EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Art.com Inc., (www.art.com) the world's leading online specialty provider of wall art, today announced that Ivy Ross has joined the company as Chief Merchandising Officer. Ross, who comes to Art.com Inc. from Gap Inc., will lead worldwide merchandising, branding and public relations for the company's three brands—Art.com, AllPosters.com and ArtistRising.com.
"Ivy Ross is a world class talent with a proven track record in helping companies use creative approaches to really innovate and grow their businesses, and we are thrilled to have her join the Art.com team," said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of Art.com Inc.
Before joining Art.com Inc., Ross was Executive Vice President of Marketing for the Gap brand at Gap Inc., where she was responsible for developing marketing strategy, advertising, visual merchandising, store design, creative services and public relations. While at Gap, Ross was responsible for the launch of the 1969 denim brand leveraging advertising, social media, bricks and mortar retail and PR to elevate and re-energize the brand's heritage as a denim leader. Prior to Gap Inc. Ross was Chief Creative Officer for Disney Stores North America, where she was responsible for product innovation. She has also held senior creative and product design positions at several of the world's leading consumer brands, including Mattel, Calvin Klein, Coach, Liz Claiborne, Swatch Watch and Avon.
"Art.com is a great company with amazing products, an incredible infrastructure and a wonderful mission to make art accessible to all," said Ross. "I'm excited to help take the company to the next level by building the brand and driving Art.com to become a household name."
In addition to her business experience, Ross is an accomplished and widely exhibited jewelry designer with pieces in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, the Victoria and Albert Museum of London and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York.
About Art.com Inc.
Art.com Inc. is the world's leading online specialty provider of wall art. The company was founded in 1998 with one goal—to make art accessible to all by transforming the way the world discovers, personalizes, shares and purchases art. From Basquiat to Van Gogh and every style in between, the site's sophisticated visual search tools make it fun and easy to explore Art.com's vast collection of more than one million works. Art.com Inc. runs three sites in the USA–Art.com, AllPosters.com, and ArtistRising.com–and has a strong international presence with 25 local sites in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and South America.
Art.com Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.art.com and www.AllPosters.com. "art.com" and "AllPosters" are registered trademarks of Art.com Inc. Other trade names and trademarks appearing above are the properties of their respective owners and are not used to imply a relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship of us by, these other companies.