PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

October 2016 - December 2016

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER / STYLIST 

Dubai , UAE

  • Produce photo shoots for fashion catalogs, print, look books, websites, and digital media
  • Coordinate production of all aspects of photography
  • Recruit and supervise production team
  • Source and permit locations, develop schedules and timelines
  • Successfully implement projects under tight time constraints and on budget improving the clients’ brand visibility

 

May  2016 –  October 2016 

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

PRODUCER

CASTING DIRECTOR

Berlin, Germany

  • Produce photo shoots for fashion catalogs, print, look books, websites, and digital media
  • Coordinate production of all aspects of photography
  • Recruit and supervise production team
  • Source and permit locations, develop schedules and timelines
  • Successfully implement projects under tight time constraints and on budget improving the clients’ brand visibility
  • Manage photo shoot production from start to finish including booking models, talent, crew, travel, locations, budget and overseeing production.
  • Collaborate with Art Director and with cross-functional teams from initial creative brief to delivery of final assets
  • Resolve last minute issues/changes and keep calm under pressure
  • Working across Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt, Bremen and Berlin

January 2016 - October 2016

MODEL / TALENT PRODUCER

Nuermberg, Germany

  • Member of creative ground-floor-team of the Modelagencyss in Nürnberg, helped to create the visual framework several Fashion brands, ensuring that digital photography and designs meet brand and business objectives
  • Facilitated all casting and model booking for serveral Apparel brands including daily dot com fashion shoots, special projects, and Marketing assets
  • Supported the Senior Art Director and Creative Director by sourcing available talent that fit specific requirements for each project negotiating rate, usage and confirming bookings
  • Worked in conjunction with Sr. AD to provide specific creative direction to the Hair and Makeup/AD team for the next day’s models
  • Worked closely with Modelagencys to monitor budget/ invoices and served as liaison for any billing questions
  • Maintained excellent relationships with agencies and bookers while providing models with a professional and pleasant work experience

 

March 2015 – May 2015
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY  / SKY SPORTS

Germany

  • Coordinate production of all aspects of photography
  • Recruit and supervise production team
  • Source and permit locations, develop schedules and timeline

 

August 2016 – September 2016

FREELANCE FASHION PRODUCTION STYLIST

Berlin, Germany

  • Coordinated and styled photo shoots for advertising, commercials, catalog and web
  • Sourced wardrobe and accessory selection, propping and location scouting, all model casting and stylist/photographer booking
  • Created shoot schedule, maintained projected budget and worked on film edit

 

January 2012 – June 2013
HEAD STYLIST  / FASHION PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Nuermberg, Germany 

  • Dynamic intermediary between photo studio and retail corporate offices
  • Coordinated advertising and catalog fashion photo shoots with stylists, models, and crew
  • Supervised staff of three stylists as well as all freelance artists
  • Collaborated with Art, Photo and Creative Departments on all upcoming catalogs and newspaper advertising
  • Coordinated locations, studios, merchandise, models, layouts and props
  • Developed and implemented best practices organizational system for tracking all in-store merchandise and accessories

 

January 2009 – June 2011

PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCER 

Nuermberg, Germany

 

Managed the Photography Production process for all seasonal assets for catalogs, stores and website of the popular maternity,    baby clothing and gear company

 

Coordinated and executed all photo shoot logistics from creative conception to close of project

 

Oversaw 6 large projects yearly as well as an average of 4 in-house shoots per week, with turnarounds between 2 and 7 days

 

Managed and prioritized multiple projects simultaneously

 

Recruited and booked all talent (models, photographers, hair & makeup, wardrobe and prop stylists) that appropriately represented brand including     contracts and usage

 

Worked in cross-functional teams, including Marketing Department, Merchandising, Art Department, Accounting, Modeling Agencies

 

Developed and maintained the photography production schedule to meet deadlines and budgets

 

Helped to create the company’s unique look and feel and increase brand visibility


CONTACT

 

ELLA DON MEDIA

Geschäftsführerin Ella Don

Schwabacher Str. 61 

90763 Fürth

 

 

 

+49176  612 649 50

mail@elladon.com

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