Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that Lyz Ward has been promoted to Studio Manager, Branding in the firm’s New York City office. In this role, Ward is responsible for leading the Branding Studio and managing select projects in the Northeast region.

Ward joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as a Senior Project Designer with over 20 years of environmental graphic design experience. She leads the strategic design solutions and management of key Ware Malcomb projects and accounts for clients in various industries including real estate, telecommunications, financial, entertainment, among others. 

“Since joining Ware Malcomb, Lyz has significantly contributed to the growth of the Branding Studio,” said Debra Bryant, Director, Branding for Ware Malcomb. “Lyz has led the refinement of our studio’s design processes and project management practices and we are delighted to congratulate her on this promotion.”

“Lyz has emerged as a go-to for new project pursuits and Northeast region oversight for our Branding services,” said Bill Sotomayor, Principal, Interior Architecture & Design for Ware Malcomb. “She has earned the respect of clients and the Branding Studio with her experience, mentoring skills and calm, thoughtful demeanor. We look forward to her continued leadership and growth in the role of Studio Manager.”

Ward has been a guest lecturer and guest critic at Adelphi University and Pratt Institute and spoke at SEGD’s Branded Environments 2021 national event focused on brand experiences that transform engagement within public spaces. Her designs have been featured in multiple publications, including Wired Design, Event Design Magazine and Print Design Annual. She earned a Master of Science, Communication Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.

Ware Malcomb’s in-house Branding Studio provides meaningful signage and graphic solutions that connect people to places and build brand identity. Providing expertise in environmental branding strategy, graphic design and visual communication, the team creates engaging environments for a broad spectrum of industries in both corporate and commercial real estate.