Gemma Gambee is a New York based creative strategist. Incorporating her experience as a creative director, brand strategist, trend forecaster, concept designer, she pioneers innovative solutions for complex brand development that integrate business, brand and design. Her trend forecasting work is applied into concept design presentations, which inform and inspire product design and marketing directions. Keen sensitivity to movements in art, culture and the current zeitgeist combined with strong business acumen make her a valuable asset during the strategic process, product development and marketing executions, resulting in a competitive edge.
Her seasonal forecasts and concept design rigs have provided valuable direction to the design teams of Victoria's Secret, Zalando, Dooney & Bourke, Kenneth Cole, and Wal-Mart. Prior Gemma was creative director of Melet Mercantile, where her clients included Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Gap, Givenchy, J.Crew, Levis, LL Bean, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, American Vogue, Interview, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, and W.
Concurrent to Gemma's creative strategic work, she has pursued a path of spiritual studies. She believes that her personal | professional growth and accomplishments are in reflection to her devoted meditation practice. At present Gemma teaches meditation at a leading tech hedge fund, a computational biochemistry research center, The Morgan Hotel Group, an innovative healthcare start-up, privately to high-net worth influencers and she offers a public class weekly at The Alchemist's Kitchen.
In addition, Gemma teaches Luxury of Branding at The School of Visual Arts, Masters in Branding.
Gemma received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.