Display associates work for retail establishments and are responsible for coming up with creative and visually attractive ways to arrange merchandise inside the store and in the shop windows. They create visual merchandising strategies and carry out floor plans, install promotional signs, and set up interiors accordingly.
Working in this position, you will have to come up with clear visual messages. You will work with assistant merchandisers to execute design ideas that match the identity and target audience of your organization. You will have to research design trends and the preferences of the customer demographic you are planning to attract. It will be your job to update or change displays on the arrival of new product families or upcoming promotion periods.
Visual skills will be your most important asset in this position. You might need a bachelor's degree in an art-related area, but you might also be able to win your prospective employer over with a strong portfolio. You will need to use visual design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and the like. Creativity, a sense of fashion and style, and innovation will be what your employer is looking for as far as personal skills go. If you land the job, you can make around $55,361 on average per year.