Jo-Anne Lucas

606 State St. Portsmouth, NH 03801 -603-502-6157

lucasjoanne5@yahoo.com

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Visual Merchandising American Traditions.

 

 

VISUAL MERCHANDISING EXPERIENCE

  • Responsible for the visual merchandising for over 8,000 square feet of floor space. Includes home furnishings, accents such as rugs and lighting and patio furnishings.
  • Responsible for the placement of all new furnishing and accent pieces and creating focus on clearance.
  • Manage warehouse crew during floor moves.
  • Responsible for the training of staff on new merchandise that has arrived on showroom floor.

 

SALES AND MARKETING EXPERIENCE

  • Consistently top producer in sales of upholstery and protection plans for upholstery, window treatments, home accents and patio.  Monthly sales range between 50,000-65,000 per month.in upholstery sales and furniture protection.
  • Visit client’s homes for assistance in furniture placement, developing color palettes, and accessory selection which results in average sales between $5,000 to 25,000. • Create new entries for Facebook, Houzz and Pinterest on a weekly basis.
  • Create and lead design seminars in store and on location for area adult education courses.

Interior Design Consultant/Visual Merchandising Manager -American Traditions -August 2012 to May 2015

Interior Design Consultant- Ethan Allen -March 2010 to August 2012

 Sales Consultant, Visual Merchandiser -Furniture Superstore- November 2009 to March 2010

Sales -Bob’s Discount Furniture Store- August 2009 to November 2009

Design Consultant– Boston Interiors – March 2005 to August 2009

Interior Decorator/Project Manager– Lynne Greene Interiors- March 2003 to March 2005

Interior Design Consultant– Domain Home Fashions- March 2002 to March 2003

 

EDUCATION

MA in English/Creative Writing- Southern New Hampshire University- May 2015-GPA 3.77

BFA in Interior DesignSavannah College of Art and Design-May 1989

AA in Interior Design- Newbury College-May 1987

Interior Redesign and Feng Shui Certificate -School of Graceful Lifestyles-2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Over 20 years of experience in retail as a visual merchandiser with focus on home furnishings.

Over 25 years of experience as an interior design consultant for major home furnishing companies.

Over 10 years of experience as a marketing assistant for home furnishing companies.

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