(Las Vegas, NV – Thursday, March 24, 2016): There was cause for celebration at the Association of Retail Environments (A.R.E.) Awards last night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Jump was recognized with awards in two different categories. The design for TASTE MARKETERIA in Bronte Creek, Ontario took home a Silver in the Supermarket/Grocery Store category, while the Sisley Honda iPad app and design earned Special Recognition in the In-Store Communication category.
This makes it six years in a row for Jump at the A.R.E. Awards, having earned recognition for South St. Burger Co. (2011, 2012), terra20 (2013), Via Cibo (2014) and Tavolo (2015).
Two of the design firm’s founders and Principals were on hand for last night’s event, and were once again thrilled with the outcome. “It’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work and the passion we put into our projects, but we have to tip our hats to our clients who allow us to help bring their brands to life,” said Eric Boulden, President of Jump Branding & Design Inc. “Without them this wouldn’t be possible.” Strategic Director Jason Hemsworth acknowledged that it’s a team win for the firm: “I just want to thank our talented and dedicated staff for making this happen for us and our clients,” said Hemsworth. “These awards speak volumes about the very creative people we’ve got on our team, and they should be proud of this recognition of their talent.”
The A.R.E. Design Awards are presented annually to the best Retail Environment designs, and are judged by an independent panel of retailers, designers, and industry journalists. This year a record 75 awards were handed out, honouring all aspects of retail store design, with winners representing eight countries, including Vietnam and South Korea. The A.R.E. Design Awards is the industry’s largest and most prestigious retail store design awards program, in its 45th year.
See additional photos and find out more about the design process in this exclusive interview with Jump President and head of retail design, Eric Boulden.
See the TASTE MARKETERIA case study