Director of Business Development and Marketing, Gabellini Sheppard
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Chardonnay Pickard-Fares followed her interest into the business and strategy side of the design industry. Following her start in New York in 2007, she’s worked as a consultant and in-house with a variety of the industry’s leading architects, interior designers, and manufacturers, advising on licensing partnerships, media management and business development. She’s also worked closely with institutions like the 92Y to produce innovative events and programming. Cultivating relationships and collaborations from introduction to final product is what motivates her as both a professional and as a creative at heart. Pickard-Fares currently directs Business Development and Marketing at Gabellini Sheppard in Manhattan and lives with her husband and young son in New Jersey.