Visual merchandiser Interview Questions in United States

"As a visual merchandiser, the name of the game is creativity and an eye for aesthetically pleasing elements. Interviewers are interested in learning about the inspiration for your style, your knowledge of the company, and ability to handle difficult customers. Be prepared to ultimately showcase your skill set by styling a display for the interviewer that embodies your artistic flair or critic a display that the company already has."

Visual merchandiser Interview Questions in United States

Visual merchandiser Interview Questions in United States

"As a visual merchandiser, the name of the game is creativity and an eye for aesthetically pleasing elements. Interviewers are interested in learning about the inspiration for your style, your knowledge of the company, and ability to handle difficult customers. Be prepared to ultimately showcase your skill set by styling a display for the interviewer that embodies your artistic flair or critic a display that the company already has."

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Forever 21
Visual Merchandiser was asked...May 25, 2011

How would you style a clothing rack?

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i would put the print in the middle followed by light in front then dark etc, color blocking. jackts first, tanks, button up, cardis, ts pants in the back. Less

My OCD kicks in moments like this; definitely by color, patterns and size

By color, style, season. tops in front of bottoms, put things on rack that can be worn together. Less

Forever 21

Where do you get your style inspiration?

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Magazines, TV shows about fashion, the internet, people watching

I tend to look for inspiration anywhere . I'm always looking at people's outfits, I look at what works best for them and try to imagine a piece worn in different ways. I'm a huge fan of Tumblr and the fashion world in there Less

rachel zoe, olsen sisters, zoe kravitz

Forever 21

merchandise a fixture.. tell me your story behind it ?

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color blocking, balance [left to right], light to dark: top to bottom. stylez! texture, pattern and color Less

make sure to group in color or be in some kind of group.

Forever 21

Tell me 2 things on the floor, visually, that can be improved on

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styling on face-outs (adding multiple layers), neater folds, could be anything really... just back it up with good reason Less

Hallmark

Your work is very masculine, how will you work to accommodate our style which is typically more feminine?

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Wow, that is an illegal question! Please don't answer this.

As a designer my style works to match the projects needs. Additionally, my interest in this position is partially based on the opportunity to expand my experience and show that I can work in other styles. Less

Belk

So, why do you want to be a visual merchandiser?

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American Furniture Warehouse

How does $8/hour sound?

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Me: Well, Ashley Furniture starts at $10... Them: Just kidding. Yup, that's what I thought. (Started me at $14. Minimum has gone up some since then.) Less

Sounds like you are not being fair. How does $12 / hour sound

You can't support a family on that be real

Love Culture

What aspects of your previous retail experiences will help you here at Love Culture?

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What is your experience with mannequin and window dressing? Do you have any examples? Less

I used to work at styles for less and shiehk shoes that's when I started to learn visual Merchandising and got into the habit of styling others Less

Shoppers Stop

detailed description of a few international brand windows and how are they different from our indian brands in terms of materials used, props development, aesthetics, etc.

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If talk about few brands like Zara , H&M or Ucb they are all good international brands and there windows usually comes from abroad and the windows are inspired by global themes and they usually do there window with Eco friendly materials and also they do very minimal and easy windows in terms of props and very simple communication to connect with there customers . Less

John Lewis & Partners

Asked to make a moodboard about VM trends beforehand.

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The brief states a mood board on current trends; did you just look at what trends john lewis are doing compared to other retailers are offering? Less

Was the moodboard digital or physical? Also did you have to make it before the interview or during ? Less

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