Amanda WolFson

Sr. Visual Merchandiser

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Amanda Wolfson is a seasoned visual merchandising designer with a Fine Arts background, working as the Senior Producer and Manager of New Business Development at Oak Street Design, a visual resource for retail, hotel and corporate clients in Chicago. Wolfson’s specialties include visual merchandising and window display, production and installation, prop and photo styling, fashion coordination, integrated marketing and branding. Amanda has produced and styled over 50 tv segments for Chicago-based WGN-TV, ABC-7, CBS and Windy City Live.

As part of the International Retail Design community, Amanda has lead teams of merchandisers in the Iron Merchant Challenge, an interactive display competition produced by ZenGenius at the International Retail Design Conference.  In 2013, her team won the competition.

Amanda serves on the Advisory Board for Retail Minded magazine in an effort to better support independent merchants with their merchandising challenges and goals, and freelances for Chicago-based Fragrant Design, producing and installing floral and environmental design elements for weddings and corporate events.

 

Career Highlights:

  • Visual Merchandising & Window Display
  • Event Planning & Production
  • Prop and Photo Styling
  • Fashion Coordination
  • Copywriting
  • Media Relations
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Basic Construction Techniques

Experience:

Sr. Visual Merchandiser & Graphic Designer at ZenGenius, Inc.

  • Visual merchandising and on-site hands-on support.

Senior Visual Merchandiser & Designer at Oak Street Design

  • Ten years experience in visual marketing, merchandising and design of special events, 3-dimensional displays and promotional programs for retail, hospitality and lifestyle clients. Proven success in new business development, long-term client relationships, and growth of the Oak Street Design brand.
  • Creator and Producer of Project Windows, Chicago’s premier window design contest.

Sales and Marketing Manager at CheekyChicago

  • Cultivate and manage new business, sponsorships and sales activity for CheekyChicago.com, Chicago’s most popular online magazine designed exclusively for, by and about the cosmopolitan woman.