About | Resume

About | Resume

Alexander Simon is a designer and artist living in New York City. His experiences include:

EDUCATION

 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA, Fashion Design | 2006 to 2010.

 INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

Assistant Visual Stylist | Windows Team | June 2017 to the present

Assisting in pulling fashion stories for the windows per the director. During window set up style the looks, strike mannequins, and window set up and breakdown with the team. 

Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

Visual Merchandiser | Visual Stylist | November 2016 to the present

Working with the Division 1 Visual team to create dynamic visual displays that have a distinct point of view, drive sales and promote current fashion trends. Vinyl production and source props and materials to enhance each display. Created paintings and a wooden sculpture for our Fashion Week “Gallery” display. Ensure that the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor Designer brands visual standards and shops are maintained on a daily basis. Daily review of new arrivals to keep the mannequins in the newest and most current merchandise.

 Jaclyn Apparel, New York

Visual Merchandiser | Assistant to VP of Sales | Instagram Coordinator | January 2016 to the November 2016

 Responsible for the concept, development and execution of Visual displays and quarterly Market Week presentations. Maintained the showroom and collections daily and for presentations/appointments. Assist the VP of Sales with trim cards, costing, scheduling appointments and sample shipments to buyers. Assist the design team with market/print research and creating mood/color boards for each season. Created and maintained the Instagram account for our Roudelain label.

 Loro Piana, New York              

Regional Visual Manager | Visual Assistant | March 2013 to the December 2015

 Visual Manager of the East Coast stores. Worked with the VP of Visual and each store manager to strategize bi-monthly window and interior changes to drive business through a consistent visual message and brand DNA. Partnered with managers and buyers to create dynamic displays, support UPTs, and promote slow sellers. Administered product knowledge presentations to enhance sales and encourage discovery. Managed a team of five in the NY store, and visual freelancers in the other LP locations.

 Bill Blass Women’s Collection, New York.                            

Design Assistant | June 2010 to February 2013

 Responsibilities included shoe and accessory design. Collaborated with Manolo Blahnik on Spring 2012 shoes and Gianvito Rossi on Fall 2012 shoes. Collaborated with Albertus Swanepoel on Spring 2012 hats and House of Flora on Fall 2012 accessories. Assisted during fittings, created spec sheets and tech packs; assembled cut tickets for factories. Designed the Spring 2012 BB Logo Anchor. Created artwork and embroidery layouts using fabric and sketches provided.

 Ralph Lauren Retail Store, Chicago IL.                                                    

Freelancer | May 2009 to May 2010, Creative Team Intern | September 2008 to May 2010

Assisted the store creative team with niche display, merchandise and mannequin rigging. Set up bi-monthly window displays and the seasonal Ralph Lauren Home decoration and assembly. Maintained the window and store displays daily to RL standards. Also assisted with the former Rugby store windows and interior displays.

 

Exhibitions and Honors

 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Shows, 2008-2010; 2010 Senior Book Scholarship winner.

 Skills: Visual Merchandising, technical visual skills, draping, pattern making, cutting, marker creation, sketching, shoe construction, technical flats, specs, design research, embroidery layouts, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, and Excel.