Sr. Visual Merchandising Designer - Luxury Beauty

New York, NY
Job Terms:
competitive hourly + benefits
Start date:
posted by:
Christie Bridges

Job Description:

Sr. VM Designer w/ 3D - 

This is a 3 month freelance position based onsite in NYC, 40 hours/week. The role could extend longer. 


 Senior level Industrial Designer to support a project for about 2-3 months:

-   Looking for someone with at least five years of good experience but ideally more –

-   Great understanding of the beauty industry competitive landscape

-   Good experience of three dimensional merchandising design

-   Great design / aesthetic sense, a strong ability to combine graphics, text & imagery with products

-   Stellar point of view about customer experience and communication



Prior luxury beauty experience required

• Based on creative requests/briefs, develop designs that are clear, visually impactful, easy to navigate and consistent with overall gondola design. 
• Based on competitive landscape, develop top shelf displays to stand out from the competition and highlight new product launches. 
• Design a wide variety of global launch, seasonal program and evergreen artwork assets (i.e. front strips, toppers, headers, trend displayers, end caps). 
• Create and maintain graphic templates/codes and 3D planograms for Regions to adapt to their local retailer fixtures. 
• Design, package and distribute open sell graphics (for production) as needed and under strict deadlines. 
• Work with key partners (i.e., Editorial, Sales) to ensure the designs achieve the best results for each product display. 
• Render gondolas/stores to show graphic layouts in context. 
• Maintain a well-organized database of graphics (on shared server) for each retailer and open sell fixture globally. 
• Create digital guidelines/presentations of open sell systems for internal/external use. 

• Assessment of creative requests and ability to formulate initial design proposals with little direction. 
• Development and presentation of concepts to all levels of management. 
• Effective time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines. 

• At LEAST 5 years of VM design experience 
• Beauty experience preferred 
• Experience with visual merchandising design, including tester displays and gondola designs 
• Experience working in a fast-paced, high pressure, creative environment. 
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) 
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task with agility 
• Must be a self-starter, flexible and imaginative with an understanding of 3D design 
• Can take direction, work independently and collaboratively 
• Knowledge of retail trends, and SMC environments