Let’s work together

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” - Albert Einstein

As founder and creative director of Faith Bartrug Design, I work with large retailers and emerging start-up brands to develop successful visual strategy and compelling customer experiences through retail design.

I believe in thinking big and building meaningful connections thru simple strategy and smart design work. I work with local and national clients to deliver design at the highest level, and use my shared community to stay connected to the latest.


A mountain of hats

Pop-ups! • Customer Experience Design • Visual Merchandising • Interior Design • Brand Strategy • Exhibition Design • Graphic Design • Window Display • Trend Analysis + Forecasting • Architecture • Digital Content Development • Visual Communication Tools • Standards/Guidelines • Holiday Decor

See the work here!

Faith Bartrug

Designer + Retail Strategist

Inquiries: 614-302-9588

e: faith.bartrug@gmail.com

Recognition + Publication

2019 CBUS Retail Pop-up Hub, Daytime Columbus, NBC4i

2019 CBUS Retail Executive Peer Group Member

2018 “It’s a Wonderful Window Contest” VMSD + OSU Alumni Magazine

2017 shop! Retail Environments August, “Reinventing Santa”

2017 shop! Retail Environments July, “Reading between the Lines”

2017 PAVE Design Educator / Contributor: Student Design Competition Panelist

2016 - 2017 VMSD Globalshop booth Judge

2016 Columbus Underground April, "Pocket Produce Bringing Healthy Lunches to Clintonville"

2015 - present VMSD Editorial + Advisory Board Member

2015 International Retail Design Conference Speaker, “40 brands, 40 cities, 40 minutes”

2014 VMSD International Visual Competition, 1st Place Award - City Paws

2014 International Retail Design Conference Speaker, “40 designers, 40 cities, 40 minutes”

2013 Designer Dozen Award VMSD

2013 - present VMSD blogger :“Unapologetically Columbus”, “If these walls could talk”, ...

2008 VMSD November “The Market: Safeway spices up the quick grab sector..”

2007 DDI June “Fresh faced & fabulous, Albertsons new concept”

2006 Chain Store Age, Retail Store of the Year: Travel Centers’ Goasis

Member • Retail Design Institute, Ohio Chapter