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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Flexible and versatile Creative versed in product and lifestyle photography, cgi management and internal team development. Offering 13 years of Commercial Photography and 5 years of CGI management experience. Expertise in visual story telling, as well as developing and managing production systems while building successful teams focused on creating high-quality work.

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Flexible and versatile Creative specializing in developing innovative solutions to organizational problems. Advanced knowledge of asset tracking software. Committed to providing accurate, effective advice to customers.

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Talented in planning marketing operations, overseeing content and coordinating logistics by leveraging [Industry] background and [Number] years of related experience to strategically direct group initiatives. Talented event planner, relationship manager and campaign planner with proven history of accomplishment. Expert in leveraging technological resources and analytics to direct operations.

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Skills
  • Photography and CGI Industry Knowledge
  • Visual Communication Expertise
  • Implementing creative vision
  • Art Direction
  • Relationship building
  • Creative team leadership
  • Studio production
  • Production operations oversight
  • Cost reduction and containment
  • Management Skills
  • Quality Standards
  • Product Marketing
  • Partnership management
  • Cross-departmental collaboration
Work History
03/2018 to 12/2020 Vice President of Production Ace Hardware | Cave Creek, AZ,
  • Helped build, supervise and mentor 15 CG, VFX, and motion artist and leaders in creative and production operations while building a positive culture that balanced and respected the creative process and risk taking.
  • Collaborated with outside agencies to create meaningful product and customer stories.
  • Preserved branding standards of assigned accounts.
  • Managed campaigns with specific focuses in order to meet customer needs and creative visions.
  • Revamped work strategies and processes to accomplish agency and studio objectives.
  • Reduced workflow inconsistencies by recruiting, hiring and mentoring capable staff members.
  • Negotiated artist contracts and services to meet budget requirements.
  • Fostered highly communicative, collaborative team culture.
  • Mentored team on client relationship management techniques.
  • Conducted forecasting to determine possible changes and challenges for production.
  • Established procedures and quality standards for both Motion and Static departments.
  • Executed regular process updates and daily syncs to reduce discrepancies and enhance scheduling across Motion and Static projects.
  • In 2009 started to delegate day to day Static operation tasks to developing leaders.
  • Developed and implemented productivity initiatives to increase effeciencies while creating visability for team and artist successes.
  • Evaluated and contributed to creative team ideas and translated into actionable project plan.
  • Anticipated production issues and proved to be proactive in developing effective solutions.
  • Established and administered Motion project budgets with effective controls to prevent overages, minimize burn rate and support client objectives.
  • Met with clients to generate new business relationships
  • Worked well with clients such as Dell, Whirlpool, and Microsoft.
  • Communicated best practices among internal and external teams to align efforts and goals.
  • Coordinated with and supervised vendor studios.
  • Planned marketing initiatives and leveraged referral network to promote business development.
  • Researched industry trends and evaluated competitive products.
  • Developed project management roadmap to define project objectives, timelines and milestones.
  • Maximized productivity and management systems by establishing specific goals and managing operations.
  • Collaborated with IT and business teams to develop and enhance architecture in order to better track business KPIs.
  • Interfaced with [Number] department heads to establish tracking mechanisms and processes that created clear and effective information flow internally and with customers.
10/2015 to 03/2018 Visual Director Adorama | Salt Lake City, UT,
  • Worked with client teams and agencies to create stunning visual solutions. ) Spearheaded quality control measures to minimize downtime and propel image quility. )
  • Primary role was to elevate image quality....make products look better.
  • Established procedures and quality standards for Static images.
  • Developed a robust Internal and Client review quality assurance pipeline that included Internal, Marketing, Industrial Design, and Brand teams.
  • Developed CGI lighting production strategies while teaching photographic techniques to improve quality of visual assets for photorealistic Static and Motion assets. >>>>>>>>>>Shared best practices of the photographic process in a high volume atmosphere to help improve image quality and studio’s efficiency.
  • Executed regular process updates and daily syncs to reduce discrepancies and enhance scheduling across Static projects.
  • Evaluated and contributed to creative team ideas and translated into actionable project plan.
  • Anticipated production issues and proved to be proactive in developing effective solutions.
  • Assigned work to team members based on company needs, personal strengths and job knowledge.
  • Mentored team to contribute stunning images and help build a positive culture.
  • Worked collaboratively with camera crew shooting in locations, optimizing story visualization.
  • Managed casting and selected shot locations.
  • Created shot lists, booked talent and locations and prepared the location and set for shooting. Built relationships with customers to increase likelihood of repeat business.
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  • Controlled daily business operations by devising and deploying short and long-range strategies to grow profitability and accomplish objectives.
  • Established operational objectives and work plans and delegated assignments to subordinate managers.
02/2010 to 10/2015 Senior Photographer Dell Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Spearheaded the idea and execution to improved image asset distribution efficiency with the design, development and testing of integrating CGI workflows and systems into the Company's daily process. This integration increased overall efficiency by 30% ........
  • Led and executed daily simple and complex photo shoots involving both small and large-scale productions in studio and out on location. Created aesthetically-pleasing on Brand photographic assets for product and lifestyle production.
  • Vetted and partnered with CGI vendors and teams during the selection, onboarding, training, and day to day QA management.
  • Trained CGI vendors on Global Photography Brand standards and lighting techniques through daily product lighting working sessions and reviews.
  • Updated and streamlined standard operating procedures (SOPs) for product launch image's assets using Global Brand, Online, and Industrial Design input and feedback resulting in producing high value images assets that were leverage across all lines of business and led to cost efficiency down stream of the Product launch pipeline (automation, website and catalog integration) clearer and more useful instruction for users.(Worked with Industrial Designers, Engineers, Creatives and Marketing to develop photographic deliverables that elevated, differentiated and functioned on-brand and on-strategy.)-(Collaborated with Industrial Designers, Creatives and Marketing to develop visual standards to optimize efficiency across all forms of marketing communications.)
  • Inspected CGI, Photographic and Motion work proofs to verify quality of work and need for adjusting and retouching. (Brand Standards)
  • Worked with Global Brand to ensure Photographic Standards and guidelines were consistent across all marketing communications.
  • Generated new campagne and product launch ideas with limited direction and varied internal client needs.
  • Researched current and emerging art and photographic technologies.
  • Planned and prepared for on-location and studio shoots.
  • Monitored production schedules while adhering to assigned budgets.
  • Managed customer expectations with open consultations and frequent communication.
  • Mentored new members of studio staff.


