Lucy Johnston

Photo Editor

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsPhoto Editor - Picture Researcher


Projects credited in


  • Commissioning Illustration
  • Commissioning Photographers
  • Branded Content
  • Editorial Photography
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Photo Editor
  • Artwork Commissioning
  • Picture Research

People I’ve worked with

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Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Hearst Magazines UK

    Hearst Magazines UK

    • Publishing
  • Red Bee Media

    Red Bee Media

    • Design & Creative
  • The Dots - Portfolio Masterclasses

    The Dots - Portfolio Masterclasses

    • Digital Media

Work history


Photo Editor

The Guardian

Nov 2014
  • Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG, UK
  • Full Time
  • • Picture editor for advertorial content across GNM print publications and digital platforms • Photo commissioning, shoot production and art direction for consumer branded content over GNM platforms • International shoot production • Picture research for a variety of clients and briefs • Illustration commissioning for our education and professional print supplements and online content for The Guardian • Creative development of campaign visual identity from pitch to completion • Overseeing picture budgets • In depth understanding of image rights, copyright and usage negotiation (specialising in commercial context) • Responsible for discovering emerging creative talent, shoot locations and nurturing new creative relationships.


Photo Assistant

Hearst Magazines UK

May 2013 - Nov 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Picture Assistant - ELLE UK • In depth high-end fashion and beauty picture research for print and online • Overseeing all daily picture and video content on • Shoot production (booking photographers/stylists, casting models and compiling call sheets) • Liaising closely with editorial team and creative directors • Researching, editing and resizing images for both online and print • Commissioning and briefing photographers • Sourcing and negotiating image rights and fees with international photographers and agents • Pitching and brainstorming creative concepts for shoots and all visuals • Managing and co-ordinating picture desk interns • Image content for high profile events (ELLE Style Award 2014, red-carpets) • Building galleries and homepage content in CMS


Picture Researcher

Red Bee Media

Nov 2012 - May 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Red Bee Media specialise in the delivery and promotion of digital media and offer a complete range of services required to promote, play out and provide access to broadcast content across all media. • Researched images for a broad catalogue of UK and international channels, both for broadcast and the web • Responsible for a large number of international channels • Retouching and cropping images • Maintaining and building an expansive digital archive • Updating all picture department databases • Cataloguing, keywording and resizing all images for an efficient digital workflow



Diploma Image Production

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Pass with Merit.


BA(Hons) English American Literature 2:1

University of East Anglia

Sep 2001 - Jul 2004


BTEC Foundation Art and Design

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
  • Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, UK
  • Pass with Merit.