I have worked as a Photographer and Photography Manager in the design industry for over 15 years During this time I have become an experienced portrait, product and reportage photographer, simultaneously developing skills in retouching and project management. I love meeting new people and I enjoy the excitement, flexibility and freedom of working as a freelance photographer. A self-motivated individual, I am now seeking my next challenge.
Photography ManagerDesign Bridge
London, United KingdomFull Time
The majority of my career has been spent at Design Bridge, a highly awarded international brand design agency with a strong reputation for creative excellence. I am the in-house photographer at Design Bridge, managing and overseeing all of the photography across our global offices. I ensure that the agency has consistent, high quality photography that meets our house style for all projects across the group. My photography has been used on the Design Bridge website, within 100s of case studies, in internal and external presentations, competition and industry awards entries, social media, international PR, and printed company sales material such the agency’s annual book showcasing the very best creative work. I have captured everything from FMCG packaging for clients including Unilever, Mondelez and Fortnum & Mason, to beautifully crafted bottles for Diageo brands such as Smirnoff and Guinness, plus a variety of corporate brand identities. I also take all of the employee portraits, shoot reportage-style photography around the agency and surrounding areas, and everything else in-between. Along with taking the photos, my role is incredibly varied and includes sourcing props and locations, photoshoot styling, retouching, image selection, maintaining a photography archive, managing budgets, and producing a six-monthly financial report for the Chief Financial Officer. I also oversee and Art Direct our portfolio work with external photographers, as and when required, and I have built up an in-house photography studio where I deliver inductions and training to others around the business. During my time at Design Bridge I have created and shaped this role myself, always seeking out new opportunities to develop my skills, both creative and organisational. I am a self-taught photographer and have learnt on the job, and I am proud to have created an in-house studio and built up the photography offering at Design Bridge to where it is today.
- Portrait Artist
- Brand Packaging
- Food Photography
- Product Photography
- Reportage Photography
- Adobe Photoshop