Hollywood, Fla. (December 1, 2023)— It is with great pleasure that PAVE Global in partnership with Bish Creative congratulates Karamalic Jimenez, a Senior in the Spatial Experience Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, as the recipient of the inaugural Bish Creative/Jerry Fox Point-of-Purchase Scholarship + Experience!
This scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Applied Design, Engineering Design, UX Design, Product Design, and Branding fields through a $2,500 scholarship plus a 5-day immersive mentorship experience at Bish Creative in Chicago, IL, and an invitation to attend the 2023 PAVE Gala in New York City as a guest of Bish Creative
"It is with great pleasure and privilege we announce the inaugural winner of the BISH/FOX scholarship to Karamalic Jimenez from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC," said Jerry Fox, CEO of Bish Creative. "Karamalic's portfolio speaks to the brands identity and personality while bringing the shopping experience to life with her unique approach to Point of Sale Displays, we look forward to sharing our world with her and exploring new ways to bring brands to life at retail!!"
Jerry has been a part of the POP/Visual Arts community for over 35 years. Bish provides creative and innovative solutions in-store to market and merchandise for the World’s top brands and retailers. The Bish motto is simple, creativity and innovation never go out of style. Bish started as a small family company in 1955, under Jerry’s leadership they are now a global powerhouse and have the highest award-winning percentage of any company in the business. A week’s mentorship at Bish Creative in Chicago will lead to the best exposure possible to the world of POP Advertising and Marketing Design. Jerry is extremely passionate about PAVE and its mission. As a student in the business world, he knew nothing about in-store marketing and advertising, but he learned and succeeded. Now, the next generation of students deserves the same opportunity!
Inspired by Bish Creative’s out-of-the-box award-winning displays, students were asked to include 2-3 pages within their portfolio that showcase the most exciting or outrageous design work that they’ve created “just for fun,” in addition to the standard application materials.
A Special Thank You to Our 2023 Bish Creative Scholarship Judges:
Jerry Fox, President & CEO, Bish Creative Display
Lori Taylor, Director of Client Relations, Bish Creative Display
Elizabeth Dasso, Executive Assistant, Bish Creative Display
The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its fourteenth year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers related to the creation and design of consumer environments, including but not limited to retail design, visual merchandising, interior design, architecture, graphic design, product design, UX design, graphic design, and industrial design. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school. PAVE has awarded students over $252,900 in cash awards, financial grants, scholarships, and educational experiences in the past three years.
About Bish Display
For over 60 years, Bish Creative has been the leader in the design, development, creation, and innovation of award-winning merchandising and retail marketing programs; from individual displays to complete store-within-a-store and everything in between.
For more information, please visit www.bishcreative.com.
About PAVE Global
Founded in 1992 as The Planning and Visual Education Partnership, PAVE Global is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, with all proceeds benefitting PAVE’s educational programs. The organization enables young talent to build successful careers designing and creating consumer environments. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students, educators, and the design industry through financial assistance, top-industry thinking, inspiration, and mentorship.
For more information, please visit www.paveglobal.org.