- London Craft Week : STORE X BARBICAN SHOPTo celebrate London Craft Week 2020, STORE are have been invited to takeover the Barbican Shop to run a series of unique craft workshops from cutting-edge designers, makers and artists. STORE is an innovative London based community project which have teamed up with the Barbican to organise a series of individual artistic workshops. Designed to explore new materials and processes, every day a different artist, architect or designer is invited to teach a new craft.
- Barbican Make! A season of Contemporary Craft in the Barbican ShopA series of free and ticketed events on the theme of Contemporary Craft, taking place in the Barbican shop in spring 2018. The event season aimed to challenge people's preconceived notions of what Craft is, highlighting trailblazing makers in the industry and re-framing the retail space into a cultural, creative and inspiring environment. A timely subject, craft is having a bit of revival of late, challenging notions of faceless mass production by revealing the people, materials and skills b
- Surface Collection - Barbican x Tom PigeonAs Retail Buying Manager for the Barbican, I collaborated with Scottish design studio Tom Pigeon to develop a bespoke collection of products for the Barbican shop. Responding to a creative brief I set, Tom Pigeon's designer created the following collection, using some product templates of my choosing. The Surface collection is inspired by the geography of the Barbican estate. The range is a playful celebration of colour, pattern, shape and texture.
- Barbican Architecture CollectionAs Retail Buying Manager for the Barbican, I wrote a creative brief for our in-house design team. I asked them to design a bespoke collection of products featuring an isometric line drawing of the Barbican, using specific product templates of my choosing. As an architectural landmark, we are a celebrated destination for the architecture-curious and die-hard fans alike.This collection was intended to offer customers exclusive design-led souvenirs that felt intrinsically 'Barbican'.
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Retail Buying ManagerBarbican Centre
London, United KingdomFull Time
In this role I have been in charge of all buying, range planning and product development for the Barbican shops. These include a main shop open all year round and an Art Gallery shop, open for specific exhibitions. I am responsible for the curation and running of shop events, which include craft workshops, maker demonstrations and more. I also line manage the Retail Merchandiser and in this capacity am often called upon to oversee plans for visual merchandising.
- Data Analysis
- Range Planning
- Product Development
- Business Analysis
- Business Acumen
- Event Planning
- Advanced Excel
- Merchandise Planning
- Visual Merchandising