Jay Highland

EVP, Creative, WD Partners

As EVP, Creative at WD Partners, Jay is both an orchestrator of teams and a catalyst for innovation. His 30 years of brand experience encompasses all phases of the retail strategy and design process, solving clients’ real - world business problems via “big ideas” in brand - right concepting, prototyping, and scaled implementation. He’s partnered with many of the world’s premier brands, including Nike, Starbucks, The Home Depot, Target, Verizon, Whole Foods, Hershey, Walmart and Sweetgreen. An avid world travel er and always - curious consumer, Jay connects the dots of global experience and delivers inspiration and provocation to push teams toward new ideas and innovative solutions.

Jay’s work has been recognized by numerous industry publications, including Fast Company and VMSD, and he was honored as an industry Design Influencer in 2019. He is a featured speaker with appearances at industry events, such as IRDC, GlobalShop, EuroSho p and NRF. Jay sits on the VMSD Editorial Advisory Board.