Tell us more about you and your journey with Anthropologie.
I've been working at Anthro for 5 years. I knew I wanted to work in display from the beginning, however there weren't any open display positions when I applied. So I started as part-time sales at the Cambridge, MA store to get my foot in the door. I made sure everyone knew I wanted to be in display and sure enough I was able to help out on a few projects and prove myself. Since then I've worked in four different stores and have worked as a Visual Sales Associate, Assistant Display Coordinator, and Display Coordinator. I've been working in the Boston area for two years and this past spring I was promoted to Senior Display Coordinator. [Congratulations are in order - Alex was recently promoted to his senior visual role this spring!]
What is your favorite aspect of Anthropologie?
The people and the freedom are the best thing about working for Anthropologie. I've met so many amazing and talented people in my 5 years here, some of whom have become my closest friends. Pair that with the freedom to create and push boundaries with materials and ideas and it becomes such an extraordinary environment.
What is your favorite Anthropologie store and why?
The Cambridge, MA store is by far my favorite store. It's in an amazing Mid-century modern glass and concrete building that was originally built for the Design Research store. The store is filled with natural light and spans 5 different levels. It's tricky to work in from a display standpoint, but when you have it right the architecture, display, and merchandise come together in the most magical way.
Why did you choose to work for Anthropologie?
I love working in different materials. In college my major was open from a material standpoint so I became somewhat of a jack of all trades - working in everything from casting bronze to weaving handmade fibers to soldering electrical circuits. I heard that Anthropologie stores made all of their windows and interior displays in-house and knew that I needed that job. Working at Anthro has me constantly working in different media and pushing my way of thinking of space from a design perspective to a consumer perspective. Not many retail jobs can offer that experience.
Wanderlust keeps us inspired... Do you have any recent favorite travels to share?
I'm originally from El Paso, Texas. So a lot of my vacation time goes to visiting my family who are all still in west Texas. After living in Boston for 12 years, it really makes me appreciate the desert landscape and the beauty of the American Southwest. And being a non-native New Englander, I'm still exploring all of the incredible places and sights in this part of the country.
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