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1 Marketing Essentials Artistic Design
n Visual Merchandising and Display Artistic Design

2 Artistic Design Display and Design Preparation
A display has about three to eight seconds to: Attract a customer's attention Create a desire Sell a product A business must target its displays carefully to appeal to its customers. Display, design, and selection involves five steps:

3 Artistic Design Step 1: Selecting Merchandise for Display
Merchandise selected for display must have sales appeal be visually appealing and current to attract customer be appropriate for the season and the store's location new, popular, and best-selling products are often selected Address the latest fashion, fad, or trend

4 Artistic Design Step 2: Selecting the Display
The merchandise selected largely determines the type of display that is used. There are four kinds of displays: A one-item display shows a single item. A line-of-goods display shows one kind of product but features several brands, sizes, or models. A related-merchandise display features items that are meant to be used together. Such as camping equipment. A cross-mix of items such as a display of a picnic scene, with tables, grills, grilling tools and aprons

5 Artistic Design Step 3: Choosing a Setting
Displays can be presented in a number of different types of settings. (Image) A realistic setting depicts a room, area or recognizable locale. Could be a restaurant, park or party. Props, ie, mannequins, plants can be used A semirealistic setting suggests a room or locale but leaves the details to the viewer's imagination. Example: A cardboard sun, beach towel, and surfing poster makes a beach. Slide 1 of 2

6 Artistic Design Step 3: Choosing a Setting
An abstract setting does not imitate (or even try to imitate) reality. It focuses on form and color rather than on reproducing actual objects. Example: Wide bands of torn colored paper used as an accent behind or around merchandise. Slide 2 of 2

7 Step 4: Manipulating Artistic Elements
The artistic elements of a display include: Line Texture Color Proportion Shape Motion Direction Lighting These elements subtly influence your perception of a display Slide 2 of 2

8 Artistic Design Color Color can make or break a display. Display colors should contrast with those used on the walls, floors, and fixtures around them. Complementary colors (opposite each other on the color wheel) provide the greatest contrast. Adjacent colors (next to each other on the color wheel) blend well with each other. Red and yellow are warm colors and convey a festive, party mood Blue and green are cool colors and represent calm and refinement Hint: Be aware of seasons, people expect earth tones in the fall and bright colors in the spring.

9 Artistic Design The Color Wheel
The color wheel is structured to show both similarities and differences in colors. Which colors are most like each other? Which show the greatest contrast?

10 Artistic Design Shape Shape refers to the physical appearance, or outline, of a display. Shape is determined by the props, fixtures, and merchandise used in the display.

11 Artistic Design Direction
A good display has direction; it smoothly guides the viewer's eye over all the merchandise. Displays should have a focal point, which can be created by building the display around an imaginary triangle to keep the eyes moving up and center.

12 Artistic Design Motion
Motion can be added to a display through the use of motorized fixtures and props. Motion should be used sparingly or it can become distracting. Often used in holiday displays

13 Artistic Design Lighting
Proper lighting makes merchandise appear more attractive in displays. It is recommended that display lighting be two to five times stronger than a store's general lighting. Colored lighting can be used to create dramatic effects Lighting to show off crystal will be different than lighting used in a teen clothing store Need to consider lighting in dressing rooms

14 Artistic Design Step 5: Evaluating Completed Displays
Visual merchandisers should evaluate completed displays by asking these questions: Do displays Enhance the store's image? Appeal to customers? Promote the product in the best possible way? Was a theme creatively applied? Were the color and signage appropriate? Was the result pleasing?

15 Artistic Design Display Maintenance
Once a display has been constructed, it needs to be maintained and eventually dismantled. Proper display maintenance can keep the merchandise fresh and attractive to customers. Poor maintenance can create a negative image of the merchandise and the store.

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