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Experiential Visual Merchandiser

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Location New York, USA Salary Up to US$65 per hour + competitive
Sector Creative, Design and Production Type Contract

Title: Experiential Visual Merchandising Designer

Initial Contract Length: 6 Months +

Location: Onsite in Manhattan

Other: Full Benefits Available.

My client, a major cosmetic company in Manhattan, is looking for a Consumer Experience Designer. This role sits with the visual merchandizing team and will be involved in high level concepting for a cohesive and effective brand experience for consumers. This will be across all physical products; from window displays, to brick and mortar stores, to pop-ups, to digital interfaces and any other touch point the consumer has with the brand.

Responsibilities:

  • Create working drawings, storyboards, layouts, mood boards, and mockups to evaluate and present ideas in initial project phases.
  • Present competitive research, concepts and designs with sophisticated, clean and professional visual tools and verbal skills to all creative teams, especially digital & visual merchandizing teams.
  • Understand larger company goals and be an ambassador for the brand at all times.
  • Effectively communicate within the design process to the visual merchandizing and digital teams and internal stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with internal teams leading up to and during activations to ensure approved creative materials are delivered on a timely basis, always maintaining consistency and quality.
  • Maintain a broad understanding of how the audience interacts with all aspects of the brand (from windows, to brick and mortar stores, to pop-ups, to digital interfaces) and make use of this knowledge in the development of new projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Environmental Design, Architecture, or similar discipline.
  • 2-3 years retail/cosmetic/agency/internship experience in Design for retail, events, conferences, or other experiential design disciplines.
  • Strong portfolio of creative conceptual work, highlighting thought process and ideation process.
  • Expert use of Rhino or AutoCAD. 3D Rendering is a must.
  • Comfortable designing for 2D within Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
  • Animation skills a plus, but not necessary.
  • Be a team player who collaborates easily + brings creative momentum to projects.

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