Andrea Mikla

Visual Merchandiser

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Andrea is a Multipotentialite, with over 17 years of experience. A multipotentialite is someone who has many gifts to share and an interest in life. Because of this, Andrea does not have one box she fits in. Rather, she loves to use her many gifts to innovate and create. A few of her gifts include: Graphic Design, Print / Digital Marketing, Event Planning, Floral Design, Interior Design, Fine Art, and Visual Merchandising.

 

Career Highlights:

  • Coordinating and Planning Multiple Events
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Founding: Andrea Mikla MARKETING • EVENTS • DESIGN

Experience:

Visual Merchandiser

ZenGenius, Inc.

 

Executive Director

Milaca Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Financial management, organizational leadership, membership growth and retention, business and community advocacy, collaborative community leadership, planning and hosting small to large events and festivals

 

Owner/Creative Director

Andrea Mikla MARKETING • EVENTS • DESIGN

  • Utilize graphic design skills to help small-to- medium sized businesses/organizations develop a strong identity in print, digital, and social media marketing
  • Events
  • Design knowledge used for space planning, paint colors, furniture choices, art, and decor

 

Operations Manager

Ulta Beauty

  • Maintained operational excellence that met, or exceeded established budgeted sales, controlled expenses, and achieved productivity goals Led a team to ensure the process of goods from the delivery truck to the sales floor was timely, on budget, and visually appealing
  • Led the planning and implementation of sale sets and floor-sets
  • Maintained visual merchandising standards in accordance with company standards
  • Able to creatively adjust with qualities were low and in high demand seasons

 

Sales/Designer

M. Lavine Design Workshop

  • National corporate retail sale, responsible for a regional territory of 32 states
  • Partnered with the design team through fabrication, on the creation of retail fixtures, displays, furniture, visual merchandising and window props, floral and holiday decor

 

Visual Manager

Macy’s (previously Marshall Fields & Dayton’s)

  • Managed, planned, and implemented floor-sets
  • Analyzed sales and products to carry the largest sale
  • Created merchandise presentations, seasonal and cutting-edge fashion trend statements, three-dimensional visual presentations, promotional events, corporate shop concepts, and prototypes
  • Helped in the design process of new store openings
  • Responsible for training, coaching, and development of a team of visual associates