Kambiz has created new retail concepts, flagships, design
prototypes and managed roll-out strategies for Verizon, Nike, Starbucks, BCBG, Hervé Leger,
Max Azria, Fila Sport, Isaac Mizrahi, Xcel Brands and a series of independent
retailers. In addition, he served as creative retail consultant to Gap’s Old
Navy, as well as creative director of experiential marketing projects for
Google, Sunrun and Sleepy Giant. In his role as head of Design at Verizon, he
oversaw all aspects of branded environments, including architecture, digital
communications and in-store messaging.
He currently oversees the design of Foot Locker Inc’s
branded spaces -Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs- and all aspects of the retail
experience, including the development of new retail omni channel concepts.
The Nike Portland LEED Platinum store was selected by
Design:Retail as Best Designed & Best Green store of 2012. Kambiz and his
team redefined the Starbucks experience with localized LEED new concepts.
Winner of a 2013, 2012, two 2011 & four 2010 ARE Awards, a 2011 VMSD and 2011 AIA Awards. His projects have been featured in
design magazines -VSMD, Interiors & Sources, Design:Retail- and USAToday,
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Seattle Magazine, the Harvard Business Review, Forbes and the
Kambiz managed BCBG's Global Concept Design team, in
addition to prototyping all fixture fabrication in Asia. Designed over 50 FILA
Sport stores worldwide -published in multiple retail design books &
magazines- and was granted a global “Merchandise Display System” design patent.
After graduating from Architecture school, he studied film
production design with industry legend Lawrence Paull (Blade Runner, Back to
the Future, etc) and won Best Production Design at the 2006 Milan Film
Festival. He production designed “Good Time Max” directed by James Franco and
screened at film festivals worldwide. His latest film design concept of the
motion picture “Teleios” -for which he created all spaceship concepts and
aesthetics- premiered at the 2016 London Sci-Fi Film Festival.
Kambiz has spoken at Global Shop, Retail Facilities Summit,
Retail Design Forum, ELLE's Trend School, Retail Spaces 2014 & 2016, and
was jury member of the Architizer A+ Awards and the Retail Design Institute’s
43rd International Store Design Competition. Kambiz speaks four languages and is passionate about design, filmmaking,
travel and good coﬀee.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Kambiz.