Cindy, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
I'm a full-time student studying Diploma of Visual Merchandising, so all my work that I present is for my assignments. So in other words, no charge.
I'm currently a student studying Visual Merchandising. In this course we learn about; display designer, retail, events, exhibition and styling. Very fast paced environment and learned that it's something I would like to do in the future.
I love making things from scratch; very hands on and always love a good challenge! One of my latest assignments I created/designed an inspired Anthropologie display window. The concept was a hanging bucket pouring out 3D papercut flowers.
I inspire to be creative and innovative; I'm excited to see how the future holds for me in a career of VM (visual merchandising).
Our readers would love to get to know you more Cindy. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Always love to have a good laugh. I'm the person to come to, to laugh at the lame jokes
Cindy, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a student studying Visual Merchandising?
I was never good at maths or science in school. The only thing I could relate to was art. When I first found out about VM, I was happy to find out that it was a hand on course. Not only that, it's about having fun and being interactive. And that it wasn't just sitting at a boring desk for hours.
Who is your inspiration in life Cindy? How do you keep inspired?
When it comes to inspirations Pinterest is where I go
We all make mistakes Cindy; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a student studying Visual Merchandising, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
My first fashion styling assignment. I should have brought a cloth or towel. So the model wouldn't stain the clothes. And could have been a bit clearer in instructions.
Cindy , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a studying Visual Merchandising, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Always keep this in mind;
KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid
KISS is a term I learnt in VM (visual Merchandising). So when it comes to prioritising my clients, I always try to keep things simple and try not to over complicate things.
Please tell us, Cindy, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Visual Merchandiser?
Since I'm a visual learner, I find it easier to write a list down of what I have to get done. So I can see it in front of me and can visualise my time well throughout the week.
Cindy, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as visual Merchandiser. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Getting your work recognised and praised is the best achievement yet
Cindy, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Recently did a big window display at building 94 at RMIT as a class assignment. The most exciting thing was that we were able to create a concept and bring it to life in our window display.
Our theme was underwater and had two laser cutout scuba divers. 3D paper folder octopus tentacles and shark that looked like it was coming out of the wall. All are coral made out of paper. And the coral reefs were cut out foam and was spray painted over.
The difficulty we had was the size of the window. It was a 17metre window just in front of the building I study in. So to fill up the gaps was hard but we were able to overcome it by filling it with coral.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Visual Merchandiser?
Keep working hard towards your goal
Now for the best part Cindy! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Model: Fiona Daniel