"We like working with you and your team.
It is nice to see creativity married with style
Senior Vice President
Best Buy Co., Inc.
"Charles Sparks + Company brought to the
table a wealth of experience with Museum Gift Shops, having already designed what we considered to be several of the finest.
"The design team took inspiration from the look and feel of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, and created an interior that was open and flowing, more in keeping with the visitors' experience of the Garden. The response from customers has been terrific. People stay in the store for longer periods, and the average transaction has shown an increase. We were very pleased for the opportunity to work with such professionals."
Chicago Botanic Garden
"Museums exist as major content resources, content producers, and sources of inspiration and creativity. Charles Sparks + Company not only understands these roles, but has helped
us develop ways through their retail consulting and design services to leverage our mission
and who we are as a brand in the form of retail venues within this institution. From the
beginning of our work together starting in 1997 and continuing today, they have helped us integrate retail activity seamlessly into our permanent and temporary retail locations. Their balanced strengths in design and execution are a real asset for us."
Senior Vice President, Business Enterprise
The Field Museum
"There are many talented designers. Often,
they bring their ideas to your project without paying too much attention to who you think you are and what is essential to your business.
"In the course of our 20-year relationship, Charles Sparks has provided an exceptional design sense to every project, whether a minor remodel or a new store prototype. His thinking
is always informed by what we know is
important to our brand. And his ideas have helped refine our understanding of who we are, and more important, who our customers are.
"I often joke with Charles that he provides answers to questions that I would have asked had I been smart enough to think of them."
Mark Shale Stores
"Charles Sparks + Company puts together a great team balanced between technical and artistic talent. They are very knowledgeable of the retail industry, yet listen to individual client needs. They helped us make our vision a
reality, and it is great to hear the continuing
compliments from our customers."
"Charles Sparks + Company has been an invaluable asset to the success of the interior design of Neiman Marcus stores. They are
great partners in listening to our needs,
digesting the information, and delivering highly creative, resourceful, and well-thought-out design solutions. Everyone on the Sparks team is a joy to work with. Their timely response and attention to detail ensure that all projects they
do are successfully completed within the budget and the schedule. I also believe that anyone looking for a high level of creative design solutions should engage this firm."
Visual Planning and
"The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art required a creative and detail-oriented solution for our new Museum Store. Charles Sparks and his team created a solution that complements the architecture of our new building, while providing the beauty and function inherent in successful retail design. Charles was a tremendous
partner for The Nelson-Atkins in this project."
Director of Client Services
Museum of Art
"I'm happy to report that the Getty Center Museum Store has been a huge hit aesthetically and we are finding it to be a far more functional and dynamic space than the previous incarnation."
The Getty Center Museum