John Burbidge



About me

Agency signed Art Director and photographer, experienced in creating advertising campaigns and marketing for brands. Art directing commercial and editorial photo-shoots, sourcing props and working to budgets.


  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Art Direction
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Companies I’ve worked with

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    • Bauer Media

      Bauer Media

      • Advertising

    Work history


    CO Owner

    Burbidge Studios

    Nov 2014
    • Burbidge Studios is a team of qualified photographers and filmmakers who have previously worked with the elite photographers Nick Knight & Jason Evans. As well as, production studios CrossDay Productions Ltd., Apart Films, Marwood Pictures and the BBC. Clients Vogue Italia Bauer Media MTV Urban Outfitters Ally Capellino Keep The Faith Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club: Ffotogallery More Magazine Quench Magazine Nathan French Future Model Management Bijoux Bazaar Tstylesu


    Freelance Copywriter

    Jul 2014
    • is the leading Global e-tailer of luxury goods for kids. Having an A-Z list of designers from Baby Dior to Junior Gaultier. get regularly featured in magazines, such as, British Vogue. In my role I am responsible for writing copy - uploading content in correct online categories - visually styling the products for "Recommended for you" section. I work with NetSuite and Magento programmes. The role also involves using HTML and metadata for google results.


    Freelance Marketing Consultant


    Jul 2014
    • Headhunted by International marketing company Text appeal to work as a Freelance Marketing consultant to provide a photographer's insight inorder to create a TV commercial for Sony UK's New 4D Focus Technology.



    Mad Dog Casting

    Feb 2013
    • Appearing as an actor, dancer, model and supporting artist in commercials, films and music videos.


    Contributing Photographer

    Vogue Italia

    Aug 2012
    • - Art Direction - Photography - Styling - Retouching


    Freelance Artdirector

    Quench Magazine

    Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
    • KEEP THE FAITH SOCIAL CLUB - Art Directing a photo shoot for Keep the Faith Social Club. Directing a creative team of makeup artists, runners and models, while also styling, photographing, and retouching the final images for publication in Quench Magazine. Marketing Keep the Faith Social Club to one of it's Major target markets, students. URBAN OUTFITTERS - Collaboration with URBAN OUTFITTERS- Role Photo Editor and Retoucher of final images for print. Assisting on set and modelling on editorial photoshoot for publication in Quench Magazine. - Art-directing Photo shoots - Pitching concepts - Writing Photo-shoot and video Briefs - Retouching images (Photoshop) - Picture Editing - Magazine layout (Indesign) - Styling


    Studio Intern Photography Department

    Bauer Media

    Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
    • -Lighting subjects and products effectively in the studio and product table with bowens lighting. -Displaying products to create appeal and show function -Tethering - Workflow - Managing digtal data - Photographing images for publication in Bauer magazine titles


    Visual Merchandiser

    Abercrombie Fitch

    May 2013 - Apr 2014
    • -Implementing visual merchandising standards in-order to achieve continuity, show brand image and maximise sales. - Executing both menswear/ womenswear Mannequin and table displays with attention to detail - Lighting displays effectively - Managing Stock - Working to deadlines - Training folding/hanging techniques, standards, visual merchandising documents and procedures


    Editorial Intern

    Bauer Media

    May 2013 - May 2013
    • - Writing engaging copy and articles - How magazine titles work day-to-day - How editorial work with advertising, marketing, photography and design


    Gallery Assistant

    Jan 2011 - Aug 2012
    • As an assistant at Turner House- Wales' premiere photographic art gallery. Alumni include fashion photographer David Bailey. I have had the opportunity to assist in the curation and set up of the exhibitions under the direction of curator and the artists. My responsibilities are varied, I carry out a number of roles- - Marketing - Writing social-networking updates - Archiving web content - Updating web content - Pamphlet design layouts - Photographing the galleries events for use online and in publication - Updating spreadsheets for book sales - Reception, telephone - Printing - Research - Writing artist overview, and artwork synopsis I have also been involved in instructing tutorial photography classes.




    Jan 2009 - Dec 2014
    • Photography



    Photography Fashion and Advertising

    University of Wales

    Aug 2009 - Aug 2012
    • BA HONS



    MTV BRAN NEW 2012

    • Selected from a nationally televised MTV competition to attend Vogue's Fashion Night out: The event Hosted by MTV featured a live music event Ft Labrinth, Jessie Ware and other artists. I had the opportunity to photograph the event and interview the Singer Labrinth.



    • Awarded



    • I won a competition in my first year selected out of thousands of applicants from several universities to assist on a series of fashion shoots filmed live as part of the exhibition. Broadcast Live to the BBC and Show Studio website as part of Nick Knight