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Leslie Ritchey

International Visual Coordinator

 

 

Creative designer, Leslie Ritchey comes from a diverse and worldly background. Over the last eight years of her career, she has gained tremendous experience working internationally as a creative designer, marketing specialist, and business development professional within the U.S and Middle East. She’s had the opportunity to work as a creative designer and director with some of the freshest and newest brands on the market. Leslie has a great eye for design, and a natural business intuition, which is why she excels at what she does.

 

skills + career highlights

 
  • Operations Manager

  • Creative Art Director

  • Creative Visual & Fashion Designer

  • Assistant Marketing Manager

 

EXPERIENCE

 

ZenGenius, Inc. | International Visual Coordinator - Beirut, Lebanon

ZenGenius, Inc. | Visual Merchandiser + Marketing Coordinator - Columbus, Ohio U.S.A

  • Contracted as a Visual Communications Coordinator by Bath & Body Works HQ. Assisted Marketing Communications team with development of Visual Merchandising Standards and Directives. Assisted with documenting floor-sets, Photo-shopping images, and magazine layout. Assisted Visual team with merchandising product on fixtures and walls for both Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle Co. and third party.

  • Visual Merchandiser and stylist for LBrands. Assisted Victoria’s Secret and Pink visual teams with seasonal floors within home office, i.e.: dressed/styled mannequins, assisted with wall and fixture merchandising, in addition to documentation.

  • Graphic Designer and Marketing Specialist for ZenGenius Inc. Assisted marketing team with SM content management, re-designed company website, and managed and updated content within website.

SallyPort Global | Assistant Marketing Manager - Doha, Qatar

  • Developed weekly/monthly e-communications

  • Migrated all print communications to web portal for company

  • Designed communications artwork for events

  • Trained staff / developed SOP manual

  • Coordinated events and trips for staff personal

  • Renovated interior of marketing facility

RITCOM Management Consulting Group | Operations Manager Beirut, Lebanon

  • Coordinated public and in-house training for clients, including development of training manuals.

  • Wrote business proposals and negotiated contract terms with clients.

  • Carried out public relations and marketing activities.

  • Managed administrative team and consultants for various projects.

  • Designed & Developed marketing campaigns (mass emails, SMS, Billboards, etc.).

  • Drafted invoices and other supporting documents for payments from clients.

  • Prepared agendas, coordinated and organized appointments and meetings for the CEO at client site.

  • Updated and maintained comprehensive inventories of the project resources.

  • Designed and developed Health & Fitness facility for 5 Star hotel.

RAWMANIC Fitness & Fight Wear | Creative Art Director & Women’s Apparel Designer - Zahle, Lebanon

  • Responsible for the creative vision of RAWMANIC, including the overall look-and-feel of the brand, from online marketing, to in-store visual display, as well as product development.

  • Created seasonal collection designs and developed concepts; implemented all creative requirements and directed the creative product from concept to completion.

  • Special highlights: developed and designed RAWfit performance wear for women and men. All new performance line launched summer of 2015.

Mikael D Haute Couture | Creative Designer - Beirut, Lebanon

  • Responsible for designing seasonal look-books of collections for celebrity stylists.

  • Designed all graphics for launch parties/cocktails of new collections including wall posters, floor signs, gift bags, media signage, etc.

Big Rock Little Rooster | Visual Designer & Stylist - Columbus, Ohio

  • Worked with the design team to create impactful displays for the store windows, as well as developing floor-sets, planograms and merchandising the product.

  • Styled models for in-store events, trunk shows, bridal conferences and fashion photo shoots.

Ann Taylor | Visual Merchandiser & Stylist - Columbus, Ohio

  • Styled clients in seasonal looks

  • Processed new product, steamed garments, organized into stock room

  • Assisted management team with floorsets prep meetings

  • Developed style trend presentations and product review for visual team before floorset

  • Merchandised fixtures and styled mannequins

 

 
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