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Urban Outfitters Display Artist

Irvine, CA

Rate: $23.02 USD per hour

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. 


Brand Experience

  • 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
  • Demonstrates awareness of the impact that display and merchandising have on the overall store; interprets seasonal direction to support increasing sales and profitability
  • 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

Leadership + Team Management

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

Visual + Business Operations

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Communication + Relationships

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


  • Passion for UO brand  
  • Able to work weekdays and is open to flexing schedule to the needs of the business or supporting events 
  • Ability to create and install two-dimensional and three-dimensional work  
  • Occasional travel; May contribute to display needs across multiple stores and/or support store openings


Wage Transparency: To view information related to various state-specific wage transparency laws, click here. Please also note, if a full-time role is eligible to participate in the Company’s Monthly Store Incentive bonus program, this may result in bringing the total compensation to a higher range.  

Benefits + Perks: We offer one of the best and most comprehensive wellness benefits in the retail industry, click here to learn more. 

Los Angeles City applicants click here and San Francisco applicants click here to view Fair Chance Ordinance. 

Urban Outfitters, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

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