Visual merchandising, also known as VM, is an extremely exciting career. Every day the challenge changes as a result of the dynamic nature of local and global influences. Opportunities exist in a wide range of retail companies, including fashion, home décor, jewellery, cosmetics, technology and more.
Each company structures their visual merchandising department differently, but, in general, a career in VM starts in a junior role assisting and learning from more experienced visual merchandiser. It takes time to gain experience and to work your way up to being the manager of a visual merchandising team, taking responsibility of all the creative in the store.