MelanieMartini.com <br> Staging, Set Decoration, Prop Styling, Visuals, Merchandising, Windows, Displays and Design Production Artist, Building, Fabrication, Installation, Handyperson <br> Gifts & Home Decor at MartiniHandmades.etsy.com. <br> www.linkedin.com/in/melaniemartini <br>

Work Samples

  • Andrew Martin Showroom Visual Display Stylist Merchandiser

  • California Academy of Sciences event

  • Holiday Display

Work History

Melanie Martini melanie.martini@gmail.com • 917.565.0039 Decorating • Styling & Staging • Dressing & Props • Merchandising & Visuals • Design Employment: Bergdorf Goodman: Displays/Visual freelancer: October 2013 - present Display & visual styling. MacKenzie-Childs Window displays - April 2013 - present Display & visual styling. Decorator: August 2012 - Present - Layout, space planning, and home decor. Layout planning and scale modeling. Wall & window treatments. Design & staging, for residential and business clients. Stylist/Merchandiser: - Andrew Martin: Visual Merchandiser/Stylist: March 2012 - July 2012 Sole San Francisco showroom designer. Intake and re-staging/styling of new product on a weekly basis. Installations and custom design work. - HD Buttercup: Visual Merchandiser/Stylist: April 2011 - March 2012 Sole store visual merchandiser, responsible for creating and installing all displays, merchandising, styling and setup of furniture, lighting, and home goods in 35,000 sq. ft. space. Window and display cases design. Custom signage & art. Intake of new product weekly. Re-staging and styling on arrival. Created chic vignettes of product in 'lifestyle-based' environments. Moving, carpentry and installations. Oversaw team of 6 warehouse staff/movers. Oversaw all installation and construction projects in store. Included travel to flagship LA store for custom paint & display work. - Stylist/Decorator: 'One Warm Coat' benefit at California Academy of Sciences: December 2011 Created and staged 700 sq. ft. American mid-century lounge space for theme "Home for the Holidays". Selected and set all furniture and props, oversaw installation and removal. Graphic Design: 2002 - Present - Specializing in print design and typography. Twentieth Century Fox: Blue Sky Studios, September 2002 - April 2010: - Set Dresser: May 2005 - April 2010 Initial assembly of approved set pieces and first interdepartmental presentation and check of set. Worked under art direction to stage environments to complement story, choosing appropriate props to dress the set. Tracked shot continuity with further production departments. Organized and maintained sets and set pieces. - Licensing/Merchandising Creatives Coordinator: April 2003 - May 2005 Sole liaison between Fox and various marketing partners. Coordination of all creative-based project needs. Worked under marketing director, and closely with art directors, to meet vendor requests for art and art materials. Schedule, set up and supervise presentations and recording sessions. Responsible for various deliverables (print, publishing, web, editorial). Digital paint touch-ups, graphic design, layout design, etc. for varied marketing needs. - Art Department Production Assistant: September 2002 - April 2003 Role included administrative tasks, tracking and archiving original artwork, and design assignments (original patterns designed for characters and set pieces for Robots, 2005) Production Artist: - Debra Solomon/ Cartoon Network, NYC: May - September 2001 & 2002 - Tapehouse Toons, NYC: January 2001 - April 2002 Art department production work. Title and website design, background painting: Lizzy McGuire show, SNL's TV funhouse, various TV spots and commercials, and an original pilot for Cartoon Network. Visual Merchandising: - JC Penney: May - September, 2000 & 2002 - Tower Records: May 1997 - May 2001 Design, fabrication, construction & installation of window and floor displays and store signage. Including woodworking/building, crafting, drawing & painting/airbrushing and various art media and methods. Worked with vendors to meet marketing/merchandising placement needs, and worked under regional visual management to achieve corporate visual goals in each store. Education: - SVA, Production design - School of Art+Design at SUNY Purchase College, BFA in Design - Fashion Institute of Technology, Illustration Skill Set: Strong visual sense and composition skills. Building and installation, wood shop, sewing and construction. Fabrication and general crafting. Styling, staging, space planning and layout. Graphic design and typography. Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop design software & SketchUp modeling. Excellent communication and problem-solving. Work well alone or with a team. Able to take direction, think creatively, multi-task and meet tight deadlines. Conversational French.

Education

SVA, SUNY Purchase

Specialties

Affiliations

HD Buttercup, Andrew Martin, Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox

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