T I F F P O R T E R
178 N. 8th St. Brooklyn, NY 11211 | C: 502.489.1313 | firstname.lastname@example.org
S U M M A R Y
Creative and original visual director with a strong background in stages, sets, props, window displays & merchandising. Detail oriented and dedicated to meeting and surpassing clients’ expectations. Excellent at managing teams of people and executing around tight deadlines.
H I G H L I G H T S
· Trend Forecasting
· Visual Merchandising & Displays
· Brand Awareness & Vendor Relations
· Apparel Styling Techniques on & off figure
· Event & Stage Design
The Brooklyn Mirage / Avant Gardner
Karen Alweil Studio
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Chloe & Isabel
E X P E R I E N C E
01/2018 to Current Visual Coordinator [Freelance]
I assist the visual manager on concepting window displays, installing windows, organizing, buying supplies, setting up directives for stores to do the displays and anything else needed.
04/2015 to 09/2018 Visual Director
Avant Gardner / The Brooklyn Mirage
The biggest venue in NYC, (seasonal venue) I am in charge of designing and buying for: Artist lounges, VIP and backstage areas, as well as designing a weekly party and any other parties and events that come in from outside clients (Red Bull, Sony, etc). I design, manage teams, keep track of all decor items in storage, budgets, purchasing, build, and break down of said events.
03/2017 to Current Event Designer
I work with various venues and event producers throughout the city (Forest Hills Stadium, The Infatuation, Amex, Google) to bring unique sets and experiences to guests. I design, manage teams, budgets, purchasing, build, and break down of said events.
10/2014 to Current Visual Director
Pendleton Woolen Mills
I do all the visual merchandising for Pendleton at various market trade-shows in NYC throughout the year.
05/2015 to Current Stylist
Stylist for well known catalog for brand Tom James. I do a variety of styling for them. On Figure, flats, laydowns, and stills. I also do
Props for stills and display work for them. On-line and printed catalog.
8/2008-03/2016 Owner/Creative Director/Buyer & Designer
Old Hollywood was a very well known shop located in Brooklyn and the LES in New York. As owner, sole buyer, creative director---everything, I managed A LOT. Here are some of the things I did for my business:
Managed projects according to timeline & Seasonal changes. Styled Garments and Jewelry for magazine print, tv, & film. Drove sales by developing business strategies, Marketing plans and merchandiseAssortments. Photographed all products for web. Developed in house brand of home goods and jewelry that is still in production and in many stores nationwide. Tracked current & emerging fashion and consumer
trends. Executed product pricing strategies. Managed store budgets & financial plans. Calculated purchase orders and entered data in worksheets to maintain budget and projected deliveries. Collaborated with various photographers to produce look books & ad campaigns. Built a reputation of credibility and responsiveness with vendors. Updated jewelry and samples with buyers on a seasonal basis. I decided to close the shop in March of 2015 due to rent increases.
E D U C A T I O N
University of Louisville
Bachelor of Arts: Communications 2005
Communications Major with a PR focus. Double Minor: Sociology & Pan African Studies.