SLD grows, adding New York to global roster

Powerhouse brand and retail design agency, Shikatani Lacroix Design (SLD), announced today that they have tapped senior brand development leader, Janice Jaworski, as VP/Managing Director for SLD NYC.

With offices in Toronto and Shanghai, SLD NYC is the latest location in the agency’s growing global roster.

“By expanding into New York, SLD is strengthening our ability to focus on the areas of our business with the biggest growth opportunities, and offer best in class solutions to our clients at greater scale,” said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, founder and President of SLD.

Jaworski brings with her 25+ years of strategic brand development and communications leadership experience, with deep expertise in working across many areas of strategic branding, design innovation, and business management. She has built and managed agency operations, led multi-disciplinary teams, and has established long term client relationships with CPG/FMCG, Pharma/Healthcare, Retail, and B2B clients, start-ups and non-profits, at the Director, VP and C-Suite levels.

Janice’s experiences in building highly successful agency business models from the ground up, co-founding and running Anthem Worldwide NY (for 14+ years), and LAGA/Brand Image NY, makes her the ideal choice,” said Derek Petridis, Principal, Chief Financial Officer of SLD.

“I am thrilled to continue to build on the exciting momentum that SLD has created in the industry,” said Jaworski, “having a truly authentic passion for helping brands reach their fullest potential, delivering exceptional brand experiences to consumers, and delivering strong results to their clients’ top and bottom lines, is what really makes me tick. This team is the real deal.”

Throughout her career, Jaworski has had strong industry recognition. She and her teams’ work have been honored with over 100 ‘awards of excellence’ by the prestigious Pentawards, Creativity International Awards, Graphic Design USA, American Graphic Design Awards, New York Festivals, and the PAC Awards, among many others.