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Jade Connor

Photographer + Stylist

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsVisual Merchandiser - Fashion Photographer - Fashion Stylist

About me

I am a North East based photographer and stylist currently pursuing creative opportunities that would allow me to collaborate with companies or freelance individuals around the UK. My primary interests are to be involved in styling or assisting styling for fashion shoots, shooting portraits or performer headshots and being involved in creative editorials, collaborating on a freelance basis or as part of an organisation. I am actively pursuing my own creative endeavours, and I am rapidly building a varied portfolio. I am currently collaborating with Tyne Tees Modelling Agency producing test shoots for the companies “New Faces” initiative that allows new models to build and strengthen their portfolios. I have acted as an assistant photographer and BTS photographer for published editorials for established blog “Fu**ing Young!”, and styled glitter and jewel accessory shots, to be used as social media promotion, for social media influencer “Sophie Hannah Beauty” own popular brand. I have previously worked as a Photography Assistant at END. Clothing, and also provided exclusive social media BTS content for the company, that enabled people to see the creative process that goes into co-ordinating an END shoot. Working at the company allowed me to gain experience as an Editorial Assistant on location and in the studio, and afforded me the opportunity to coordinate model ECOM shots. I am willing to travel for exciting opportunities and to collaborate with companies or individuals that excite me or that I feel are aligned with my creative vision.

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Skills

  • Coordinating Shoots
  • Editorial Fashion
  • Assistant Photographer
  • Camera and Lighting
  • Capture One
  • Adobe
  • Mircosoft Office
  • Self-motivated
  • Brand Styling
  • Fashion Photography

Work history

Currently

Visual Merchandiser

Arcadia

Mar 2018
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Mannequin stylist specialist - Understanding and representing current brand trends in store. - Mannequin styling according to current trends/best sellers. - Generating store layout to meet expectations of all brands within OUTFIT - Launching window displays and in store visuals. - Strong understanding of trend best sellers + product placement for every brand. - Mannequin care, handling and placement. - Strong understanding in making commercial decisions for Burton, Topman, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Oasis and Warehouse.

Currently

Photographer

Freelance

Jul 2017
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Creating idea concepts for fashion and portrait photography. - Styling + photographing editorial concepts from own creative direction. - Styling shoots for other Photographers through collaboration. - Test shooting models including new faces for agency. - Photographing for University students fashion projects/ final collections. - Assisting other Photographers on editorial work.

2018

Photography Assistant

END.

Oct 2016 - Feb 2018
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Assisting with photoshoots with product, launch, editorial and social media. - Shooting behind the scenes for social media platforms. - Supporting photographers with test shoots and concept set ups. - Preparing all elements necessary prior to shoot, setting up backdrop areas and lighting. - Confident knowledge of equipment set up with lighting, tripods, camera and backdrop changes. - Working with Capture One software naming, cropping and editing for photographers whilst shooting model and flat product shots. - Assisting with product styling for product flats prior to being shot using extensive brand knowledge, following the brand guides to ensure product is shot consistently across the studio. - Ensuring that all image sets are regularly uploaded and renamed correctly according to the set time frames on the model station. - Establishing and maintaining close relations with the Retouching, Social Media and Editorial teams. - Communicating and deciding reshoots with team leaders regarding old product with model and flat shots regarding upsells and dated imagery. - Managing a small team of assistants to ensure all tasks are met to an efficient, positive standard. - Ensuring all required products are shot on models and flat product. - Organising and communicating current stock lists and databases with Excel and Magento to assist planning of future shoots. - Ensuring all required products are shot on models and flat product. - Preparing an email or document summary of the daily shoot schedule for review and distribute to team leaders - Ensuring daily queries are answered and communicated efficiently within the studio - Assisting with the upkeep and cleanliness and organisation of the photography studio.

2016

Marketing Assistant

Newcastle NE1 Ltd

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Generating, amending and corresponding online and social media stats and analytics. Amending and updating spreadsheet files and information. Creating, transcribing online content for company website and social media involving external contacts. Incorporating copywriting into content to convey the brand’s image. Assisting with the planning and running of events (Motor Show, Restaurant Week and Screen on the Green) Proofing editorial work for the NE1 Magazine correcting errors and editing articles/content to a high efficient relevant standard. Assisting with large scale advertising and marketing campaigns from project/campaign briefs. Strong confidence dealing with telephone enquires with public and for upcoming events. Excellent comprehension of communicating with clients and PR through email. Communicating relevant news and interest to clients and informing them of upcoming events. Assisting company meetings with clients and companies.

2016

Visual Merchandiser

TOPSHOP TOPMAN

Aug 2010 - May 2016
  • Gateshead, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Generating store layout to meet current trends in store. Strong understanding of trend best sellers + product placement. Understanding the current trends in store. Mannequin care, handling and placement. Launching window displays and in store visuals. Fixture and product construction and placement in store: including graphic and 3D props. Mannequin styling according to current trends/ model store/best sellers. Preparing clothes for mannequin dressings Generating product layout and display throughout the store. Creating concept and following model store guidelines throughout each sign off. Managing a team + assisting with rota and change overs during shifts Achieving sales and incentive targets + working under pressure and in busy conditions Delivering excellent customer service + working as part of a dynamic team Confident communication between other Topshop/Topman branches. Assisted with the planning and presentation of briefs to team Working on audits and stock loss tasks + dealing with deliveries and organisation in the stockroom

Education

2016

BA (Hons) Fashion Communication 2:1

Fashion

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
  • Sutherland Building, 2 Ellison Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
  • - Photography + Film work - Concept generation - Fashion styling - Editorial planning + generation - Event planning + management - Creative marketing + advertising - Fashion PR - Publication printing - Website generation + final online presence - Live industry + group projects - Completed Portfolio