Jason Watts

Design Director

As Retail Design Director with RGLA Solutions, Jason brings more than 20 years of experience in retail design, combining expertise in designing retail environments as part of several award-winning retail design firms and shopper marketing agencies. Prior to RGLA, Jason was vp, Retail Design Director for Arc Worldwide/ part of Leo Burnett Group in Chicago – responsible for leading the design team in the shopper-based strategy, creative direction, design development and implementation of the projects. He also serves as vp of Retail Design Institute’s Chicago Great Lakes Chapter and is instrumental in helping to promote the retail discipline within this community. Jason has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati. He also is an award-winning and nationally recognized fine artist and has shown his paintings in galleries in New York, Chicago and Washington D.C.

Breakout Session: Wholesale to Retail: Why the Brick-and-Mortar Experience Matters