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  • John Boline

    Sr. Director, Design - Starbucks

    Shanghai, China

Licensed Architect, WA State LEED AP

Work Samples

  • Esplanade at Foss - Tacoma

  • Taj Mahal Palace Starbucks - October 2012

  • Taj Mahal Palace Starbucks

Work History

  • Sr. Director, Design

    • Starbucks
    • Shanghai, China
    • Sep 2015 - Present (2 years 2 months)

    Leadership in Action. Balancing innovation and Starbucks biggest growth portfolio one store at a time. By seeing beyond a set of drawings to unify creative teams toward a common goal of elevating our coffee, our baristas and our stores in an interactive and experiential format that is unique to each location.

  • Director, Concept Design

    • Starbucks
    • Jul 2013 - Oct 2015 (2 years 3 months)

    Change Agent in Action: Flagship Stores, new art program, locally relevant/natural materials, new furniture designs. Today was great for Starbucks, tomorrow will be fantastic.

  • Sr. Design Manager - International

    • Starbucks Coffee Company
    • Feb 2011 - Jul 2013 (2 years 5 months)

    • International Senior Concept Designer leading flagship designs in Asia Pacific, China and Japan.
    • Collaboration and promotion of high design between designers in Seattle and within each international global business unit.
    • Elevating the Starbucks brand portfolio in key international cities with the incorporation of sustainable and locally relevant designs.
    • Launch of the Starbucks brand in India and leader of the flagship desgins and construction execution in Mumbai and Delhi. Gained cross-functional leadership approval and buy-in of design ideas from Starbucks and Tata. Currenly developing roll-out program for 100% India sourced store design components that improve our customers lives and exceed their expecations.

  • Design Manager - International

    • Starbucks Coffee Company
    • May 2007 - Mar 2011 (3 years 10 months)

    Responsible for the the design and management of a cross-functional, international store development team in China and the Czech Republic. John is also currently working on buisiness critical new market openings in Hungary, Poland and Russia.

    John was Awarded the Partner of the Quarter Award for his efforts of opening the Wuhan, China market for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009.

  • Project Architect

    • GGLO
    • Nov 2005 - May 2007 (1 year 6 months)

    Project Architect working on the design and documentation of several mixed use condominium projects. John managed cross-functional client/contractor and consultant/architect relationships to ensure that these large projects met design intent, quality, timeline and budget goals.

  • Project Designer

    • MulvannyG2 Architecture
    • Apr 2000 - May 2005 (5 years 1 month)

    Project Designer responsible for the design, documentation and coordination of civic, office and retail projects in the US, Mexico and China.





• Seattle Monorail Column Competition - Winner - City of Seattle 2004 • Partner of the Quarter - Starbucks Coffee Company - January 2009 • Store Design of the Year - Winner Core Store Budapest, Hungary - Starbucks Coffee Company 2010 • Spirit of Starbucks Award - Delivered personally by Howard Schultz...
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