I am a creative and resourceful photo editor and producer with 10 plus years of experience. Large or small productions, creative problem solving, tight deadlines and even tighter budgets, team player or one woman show- I produce great work! I am also a published photographer, and an asset to any art or photo team.
Objective: To pursue a career advancement in the field of photo production, editing, art buying and directing. Education: Howard University, Washington D.C. Bachelor of Arts; Graduated Spring 1994 Major: Communications (TV & Film) Minor: Photography Experience: Vibe Media Group: Vibe Magazine, Associate Photo Editor • Produce shoots for the Volume, Features and Fashion sections • Conduct photo research for shoot concepts and pick-up art • Managed extensive research project for the V150 Anniversary issue • Support art directors in execution of creative concepts against tight deadlines Harris Publications, NY: King Magazine, Photo Director • Directed overall photo-visual look of magazine; responsible for all photo content • Booked photographers; brought on new talent from extensive personal Rolodex • Produced shoots for all cover, fashion, and feature stories; managed in-house photo studio • Created and maintained database of photographers, locations, and studios • Acted as liaison between art, editorial, and photo departments; managed photo dept staff • Developed systems to balance budget, handle billing, process invoices, and check credits Scholastic Inc., NY: Choices & Let’s Find Out, Freelance Photo Editor • Produced and researched all photographic elements for both publications • Booked photographers; negotiated fees and rights; managed budget and expenses • Tracked extensive photo credit and liscensing information Time 4 Media, NY: Field & Stream, Freelance Photo Editor • Managed two large-scale photo research projects for February and May 2005 covers • Conducted on- and offline photo research; managed trafficking and return of images • Assisted Senior Photo Editor with shoot production Condé Nast, NY: W Magazine, Freelance Photo Research Editor • Researched photography for preview issue of the new W Home Magazine and WWD 2004 holiday supplement; tracked and logged images in Condé Nast photo database Time, Inc., NY: Essence, Photo Editor • Headed photo department; managed assistant photo editors and photo assistants • Produced cover, features, lifestyle, and fashion shoots • Scheduled photo shoots, photo researched, scouted locations, booked photographers & studios, managed budgets, negotiated contracts and rates, tracked credit information • Created and maintained database of photographers, locations, studios, and images Skills & Software • Adobe Photoshop CS2, Quark, File Maker Pro, Microsoft Office • Proficient in a photo studio and darkroom; excellent eye for location scouting; 3 years photo assisting; 22 years shooting experience