Lily Tannert

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Experienced On Figure, Off Figure, Soft Goods, and Prop Stylist who exhibits exceptional understanding of the many creative processes, developing and producing fashion shoots and equal demonstration of technical business and professional skills.


  • Category

    Retail Creative
  • Market Segments

    Visual Merchandising
  • Availability

  • Relocation


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Lily Tannert
(847) 624-9355

Highly driven creative professional with a successful record at corporate and studio environments. Detail oriented, team-focused, senior leader who uses strong communication, creative strategies and skills to achieve business goals. Excellent creative development and print retail marketing experience with nationally brand recognized retailers along with strong attention to market trends and visual design.

Creative Knowledge & Professional Strengths
-Creative Concepting -Strategic Planning -Client Assessment
-Internal Employee Strategy Promotions & Implementation -Project Management
-On & Off Figure, Prop, Soft Goods Styling -Set Design
-Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop

Career Performance

Ambrosi - Schawk, Chicago, Illinois, November 2004-July 2008
Schawk is a leading advertising and marketing services agency specializing in building brands for multi-channel companies across all marketing channels, including the nation’s top retailers such as Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Sears, Kmart, and The Great Indoors.

Project Manager / Senior Stylist, June 2004-July 2008
-Planned and executed still-life and fashion photography shoots including all phases of concepting and preproduction, research, tactical planning, and production in order to promote brand awareness and consumer interest. This includes on & off figure styling, prop styling, set design
-Assisted in managing and mentoring the Styling Dept., including 5 associate stylists and 2 junior stylists, in order to maintain schedules, budgets, team morale, and creative demands
-Reduced excessive freelance expenses by training the styling team with skills and specific account standards
-Reworked merchandising policies in order to maintain merchandise accountability, timeliness delivery and return
-Developed and Implemented the Work Together, Play Together team which addressed company affairs in communication, opportunities, and recognition which was successfully promoted and executed through presentations and collaboration with President and VP of Studio Operations
-Developed and encouraged individual and department lead workshops to engage employees in teaching skills to help diversify their job skills
-Collaborated with account teams to identify and maintain client needs, guidelines, and standards
-Directed and delegated project tasks to different creative team consisting of 3-10+ team members, which include stylists, photographers, art directors, producers, merchandise coordinators, and copywriters
-Effectively increased team productivity and used cost effective alternatives to maintain or stay under project budgets as well as overall account quarterly and yearly budgets

Freelance Styling, Art Director and Creative Support, Chicago, Illinois
In order to expand knowledge and skills I continually work with independent groups and diverse creative sources
-Cast models for shoots; focus on wardrobe choices as well as buying all the props and wardrobe; conceptualize and build set designs, facilitate in location scouting. On shooting days, style the shoots and assemble the wardrobes to compliment the models and environments. Communicate my style and ideas to the team.

Nordstrom, Indianapolis, Indiana
Nordstrom is one of the nations leading fashion specialty retailers, which focuses on creating fashion departments that fit individuals\' lifestyles.

Visual Merchandising Associate, March 2003-March 2004
-Created and assembled detailed window and department displays which included installation of window graphics, vinyl application, mannequin styling, floor sets/layout, and overall store appearance. Also, executed lifestyle merchandising, seasonal fashion trend statements, image building, and trend development
-Partnered with Creative Management and team members to decide, plan, and install window concepts, and special events along with the design, and assembling of sets, sourcing props, antiques, furniture, fabric, floral, carpets and lighting
-Responsible for conducting walkthroughs with regional and department managers to develop presentation strategies and identify visual merchandising opportunities throughout the store for men’s, women’s, children’s, and home collections while accurately reflecting the Nordstrom branding statement
-Improved overall business performance by partnering with regional and department managers to ensure every detail of individual departments are presented in a manor that is conscious of inventory, loss control, and merchandise shrinkage reduction
-Effective budget management and independent task delegation allowing maximum profitability

Victoria Bartlett, New York, New York
Victoria Bartlett is an international fashion stylist icon. Working along with Management + Artists + Organization, a top international fashion photography and stylist agency, she has created fashion editorials for publications such as ID, Italian Vogue, L’uomo Vogue, Numero, 10 and V, and French Vogue. She has also worked with a large range of celebrities and on a broad spectrum of advertising campaigns and consultancy.

Fashion Stylist Intern, May-August 2002
-Worked with Victoria Bartlett, well know international photographers and celebrities during photo shoots for premier advertising campaigns and editorial magazine publications
-Assisted the overall creative direction for photo shoots including style layouts and concepts, clothing choices, environment and location scouting
-Assisted prepping and dressing models for various photo shoots, shopping for wardrobe, as well as routed the delivery, packaging, and shipment of merchandise
-Responsibilities included assisting agents in updating and creating talent portfolios, organizing and filing tear sheets and prints into archive, and managing portfolio activity

Kent State University, Kent Ohio
The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
Bachelor of Science, December 2002
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Minor Focus: Consumer Marketing

Alumnae member of the Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Phi Fraternity
Kent State Fashion School Alumnae Member

Key Accomplishments
-Gold Award, the RACie Awards (Retail Advertising Conference Awards)
Lord & Taylor: Fall Fashion, direct mailer 2008
-Youngest Senior Stylist in Ambrosi – Schawk History
-Fastest promoted senior employee in our studio creative departments

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