_Here is a collection of kids windows I did for Daffy's Department Stores in Philadelphia and New York. As highlighted in my resume'
I was the window director there for several years before transitioning
to teaching full time. During such time I oversaw a design team of 3-5
employees. I was responsible for the design and fabrication of all the
props and selection of the fashion to be featured. *(I had some part in
the design and execution all of the windows at Daffy's in one way or
another but the kids window was my sole responsibility, as such they
hold a special place in my heart ;) On a technical note, these images
were scanned from the original slides (we used film back then ;) so in
the interest of maintaining visual integrity I sized them a bit small.
Inspired by the Philadelphia Flower Show theme that year, "Flowers of
Holland", I created this window. That was the year I discovered origami
and it all started with teaching myself how to make origami tulips.
*(All of the props were designed and fabricated by me out of foam core
and found objects). Click to enlarge!
Here I took crossword tiles and made them really big to make it appear
the kids were taking part in construction the puzzle. I had the kids
spell out Daffy's is the place for fashion. I simply printed out large
letters from my computer to mount on foam core squares. This was a fun
cost effective window. Click to enlarge!
This window of course was designed around a haunted house theme for
Halloween. I featured a deep color pallet of blues and purples and black
to not only lend a mood but to make the bright kids costumes pop. Click
_The Big Picnic
I have always loved the cheesy cartoon "let's all go to the lobby and
buy ourselves a treat" before the feature movie. Here I tried to
reproduce those animated type characters and blend that with a picnic
theme. Click to enlarge.
_Club House Kids
Here I tried to make look like the kids were building their own club
house. (The table saw featured in the first slide actually rotated.)
This window was to introduce the new fall line that year which featured
plaid, flannel, and khakis.