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Production Project Manager for creative projects delivering visual merchandising and window display schemes, pop-ups, sets, events and special projects. Looking to apply skills and experience to more photographic work - creating sets and environments for images across editorial, commercial and visual arts projects.
• Working as part of the production team on retail window and in-store displays, interiors, pop-ups, events and special projects • Manage multiple projects simultaneously from initial brief through to installation • Client relations – ensuring effective and timely communication throughout project, managing expectations, attending meetings with Account Manager • Set up and adhere to project timelines ensuring all key dates/deadlines are met • Budgeting of assigned projects and ensuring that costs are maintained • Specify the best possible production method and materials for each element being produced, ensuring manufacturing approach is in line with budget and timeline • Work alongside designers to ensure engaging and feasible solutions to client briefs • Source any props or specialist items for hire or purchase • Resourcing of appropriate freelance crew for in house production • Book locations and photographers for shoots when necessary • Creatively resolve any issues that may arise or affect project delivery • Liaise with suppliers and contractors, maintaining good working relationships • Oversee the production of technical drawings and visuals, ensuring these are accurate and in line with the project brief and client expectation • Overseeing the production and Quality Control of all products in the studio • Organise and oversee the delivery logistics and installation of projects, from small one- off to international roll-out, on-site where applicable
• Assisting the management of multiple-day installations for various events including large corporate events and festivals • Management of bought and hired props and equipment from various suppliers, ensuring clear labelling and checking off system for smooth returns • Making decisions on placement of set pieces props and lighting and styling all elements down to the final details to create engaging and atmospheric themed environments as briefed by client • Liaising between sub-contractors including electricians, riggers and florists to ensure efficient communication and co-operation • Co-ordinating work between install crew and sub-contracted crew to ensure smooth running of installations and de-rig • Hands on assistance with logistics, packing and unpacking furniture, props and equipment • Bespoke prop making prior to event, including carpentry, scenic paint effects and sourcing of props and materials
• Selecting and styling props and products to create inspiring window and in-store displays in line with brand guidelines • Identifying visual opportunities around the store through regular shop floor walks • Overseeing the overall look and visual standards of the store • Visual support across company - Involvement in ‘Model Store’, creating and communicating new visual ideas to be implemented across all stores • Renovating fixtures, props and equipment, often using specialist paint effects • Working closely with Store and Commercial Managers to drive commercial success • Painting and decorating/repairs around the store • Ordering, organising and implementing all signage communication for sale and promotional activity • Administrative duties relating to visual issues and supplies • Organisation and maintenance of all back-of-house visual space • Working within a tight visual budget and minimising stock loss through careful display product management and handling • Ensuring full Health and Safety compliance
Specialising in live set design and prop making projects, I worked with a broad range of materials across carpentry, sculpture, paper and board engineering, ceramics, warm glass and metal to produce 3D art pieces, constructions, props and installations.