DESIGN CV



Aaron Wexler
abwexler(at)mac.com
www.aaronwexler.com
347-262-9015

Education

1999. M.F.A The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
1996. B.F.A Tyler School of Art. Phila, PA.

Experience

2001 – Present
Independent Designer/Artist

As an independent contractor centered in New York City I have been able to diversify my unique skills among such companies as Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, Tibi, Pantone, Read Krakoff Inc. and J-Pinc to name a few.

For over 15 years I have worked with the visual department at Bergdorf Goodman on numerous window displays and interior projects. My role as an independent contractor has ranged from consulting on concepts and designs to fabrication and presentation. I have maintained a private design studio in addition to working with these companies on site. My relationship with department store visual departments has always been in tandem with the corporate offices, regularly meeting with creative directors and VP’s.

My work with Barneys New York has allowed me to combine artistic design and fabrication with interior design. I have been involved in the remodeling of cosmetic departments in many of Barneys stores throughout the country and in Japan. In addition to being hired independently by Barneys for artistic projects, I have coordinated on an administrative level with their interior architects and the lead design company J-Pinc.

My consulting practice with Pantone and various interior designers such as Delphine Krakoff has given me unique communication skills that can span from corporate to private clients. I have a great understanding of fast paced work environments and the importance of professionalism within the creative realm.

Recently my work has branched out in to designing interior architecture as well as displays for boutiques and exhibition art spaces.

1999 – 2001
Assistant Production Manager, Visual Department:
Bergdorf Goodman

The managerial position I held in the visual department at Bergdorf Goodman required me to be directly involved with multiple window changes on a weekly basis. Also, the yearlong process of developing the holiday window displays on 5th Ave., 57th St. and 58th St. in New York City.

Within the studio I was responsible for the day-to-day production of graphics, props and backdrops for window displays and store interiors. I oversaw and hired freelancers who worked on simultaneous projects I managed. In addition to in house production I was an artistic liaison on behalf of Bergdorf Goodman to fashion designers, industrial designers, prop houses, magazines and museums. I often collaborated with magazine editors turning content in to visual medium for special publicity events organized by Bergdorf Goodman. Annually I worked with curators of museums such as The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art concerning the loan and display of valuable art in the windows.

Teaching Experience

2002 - 2004
Part-time Faculty – Parsons/New School University.
I’ve taught numerous courses including Painting and Drawing, Window Display Design and Concepts in Fashion Design. Students ranged in experience from the pre-college enrollment program to the continuing education program.

1997 – 1999
Part-time Faculty – The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Taught undergraduate courses in Painting and Drawing and Multi-Media while I was an M.F.A. candidate.
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