Shannon Timura

Visual Merchandiser

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Shannon is a highly proficient artist who brings creative energy into all she does. She has a passion for creative design, which has been cultivated from her experience with Event Planning, Visual Merchandising, Theatrical Set Design, and in her personal work as a Fine Artist. This unique background gives Shannon the tools she needs to come up with new, innovative ideas. She also has a strong understanding and love for retail operations and visual merchandising. In addition, her love for people keeps her focused on building positive relationships, while meeting the client’s needs. In her work as an artist, Shannon has designed public art pieces currently on display in: Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Parma, Ohio. She has also worked with galleries and designed commissioned pieces for clients. Shannon believes in the concept that you do everything & anything, and is determined to live with excellence, creativity and kindness. Shannon’s solid work ethic and positive creative energy make her a great person to include on your team.

 

Career Highlights:

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Event Planner
  • Fine Artist / Muralist / Public Artist
  • Media Relations
  • Theatrical Set Designer
  • Fashion Illustration and Design Instructor

Experience:

Visual Merchandising / Event Merchandising 

ZenGenius, Inc. 

Art Director

Olmsted Performing Arts School

  • Manage art department; plan classes, set schedule, teach fashion illustration and design, set design, painting and specialty workshops throughout the year
  • Lead Scenic Artist; design, build and paint sets for bi-monthly theatrical productions, assist with props and creatively work within budgets
  • Marketing; coordinate and conduct monthly Creativity Series marketing events in Great Northern Mall, Playhouse Square and local community centers 

Visual Merchandiser

MCG Connect 

  • Brand manager for 12 brands of men’s accessories
  • Plan-o- gram maintenance, while obtaining optimal space to increase sales
  • Seasonal display implementation
  • Educated store staff in brand strategy and positioning 
  • Creative display support 

Event Planner

Dishcrawl / Match.com 

  • Planned large scale culinary community events 
  • Worked alongside chefs, nonprofits, media channels, and neighborhood organizers 
  • Set budget, hired staff and trained volunteers 
  • Effectively utilized social media to generate interest in events
  • Designed marketing material
  • Planned and hosted mixer events for Match.com