Justin Kornicki

Visual Merchandiser

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Justin moved to Columbus from the Philadelphia area in 2012. With an eclectic background—ranging from designer level fashion buying, to wholesale visual management—Justin’s understanding of multiple consumer markets is a key component in his creative process. He also spent a few years abroad in Milan, Italy, which provided a deep insight on European business practices and has enabled him to collaborate very efficiently. The culmination of his professional approach to projects, and his experience with quick changing trends across several markets, has given Justin a tool box full of creative power.

 

Career Highlights:

  • Visual Merchandising
  • International Sales
  • Marketing
  • Retail Management
  • Costume Design
  • E commerce

 

Experience:

Visual Merchandiser/Creative Hand

ZenGenius, Inc.

Visual Manager

Blend Sales & Marketing

  • Product markets included: Specialty Food, Home Decor, Gift & Tabletop
  • Developed & executed both temporary and permanent displays within trade show booth in Atlanta, NYC, Chicago & Paris
  • Oversaw all creative and visual standards for the Blend Showroom in Dallas, TX
  • Worked alongside CEO in vendor selection for the showroom
  • Carefully spent time with the vendors to secure the optimal product assortment

 

Visual Manager

Bink Davies

  • Responsible for all visual efforts for multiple store locations
  • Designed store layouts for 2 new locations
  • Created company-wide marketing endeavors, including print, web & social media
  • Trained new employees on visual standards and basic merchandising skills
  • Aided store owner in new vendor selection and product mix

 

Assistant Buyer-Camera Buyer

Moda Italiana

  • Directly worked with CEO of this consulting firm
  • Traveled extensively to fashion markets, including Paris, Florence & London
  • Provided Italian to English translation services for company employees
  • Deeply studied frequent changing fashion trends in the varying markets
  • Learned the business-to-business functions of many European companies

 

Sales Associate-Gucci

Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Responsible for the Gucci leather accessories boutique
  • Developed & maintained a reliable clientele
  • Studied trend changes within customer demographic to provide optimum product assortment
  • Reached “Best in Company” status based off monthly /quarterly sales