Christene Selleck is a retail specialist targeting consumer-buying habits focused on merchandising techniques.
Christene is developing programs focused on the combination of large scale interactive experiences targeting public art forums as well as retail and branded environments. Past work includes internationally, installing window displays everywhere from Moscow to Hong Kong to South America, as well as designing award winning trade-show booths across the United States. In New York, Christene acted as the Visual Director for the Galleria Mall in White Plains, which included designing and installing large-scale seasonal decor while creating visual branding strategies for dozens of stores throughout the Metropolitan area. Her expertise ranges from the corporate office installations of Live Nation to the original holiday designs and installations featured at Radio City Musical Hall. Christene has always been on the cutting edge of new trends in these areas with her own businesses continuously researching with a strong sense of fashion, trends, design and construction. Christene is proficient in vendor negotiations, customer communications and providing supportive visuals that match the intended production plans on time and budget.
When not working in industry Christene has shared her vast knowledge teaching multiple platforms through the Department of Education as well as the top higher education Colleges and Universities in New York.
Art House Hudson 2016-2018
Owner- Lead Curator
Leading contemporary interactive multi media exhibition gallery in Hudson, New York
Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY
1999 – Present
Inspired students to communicate through creative visual techniques by utilizing the principles of display and exhibit design
Developed curriculum for both large-scale and small-scale exhibition design installation courses
Taught Summer Live developed high school out reach program
Co-Chair Faculty Exhibition Committee
Adjunct Professor, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, NY, NY 2004 – 2007
Professor, The High School of Fashion Industries, NY, NYC/ DOE Career and Technical Coordinator/ Instructor Visual Merchandising. 2013 - 2017
Redeveloped and updated VM curriculum to meet industry and DOE standards
Passionate and outcomes-driven Arts Education leader with extensive experience developing and assessing innovative programs and managing their operations and finances.
Proven ability to manage complex organizational networks and budgets, create and maintain important relationships with industry and top educational leaders.
Design and development of faculty projects in a consultative, training and support capacity
Collaborate with other instructors on assessment for advancement
Evaluate performance, recommend courses and areas of concentration
Prepared specific instructional methods subsequent to diagnostic evaluations.
Communicated strong analytical/ problem solving skills.Mentored students and encouraged personal growth.Created and completed blog related course content for student presentations and academic progress
Guest Lecturer and Guest Critique- Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Guest Lecturer and Guest Critique - Columbia University, N.Y
Guest Lecturer and Guest Critique NYU. NY
SelleckVision, Sole Proprietor, Hoboken, NJ
1988 - 2019
Owner and operator of independently owned design studio carrying portfolio of independent retail boutiques, chain stores, shopping malls and wholesale clients.
Devised all window design and large-scale design concepts and saw them through to final design
Responsible for all client relation as well as increasing, grooming and maintaining multiple in-house accounts per
Proactively meets intended client needs by balancing nimble interactions among vendors, facility management and
Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY) 2010 - 2012 Holiday Lobby Installation
Designed, installed & merchandised all retail vending areas in 3 week amount of time within limited budget.
Designed and fabricated holiday décor within targeted retail merchandising locations within lobby and reception areas.
Introduced and developed custom fixtures that debuted in the main lobby as focal entry to promote Christmas Spectacular,
Created and installed window display and retail merchandising for in-store presence.
Art on the Street
Founder, Head Designer 1988 – Present
Creator of a non-profit organization dedicated to providing exposure for emerging artists within the tri-state area:
Design and install dynamic multi-media presentation of art, coupling multiple artists and fashion in creative window displays
Responsible for achieving 30% of the solo exhibitions of artists work in various galleries throughout the New York area through skilled window presentations Incorporated client branding, retail design and custom fixture fabrication to existing store. Installed lighting, graphic identity packages and visual merchandising techniques targeted to typical customer ages 12 - 75
purchasing for children of all ages.
Union County music Art Festival 2010 - 2012
ITP Winter Show 2010, NY, NY
GLOW, CSV Center NY, NY
CITED, CSV Center NY
NY, Pieces, CSV Center
Life Is Good, Laugh Out Loud (Montclair, NJ) Life Is Good, It’s All Good
(Woodstock, NY), Turn Key Visual Retail Operations
Rockwell Group, Radio City Music Hall, MSG, PBS, DVF, Union Music Festival, Clear Channel / Live Nation, Prudential Center Newark Arena, Earthworks, Shop Studios, Gods Love We Deliver, Yvette Frye, Mixed Emotions, Sinful Suds, Original Bombshell, Mei Bath, Pamela Robbins. Girl Props, Bath & Body Works. K-Mart, Mary Kay, Judith Leiber, Calvin Klein, Danskin, The Limited, Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, Merry Go-Round, Detour Inc., George Little Management , PPAI Trade Show Developers, Macys Special Events. Italian Economic Trade Consulate, Israeli Economic Trade Consulate, India Economic Trade Consulate.
A.A.S., Display and Exhibit Design, Fashion Institute Technology, New York, NY
B.F.A., Curatorial Studies and Exhibition Design, Empire State College, New York
Master of Professional Studies, ITP, New York University 2013