Denise Korn

creative director

Denise Korn is a Creative Director of Brand Strategy and Design for Hospitality, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. In this role, she leverages Gensler’s global multi-disciplinary practice to strengthen the synergies between brand development, architecture, interior design, and planning. Previously, Denise led Korn Design, a firm focused on crafting innovative brands for hospitality, real estate, and cultural clients. Her work has been recognized with awards from AIGA, Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, the James Beard Foundation, and Print Magazine.


Actively involved in civic engagement with a focus on equity and diversity, Denise founded YOUTH DESIGN in 2013, connecting talented urban high school students to training and career opportunities in the design industry. She is the recipient of a Fellow Award from AIGA for her contributions as a design visionary and youth advocate; was elected a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College’s Lewis Institute; and was honored by the Boston Business Journal as a 2015 Leader in Diversity. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.