Visual Portfolio


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Visual Portfolio

  1. 1. dara slaughter 4 bender place cliffside park, nj 07010 m 551.497.8709
  2. 2. professional profile Experienced Merchandiser with creative flair for designing strong merchandising displays in a corporate environment .Recognized for the ability to create innovative growth strategies which positively affect sales. Possess a through understanding of branding image, based on actual hands on experience. Responds rapidly to new and changing merchandising requirements and is able to develop store displays that drive weekly turn rates. skills Adobe Illustrator Creating,Reading & Interpreting Plan 0- Gram Adobe Photoshop Merchandise Assortment Planning & Assortment Adobe Indesign Mac & PC Proficient career expereience visual manager LittleMissMatched - New York, NY 2008 -2010 Partner with Ecommerce on merchandising look for website and quarterly catalog. Collaborative with merchant team to present merchandise volume drivers and increase weekly turn rates. Developed brand guide image to improve overall branding. Equally at home in corporate setting and traveling to multiple store location. merchandiser TOYRUS - Wayne, NJ 2007- 2008 Proposed layout and design for new store layout contracts under tight deadlines. Created new formula marketing team with photo shoot for upcoming calendar and layouts events. Develop apparel packet for TRU/BRU stores. Established trusting relationship with designers, vendors and key clients assistant merchandiser Lane Bryant - Columbus, OH 2005-2007 Assisted with Ecommerce in assortment planning of new denim collection and introduction of urban, denim apparel into non-urban markets. Partner with merchant team on receiving correct description, style and identity of merchandise. Drive visual standards through floor set plans merch hand books, and corporate mannequins. freelance experience creative planner Nautica - New York, NY 2010-Present showroom stylist Deron - New York, NY 2010-Present education Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY Certificate Candidate, Color Theory Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY B.S., Fashion Design
  3. 3. nautica I styling 4
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  6. 6. littlemissmatched I visual merchandising 7
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  10. 10. toysRus-Carters I visual merchandising 11 1
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  12. 12. toysRus-koala kids I visual merchandising 3 1 13
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