer Dozen Award and the 2013 PAVE Rising Star Award.
INDEPENDENT TRANSITION DESIGNER
Ashlee Stewack is a visual artist residing in Chicago, IL. She is a formally trained graphic designer and traditionally trained sign painter, having apprenticed for local veteran sign painter Ches Perry at sign company Right Way Signs. Later becoming creative director she had the opportunity to lead design initiatives and team production. Alongside designing and sign painting her focus for 2016 has been in building the framework for her company, Empress Innovations that emphasizes design for social innovation. Highly valuing transition design and applying holistic variables and other transdisciplinary knowledge, her focus lies on synthesizing design to facilitate positive future growth, movement and change within systems.