Jay Highland


Jay’s work has been recognized by numerous industry publications, including Fast Company, Design:Retail, Interior Design, and VMSD, and he has led teams to two “Store of the Year” awards. In 2019, Jay (full bio) was individually recognized as an industry-leading Design Influencer by the Design:Retail Portfolio Awards. He is a featured speaker with numerous appearances at industry events, such as the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC), GlobalShop, EuroShop, the Design:Retail Forum, and the National Retail Federation (NRF). Jay sits on the VMSD Editorial Advisory Board, and is a former member of the Board of Directors for Dress for Success.

His career path encompasses all phases of the retail strategy and design process, solving clients’ real-world business problems via “big ideas” in concepting, prototyping, and scaled implementation. Jay has built strong relationships with clients, fostering trust and serving as a bridge between business needs and creative solutions. He’s partnered with brands such as Nike, Starbucks, Hershey, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Target, Rebel (Australia), Whole Foods, Krispy Kreme, Liverpool (Mexico), Lilly Pulitzer, and Verizon.

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If you'd like Jay to present data and insights from our consumer studies or to engage with your executive management team, please contact him at jay.highland@wdpartners.com.


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