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Growing Design Firm GRID2 International Names Associates

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Leading strategic design firm GRID2 International promots four project managers to associates in response to growing account responsibilities. Susan Weingarten is promoted to senior associate responsible for environmental graphics and signage, and project management. An associate with GRID2 since 2004, Weingarten has made significant contributions on behalf of company clients UPS, Duane Reade, and Harden Furniture. For the latter, she worked on the manufacturer’s signature in-store custom design kiosks, The Harden Home Studio™. Prior to her employment with GRID2, Weingarten was design director for Carbone Smolan Agency, also based in New York. Wendy Burns is promoted to associate, noted for her expertise in environmental and fixture design and planning. In her new role, she will retain project management responsibilities. Burns is recognized for her work with GRID2 clients HDS Retail, Norwalk Furniture and Hale & Hearty Soups. She is a former intermediate designer with Retail Environments Marketing Corporation. David Pinter is promoted to associate responsible for architecture and interior design. He was a partner with JumpNY prior to working with GRID2. Representative projects with GRID2 include Kornmeyer’s, HomeMart, a multi-channel retail store in Shanghai, and custom home developer John Laing Homes. Felix Pinto is promoted to associate with a focus on store planning and project management. He served as project manager for R. Ceretti + associates prior to joining GRID2 in 2004. Pinto has been influential on projects for Mont Blanc, American Leather, and L’Occitane during his tenure with GRID2. Associates work collaboratively with the GRID2 Partner in charge of the client project. GRID2 partners for the international organization include Martin Roberts, who also serves as company president, Akka Ma, Betty Chow, Marcelo Albertal and Dimitri Vermès. GRID2 recently expanded its offices, relocating to the Union Square area in Manhattan, in January. ABOUT GRID2 INTERNATIONAL New York City-based GRID2 is an award-winning team of brand marketers, retail consultants, architects, and interior and graphic designers. Projects are wide in scope – from brand identity development to retail store design – and span multiple consumer segments in locations around the world. For more information about GRID2 and to review the client list, please visit www.GRID2.com

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