VISUAL SUPERVISOR, VICTORIA'S SECRET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Managed the execution of brand rollouts, merchandising, and presentation initiatives for Victoria's Secret Sport and Swim Departments within company flagship location, Herald Square. Lead visual team through planning and orchestrating the implementation of visual displays, product/fixture placement by maximizing use of real estate within high volume business. Increased sales growth through partnerships with Sales Leadership Team and Corporate Home Office to enforce company wide strategies and promotional objectives by building brand equity.
VISUAL DISPLAY STYLIST, BLOOMINGDALE'S, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 2010-2014
Multiple responsibilities included styling Ready-to-Wear mannequins and visual moments within contemporary, bridge, and designer environments as well as high-end tabletop adaptations for the Home Department. Collaborated with multiple vendors on Brand merchandising, seasonal trend messaging, while preserving designer aesthetic and Bloomingdale's visual standards. Initiated design of corporate prototypes for visual directives implemented company wide at Bloomingdale's locations. Current fashion and interior design trends, design principles, art history, and light carpentry skills were utilized daily within high-volume flagship location, 59th Street & Lexington Avenue.
VISUAL COORDINATOR, BANANA REPUBLIC, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 2009-2010
Planned and managed the execution of all visual elements, iconic mannequin looks, and window implementations of Banana Republic’s Lincoln Center store for Womens, Mens, and Petites businesses. Partnered with regional and corporate visual leaders within district for seasonal showroom adaptations. Traveled throughout region for weekly visual work-throughs at various store locations, new store openings, and remodels. Enforced all managerial duties as a key holder within a retail store environment.
VISUAL DISPLAY STYLIST, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 2006-2009
Created provocative visual and conceptual displays for a multitude of designers while preserving brand integrity and standards of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Flagship location. Sourced props and display elements for interior visual configurations and exterior Fine Jewelry windows. Partnered with vendors, designers, and corporate buyers for trunk show presentations. Produced graphically rendered vinyl installations for special events, interior and exterior window displays. Trained visual staff on various techniques involving merchandising standards and usage of Gerber Scientific Composer software for vinyl renderings.
VISUAL MERCHANDISER, GAP, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 2002-2006
Coordinated merchandising and visual elements to accommodate business needs and current style trends within company’s flagship store, Herald Square. Primary focus on elevation of brand standards, mapping new flow, promotions, mark downs, and sell through.Traveled with specialized company field team for new store openings and remodels of Gap stores within New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
ART TEACHER, CLINTON CITY SCHOOLS, CLINTON, NORTH CAROLINA 2000-2002
Developed and taught a 4-tier creative arts curriculum within a public school system for students in grades 9-12. Designed and coordinated annual Junior-Senior Prom.
University of North Carolina at Fayetteville Bachelor of Art,Visual Art, 1999.