Krista Towner-Larsen

Visual Specialist

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  • LocationOslo, Norway

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Fine Art
  • Lighting Design
  • Budgeting
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Problem Solving and Creativity

Work history

Currently

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Jun 2015

2015

Visual Specialist

Bath Body Works

Sep 2012 - May 2015
  • ·· Collaborate with Marketing Operations & Procurement partners to align on prop needs and place seasonal buys to support stores for real estate changes & replenishment needs. ·· Partner with the Real Estate team and strategic planning to identify, define & record accurate fleet information based on props, fixtures & floor plan data, while owning the update process of that data in FileMaker. ·· Interpret the fleet information in order to more accurately allocate props & 2D marketing. ·· Creating comparative and research driven spreadsheets in Excel to uncover and analyze short and long term opportunities based on business priorities and objectives. ·· Creating and issuing purchase orders & label requests for all seasonal props. ·· Responsible for allocating seasonal props based on daily damage reporting. ·· Support the primary prop program by analyzing and summarizing monthly damage cycle reports, while publishing monthly & quarterly trends. ·· Develop & create tools to influence standard operating procedures in stores and in operations, to influence behavior & data accuracy. ·· Act as liaison to the FileMaker programmer in order to implement system enhancements, driving innovation in cost savings, tool improvements & decrease of labor hours, both in stores and within operations. ·· Support daily requests to supply and interpret Site Survey database information, as relevant to marketing needs.

2013

Stage Hand

Promowest Productions

Apr 2003 - Apr 2013
  • ·· Built stages, stage equipment and lighting trusses. ·· Unloaded trucks and assembled props. ·· Set up audio, lighting and music equipment. ·· Programed lighting console and operated lights during live music performances. ·· Experience running spot light during live shows.

2012

Freeland Visual Merchandiser & Stylist

Portfolio Creative/ Dawson Creative

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
  • ·· Worked with the Express home office team on creative builds in the mock store to create multiple floor set lay outs that project future fashion trends. ·· Built new floor set designs with the Express styling team by creating window installations and in store displays at the flag-ship store and other locations. ·· Set up in store merchandise display cabinets. ·· Maintained the visual aspects of the store by dressing mannequins, installing props and organizing and straightening merchandise. ·· Styled and dressed mannequins in the home office mock store to prepare for walk throughs for company CEO.

2012

Freelance Visual Merchandiser

Zengenius

Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
  • ·· Worked with local and New York based teams at Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Bath & Body Works distribution centers and retail locations. ·· Constructed story boards, dressed mannequins, applied window and wall vinyls, built and installed merchandising displays and visual aids. ·· Prepared mock stores and windows for walk throughs and photos. ·· Used Merchandising Visual Reference Forms to build out Bath & Body Works product tables for Balance of Company and high profile stores.

2010

Freelance Angel Wing Designer

Victoria’s Secret Stores Home Office

Nov 2010 - Nov 2010
  • ·· Designed and constructed angel wings for lingerie photo shoot.

2009

Freelance Exhibitors Coordinator & Production Assistant

Frère Independent

Aug 2008 - Dec 2009
  • ·· Utilized French-speaking skills to coordinate and communicate with exhibiting international galleries for DiVA, an annual digital media art exhibition in Paris, and with individual artists for PooL, our fine art exhibition in New York and Miami. ·· Responsible for building/maintaining multiple project calendars and worksheets in excel, and communicating project status and deadlines to team mates, artists, galleries, curator and company chairman. ·· Conducted online and over the phone research on obtaining city permits from the French government for public exhibition. ·· Coordinated production of show invitations and public advertising media. ·· Wrote and sent out weekly newsletters and updates to website clientele and subscribers. ·· Utilized critical time management skills to meet deadlines.

2007

Freelance Photographers Assistant

Worldwide Hideout Inc

Apr 2002 - Apr 2007
  • ·· Responsible for computer archiving of past photo shoots. ·· Set up lights and studio props. ·· Assisted on photo shoots.

Education

2015

Trinn 1/ Nora110

University of Oslo

Jul 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Norwegian Language

2007

Fine Art Major with Focus in Jewellery Design/ Making, Minor in Writing

Columbus College of Art Design

Jul 2003 - Dec 2007
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

2007

Jewellery Design

Central Saint Martins

Jan 2007 - May 2007
  • Jewellery Design

2003

General Education

Columbus Alternative High School

Jul 1999 - Apr 2003

    2003

    Comercial Arts

    Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center

    Jul 2001 - Apr 2003
    • Commercial Arts

    Awards

    2003

    French Honours