Urban Outfitters seeks Display Artist

In collaboration with the Visual Merchandising Manager, the Display Artist (DA) creates an emotionally engaging environment through the application of display exemplifying the customer’s appreciation of diversity, irony, discovery, and authenticity.


  • Influence: acts as a brand representative reflective of the company values and partners with the Visual Merchandising Manager on the creation of an engaging visual experience that appeals to the UO customer
  • Display Impact: demonstrates awareness of the impact that display and merchandising have on the overall store; interprets seasonal direction to support increasing sales and profitability
  • Brand & Industry Connection: exhibits an understanding of and interest in current, brand relevant trends in art, design, architecture, and fashion and how they can apply to the store environment


  • Leadmentors the team through the philosophy of “peers teaching peers” by training visual expectations, materials management, and tool safety procedures
  • Inspire & Contribute: attends store meetings to share inspiration, new ideas, and pertinent information from Home Office with the store team
  • Grow: takes initiative with each project to grow display experience and elevate craft; supports in the identification and training of future display talent


  • Planning & Prioritization: collaborates in the display planning process through sharing of inspiration, idea generation, sketching, and sourcing of materials; prioritizes projects and monitors progress with timelines while following the visual spending guidelines and budget
  • Visual Environment: applies seasonal direction and inspiration provided by the Home Office to meet the unique needs of the store; establishes signage and fixtures that uphold presentation standards
  • Display Execution & Maintenance: executes and maintains all window and interior displays while ensuring craft of all displays are high quality and well executed; keeps back of house areas organized and clean, including display room, signage storage area, and fixture room
  • Business Acumen: adheres to store’s safety standards, inventory accuracy, reduction of product loss, and upholds all company policy and procedures to support the profitability of the store


  • Build Relationships: builds and maintains productive partnerships with members of the store team contributing to a culture of strong communication and teamwork
  • Communication: possesses strong written and verbal communication skills; appropriately filters and communicates presentation priorities and initiatives
  • Collaboration: partners with the Visual Merchandising Manager and when applicable provides support to neighboring non-DA stores in the market and district
  • Adapt: demonstrates adaptability by redirecting display priorities as needed to work through problem-solving scenarios or a redirection in company directives


The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.