  • Developed organization systems for sales reports and financial records and strengthened operational traceability and operational efficiencies.
04/2004 to 02/2010 Photographer Dell Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Led and executed daily simple and complex photo shoots involving both small and large-scale productions in studio and out on location. Created aesthetically-pleasing on Brand photographic assets for product and lifestyle production.
  • Art/Photo Director duties and (Collaborated with art director to implement artistic vision.)
  • Experimented with different photographic styles to deliver unique images utilized on websites, prints and promotional items.(Consulted with Industrial designers and Marketing to photograph compelling product and client stories.) (Researched industry trends and evaluated competitive products.) (Developed art and design concepts.)
  • Cultivated strong business relationships with clients to increase overall experience, satisfaction and retention rates.
  • Helped evaluate upcoming project plans to forecast expected resource needs.
  • Helped establish an internal video process an team. Fostered vendor and team relationships.
  • Streamlined and enhanced creative and operations system by initiating improved intake workflows.
  • Implemented policies and standard operating procedures for continuous improvement.
  • Scout for complex photo shoots, working collaboratively with clients, models, stylists, and producers.
  • Applied shooting and retouching techniques to enhance on brand images assets.
  • Delivered savings by negotiating special prices with equipment suppliers and venue representatives.
  • Contributed to creative process through original ideas and inspiration.
  • Anticipated Creative and production issues and proved to be proactive in developing effective solutions.
  • Developed artistic visual products while working within defined technical constraints.
  • Preserved branding standards of assigned accounts.
  • Mentored junior artists on creative processes.
  • Established positive and effective communication among team and organization leadership, reducing misunderstandings and late tasks. (Fostered highly communicative, collaborative team culture on all visual product projects.) (Interfaced with art director, designer, production manager and print producer.)
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  • Developed the pipeline and shooting guidelines to create beautiful product 360. From 2004-2006 I photographed 95% of all product 360 Tours creating a new experience for our customers
  • Worked with Global Brand, cross-functional teams and ad agencies to develop a Brand Lifestyle Ascetic that was used across all Business Units creating one Dell Look.
  • Helped create video team
  • Bring in assistants
  • Shot shitTon of Standards Projects
  • Worked with AD and CD on campaign level product launches
  • Worked with Industrial designers to create product series that was then used for Marketing Communications
  • Developed best practices and guidelines to work with EDG
Education
Expected in 2003 Bachelor of Arts | Dual Degree In Communication Design And Studio Art Texas State University, San Marcos, TX GPA:

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