Valerie Bungener

Creative Director | Visual Merchandising Senior Manager

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
Graphic Designer - Visual Merchandiser - Curator
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About me

I’m a career shifter, concept-driven graphic designer, with a slight obsession with branding and user experience. Working alongside graphic design teams and Creative Directors in the fashion industry for over 10 years whetted my growing appetite for visual communication. My extensive background in Marketing, visual merchandising and brand strategy allows me to gain a deep understanding of briefs and client’s vision. Fully embracing my passion, I’m ready to join a dynamic team, develop my graphic design skills, nurture ideas and turn briefs into inspiring concepts. Behance https://www.behance.net/valbungene245d “I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.” ― Marcel Duchamp

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Skills

  • Communication
  • Styling
  • Trend Analysis
  • Fast Paced
  • Guidelines
  • Detail Oriented
  • Problem Solving Abilities and Creativity
  • Visual Merchandising Management
  • Inspiration Board
  • Luxury Background
  • Strategic Creative Vision
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • After Efects

Companies I’ve worked with

  • TOPSHOP TOPMAN

    TOPSHOP TOPMAN

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • G

    Gianni Versace

    • K

      Kipling, VF Corporation

      • E

        Emporio Armani

        Work history

        Currently

        Visual Junior Designer

        The Bungener Factory

        Oct 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Development of social media campaign for Ethical Wine Spirits Partnership with Danico Paris and the Henson’s Bar, Soho layout, tone of voice, retouch photo shoot, leaflet menu Redesign bar menu for the Michelin star restaurant Aquavit London (work in progress) Illustration, layout, typography, print, iconography Full redesign website for Chez Paul, Paris (work in progress) UX\UI, style tile, refresh logo, typography

        2018

        Corporate Senior Visual Merchandiser Manager UK\ROI

        Moss Bros.

        Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Responsible for the global visual merchandising strategy for 130 stores in UK/ROI Training, development and management of a team of nine direct reports Reporting to Brand & Creative Director, a tier below the board Effective short, mid and long-term planning of campaign launches and budgets Development and ownership of all VM guidelines and global VM communication Redefinition and upgrade of visual standards and customer journey Concept design and project management: fixtures, display, mannequins and pop-ups Launch of a new store concept in partnership with the award-winning design agency HMKM

        2015

        Corporate Visual Stylist Manager Europe

        Forever 21

        Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • + Redefinition and upgrade of global visual styling standards across the board + Development and implementation of new global retail styling strategy + Creation and development of styling training packs and best practice guides + Launch of window submission process and mannequin survey + Development of comprehensive guidelines and inspirational trend boards + Launch biweekly competition survey report: E com, editorial, campaign, high street + Revision global marketing calendar + Ad hoc creative solutions + Strong productive partnership with cross-functional partners + Support high profile store openings + Training and successful management of visual stylist team (1 direct report) + Development of market specific clean creative aesthetic + Planning, coordination and installation of high profile window set ups + Online Stylist studio manager (interim)

        2014

        Corporate Visual Stylist Manager _global

        Forever 21

        Dec 2012 - Mar 2014
        • Los Angeles, United States
        • Full Time
        • + Redefinition and upgrade of global visual styling standards across the board + Development and implementation of new global retail styling strategy + Creation and development of styling training packs and best practice guides + Launch of window submission process and mannequin survey + Development of comprehensive guidelines and inspirational trend boards + Launch biweekly competition survey report: E com, editorial, campaign, high street + Revision global marketing calendar + Ad hoc creative solutions + Strong productive partnership with cross-functional partners + Support high profile store openings + Training and successful management of visual stylist team (8 direct reports) + Development of market specific clean creative aesthetic + Planning, coordination and installation of high profile window set ups + Online Stylist studio manager (interim)

        2012

        Deputy Creative Manager

        TOPSHOP TOPMAN

        Mar 2011 - May 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • + Management of visual styling and display ensuring perfect translation of brand DNA + Train and successful management of creative assistant team (3 direct reports) + Thorough planning and coordination of window installations with external contractors + identification of opportunities and ad hoc creative and commercial solutions + Lead daily and weekly floor walks with operation and VM management + Order of POS material, organisation of power tools and display elements + Creative support of Topman creative assistant

        2010

        Visual Merchandiser Europe

        Kipling, VF Corporation

        Oct 2007 - Nov 2010
        • Paris, France
        • Full Time
        • + Management and promotion of brand global VM identity + Enhance brand image by developing high profile new standards + Concept innovative window schemes + Shoot and edit VM guidelines in partnership with graphic design team + Host seminars and training sessions with retail partners and B2B clients + Nurture relationships and positive communication with stakeholders + VM brand ambassador + Strong and compelling visual presentation for high profile PR events and capsule collection launches + Development new retail store concept in partnership with Universal Design Studio

        2007

        Visual Stylist & Merchandiser_flagships

        Hennes & Mauritz

        Sep 2005 - Sep 2007
        • Paris, France
        • Full Time
        • + Management of indoor VM and window styling strategies for Parisian flagships + Innovative and inspirational presentation across all departments: woman, man, kids, accessories, baby, denim and trend + Organisation of VM retro planning to ensure commerciality and competitive turn over f merchandise + Maintain high standards across the board + Spot, train, empower in store VM talents + Launch exclusive collaboration windows: Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Madonna and Kylie Minogue + Management and order of POS and display elements + Ad hoc creative and business oriented solutions + Strong productive partnership with stakeholders

        2005

        Visual Merchandiser

        Emporio Armani

        Jul 2004 - Sep 2005
        • Paris, France
        • Full Time
        • + Supervise consistent and impeccable implementation of brand guidelines + Plan, prepare and implement regular store zoning and rotations in consultation with store management + Act as a proactive force in developing the business, leveraging visual merchandising as a way to drive sales + Manage the reordering of props, lighting and visual merchandising tools where necessary + Day to Day Visual Merchandising Maintenance Checks

        2004

        Display Artist_visual Merchandiser

        Gianni Versace

        Jun 2002 - Jun 2004
        • Paris, France
        • Full Time
        • + Management and promotion of brand VM identity + Training of sales consultants to VM best practices + Enhance brand image by developing innovative window schemes + Meticulous Window dressing and detailing to overcome high level of expectation + Analyse slow movers, best sellers and implement display and layout changes in partnership with store management + Master knowledge of all product categories including couture

        Education

        2018

        Graphic Design

        Shillington College

        Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
        • London, United Kingdom

        2015

        Graphic Design

        WMC Camden College

        Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
        • London, United Kingdom

        2015

        Fashion Merchandising, Buying

        FCI The Fashion School

        Aug 2012 - Oct 2015
        • Los Angeles, United States

        2002

        History of art

        Université Paris 8

        Sep 1999 - May 2002
        • Paris, France