Wilson Associates has added Jese Medina-Suarez as design director, principal. Working closely with a number of the firm’s international outposts, he will help to expand Wilson Associates’ global presence, championing high-end design and client service across a range of target market sectors.
Prior to joining the Wilson team, Medina-Suarez worked with a series of architecture and interior design practices throughout Milan, London, Singapore and Melbourne, including Foster+Partners, John McAslan and Bates Smart. Leveraging nearly 15 years of expertise and a strong, multi-disciplinary, brand-driven design background, Medina-Suarez’s portfolio spans experience in the hospitality, aviation, residential, retail and workplace industries. He has worked with high-profile brands around the world such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Accor, Etihad, Rolls-Royce, Al-Jazeera and Mandarin Oriental. His most notable projects include Four Seasons Minneapolis; Four Seasons Hanoi; Hilton Bangalore; MGallery by Sofitel Melbourne; and British Airways Concorde Bar in Dubai.
“Design is strategic communication,” said Medina-Suarez. “Design is our means to tell a story and help the guest experience become meaningful; hopefully even memorable.”
will oversee Medina’s growth at the firm. “Jese has graciously agreed to work alongside our Paris and London studios and assist in bringing on board major clients in these key markets,” said Monika Moser, regional managing director of Wilson Associates’ London and New York City. “We are thrilled to have him join our team and look forward to seeing what his expertise will add to our prestigious roster of clientele around the world.”