Jamie’s strong industry knowledge and creative background has been delivering quality retail display systems at OPTO for more than 10 years. Fueled by espresso and an entrepreneurial spirit that doesn’t quit, she’ll make your goals her goals.
The variety of custom requests keep work exciting for Erich, from high-end estimating to fast-paced solutions. While seeing his designs in the marketplace is rewarding, he loves guiding his engineers in new product development.
Mike has earned the trust of both clients and colleagues through his creativity, thoughtfulness, and ability to anticipate just about anything that could happen in the retail design world. For problem solving, he’s your guy.
With a background in visual merchandising, interacting with clients about their retail project is Emily’s favorite part of the job. And whenever she can, she takes a trip to the factory floor to watch the display systems come to life.
Jimmy loves creating products above and beyond his client’s expectations. Getting down to the production floor and seeing them come to life is the highlight of his day, including new designs such as the Cash Wrap or Shadowbox system.
Carolyn’s creativity, extensive design knowledge, and ability to problem solve allow her to regularly bring retail visions to life. She has an impressive ability to get projects completed efficiently, but it’s her keen eye for product finishes that gets everyone’s attention.
After four years at OPTO, Terry still learns something new every day. He’s an accomplished project manager who has worked in all facets of product development, helping the design team offer innovative solutions to his customers.
Lauren is a problem solver. Whether it is space planning a store layout or helping to train new colleagues, she’s the person for the job. She also works with her team to quote projects, create drawings, and serve their clients.
With a background in retail and visual merchandising, Amanda understands her clients’ point of view. She loves helping them create the perfect space—and draws inspiration from Chicago’s artistic environment and architecture.
After visiting a manufacturing show back in 2001, Pablo knew retail design was the career for him. He loves using his skills and knowledge to help others and serve his clients. Plus, the daily challenges are always exciting.
OPTO spotted Jill's talent and aptitude for retail design while she was still finishing up her design degree, and we swooped in and hired her. Jill draws her inspiration from architecture, Pinterest and the silver screen (big movie fan).
Efficient and detail-oriented, Gabby finds the collaborative nature of designing stores and organizing merchandise on systems an exhilarating process. And there's nothing more rewarding for her than seeing a retail design project on paper come to life.
Steven’s strong passion for retail comes from the excitement his clients show every time they see the finished product. Working hands-on with the engineers on prototyping, assembling, installing, or training is always a good day.
Stephanie is thrilled to serve such a diverse set of clients at OPTO. A curious and resourceful person, she helps her clients create the perfect display for them. She also loves working with flowers, plants, and nature.
Jordan is that person who can take an idea from a thumbnail sketch to a fully designed and engineered fixture. Whether he’s deep in CAD software, or down on the production floor, Jordan finds inspiration everywhere he goes.
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