Corporate Visual Manager with expertise in fashion/home merchandising, store planning, window concepts, marketing and planogram design. Develops effective displays and store environments that visually enhance a variety of retail products to increase sales. Skilled in training, supervising and motivating teams. Completing complex projects on schedule and with in budget guidelines.
Strong merchandising and window concept background
Efficient in floor set layout and creating in store environments that enhance customer experience.
Studies fashion trends and lifestyle brands and can adapt to various markets, detail oriented in styling of mannequins and forms
Excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills
Knowledgeable with Adobe InDesign
Demonstrates problem- solving and decision-making abilities
Innovative, creative, resourceful and highly motivated
*Effective leadership skills and the development of teams
*Awareness of retail business and trends
*Proficient in Word, Excel, Photoshop, Idesign Publishing Software
*Effective written/oral communication skills--able to articulate and sell concept
*Flexible in meeting (sometimes shifting) deadlines
* Detail oriented, problem -solving and organizational skills
*Creative, innovative and adapts to change extremely well
07/2014 to Current
Corporate Visual Merchandising Manager- Women's Tommy Bahama - Seattle, Wa
Responsible for developing the creative point of view and elevating the Tommy Bahama brand experience as expressed through in-store merchandising, marketing and visual window presentation.
*Develop and coordinate new merchandising strategies for new store openings, special projects and "concept store packages
* Manage Regional Visual field team
*Document merchandising concepts and published corporate visual direction.
*Research market, business and fashion trends , sourcing of vendors and apply as appropriate
*Developed training tools and provided visual team with visual merchandising feedback, planogram direction, coaching and training.
*Partnered with Marketing to plan pacing of interior signage /messaging
*Participated in all New store development and openings.
02/2010 to 07/2014
Regional Visual ManagerTOMMY BAHAMA - Chicago, IL
Responsible for the Brand execution and consistency within the region and partnered with the Regional of Operations, Store Managers to ensure the highest level of execution and consistency in all presentations of the Brand with regards to establishing business objectives.
Responsible for the training and development of Visual merchandisers whose focus is on the merchandising and executing of all in- store visual presentation, window implementation and guest service.
coordinated new store openings, developed opening teams and communicated the company message regarding the brand merchandising strategies and planogramming direction.
Oversaw and managed 18 Visual Merchandisers total within the Midwest,Texas Regions and Canada
09/2009 to 02/2010
Visual MerchandiserTOMMY BAHAMA - Orlando, FL
Visual merchandiser at our Island location at Point Orlando that comprises of a retail store /restaurant lifestyle Brand experience.
In this role I developed merchandising solutions to the goals /objectives set by Regional and Regional Visual manager with regards to product presentation and overall store experience, upholding brand initiatives, company standards and direction and utilizing the appropriate adaptation for any exceptions in a particular region/market or situation.
After 6 months I was given addition responsibility to oversee a second higher volume 6 million dollar store as well as the Island that generated 3.4 million.
10/1987 to 09/2010
Senior CoordinatorWalt Disney World - Orlando, FL
Responsible designing and implementing floor sets, merchandising flow/moves, planograms and visual presentation of both hardlines and fashion merchandise throughout Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom, Disney -MGM Studios, EPCOT Center) and the Disney Cruise Line.
Position entailed planning budgets for new stores, rehab projects and special events; directing the visual planning and merchandising of retail locations; participating in product development; interfacing with WDI (Walt Disney Imaginer) and working with buyers and product developers to set up new store/marketing concepts.
Also responsible for training, developing and supervising Visual teams , inspecting work progress to ensure quality of compliance with specifications; and designing effective merchandising presentations to meet operational goals and profit.
In this role I had the privlage to open up WDW Theme Parks abroad in Japan, Hong Kong and 2 cruise ships The Magic and The Wonder.
and various Resort Hotel and Vacation Club locations.
10/1984 to 10/1989
Fashion MerchandiserBloomingdales - Mclean, VA
Responsible for visual presentation and merchandising, creating window and mannequin stylizing presentations,.
designing jewelry and cosmetic fixture concepts and case lines displays, assisting with promotional events and Holiday enhancement presentations.
Member of the New Store Opening Window Blitz team.
High School DiplomaPark view High School - Sterling, VaFashion and Textiles courses Valencia Community Collage in Florida. Addition training programs initiated within work environment and day to day job role.
Associate of Arts: Commercial ArtNorthern Va Community Collage - Leesburg, VA, US