Ken Lay brings a creative and holistic approach to projects including those that integrate brand experience, architecture, and interiors to create memorable places for people to work and play.
Bringing over 20 years of design expertise in retail design and planning, creative direction, omnichannel integration and environmental graphic design, Ken provides design leadership and management, concept and creative expertise, and process and design development to the Solutions Design Group. Ken balances the creative and pragmatic approach to design, helping clients develop and fulfill their design intent on time, on scope, and on budget.
Prior to joining Gable, Ken held leadership roles at Luxottica and Macy’s. As the Director – Store Design & New Business Development at Luxottica, he led and collaborated on the design of the new Target Optical 2.0 concepts, prototype implementations, and rollout of over 150 locations. Prior to that, as Macy’s Design Director, Ken directed the design aspects of the exterior, interior and way finding of the five-year, $550MM Macy’s Herald Square Flagship project partnering with the planning and construction teams.
Additionally, Ken holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, plus he is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.