Tavaries Heard

Visual Merchandiser

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Tavaries, an Atlanta native, moved to New York to pursue a career in the music industry. He created marketing campaigns and sponsorship decks for Janet Jackson’s 20 Y.O. project at Virgin Records and casted the winner of VH1’s Miss Rap Supreme. After 6 years of working in the Entertainment Industry. He found his creative lane, Visual Merchandising and Design. Tavaries has wide range of Visual Merchandising experience.  He has worked for Arhaus Furniture, Macy’s and Target. He (VisuallyHeard) has held contracts with Tiffany & Co., Lord & Taylor, Akris, and growing lists of private clients. Tavaries is an effective planner who is organized and understands the importance of prioritizing and time management.  He is a proven leader who has trained Store Executives, Sales and Sales Support, and Visual Associates on Visual Merchandising Standards.  He is acclimated in implementing Corporate Directives, Merchandising Strategy, and Stock and In-Store Marketing Management to leverage sales and increased UPT. He has an innate ability to build rapports and maintain cross-functional relationships on all levels. Tavaries is skilled in using hand tools. He is trained in propping, staging, painting, and the manipulation of different mix medias to create two and three dimensional displays and wall treatments. He enjoys forging and repurposing materials to build displays and props.   

 

Career Highlights:

Experience:

Visual Merchandiser

ZenGenius, Inc.

Visual Merchandiser

ARHAUS Furniture                                                  

Visual Merchandising Manager  

·Maintained the showroom’s floor plan and made updates based on quarterly product launches, product demand, and KPI reports  

·Staged vignettes in the showroom based on permanent and seasonal themes from corporate 

·Managed the propping and staging of all incoming art work, wall art, rugs, lighting and accessories 

·Produced wall treatments for various sized walls using paints, mix media, and hand tools

·Created presentations for the art direction of the showroom to present to the Regional Visual Manager and Store Manager 

 

AKRIS, ATLANTA, GA                                                               

Visual Merchandiser (Window Dresser)

·Mapped, planned and implemented the installation of show windows at The Shops at Buck Head 

·Changed and rotated window displays to reflect current campaigns and seasonal trends

·Arranged props, styled mannequins, and merchandised show windows off directives sent from the Director of Visual Merchandiser and the Corporate Visual Manager 

TIFFANY & CO.,                                          

Creative Visual Merchandiser

·Coordinated and executed six visual creative installations a year, including holiday décor, special events, and product launches 

·Conducted staff training including Store Management and Sales Professionals on merchandising standards, product knowledge for new product launch, and training for all merchandise categories

·Installed show windows and wall vitrines using a variety of propping techniques, mixed media’s, and hand tools

·Ensured that the caselines were merchandised based on Tiffany’s brand standards including product placement and lighting

·Managed lighting for the store, show windows, wall vitrines and caselines  

LACOSTE                           

 Visual Merchandising Coordinator- 

·Executed Lacoste’s merchandising Directives for Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Bloomingdales in New York City and Macy’s and Belk’s throughout Georgia

·Trained Sales Managers, Store Visual Merchandiser, Stock and Sale Floor Associates’ on Lacoste’s standards and provided product knowledge

·Assisted with set up of the showroom for wholesale to Market Events, which included styling and placement of mannequins, merchandising, and installing vinyl on various surfaces 

· Tracked and managed inventory at wholesale doors and ensured all ISM were received and placed according to scheduled promotions and sales

MACY’S                                                 

Visual Merchandising Lead

· Assisted the Visual Manager and Merchandising Team Manager in the planning, mapping and the execution of floor moves and new vender set ups

·Implemented directives from Corporate which included merchandising, the installation of displays and show windows, and the coordination of special events

·Partnered with Sales Manager to strategically plans for re-merchandising based on KPI reports and merchandise sale through

·Styled mannequins based on Directives, seasonal trend and customer demographic 

- Installed system text, vinyl, and panel to a variety of surface