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Caruso - Display Artist - Duluth, GA, USA

Marilyn Caruso

Duluth, GA, USA


Display Artist


I have experience as being part of a team or the Project Manager. I have logistic and accounting skills and have been responsible for budget allowances. I am responsible, loyal and passionate about my work. I have a possitive attitude and am able to work in a fast paced environment. I have several years of working experience with accomplishments achieved in all positions. I have designed showroom space as large as 30,000 sq ft or boutique space of all sizes. No project is too large or small.
Letter of Recommendation available upon request.

Work History

Interior Design

Free Lance

Position: Visual/Interior Design for Major Market Shows, Boutiques and Gift Shops

Acts under the general direction of policies and procedures set forth by the company
Formulates design concepts and presentation approach to promote the best display and selling of products and services
Communicate design to management for approval and budget allowance
Build and maintain strong working relationships with other team members and provide training and design vision where needed
Oversees and manages the project, working within the budget and scheduling requirements provided by the company
Travel to all major markets

Visual Designer, Senior Visual Designer, Visual Design Manager/Director

Sterling Industries

Acts under the general direction of policies and procedures set forth by the company
Plans, directs and oversees the activities of the visual staff which requires a knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources,
leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
Formulates design concepts and presentation approach (copy or storyboard) possessing a knowledge of design techniques, painting techniques, knowledge of tools, and principles involved in the production of
technical plans, and construction of said design as well as being able to identify the strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems if they occur Must possess Originality,
Visualization, and Near Vision, and knowledge of promoting, displaying and selling of products and services
Communicate design presentation to management for approval and budget allowance
Ability to provide training to team members, Build and maintain strong working relationships with the team
Work with the Creative Services Department to develop any signage or print layout
Oversees and manages the project, working within the budget and scheduling requirements from conception to completion Showrooms range from 7,000 to 15,000 sq. ft. (L.A., Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, High Point & Corporate office showroom)
Travel to all major markets
Dedication and hard work afforded me promotions, recognition and valuable experience in the industry


Showroom Manager, Instructor/Trainer

3 Day Blinds

Managing the showroom and employees, conduct weekly meetings to discuss company direction,
advertising promotions and product knowledge
Fostering and maintaining strong communication and business relationships with clients
Customer Service, service recovery, sales, trends, wants and needs of the client
Initiating and monitoring market techniques, taking detail oriented orders, applying math skills to calculate
measure on custom products minimizing loss and ensure accuracy
Coordinate all promotional activities with outside vendors, setting and keeping schedules, liaison with regional management, hiring and firing capabilities, store operation procedures, assisting clients in all
aspects of home décor, consultations, and installation of product
Excellent performance in my duties awarded me a position as Instructor/Trainer for the company

Senior Visual Designer/Buyer

Christopher Radko

Coordinated and built showroom floor plan and construction (30,000 sq. ft)
Responsible for all Interior/Floral and Visual Productions
Resourced all supplies, maintained inventory, ordered product, maximized selling space
Time Management, organizational and communication skills and maintained budget allowance
Excellent performance awarded me the luxury to participate in an exclusive promotional program allowing me to travel throughout the U.S. designing commercial businesses, and the privilege to design window displays for
Herrods, London, England

Owner, Operations Manager, Buyer

Irby's, Inc

Initiates and responsible for all business policies and procedures
Manages and oversee employees, conducting meetings, providing visual direction, auditing trends and color schemes, training and development of employee creativity and skills
Effective monitoring and maintaining retail operations (multiple locations) sales, labor, overhead and inventory control, payroll, human resources management and operating expenses to meet corporate
policies and procedure standards
Marketing and promotional sales concepts (media), shrink and security issues
Coordinate all designs, resource and buy products, (Hard, soft and perishable product lines)
Customer service, service recovery, sales, delivery and set-up, home design and wedding consultations
Maintain strong communication and business relationships with suppliers and their representatives
Skilled at warehouse operations, techniques, perishable maintenance and preservation
Recognition for excellence awarded at local, district and state levels

Qualifications & Certifications


Florida State University

Art and Design

Tallahassee Community College

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