Sr. Art + Content Producer // Creative Consultant // Artist


Experience

Recent Agencies: RPA, Designory, The Garage Team Mazda, TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, EG+

Freelance Sr. Art/Content Producer, 2017 - current

Clients: Honda, Subaru, Intel, YouTube, Pocky, Mazda, Infiniti/US + Global, Nissan Global, Apts.com, LGBT Center

  • Produce motion, still, CGI and animation content for national print/OOH, collateral, digital and social media projects

KOMYOON

Ambassador, 2019 - current

  • Manage memberships for KOMYOON users and registered members
  • Provide guidance and curation for new and existing members

Deutsch LA

Senior Art Producer, 2009—2017

Clients: Volkswagen, Taco Bell, Dr Pepper, Pizza Hut, Uber, Anthem, Diamond of CA, PlayStation, Angel Soft

  • Produced still, motion, CGI and animation content for national print/OOH, collateral, digital and social media projects
  • Managed retouching process with external vendors
  • Negotiated bids/usage with cost consultants
  • Provided creative and effective production solutions while maintaining budget and deadlines
  • Sourced relevant artists and discovered new talent for projects and for office gallery
  • Trained and helped supervise art production team
  • Re-licensed images, help maintain usage on image portal and research stock photography for all clients

Designory

Art Producer, 2007—2009

Clients: Infiniti/Nissan, Bosch, Fatburger

  • Produced CGI assets and photo shoots for print and digital teams
  • Produced motion assets for digital teams including product 360s/technology videos
  • Managed retouching process for global and digital clients
  • Identified cost-saving opportunities to combine shoots with marketing partners
  • Shot digital images for reference purposes

Essence Magazine
Contributing Asst. Photo Editor, 2004-2007

  • Produced photo shoots for various sections of the magazine and sourced photographers,crew, stylists, location scouts and talent
  • Identified and secured studios/locations for shoots; secured contracts, street permits, and certificates of insurance
  • Negotiated fees for studios, locations, photographers and stylists
  • Contacted subjects to schedule photo shoots; discussed shoot guidelines
  • Edited incoming film for art directors
  • Researched stock photography for all sections of the magazine

Fitzgerald Communications

Senior Account Executive, 2002-2003

Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Senior Account Executive, 1998-2002

Education

Fashion Institute of Technology

Associate's Degree - Photography, Summa Cum Laude
2003—2005


Boston University, School of Communications (COM)
Bachelor's Degree - Advertising + Marketing Communications, Dean's List
1993—1997

Exhibitions + Curations

  • All is One, Solo Show, RPA, Santa Monica, CA, October 2019 - January 2020
  • Evolutionary DNA, Group Show, The Solship, Los Angeles, February 2019
  • Art of Freelance, Group Show, November 2018
  • Curator – for photographer Monico Orozco, MOPLA (Month Of Photography LA), "Doyennes of Photography in LA", Castelli Art  Space, Los Angeles, April 2018
  • Curator – Deutsch LA gallery space, 2012-2017
  • Fashion Institute of Technology Graduation Showcase, 2005

Skills + Accolades

  • Art of Freelance Cohort Group Leader/Mentor - Spring 2020, Spring + Fall 2019, Fall 2018
  • Palm Springs Photo Festival faculty reviewer - 2018
  • NY Film Academy graduate portfolio reviewer and guest speaker - 2020, 2018
  • Judge for American Photographic Arts (APA) Photo Competition - 2015
  • Reviewer portfolio review events including NY Film Academy, APA, Art Center College of Design, ASMP, At-Edge, Lucie Foundation and LA Fotoworks
  • Speaker at various APA and ASMP LA panel discussions and seminars
  • Proficient in Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft Office, Filemaker and Asana
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Conversational in German and Latvian languages
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