PRODUCTION MANAGER * ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE * CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER
An experienced people manager who works in a collaborative manner under deadlines on multiple accounts and on multiple tasks. A coordinator who organizes the customer's creative vision into reality. Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in order to execute team projects.
Skills: professional, proactive, self-motivated, flexible, positive, resourceful, problem solver, organized, detailed, calm under pressure, prioritizing, efficient, planner, supervisor, active listener.
Camdenton, MO *Owner - Atlas Photographic Services* 2006-Present
Business: coordinate and establish new and existing client relationships, client liaison to ensure customer concepts are visualized, translating business vision into a creative process, suggest professionals according to customer needs, generate project estimates, manage and negotiate budgets, final invoicing, build and maintain strong relationships with customers and creatives.
Production: brainstorm ideas, secure necessary bids, schedule projects, receive and coordinate product samples through photo shoot process, talent casting and booking, location permitting and coordination, approve travel costs and itinerary, distributing work appropriately, photo editing of final imagery, meeting deadlines.
Stock: determining creative direction, research and secure appropriate imagery, explaining copyright laws, determining usage rights, obtaining permissions, archiving images, image asset management.
Accounts: Jones & Mitchell Sportswear, Kansas City Traveler's Guide, Madden Media, Tachikara USA, Time Warner Cable.
Kansas City, MO *Owner/Partner/Account Manager - Studio 1, LLC* 2003-2006
Studio: manage studio work flow, maintain and manage studio print and electronic portfolios, create email and traditional marketing campaigns, catalog and maintain studio inventory and equipment, track studio expenses, hiring of studio staff and freelancers, create and supervise studio events.
Production: manage several projects simultaneously, maintain studio calendar and coordinate shoot schedules, conduct and lead production meetings with crew and clients, assigning of responsibility for tasks, receive and prepare all merchandise for shooting, talent casting and booking, location permitting and coordination, resourceful in finding props and set materials, establish priorities.
Account: portfolio showings, determining customer needs, provide project estimates, prepare final invoicing, ensure client follow up.
Accounts: MV Sport, Indigo Wild, Demdaco, Wendell August, Hill's Pet Nutrition.
Merriam, KS *Account Executive - 7th Street Studios* 2000-2003
Marketing: development and management of printed marketing campaigns, design of portfolio presentations, photo editing of all professional portfolios, produce and coordinate in house events and activities, printing with framing and maintaining of in house image gallery.
Production: work under a deadline on multiple accounts and tasks, review shot list with crew, keeping staff informed, assist in executing large scale team projects, ensuring accuracy.
Account: continual networking, schedule and conduct portfolio showings, project estimates, manage and negotiate budgets, approving expenses, verify invoices and resolve billing issues, ensure client follow up.
Accounts: Lee Jeans, Mr. Goodcents, Helzberg Diamonds, King Louie, Kansas City Magazine.
Kansas City, MO *Head of Promotions/Image Research Assistant - Unicorn Stock Photos* 1995-1999
Promotions: develop and measure marketing campaigns, creating promotional materials, plan and maintain marketing promotions budget.
Research: obtain client direction, meet project goals for completion on deadline, keywording, tracking and filing images, image research, determine usage rights, obtaining necessary releases, preparation of photo presentation materials.
Administration: client relations, answering phone calls, determine customer needs, documenting, filing, office organization.
Accounts: Harper Collins, Prentice Hall, Reiman Publications, Random House, McGraw-Hill
Park University, Missouri, BA Biology
Maple Woods Community College, Missouri, Veterinary Technician Program