Susan Grant Lewin is an authority on marketing, public relations, brand-building, and image enhancement for the design industry. Throughout her career as a journalist, corporate communications executive, and public relations consultant, Susan has consistently pushed the boundaries of creative marketing to the highest levels of design excellence. For the last 20 years, Susan Grant Lewin Associates has served some of the world’s most prestigious designers, architects, and corporations. SGLA work as partners with clients: conceiving and re-tuning a brand, making highly visible and valuable placements, and prospering in a competitive global market. Susan has served on the boards of bodies such as the Architectural League, and been recognized by prestigious awards, including from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and the International Furnishings and Design Association. She has also published multiple books, and donated a significant collection of contemporary jewelry to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, which was shown in the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas (2017-2018).
During his 20 years as a media specialist, Dan Schwartz has cultivated strong professional relationships with top members of the national and international press. He has secured coverage in an impressive range of prestigious publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Architectural Record, and Artforum. Dan has developed close relationships in the art world, including with artists, curators, museums and galleries, as well as in the architecture community. He has extensive experience in events, working on everything from gallery openings, to press conferences, to international press trips.
Denise Figlar Wilson is an expert in brand building, with over 20 years experience working with international high-end design and lifestyle companies. She has developed and directed successful integrated campaigns for high-profile luxury brands such as Swarovski, Giorgio Armani, and Calvin Klein, where she was part of the core team that launched Calvin Klein Home in the US and globally. Denise is at ease working with a range of stakeholders, from CEOs of multi-national companies to start-ups, where she has helped build a company’s reputation from the ground up. She also has valuable experience working with high-profile clients, such as owners, celebrities, and brand ambassadors. Through creating strategies that encompass all platforms, including traditional print advertising, broadcast media, and digital influencer campaigns, Denise has has developed top-tier industry and press relationships.
Josefine Milora has a diverse background in Publishing, Communications, Event Management, and Public Relations. Since moving to New York from Copenhagen in 2014, she has created impressive results for top Scandinavian and American design, lifestyle, and hospitality brands. Josefine’s enthusiasm for and in-depth knowledge about new media was fostered through a Masters degree from the University of Copenhagen, where she wrote a dissertation on influencer marketing and blogs. This has resulted in the establishment of close relationships with key lifestyle influencers in the U.S. and abroad, leading to many extremely successful campaigns and partnerships. In addition, she has helped many clients grow their social media presence through account management and content creation.
Kate Robertson has a diverse background as an academic, writer, and communications consultant. She has a PhD in Art History and Film Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia, where she taught for many years, and extensive knowledge about international arts and culture. Kate has written for publications such as The Atlantic, i-D, and Marie Claire, produced branded content and digital copy, and also has two upcoming books.