Born in Paramaribo, Suriname

Master of Fine Arts
Art Academy of Hamburg

Respected for his versatility and originality as a designer and knowledge of the retail industry, especially marketing and communications, Mr. Gebhardt has designed and directed projects as a consultant for New York's top design firms. His particular strengths are in the areas of space planning, retail environments, exhibits, signage, product development and packaging. He holds several product patents. Mr. Gebhardt is also an internationally known sculptor whose work has been shown around the world and is in many prominent collections. He has been the subject of much media coverage and the recipient of numerous awards for both his design work and sculpture.
Born in Steamer Point, Aden

Bachelor of Arts
Sheffield University, England

With his diverse talents, Mr. Smyth brings a unique approach to Roland Gebhardt Design. He is responsible for graphic design, project and office management. For over twelve years he performed as a popular musician and generated a large following. He then moved on to become Production Manager of a major film post-production facility. Drawing on his experience in the music business, Mr. Smyth worked as a graphic designer for the entertainment industry before joining the company. His education as graphic designer includes study at the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts.
Born in New York City

Bachelor of Fine Arts
State University of New York College at Purchase

Master of Arts
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

As director of graphic design, Ms. Virgilio's valued specialties include corporate, brand and store identity programs; signage; packaging; and exhibition, product and print graphics. Her education includes graduate level study in graphic design in Switzerland under the auspices of Yale University. She was a recipient of the prestigious Japanese government (Monbusho) scholarship under which she completed her master's degree in Japanese. Her master's thesis and project were awarded the university's top prize. Projects on which Ms. Virgilio worked have received numerous design awards and appear in various international publications.