Bowman Design Group, an award-winning design firm specializing in custom trade show exhibits and events, interpretive museum and aquarium exhibitions, retail interiors and corporate briefing centers, announced today that veteran team members Teri Metcalf, Account Director, and Alex Gjonovich, Creative Director, join Lee Harrington, President, as partners of the firm. Day-to-day operations of the firm will be led by Harrington, while Metcalf will assist in guiding client relationships, and Gjonovich will lead the studio in creative problem solving.
photo Since becoming owner and president of Bowman Design Group in 2015, Harrington has increased company revenues by 35% and credits Metcalf and Gjonovich for their contribution to the firm’s long-term growth strategies. “Teri and Alex are seasoned exhibit and event professionals whose focus on customer service and clever solutions expands our relationships with existing clients—and wins new business,” says Harrington. In addition to expanding business with their current base, the team is pursuing additional opportunities in healthcare, motorsports, retail, and other high growth industries.
Both Metcalf and Gjonovich have over twenty years experience in the exhibit and events industry, with clients that include Disney, Nike, ESPN, Toshiba and Verizon. Metcalf, who has been with Bowman Design Group for ten years, has deep experience in managing complex trade show projects, from production to installation. Prior to coming to Bowman Design Group, Metcalf spent fifteen years with MICE DisplayWorks and Exhibitgroup Giltspur. Before joining Bowman Design Group as a designer, Gjonovich developed design solutions that supported brand strategies at DisplayWorks and other creative businesses.
Bowman Design Group, an award-winning design firm specializing in custom trade show exhibits and events, interpretive museum and aquarium exhibitions, retail interiors and corporate briefing centers, expands its design, fabrication and business development talent with three new team members. Bryan Broughton joins as Production Director, Tom Casey joins as Account Executive focusing on business development, and Andreas Yanikian joins as Designer on 3D and graphics projects.
Broughton comes to Bowman Design Group from K2 Fabrication and Design, bringing twelve years of experience in the production and management of trade show, event and museum fabrication. Broughton’s fabrication expertise focuses on developing and implementing high-value best practices—providing clients with the perfect balance of quality and cost-savings.
With over twenty years in the trade show exhibit, corporate interior, and retail interior industry, Tom Casey will drive Bowman Design Group’s new business development. Casey says the firm’s current expertise in managing budgets and timelines for custom exhibits and corporate interiors is the foundation for its future success in the retail space. He notes that Bowman Design Group’s recent move to an 18,000 square foot facility with on-site fabrication capabilities provides all clients with production efficiencies that compress timelines and lower fabrication costs. Casey’s previous clients include Nissan, Xbox, Motorola, Neiman Marcus, Cartier and many others.
As an independent brand strategist and designer, Yanikian worked internationally to develop brand positioning strategies, manage art direction, and revamp workflow to increase productivity. In addition to his new role at Bowman Design Group, he will continue to leverage his experience in developing brand strategies for websites, multi-media, and social media platforms.
Lee Harrington, Bowman Design Group’s president and managing partner, says the new team members are a perfect fit for the company. “On top of providing clients with excellent service, Bryan, Tom and Andreas understand our design approach. We are problem solvers who design projects that combine art, function, and strategy—and then execute those projects in meticulous detail,” says Harrington.
Bowman Design Group, an award-winning design firm specializing in custom trade show exhibits and events, interpretive museum and aquarium exhibitions, retail interiors and corporate briefing centers, has relocated to an 18,000 square foot facility in Irvine, California. With the move, Bowman Design Group now offers on-site fabrication capabilities, providing clients with production efficiencies that translate to lower costs and shorter time lines.
Lee Harrington, Bowman Design Group’s president and managing partner, says new customer acquisition and a growing number of unique projects is driving the expansion. “Our reputation as problem solvers who tackle unusual assignments brings a lot of one-of-a-kind work through the door. The advantage of an in-house facility is that we can work directly with production to simplify and value-engineer complex projects – and compress timelines,” says Harrington.