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Kelsey Kellgren

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Free People, Chicago, Illinois Assistant Visual Manager, August 2013 – Present  Individually responsible for planning and executing all visual projects, including merchandising, mannequins, windows, and display setup.  Maintains a close relationship with District and District Visual managers, including emails and conference calls on a daily or weekly basis.  Responsible for all aspects of running a business, such as operations and payroll, opening and closing procedures, staff supervision, training, and customer service. Topshop/Topman, Chicago, Illinois Topshop Visual Merchandiser, November 2012 – Present  Promoted from Topman Creative to Topshop Visual Merchandiser.  Utilized daily and weekly reports to execute report-driven floor moves on a daily and weekly basis.  Planned and mapped floor layouts with in-store management and Head Office.  Trained the Stock and Product teams on all product updates, floor layouts, and sale launches.  Coached sales team on brand knowledge, standards and product updates. Topman Visual/Creative, August 2011 – November 2012  Worked closely with in-store Brand and Visual Managers of all levels, including Head Office.  Studied daily and weekly reports such as SARs and BS3s, and more specifically the Worst, Zero, and Best Sellers reports.  Trained sales team on brand and trend knowledge.  Planned and executed all creative, mannequin and visual displays within the Topman brand.  Established relationship with Head Office on budgeting new season creative updates on the shop floor, as well as window and mannequin treatments. Bloomingdales, Orlando, Florida Merchandiser, January 2010 – July 2011  Trusted to oversee all aspects of merchandising and visual displays within all designated departments.  Worked closely with Merchandising and Visual Managers in all store departments, as well as Regional Merchandising and Visual Managers.  Maintained close relationship with vendor representatives outside of Bloomingdales, focusing on visual standards and sales goals.  Coached sales team and brand specialists on maintenance of merchandise, sales goals and clients. EDUCATION Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Business Anticipated May, 2014 Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida Associate of Science Degree in Photography, May, 2007

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