Visual merchandiser

My name is Kerstin Barlagen, I am a sole trader and, mainly in retail, active as visual merchandiser. DekoARTiv is my company name.
In 2000 I successfully completed the profession of show designer in the fashion house Leffers in Leer and passed the exams.
My core business is exhibition and shop design. In addition, I am also experienced in training sales staff regarding decoration.

There is close collaboration with the IHK (the Chamber of Commerce and Industry), where I have been a volunteer member of the Audit Committee since 2002. Since 2005 I am a freelance designer for visual marketing. In 2015, I was called by the Chamber of Commerce to take all retail examinations.

My creative offer as visual merchandiser is also cross-border, because I speak fluent English and Dutch.


In my spare time I like to be creative with all kinds of materials. I sell the products I make on different, often historical, markets.

It brings me into contact with all kinds of people and selling gives me a lot of satisfaction.