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An ambitious professional who’s interested in progressing his career in the media production industry. Has a flexible approach, strong communication skills, and enjoys working independently, as well as on a fast-paced team. Currently seeking new creative opportunities in production for media brandsLocked Pro Plan feature
- Work closely with the rest of the art team to create imagery for the magazine through picture research and shoot production – Contribute creatively through editorial and art meetings, where we discuss photo shoot concepts and picture research direction - Accurately maintain budgets and invoices for the Picture Desk, including the monthly mark up and picture usage reports of each issue - Negotiate rates and obtain rights with photographers and picture agency agents for each image intended for print - Ensure image files are high resolution and the correct size for intended print layout including making certain that the images are editorially accurate - Assist on set aiding creative and art directors to make sure that everything happens smoothly including the arrival of luxury products, photography rentals etc. -Train and manage a team of freelancers and any incoming staff on the picture desk
Picture Editor: - GQ UK - Tommy Hilfiger - River Publishing Creative Production Assistant: - Elgar Johnson, Fashion Director at GQ Style UK, Condé Nast • Astrid Anderson SS16 & AW15 London Collections: Mens show • Christopher Raeburn SS16 & AW15 London Collections: Mens show • Canterbury SS16 campaign - Poppy Kain, Stylist at Intrepid, London
-Assisted picture director to aide in creating imagery for brand -Required me to complete thorough picture research where I became familiar with the various picture agencies in existence and created solid working relationships with the agents who run them -Liaised with fashion PR's regularly calling in products and look-books to consider for upcoming shoots
Editorial Assistant: -Researched content & trends to be used as news and main stories in the upcoming issue -Covered PR events by traveling to various locations and writing articles for online coverage -Interviewed subjects and transcribed conversations -Managed and posted on social media accounts to 9k+ followers -Balanced financial budgets for Editor in Chief and Fashion Director Fashion Assistant: -Organized tickets for mens fashion week: London Collections, Milan & Paris -Brand representative at London Collections and official press days, alongside Editor-in-Chief and Fashion Director -Organized photo shoots: Optioned photographers, studios and casted models -Worked with Fashion Director to style shoots, on-set and in-office: Created appropriate looks, requested and coordinated high end designer clothes from PR agencies and dressed models on set
-Ensured tone/aesthetics of visuals were consistent -Curated photographic content, wrote articles and communicated with contributors -Led layout design, printed and bound final publication
-Assisted in book production: printed, trimmed and bound books on demand using production equipment -Digitally archived entire back catalogue consisting of 300+ titles -Read and critiqued book manuscript proposals -Assisted the editors in any way possible to make business run smoothly