I recently worked on a retail environment design project for a few weeks. I was helping a local studio extrapolate blueprints and engineering drawings to create a fleshed-out presentation for the client, and to help the on-site contractors figure out how to build out the space. It was for a global e-cigarette company who I’m not allowed to name, but which focuses on helping smokers find a new way to quit cigarettes. The marketing project focused on creating brick-and-mortar stores which would combine a retail sales area, product education area, and cafe/lounge area. Unfortunately for me, the locations I was working on were all cancelled because the company discontinued all North American marketing due to legal action. The project I spent the most time on was supposed to be built in Oklahoma City. I created floor plans, elevations, and fixture views in Illustrator, based on the floorpan and the 3D SketchUp file from the lead designer. Here are some example pages from the main presentation I put together.
I’ve removed the brand’s logo from the images just in case. Also, the magenta slash in the lower right hand corner indicates that the designs are work in progress, and haven’t had final client approval.