So what about June, hmmm? In June, I worked for a Chicago-based gift and decor company called Enesco. I have been working as a freelance designer for them since May, sending in sketch concepts of merchandising displays to one supervisor, and new-product packaging and displayers to another. In June, however, I worked alongside four other designers at the Enesco showroom in America's Mart in downtown Atlanta. We worked to create displays in a showroom FULL of brands like GUND, Foundations, Jim Shore, Vera, and new brands Cuipo and Happy Place. Below is a picture I found on Enesco's Facebook page of the Happy Place display that I put together.
The idea behind these displays is to help a buyer envision the way that a certain brand could look in their store - to have that vision look so awesome and cutting-edge that they just HAVE to have it. America's Mart is the market to shop new merchandise and apparel in the southeast, and I feel very lucky to have had the month-long opportunity.
I'll keep this post short and sweet, but I am going to leave you with two Froot-Shoots that I shot back in May. There has been quite the delay in posting them! Behold, Mango and Pineapple. (Pineapple may be my favorite layout thus far.)
Thanks for keeping up!