About & Contact
Contact Cynthia via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Deis is a retail consultant, writer and educator based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. With experience ranging from old-fashioned retail -actual bricks with actual mortar- to ecommerce to pop-up shops, her focus has always been on creating memorable, experiential retail.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Cynthia began her career in classrooms in Austin, TX. Teaching art to all ages, she also produced jewelry and decorative art. A move to Raleigh, NC led to a shift to selling that work. Clients ranged from independent boutiques, to catalogs and major retailers such as Anthropologie and Nordstrom. As her personal work took off, she discovered that her interactions with store owners and retail buyers always led to ideas about their store processes and design. This interest led her to open Ornamentea, a Raleigh-based bead and craft supply store. After 17 years of creating the most engaging, creative business possible, it was time for a lifestyle shift. A year off, travel and lots of time with family was the refresh she needed, and Cynthia's focus shifted to creating retail events (pop-up markets and fairs) for venues and helping creative retailers keep their businesses fresh and exciting. She consults and travels to work with events, retailers and artists around the U.S.
speaking and presenting
Cynthia is an engaging speaker with a friendly, light-hearted style. With years of classroom teaching experience, she is ready to enlighten and entertain your group. Her favorite topics include marketing and creating memorable store events.
Cynthia is a proud board member of Triangle ArtWorks, an organization focused on providing business and legal support for artists and arts organizations in the central North Carolina region.