Photography + Imaging UnderGraduate Program
"Art Center's strong relationships with industry, long tradition of integrating photography with other design disciplines, and deep experience designing new technologies and applying creative solutions to social impact problems have opened professional doors for countless Art Center students..."
Learn more about me by watching this video... It was my first time speaking in front a large group of people. I was nervous. Next time I will be ready!
Adobe found my company's work on Instagram and then interviewed me over the phone. I was asked to do an interview vs. a presentation because they "liked my personal story".
I commend the host, Paul Trani, for getting on stage and helping me along even though he was horribly ill. One of my photographers competed in the photography competition and won! I made great connections and ended up adding another person to my team. To date, one of the greatest learning and growing experiences of my life!
2006-Present: Creative + Producer + Founder
I developed Prolific Ink Agency to fulfill the needs of any company or person trying to create a known brand for themselves.
My philosophy is that they need to be PROLIFIC with creative content in order to survive. With the growing validity of social media and importance of eCommerce, there is non-stop need for interesting content. The process in fulfilling content can be all consuming. My experience and network in the creative industry can relieve the consuming task of finding the right creatives to provide them with content they need to transform their brand.
I don't just connect the creative to the client and then move onto the next client. I create the contracts and supporting documents. Many times I act as a Creative Producer, Shoot Producer and Project Manager. I like to guide and assist both the client and artist where it's needed. I think it is because of this, that so many of my clients come back and utilize my company as their they grow.
2013-2015 Hired as photographer. Fulfilled multiple studio roles: Photographer, Producer, Team Manager and Stylist.
Executed high-quality digital product + lifestyle photography for eCommerce and print, with special attention to aesthetics and productivity. Develop and maintain photography style guides for each assigned brand: Nike, Vivienne Westwood, Under Armour, Vince, Ugg, Kate Spade, Alexander McQueen, , North Face and more. Worked directly with many brands on set.
Redesigned studio workflow + processes, developed + implemented training programs and on-set troubleshooting for: 9 photo bays, 9 in-house photographers, 5 freelance photographers, and 12 stylists. Redesigned + implemented photography aesthetics + lighting to evolve brand.
2012-2013 Contracted as Creative Producer and Manager of Celebrity Photographer/Owner.
Manager: Facilitated and negotiated appearances, travel and royalties, for Singapore's TV series SUPERMODEL ME and other companies.
Facilitated client relationship with celebrity Paul Walker’s race shop AE to produce exhibit in collaboration with Peek-ture @ F1 Singpore, 2012.
Facilitated client relationship to shootfor celebrity Lauren Bedford Russell’s company, Lyon Fine Jewelry.
Creative Producer: Facilitated and directed inaugural Public Relations. Developed initial clientele and managed creative projects + creative teams.
2009-2011 Contracted as Lead photographer. Evolved into Creative Producer.
Lead Photograph: Captured recording artists on tour: Lauren Hill, Incubus, One Republic, WuTang Clan, Sublime, and more.
Collaborated with marketing team to develop content list for Artists and corporate sponsors: KROQ, OC Weekly, Heineken, SanDisk, Monster, Gretsch, etc.
Coordinated post-production of assets. Developed and managed visual asset archiving.
Creative Producer: Facilitated and implement creative talent relationships for partnership in creative art concept for gallery and sales.
2007-2009 Contracted as lead photographer. Evolved into Creative Director, Producer for photo-shoots.
Photographer: food, products/merchandise, interiors, and events.
Shoot + Digital Media Producer: facilitated large creative teams for large production photo-shoots on location.
Art Director: Collaborated in creative direction for digital content use, copy, website, mobile apps and printed assets.
Imagery used for web, mobile applications, merchandise, full page ads in 944 Magazine and some San Diego Culinary Magazines. Photographed and assisted in production for Chef Dance and Sundance Film Festival.