Tuesday, November 17, 2015

From my visual design gig at a major department store

For the last 5 weeks I worked a temporary seasonal job putting up holiday displays.  This ranged from hanging balls from 12 foot ceilings to fashioning mannequins to making a bolster look like a birch tree.
Not as creative as I would have wanted, many corporate specifications and rules, but I did learn a thing or two about visual merchandizing.
Even though I tied 18 inches of string from each ball, hung them 24 inches apart by grinding pigglys into the ceiling I still wanted to pull the one on the end back as far as it would go and release!  The gray guy is one of 12 new mannequins we had to put together, not an easy task.

What we affectionately called the beaver damn.  Note my bolsters that look almost exactly like a birch tree trunk.