Daniel Swanepoel

Designer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • Professions3D Visualiser - Graphic Designer - Retail Designer

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About me

Daniel Swanepoel is a multi-disciplinary window display designer based in London specialising in high-end, luxury retail.

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Skills

  • Prop Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Sketchbook Pro
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Concept and Design Illustrations
  • Trend and Colour Research
  • Visual Branding
  • Window Display Design
  • Visual Guidelines
  • Retail Display and Design

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Selfridges

    Selfridges

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    • Fashion
  • Harlequin Design

    Harlequin Design

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    Fortnum & Mason

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      Daniel Swanepoel Ltd

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      Work history

      Currently

      Retail Display Designer

      Daniel Swanepoel Ltd

      Oct 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance

      2017

      Window Display Designer

      Harlequin Design

      Feb 2016 - Oct 2017
      • London, UK
      • Full Time
      • Window Display Designer/Visualiser

      2016

      Visual Merchandiser

      Selfridges

      Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
      • Birmingham, UK
      • Full Time
      • Visual Merchandising for Level 3, including windows displays, womenswear, beauty and fragrance. Designing and overseeing the installation of all in-store VM and visuals throughout Level 3 of the store. Working directly / regularly meeting with retail operations, department managers, marketing team, facilities team and concession managers. Constantly maintaining communication with both internal and external departments. Constructing/designing/ sourcing display props. Managing costs of props to remain within budget, and finding alternatives. Installing and supporting all team members with VM displays throughout various departments including women’s luxury and contemporary fashion, women's accessories, food hall, kids and men’s luxury and contemporary fashion. Compiling trend reports for VM of competitors and fashion trend reports of merchandise. Creating visual guideline packs for VM in the store.

      2014

      Visual Merchandising Intern

      Selfridges

      Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Full-time Internship Women’s Contemporary & Designer Fashion Responsibilities: Display and prop production for Christmas. Dressing mannequins. Designing props. Managing up to 6 new work experience members to the team at a time. Handling/moving valuable props, mannequins and fixtures. Meeting/ visiting suppliers. Maintaining shop floor/studio standards. Organising prop and mannequin storage rooms. Reporting to VM managers and working closely with the VM teams. To install Christmas 2014 for the Selfridges’ press launch & Christmas Shop

      2013

      Visual Display Intern

      Fortnum & Mason

      Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • To work independently and alongside the Visual Presentation Team at the Piccadilly store. Creating window displays, in-store displays and preparing the store for the Christmas season. Prop preparation and production. Team working with interns . Handling valuable merchandise and portraying it in the traditional visual style of the store.

      Education

      2014

      Level 4 Visual Display and Retail Branding for Fashion

      Fashion Retail Academy

      Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Distinction

      Awards

      2017

      Best Floral Display

      Chelsea in Bloom

      • WINNER 'Best Floral Display' Award with Hackett London at Harlequin Design

      2016

      Best Use of Mannequins in a Multiple Award

      VM & Display Awards

      • Winner of 'Best Use of Mannequins in a Multiple' Award with Hackett London at Harlequin Design

      2016

      Top 25 Newcomer of the Year 2016

      Creativepool

      • Shortlisted as Creativepool's Top 25 Newcomer of the Year. http://creativepool.com/awards/2016/shortlist/

      2016

      Best Window in a Multiple Award

      VM & Display Awards

      • Winner of 'Best Window in a Multiple' Award with Joseph Fashion at Harlequin Design

      2016

      Retail Focus Reader's Choice Award

      VM & Display Awards

      • Winner of 'Retail Focus Reader's Choice' Award with Joseph at Harlequin Design

      2015

      VQ London Learner of the Year Award

      VQ Day

      • Awarded the Vocational Qualification Learner of the Year Award across all career fields for London at the 2015 VQ Awards for my achievements gaining a Level 4 Visual Display and Retail Branding for Fashion Retail Diploma. http://www.vqday.org.uk/vq-awards

      2014

      FRA Commitment Award

      Fashion Retail Academy

      • Fashion Retail Academy, London 2014 - Awarded the FRA Commitment Award 2014 at the FRA Awards by Sir Philip Green (CEO of Arcadia Group), John Dixon (Exec. Director of M&S), Jason Tarry (CEO of F&F Tesco), Christos Angelides (Director of Next Plc). Nominated as Student Council member, and Student Representative for visual display and retail branding. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/daniel-swanepoel-walks-to-the-stage-to-accept-the-news-photo/451893326

      2014

      Retail Trust Fundraiser

      Retail Trust

      • Volunteer for retail charity events including the Oracle Retail Week Awards 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, the Contour Fashion Ball 2014 at the Dorchester Hotel, and the Retail Week BT Technology Awards at the Hilton Park Lane. Raising funds for the Retail Trust (contributing to the

      2014

      Retail Futures Challenge for the World Retail Congress 2014

      World Retail Congress

      • Team Project Manager. Leading the UK team of four to represent at the Future Retail Challenge at the World Retail Congress in Paris (Sept 2014). Competing against 5 countries to design Samsung

      2013

      World Skills UK, The Skills Show Exhibition,

      World Skills UK

      • Selected to represent visual merchandising to over 10,000 young people at the Skills Show. The only male to demonstrate and promote visual merchandising techniques for the retail industry at this four day event. http://www.findafuture.org.uk/the-skills-show

      2009

      National Students Art Exhibition

      Royal Society of British Artist

      • Exhibited a painting at the Royal Society of British Artist

      2009

      Public Art Sculpture

      Public Art Sculpture

      • Co-designed an iron/glass sculpture. It was later commissioned and created by artist/ blacksmith Jenny Pickford. It now stands outside St. Augustines Catholic High School, Redditch, Worcestershire.