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Lia Bekyan

Creative management and photography

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationNew York, United States
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Creative Producer - Marketing Art Director

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About me

Specialized and intuitive in Creative Management, Art Direction and Photography.

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Skills

  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Client Communication
  • Concept and Ideation
  • Creative Consultancy
  • Visual Communiation
  • Photography Production
  • Directing Photoshoot
  • Studio Photography
  • Outdoor Photography
  • Photograghy Retouching

Work history

Currently

Art Direction and Photography

Lia Bekyan Photography

Feb 2013
  • New York, United States
  • Freelance
  • As a freelancer I get to work with different type of requests and photographic styles. From fashion, to editorial portraiture, product, food and lifestyle. I find it very inspiring to be challenged with diverse photographic tasks. It forces to push the limits and get out of the comfort zone, incorporating the latest developments and trends in my work from variety of fields, staying responsive to social movements. Specialized in: Portrait Editorial Fashion Product Lifestyle

2016

Fine Art Photography and team work workshop

TUMO Center for Creative Technologies

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Yerevan, Armenia
  • Freelance
  • TUMO is one of the top innovative digital media schools in the world where students aged 12-18 are in charge of their own learning. I was invited to design and lead a fine art photography workshop for 3 weeks where 14 students learned to conceptualize and create a body of work with mixed media techniques such as collages, paintings, graphic design, sound, e.t.c to explore their artistic vision, self expression, learn about the importance of successful team work, creative project execution and presentation. The class was summarized with the exhibition of 14 pieces of work created by students.

2015

Photo Producer/ Photographer

Hopes&Fears Media Publication

Jul 2015 - Dec 2015
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Hopes&Fears is a life and culture publication exploring topics large and small through a global lens. As a photo producer and in house photographer I was organizing and executing in house photo shoots that included still life, portrait and lifestyle photography, to provide original visual content for articles. My responsibilities: Working on different projects simultaneously, sourcing props, models, artists, retouchers, estimating budgets and timelines, studio set up and management, production, post production. Collaboration with the senior art direction and photo director to incorporate the images with individual layouts for each article. Directing freelance retouchers for desired results within the tight timelines. Researching for stock photography and freelance photographers, meeting and providing guidance for upcoming assignments. Reporting work progress directly into an online management system named Setka. Pitching ideas for publishing twice a week. http://www.hopesandfears.com/

2012

Art Direction/ Design

TIO Agency

May 2012 - Dec 2012
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities: Concept development, prototyping, design production, client communication, design guidelines for developers’ team, project management, budget estimates, timelines.

2012

Creative Planer

Overthinking

Dec 2011 - Apr 2012
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • My main responsibility was to manage and lead a research project where I got to interview the top creative people in advertisement industry to define the key insights and help to shape the agency structure and working process for Overthinking team. I was also helping out with other projects, assisting in art direction of animation storyboards, design tasks and social media strategies.

2011

Facilitator

Hyper Island

Jun 2011 - Jun 2011
  • Karlskrona, Sweden
  • Freelance
  • I've worked as a facilitator together with 3 other experts during the HIWW. Introduction of Hyper Island methods, practicing those with students and facilitating them was the main goal of the week.

2011

Production

Tiempo BBDO

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Internship
  • I chose Tiempo BBDO for the work shadow to be able to experience the difference between traditional advertisement and digital agencies. During my time there I followed the Creative Director in his day to day work learning all about the process of a traditional company.

2011

Production

DoubleYou

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Internship
  • This was a school assignment to choose an agency where you can work shadow and have an opportunity to learn about full project lifecycle, responsibilities, challenges and client communications. During my time there I followed the Creative Director in his day to day work learning all about the process of a digital agency.

2010

Co-founder, Creative Director

Design Studio Persikof

Jan 2008 - Jul 2010
  • Full Time
  • When my friend and I founded our studio there was just 2 employees. In 2 years we grew to 12 people and our clients were the biggest companies in Armenia such as National Television, Orange Armenia Telecommunication and more. We also expanded our work outsourcing projects from United States and Europe. My role was pretty much of everything, from creative direction to project management and stuff management, production, client communication, interactive design and other responsibilities.

Education

2012

Diploma

Hyper Island

Jul 2010 - Jun 2012
  • Karlskrona, Sweden
  • Digital Media graduate

2005

Bachelor of Design, Major Interior Design

National Academy of Fine Arts

Jul 2000 - May 2005
  • Armenia