Faculty: Tracy Zaslow


Tracy Zaslow is a creative design professional with over 25 years experience in Retail Design and Construction. Focused on strengthening brand identities through effective retail prototypes and value-engineering roll-out programs, Tracy is broadly experienced in all aspects of retail interiors and is a true believer of collaboration as a means to excellence in design. 

With a breadth of knowledge in planning, operations, and fixture design, she focuses on interpreting management goals into prototype designs for implementation. She has held creative leadership positions with retailers such as Ross-Simons, Stride Rite Brands, and Lechmere. Tracy currently directs all design, construction, visual and maintenance activity for Ross-Simons, a RI based jewelry retail chain.

As a Professional Member of the Retail Design Institute, Tracy is completing her second term (fourth year) as the Boston Chapter President, and served as the Boston Chapter Education Chairperson from 2000-2006. Tracy has participated with other chapters to run and judge two Store of the Year International Design Competitions. Tracy is a LEED-Accredited Professional, and is committed to the “greening” of retail interiors. She holds a MS degree in Management from Lesley University and a BFA in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

Tracy has taught part time in the Industrial Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) part time for many years. She has served on the Advisory Board for Retail Store Age Magazine and RCA, and is currently active in her community in various organizations. She has also participated in many round table and seminar panels for SPECS, Build Boston, and ICSC conferences and had projects featured or been quoted in several trade publications (DDI, Chain Store Age, POP Times, Construction Specifier, VM+SD).

Tracy Zaslow

Tracy Zaslow


  • MS, Lesley University
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
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Chie Theresa Fujioka, BFA 12, Metals I Final, aluminum with brass tubing & steel wire