Dan Harris     

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2016 Photo taken by Joshua Pribanic at Penn Ten18 during Dream City Art 

 

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Over 30 years experience managing in a creative visual environment with careers at both a major department store and specialty fashion retailer that represents: increasing levels of responsibility; a dedication to positive business development through creativity, fiscal responsibility, and a commitment to continued personal growth. The career progression showing a keen sensibility to multi-task various duties with attention to fine details while enduring partnerships were built with internal colleagues, various levels of management, suppliers, vendors, and corporate officers, a proven self-starter and team player who adapts easily to changing business requirements and situations. Also, happens to be an artist and now a real estate agent.

 


 

Schooling

Allegheny College
BA Studio Art
Minors: History and English

The Bowman~Penelec~Megahan Art Galleries of Allegheny College - Manager 1985-87 


 

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"I am always doing which I cannot do, in order that I can learn to do it"
- Pablo Picasso

 

Interests and Passions:

Music, fashion, art, architecture...
interior design, design and technology, blogging....
spoken word, nature, and photography......




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"To change the world you must first change yourself"
- Bob Marley

 

Resume

Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams Realty Pittsburgh East,  April 2019 - Present

Servicing residential and commercial real estate sales needs in the Eastern areas of Pittsburgh.

Creative Director/Owner, Penn Ten18 LLC, March 2015 to Present

Currently managing the renovations of the building that will house resident artist space, design studio and future engagement space.

Director of Store Presentation, Gabe’s (Gabriel BrothersInc), July 2017 to Nov. 2017

Directand ensure the objectives of merchandising, marketing, and sales promotions areplanned, communicated, trained, and executed with consistency and excellence instores. Additional responsibilities include new and remodel store design andfixture updates for all stores: fixture design and procurement, vendorrelations, new/remodel store layouts, interior and exterior sign programs, andmerchandise layouts expansion stores.

Director of Visual Merchandising, rue21, Aug. 2006 to April 2017

Responsible for executing the Visual Merchandising display planning, initiatives, and delivery processes, including the creation, coordination and implementation of all visual merchandise presentations, directives, and standards for all business categories and store development.


President, DRH Inc., Nov. 2001 – Oct. 2006 

Independent design management services that include: project management; independent sales representation, marketing, and design for retail and manufacturing; branding; tradeshow booth design consulting; retail interior design; in-store marketing design and implementation; merchandising planning and implementation; internal and external corporate gifting program design, procurement and facilitation; seasonal store decoration design and implementation. (rue21, along with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, were one of the many clients)


Co-owner/Partner, Le Mix: Aug. 2001 – Apr. 2004
Specialty store that offered antiques, collectibles, gifts, and design services that included: retail window display; residential interior design; corporate interior design; show rooms; tradeshow booth; retail merchandising; and internal corporate gifting programs.


Account Executive (Midwest), Look Inc., Sept. 2000 – July 2001

Point-of-contact for new clients and maintained on-going relationship with existing clients for the of a retail fixture and visual manufacture; solicited new clients to expand client base and to maintain a $3 million sales plan; established guidelines for developing in-house designs for new products requested from clients and managed the development according to clients deadlines and fulfillment calendar; negotiated pricing guidelines and secured purchase orders.


Capital Projects Manager, Kaufmann’s Department Stores: 1996 – 2000

Managed all aspects of the Visual Merchandising Department’s involvement in all new or remodel stores, collection vendor shops, and special Project. Previous positions included Visual Coordinator and Visual Manager (various locations).

Special Projects Coordinator, Kaufmann’s Department Stores, 1996

Managed Visual Merchandising Department special projects; corresponding duties included in the Capital Projects Manager position; this position grew into the later position as seniority and increasing levels of responsibility where required.

Visual Merchandising Manager (Various Locations) Kaufmann’s 1990 – 95
Managed all aspect of visual merchandising on the store level; merchandising; decorative installations; direct communication and decision making with Store Management; last location had annual sales of over $70M. 

Early Work History:
Regional Visual Merchandising Coordinator, Country Road Australia, 1989
Visual Merchandising Specialist May Department Stores (Ohio), 1987–88
Galleries Manager, Allegheny College, 1985–87

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