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


Education

Experience

Fashion Institute of Technology
Associate's Degree - Photography, Summa Cum Laude
2003—2005

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

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

Freelance Senior Art/Content Producer
2017 - current

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

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

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


Exhibitions + Curations

  • 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, Fall 2018
  • Palm Springs Photo Festival faculty reviewer, 2018
  • NY Film Academy graduate portfolio reviewer, 2018
  • Judge for American Photographic Arts (APA) Photo Competition, 2015
  • Reviewer at various portfolio review events including APA, Art Center    College of Design, American Society of Media Photographers, 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 Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Conversational in German and Latvian languages.
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