Visual Merchandising Manager
With a need to constantly be creating balanced by a strong analytical mind, Garrison found a perfect career in the retail industry when he took what was intended to be a temporary job in 2006. In the years since, his trajectory has seen him work for some of the largest retailers in the United States as well as managing a local business handling all aspects of the business including product acquisition, marketing (physical and digital), product photography and web content production, visual merchandising and creative direction. While his passion lies in the creative, Garrison’s ability to analyze and understand the business from all sides has equipped him to be extremely well-rounded and a strong problem solver in the industry.
SKILLS + TALENTS
New Store Opening Management
Business Analysis and Forecasting
Social Media Marketing
ZenGenius, Inc. | Visual Merchandising Manager
Grandview Mercantile | General Manager/Visual Director
Planned and executed move of 20,000 sq ft store to larger facility
Created brand standards for visual merchandising, website and social media marketing
Built strong brand identity through use of social media outlets
Created and executed window displays and vignettes throughout store
Sales forecasting and analysis
Special events planning and execution
West Elm | Visual Manager
Executed seasonal floorset 6-8 times a year
Created site specific installations based on corporate provided inspiration
Extensive planning and mapping of store prior to floorset execution
Marketing implementation including in-store signage and vinyl installation
Gap | Customer Experience Manager
Utilized brand values to create ideal customer experience.
Hiring and training of all staff
Scheduling for all aspects of the business including sales, visual merchandising and operations
Sales coaching and associate development
Wrote and delivered annual performance reviews.
MEDITATE. COLLABORATE. CREATE.
At the heart of every visual merchandiser is the ability to be ingenious - the ability to think creatively and solve problems. Our team brings calm to your chaos, expertly addressing your merchandising challenges. Are you ready to create a zen moment?