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Christopher Skinner

Founder & Principal

Born in Texas, I grew up an independent, outside-of-the-box Southern boy taking every opportunity to create and lead. At age 7, I established my first brand within my grandmother’s recreational vehicle selling objects from around the house and igniting my love for brand storytelling and retail. This moment propelled me into a career where I’ve had the opportunity to work with Restoration Hardware, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Space NK Apothecary and lastly Fresh, holding the position of Vice President Global Visual Merchandising, Store Experience and Design, taking part in defining its essence, rolling out its values across a global culture, building an international department and growing its global brand presence, including brick & mortar and specialty partners.

I have built my expertise working with agencies on the brand side and bring this experience to School House, providing quality creative in both communications and environments, with a radical sensitivity to day-to-day brand management and business.