Everyone say hello to Tara!

This week, we are profiling our fabulous Visual Merchandising Co-ordinator Tara, who you may have already seen in our banners and catalogues. For all you guys in the purple colour crew, you’ll be happy to know that Tara is also a purple fan – Yay!

Hey Tara, so what do you do at Smiggle?
My role is all about creating the visual merchandising (VM) brief that stores receive fortnightly, directing our teams on how to set up everything from their windows, to their tables and bays. I’m also responsible for any in store signage that needs to be sent out.

How did you land such a cool gig? What qualifications did you have to have?
I’ve worked for the company for a whopping 6 years! I started off as a casual employee in the very first Smiggle store in South Yarra, and worked my way up to my current head office role. I’ve also completed a Bachelor of Arts with my major in Psychology, but the main reason I’m where I am today is from passion and hard work at a store level.

What makes working for Smiggle so different/special/not like a real job?
Working for Smiggle is all about loving stationery, having fun, playing with cool products and meeting great people. Today for example, in conjunction with the launch of our first online colour crew competition, all the Smiggle office staff came to work dressed in their favourite colour! The craziest dressed won a prize. There were blue stockings, pink scarves, green eyeshadows, black nails, purple dresses and more!

What kind of perks come with the job?
It’s so exciting to be one of the first people to see new product before it arrives in store. I’ve also been lucky enough to have my face featured on a few of the banners and catalogues, and a book safe named after me. Plus I get the best looking work desk ever!

What’s your favourite Smiggle product and why?
Retractable Headphones! They make the perfect bright alternative to typical white headphones, I have them in purple to match the colour of my ipod. The best part about them is they retract back into their little case so the cord doesn’t tangle!!

Tara getting into the Colour Crew vibe!

11 Comments

  1. Josie Muratore
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Way to go Tara!!!

  2. Ebony
    Posted September 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Go Tara, you chose the best colour crew ever, and you chose the cutest dress ever!!!
    Any way what is the hardest thing about working at smiggle???

  3. Posted September 30, 2010 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    I just wanna chat wit someone on this web.

    • lili
      Posted November 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

      really coz i’m really bored…

  4. Kayla and jordan
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    i love this website its got so much to do
    and i love the games also the stuff they do to entertain kids,teenages and adults
    YOU ROCK SMIGGLE!

  5. kayla and jordan
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kayla and jordan
      Posted February 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

      i no it is awesome hey!!

  6. Posted February 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    cool

  7. Mia L
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    U chose the best colour crew eva!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Liz Bowen-Clewley
    Posted February 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    My granddaughter’s purple reto headphones were stolen from her home in a burglary this week. She loved them to bits and we’re trying to get some replacements but everyone is out of stock of purple ones. Can you help?


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