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Sr. Visual Merchandise Designer

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AQUENT is supporting a major beauty brand in their search for a Sr. Visual Merchandise Industrial Designer! This is a FT Freelance need based in NYC for a duration of 3+ months.

This creative and technically skilled designer will be responsible for: 
• Developing products, packaging and displayers from first concept through resolution of technical details. 
• Liaison with manufacturers and development of final products. 
• Initiating and pursuing self-started design proposals. 

Decision Making 
• Assessment of Creative Requests and formulation of initial responses and design proposals 
• Development and presentation of concept direction options for projects including material and construction detailing.
• Presentation of selected designs, detail specification to manufacturers of approved designs, liaison with engineers and manufacturers on development of prototypes, sample approval. 
• Some supervision and directing of freelance designers and junior members of the I.D team

Problem Solving 
• Effective time management, handling multiple projects effectively and within specified deadlines. 
• Clear understanding of the essential requirements of each project, fast and effective development of multiple options in response to design briefs. 
• Resolution of aesthetic and technical challenges, fine detailing of designs, management of close working relationships with other brand and corporate teams and with external vendors. 

Independence of Action and Accountability 
• Proposals to be presented in outline [with construction and detailing indicated] to Industrial Design ED, Visual Merchandising VP and Creative 
• The Senior Designer will take responsibility for final detailing and specification of approved designs and for development of successful prototypes and final product. 

Budget Responsibility 
• Responsibility for ensuring that each of their design projects is developed within specified budget.


  • 5+ years for related experience 
  • Excellent creative skills and ability to initiate and quickly and clearly communicate design concepts 
  • Excellent presentation skills specifically very strong Adobe Illustrator skills 
  • Strong emphasis on physical modelmaking for both design development and presentation 
  • Excellent 3D CAD skills, particularly Rhino and Keyshot rendering software 
  • High level of technical drawing 
  • Very strong ability to successfully manage and cultivate working relationships and collaborate with colleagues and external partners

If this sounds like you, apply today!

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