I have 3 years of experience working in retail visuals, store design and planning, store operations, and sales. Having recently graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Design Arts, product and graphic design, I have the skills to sketch, develop and model potential designs. I am interested in putting both my experience and talents to work for a successful and creative company.
During my retail and school experiences, I have had the opportunity to design new store layouts and interiors, create visually pleasing window and floor displays, contribute to new store merchandising and set up. This knowledge gained with two major retailers has given me a great appreciation for effective design at store level.
J.Crew, New Canaan, CT, US, Assistant Merchandiser & Visual Display Associate
Assist store and regional visual design staff in retail store sets including window and mannequin displays, merchandise layouts, and shelf sets. Assist regional visual design team set up new store displays prior to opening.
J.Crew, New Canaan, CT, US, Lead Cashier
Responsible for all sales transactions and returns processing for the New Canaan store including, daily sales reconciliation, cash balance and audits.
Mary Wathen Interiors, New Canaan, CT, US, Freelance Design Consultant & Drafter
Assist in space planning and renovations. Draft floor plans and elevations in AutoCAD. Assist in choosing wall coverings and textiles. Create packet of plans given to contractor.
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Project Manager
Coordinated retail window design in support of sculpture installations as part of City of Bethlehem’s 1st Friday Art Exhibition. Specific responsibilities included; locating and coordinating retail display sites, conducting site surveys and assessments, developing window display layouts and plans, managing sculpture installation with artists and retailers. Created advertisements and managed public relations for the opening of the event. Responsible for fundraising activities in support of the event.
Urban Outfitters, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, US, Store Design & Store Planning Intern
Assisted in all phases of store design and design administration. Responsible for the design of creative and unique retail environments for both new construction and renovation projects. Developed and assembled relevant inspiration. Produced design packages with development managers and distributed to necessary parties. Worked with design team and provided AutoCAD drawings in support of new store projects.
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Bachelors, Design Arts, Product Design
Studied product and graphic design, receiving a degree in Design Arts in addition to minoring in both Business and Architectural History