Visual Merchandiser

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Visual merchandisers, sometimes known as display designers, arrange attractive displays of goods, in a shop window or in the shop itself. They may also be involved in business aspects, such as monitoring sales and analysing figures.

The Work

You could be:

Online Visual Merchandisers are responsible for the visual content across websites and social media.


Pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for qualified visual merchandisers in the UK tend to be in the range of around £18,000 to £24,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £30,000 a year and visual merchandising managers can earn up over £50,000 a year.

Some visual merchandisers work freelance. They charge a fee which varies depending on the display.


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Getting In

Entry is competitive. You could work for department stores, chain stores or independent shops. You might also work for design companies, carrying out projects for different clients. You might find opportunities in film and TV work, in museums, in airports, tourist centres or in visitor attractions. Jobs may be advertised in your local Jobcentre Plus office and on the Find a Job website.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be:


Getting On

More Information

Getting work as a freelance visual merchandiser depends on becoming well known and established. If you work freelance you must work to build up contacts and keep regularly in touch with them. This can take some time.


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