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About Karen Herman

Hey there, I'm Karen Herman, a disruptive designer, inspired writer and founder of Gustie Creative and Create Disruptive Retail. At Gustie, we are a full service design firm, retail design strategists, thought leaders and design innovators. We are passionate about disruptive retail and recently launched Create Disruptive Retail. Visit www.createdisruptiveretail.com to learn more.

Pop Up’s are Here To Stay

I really enjoy being a Contributing Writer to Simply the Best magazine. As the go-to source for disruptive retail, retail design and retail strategy, I get to share interesting retail concepts and trends that are emerging in our regional and national retail landscape. Interestingly, more often than not, these retail concepts and trends have already [...]

By | 2018-05-03T12:32:35+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What Makes Disruptive Retail, Disruptive…

Sharing my current article for Simply the Best Magazine on fashion trucks and disruptive retail. Disruptive retail is driven by passion. It is the passion of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and brands and businesses who actively seek creative design solutions that offer new and innovative ways to connect with their clients and customers. They are [...]

By | 2018-05-03T11:21:14+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

A Virtual Room in Action

In the video below, the Live Media Trading Room designed by Gustie Creative is featured in a terrific interview with Jordan Zimmerman, Founder and CEO of Zimmerman Advertising in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Fox Business, Mornings with Maria Bartiromo. The Live Media Trading Room is a Virtual Room and is a custom designed environment that uses interactive technologies [...]

By | 2018-03-18T07:41:42+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Gustie Creative in VoyageMIA Jan 2018

Gustie Creative has been recognized as a rising star in South Florida and we are featured in VoyageMIA January 2018. Click to learn our story here. At Gustie Creative, we offer full service design, retail design strategy, strategic marketing, design innovation with AR and VR, and DisruptShop Workshops. We are evangelists for disruptive retail and passionate about crafting [...]

By | 2018-03-18T07:43:47+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Gustie in Independent Retailer Magazine, January 2018

Pleased to be included in the January 2018 issue of Independent Retailer, adding commentary to the main article, Retail 2018: What's Next? At Gustie, we know Disruptive Retail is the answer! Enjoy the read and be sure to leave your questions, comments or suggestions below. Cheers, Karen

By | 2018-04-19T17:57:19+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Gustie Creative Top 25 Award for 2017

At Gustie Creative we are a small group of passionate creators and we are proud to be selected as one of the Top 25 Retail Design Blogs on the Planet for 2017. This is the second year that we have earned this award. It is an honor to be included among our peers and design industry [...]

By | 2018-03-18T07:49:16+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Get to Know Disruptive Retail; Move Online-to-Offline with Ease

Last week, I had a design meeting with a new client to discuss retail growth strategies for her independent brand, a locally based small business. Do you immediately take for granted that we talked about standard retail footprints, mall lease terms and designated parking spots? Well, none of these topics came up. What we talked [...]

By | 2018-03-18T09:05:37+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Shop Small on Saturday

The past few days I’ve taken time to drop in on some pretty awesome folks. As a Neighborhood Champion for Shop Small Saturday, I have the pleasure of delivering free marketing materials and custom designed canvas tote bags to the proprietors of local independent businesses to help them prepare for Saturday, November 25, 2017, a day officially recognized as Shop [...]

By | 2018-03-18T07:54:13+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Rise of Disruptive Retail

The Retail Apocalypse. Some people may consider this a catch-all phrase for changes that have been spreading their way through the U.S. for quite some time. However, today's article in Bloomberg, America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning is a warning flag for me. Definitely give this article a read to gain important insight. At the Research [...]

By | 2018-03-18T08:08:42+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Keeping Offline Retail Alive

Click to read Keeping Offline Retail Alive, an article on the importance of offline retail and supporting our local independent mainstreet retailers, by Karen S. Herman, CEO and Retail Design Strategist at Gustie Creative LLC and Founder of Create Disruptive Retail

By | 2018-05-03T11:51:28+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments