Success Stories


In her final year at Target, Judy Bell received Target’s Merchandising Pyramid’s Team Leadership Award, “In recognition of your ability to relate with and accomplish work through others as a member of your team, business partner and leader of people.”

During her 22 years at Target, Judy received the following additional awards: Guest Insights MVP Team Award in 2008, Design Patent Awards in 2010 & 2008, Intimate Apparel Team Innovation Award in 2005, Target Super Support Team Award in 2002, Sr. VP Award of Recognition @SuperTarget in 2001, Jonathan Awards in 2000, 2001, 1997, 1996, GMM Awards in 1997 & 1992, Team Spirit Awards in 1999 & 1993, You’re A Star of the Galaxy Award in 1996, A Better Mousetrap Award in 1993.


Nominated by industry peers, Judy was an honored Retail Design Influencer as part of design:retail's Portfolio Awards for “individuals who embody innovation, professionalism, and fortitude.” Judy was named an influencer for 6 years: 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010.


Judy was named a Design Luminary along with Paco Underhill, retail anthropologist and best selling author, and Giorgio Borruso, award-winning architectural designer. This award was created by design:retail magazine to honor those individuals who are “exceptional leaders, whose guidance shapes the industry and whose levels of accomplishment are unsurpassed by peers and competitors.” Read the full article (PDF 1.2mb) ›

2001 to 2008

Judy was honored by design:retail for 8 consecutive years as one of the top five Industry Mentors for her authorship of Silent Selling, a college textbook published by Fairchild Books in NY, a division of Bloomsbury.