Lucy Best

Art Director, Set Dresser, Stylist, Visual Merchandiser

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  • LocationRichmond, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am a quick thinker and problem solver, always calm and focussed under pressure and am used to working to tight deadlines and tight budgets. I am resourceful and friendly with impeccable communication skills and pride myself on my organisational proficiency and eye for detail. Working to date with clients and companies in a wide variety of specialisations; In retail with clients such as Millington Associates - Ted Baker, and Nike, In Television with Endemol and Nickelodeon and in events with Timebased and The Metro newspaper. I have a wide base of experience and am adaptable, creative and conscientious in all working environments I encounter.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Film
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Production Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Multi Media Prop Making
  • Set Dressing and Construction
  • Interior and Fashion Styling

Work history

Currently

Visual Assistant Onto Customer Care & Display Assistant

Anthropologie

Nov 2014
  • Assisting in the preparation and installation of artistic display and visuals both in-store and window display for the opening of a new London store. Components for all of the displays are hand made onsite to a very high standard demanding precision, time efficiency and self motivation. Since the store opened I have been working in a customer care role ensuring Visual Merchandising standards are maintained throughout the store; upholding the composition of product and creative display is a paramount factor day to day, guaranteeing the customer journey flows with inspiration and without distraction

2015

Visual Merchandiser & Dresser. Window Display Installation

Ted Baker

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
  • Prepping, installing and dressing a window concept for Ted Baker stores that rolled out throughout the UK and Ireland. Closely following briefs and inspirations designed by Millington Associates, I was responsible for installs in both Dublin and Belfast stores for the ambitious ‘Ted turned on his head’ upside down/underwater concept. Also assisting in the preparation and installation of a large NIKE ‘flyknit’ display at Niketown in Oxford Circus, London

2014

Assistant Art Director

ENDEMOL

May 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Working closely with the Art Director in designing, making and sourcing props and costumes to tight time frames for this big brother spin-off show broadcasting 6 evenings a week on Channel 5. This role demands working to strict schedules to ensure all set changes and prop needs are met during live shows, pre records and rehearsals. This also includes regular set maintenance and repair to ensure a safe working environment and exceptional aesthetic presence on air.

2014

Senior Set Dresser

Bid Shopping

May 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Managing a set dressing team of 2 and co-ordinating a visual display team of 12, this role involves creating and implementing innovative set and location dressing and product display for 3 live shopping channels. Including sourcing and making exceptional theme, product and event support props and POS with the ability to successfully communicate artistic ideas. Styling and dressing events, sets and locations to an exceptional standard to showcase products in a variety of themes while remaining loyal to the brand aesthetic with an awareness of current interior, fashion and retail trends. These responsibilities include: - Creating visually exciting displays and sets to brief, to deadline and to budget for live studio, pre record, video and photographic shoots. - Working closely with buyers, marketing teams, producers, directors & external agencies to create strong sets and product support from all angles of the business. - Designing, sourcing and making props and POS to enhance product display and enable product demonstrations on air. - Developing and successfully communicating guidelines to a team of 14.

2013

Visual Merchandiser & Set Dresser

Bid Shopping

Sep 2007 - May 2013
  • Supporting the Visual Merchandising Manager and Set Designer in creating impactful product display, set dressing and event dressing for 3 live shopping channels. The role involves sourcing and making product and event support props and POS to brief, successfully communicating artistic ideas, Photoshop design & editing, styling and dressing events, sets and locations. Also the general day to day running of the department including prop repair and maintenance and an organised storage system for all props.

Education

2005

BA(Hons) Video Production and Film Studies

Buckinghamshire New University

Aug 2002 - Jun 2005
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2002

BTEC National Diploma in Media and Moving Image

Exeter College

Aug 2000 - Jun 2002
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