Claire Gilmartin

Photography Coordinator


About me

An adaptable, dependable, trustworthy individual seeking a junior level production role. Specialising in photography I want to utilise the organisational and communications skills I have learnt through my previous coordinating roles and develop them into my next position. I have just returned to London after living, working and travelling New Zealand for a year and am available for an immediate start. Key Competencies - 3 years professional experience working within creative administrative coordinating roles. - Confident with people. Excellent inter-personal, communication and social skills with proven established working relationships with both clients and colleagues. - Intermediate to advanced level of industry leading software applications including Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and InDesign. - Competent in Digital Photography, Studio Lighting, Retouching and Post Production. - A creative, enthusiastic and pro-active work ethic.


  • Digital Media
  • Commercial Photography
  • Picture Editing
  • Promotions
  • Post Production
  • Pre Production
  • Communications
  • Photoshop
  • Studio Lighting
  • Studio Assistant
  • Studio and Location Photography
  • Retouching Product Photography
  • Client Communications
  • Producing Content
  • Team Player with Own Initiative

Work history


Photography Coordinator


Aug 2012
  • Two years employment working as the lead of the imaging department for an online furniture website. I had sole responsibility for organising and assisting with all the photo shoots internally and externally. Key duties included producing shoots on-location from both pre and post production stages for clients around England. Producing would require contacting suppliers, organizing a space to shoot the products; ordering materials, equipment or backdrops required, ensuring shoots costs were kept to a minimum. Keeping costs at a minimum would entail extensive research into sourcing and trialing the most cost effective freelancers to carry out post production work, researching equipment costs without sacrificing quality and using ourselves instead of ordering agency staff – for such duties as assembling furniture on shoots. Relationship building with clients was a significant part of the role: being present at the shoots, I seized the opportunity to cultivate good working relationships with clients, helping to ensure their continued custom. Given the variety of elements involved in the process, strong communication skills and forward planning were key to meeting tight deadlines. I was required to have a strong critical eye for imagery, to be vocal in what needed improving, be technically and visually oriented on shoots and in the office.


Promotions Coordinator

Northlands Mall

May 2015 - Aug 2015
  • I worked in the management office of a busy mall in Christchurch, New Zealand. Being PA to the marketing manager I was required to event plan, resource materials, manage on site logistics, create timing rundowns and produce goodie bags for upcoming promotional events. I increased the numbers attending these events by updating the mailing lists from previous promotional events and competitions, and sending mailing shots to previous attendees on upcoming events. I was required to collate and produce images to upload to the company website of the entire in-store, promotional, material. New promotional material was introduced weekly and every store was diverse so I liased with each store manager directly to confirm each new promotion and updated the Mall’s website accordingly. Strong interpersonal skills were therefore intrinsic to the role, in addition to coordination skills to ensure such information was accurate.


Photography Assistant

Big Mark Photography

Jan 2015 - May 2015
  • Working alongside Mark (the owner of ‘Big Mark Photography’) at a number of large corporate events in and around the Wellington region. Such events included: weddings, conferences, cricket matches, graduations and various company parties. Strong team work was required as we were often working 12 hour shifts so we would rotate breaks, cameras and be each others back up in the case of any equipment breakage or lighting disaster. I was required to art direct, coordinate large groups of people, be a clear communicator with regards to the visual concepts I wanted to create and often had to demonstrate my quick thinking problem solving abilities.


Clinic CO Ordinataor

St George’s Hospital

Apr 2007 - Aug 2010
  • During these three years of temporary employment, I managed reception of the surgical outpatient clinic, MRI unit, urology clinic and breast cancer clinic. I had to prepare and organise the patient’s hospital notes of these clinic dates in order for the doctor to see the patient, therefore I was required to be organised, keep to deadlines and be thorough in my work to make sure all patients details were up to date and correct. Outside of my clinic dates I worked in medical records, booking and cancelling patient’s appointments, updating their medical and personal details using the hospital system pas, and dealing with general enquiries via incoming calls and identifying the best department to deal with the customer query. I was constantly liaising with other departments and staff including doctors, secretaries, ward receptionist and health care assistants to ensure the patient’s overall welfare at their time at the hospital was cared for.



BA Graphic Design and Photography

Kingston University

Aug 2008 - Aug 2011
  • Graphic Design and Photography


Foundation Studies in Art and Design

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2006 - May 2007
  • Foundation Studies in Art and Design