A multi-disciplinary creative director and retail experience designer, focused on curating spatial experiences that are engaging and transformative for the world’s leading brands.
Currently Senior Designer for Nike Global Retail Design, with nearly fifteen years of brand storytelling and consumer journey experience.
Prior to Nike, he served as the Agency Creative Director of Lifestyle & Sport focused retail projects at IDL Worldwide in Portland OR. He led a diverse team of collaborators on projects for multiple Nike product categories, Jordan Brand, Converse, The North Face, Nixon Watches, Callaway Golf, and Foot Locker Inc. among others.
He has previously designed recognized products and experiences for Nixon Watches, Microsoft, General Electric, Forum Snowboards and Zumiez with leading design firms Trapset, Dragstrip, Cinco, and Crack Experience.
His work has been featured in Wallpaper, Stuff, Nylon, Details, GQ and across the blogosphere on Hypebeast, Forbes, Complex, Core77, NiceKicks, and Trendhunter to name a few.
His work on Nixon’s Analog Newton, was selected by Trendhunter Magazine as #15 in their top 100 watches special edition and was featured on Kanye West’s blog.
Carlos Aires leads the design and creative development of new concepts for stores to increase sales. Creating campaigns and branding for store windows. Potentiometric visual merchandising and buying experience from the point of sale. Carlos offers expert advice on visual marketing and specialized training in visual merchandising for store personnel.
Contact ATR Creative Director/Retail Experience Designer Zak Hoke via: ZakHoke [at] Gmail [Dot] Com for Consulting, Career Opportunities, New Ventures, Speaking Engagements, Market Travel (Retail Tours), Expertise & Referral Requests.
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