New York based multi-disciplinary visual advisor, design curator, dreamer and creative strategist, Samar Younes seamlessly merges the world of retail with art, architecture, craft and design, pushing the boundaries of artfulness in commercial and public spaces. Raised In Beirut, Lebanon, Younes attended first attended the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts studying architecture in Beirut before obtaining a BA (honors) in Theater Design from the prestigious Central Saint martins School of Arts and Design in London, U.K.
With 15+ years experience in retail visual and architectural creative direction and execution, in both specialty and luxury retail, and an editorial advisory board member to visual merchandising and store design publications, she built a reputation for excellence and experimentation, crafting bespoke art installations and experiential spaces.
"Art installations & Windows in retail and commercial spaces is how I communicate stories to the world. I aspire to engage people, in an emotional way with story telling to leave people fully immersed in a brand's experience where they are able to anticipate, participate and linger in various ways for a memorable, authentic and personalized brand experience. My interest lays in creating thought provoking, experiential projects that engage community interaction and champion a social agenda. My design approach blurs the line between the various aesthetic based disciplines by exploring them thru each other's lens, craft and method. For example, retail as art, or architecture as fashion, or fashion as design, etc. I work closely with the business leaders to insure the visual image is supporting their overall business strategy and building the brand. This enables me to formulate a strategic, bespoke approach to create excitement, and drive traffic to generate brand demand, increased sales and social engagement."