I'M

chieh

lien.

visual merchandiser

Ambitious, creative, focused and highly organised with strong administrative skills. With a diversified academic background with degrees in computer science, art, fashion and design, I have a great balance of logical thinking, aesthetic sense, commercial awareness and a generally open mind. I am not only able to pick up new skills and knowledge very quickly but also to rapidly develop solutions and strategies to solve problems and to raise productivity.

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Experience

ACADEMIC DEGREES AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 NOV - PRESENT

GODIVA Chocolatier, Taipei

2018 JUN - OCT

IGEE Technology, Taipei

Visual & Creative Supervisor

I joined this R&D team working in contract with IGG (the largest mobile game publisher in China) to create a new female-targeted game that combines art & fashion. My role was to direct the art style and provide a creative perspective. I also supported 2D animation.

Senior Visual Merchandising Executive

Responsible for overall visual communication for Taiwan market. My job involves both adaptations and local innovations across all business categories including retail boutiques, wholesale and CPG channels.

2017 OCT - 2018 JUN

Beyond Plaza, Taipei

2017 APR - OCT

Oliviers & Co.  (Théophile Co. Ltd.), Taipei

Senior Visual Designer

In charge of  visual merchandising and design for all the 2D visual communication elements including packaging for O&Co. and other brands such as Carmex, Poy Sian, Ekibio, Assanis Sanitiser, CCA sunscreen etc.

2015 JAN

Global Display London

Contract Mannequin Artist

Working within a production team of 4 for the mannequins designed by Fashion Designer Christopher Beales for a new Harrods window display during the London Fashion Week, from 4th-25th Feb.

2013 MAR

John Lewis, Oxford St. London 

Visual Merchandising Intern

During the two-week internship, I split time in Women's Fashion, Men's Fashion and Children sections, gaining an extensive range of experiences and knowledge within the department store. 

2013 FEB

British Fashion Council, London

Visual Assistant for Panama Fashion Showcase

Working with a Fashion Curator and a Spacial Design team, involved in the visual display of the garments and accessories for the exhibition featuring the selected new designers from Panama.

Visual Merchandising Section Manager

Leading the team of 6 designers in this young department store located in New Taipei City. Responsible for managing and designing the visual displays, as well as  the aesthetic consistency of brands across the whole building. 

2015 OCT - 2017 APR

Yuan Workshop Co., Ltd., Taipei

Visual Merchandiser

Responsible for the shop windows, in-door POS, product displays, visual communication of sales and promotions, store planning as well as producing guidelines for 27 branches across Taiwan. 

2014 JAN - 2015 JAN

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London

Master's of Arts in Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries

Framing an original and personal research project, questioning existing assumptions and boundaries through series of cross-disciplinary research and real-world interventions. The subject of my degree project was to investigate the possibility of using food as a medium in expressive therapy.

2011 OCT - 2013 JUN

London College of Fashion, London

FdA Degree in Fashion Retail Branding & Visual Merchandising 

Design for retail spaces and window displays, through creating the narrative and conducting research in brand identity, customer psychology and aesthetic theories.

2013 MAR

Rootstein Display Mannequins, London

Mannequin Production Intern

Practising with the Wig Styling as well as the Make-up team, acquiring some basic  skills of mannequin production and styling.

2010 DEC - 2011 OCT

Andovar Pte., Ltd, Bangkok

Freelance Voice Talent / Recording Monitor/ Translator

Voice over for multilingual audio documents and translation / editing for documents in English and Chinese Mandarin.

2007 OCT - 2008 JUN

Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

Postgraduate Diplema in Fine Art

Installations, mixed media sculptures and interdisciplinary projects.

2001 SEP - 2005 JUN

National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science

Data analysis, programming, network maintenance, HTML and CSS, critical and logical thinking.

 
 

PROFESSIONAL skills

KNOWLEDGE LEVEL & SKILLS

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Sketchup

Office

80%

85%

70%

85%

(English (British

Japanese 

Chinese Mandarin

95%

65%

100%

Other Skills

Axure prototype, Adobe Premiere, Live2D Cubism, Spine 2D animation

 
SAY HELLO!

Open to opportunities in visual merchandising worldwide, and also available for freelance projects.

hello@chiehlien.com

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