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Janet Zhou-Wilt

Creative Project Manager

Summary

Creative designer with photographic education, graphic design background, and extensive project management experience. I'm a self-starting left-brained creative who thrives in a fast-paced team environment. Elevated and established a small, private business from a small to a large, competitive market and overhauled creative and stylistically defined a multi-unit international franchise.

Work experience

Mar 2012Present

Creative Director

Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating, LLC
  • Manage and create all marketing materials for franchise locations throughout the United States and Canada
  • Work with franchisees, area developers, general managers, and marketing teams in different markets on a daily basis to best help their individual marketing efforts
  • Design and create major print campaigns through from initial connecting to press-check to in-store POP display
  • Build and maintain the brand style guide
  • Design all artwork for system-wide marketing efforts and campaigns
  • Plan, cast and direct all photoshoots - food, promotional materials, retail calendar, etc
  • Create artwork for all local and national media buyers for radio, TV, & web-based media
  • Collaborate with Operations Team on implementing and promoting successful campaigns
  • Collaborate directly with major beverage vendors on campaigns and incentive programs
  • Create and implement user- templates and user-based customization platform for POP
  • Project lead the overhaul of the system print portal
  • Manage the TiltedKilt.com primary website, as well as, offer technical support to operators in the system on their unique and individual "micro-sites"
  • Teach a Logos & Marks course to franchisees, general managers, and marketing managers about the brand and trademarks
May 2008Feb 2012

Producer & Studio Manager

Jeff Newton Photography

Producer

  • Orchestrated, coordinated and prepared photo and video shoots, including managing all parties involved
  • Created schedules, location scouted and created cohesive production books

Studio Manager

  • Managed day-to-day operations and scheduling
  • Created advertising and mailers continuously to promote the business
  • Established a visual brand for the business
  • Fielded client relations; ad agencies, modeling agencies, celebrities, agents, etc.
  • Managed and lead two interns with individualized daily, weekly and monthly tasks
  • Created all logos and standardized layouts for all documents
  • Developed standard filing systems for all computer systems

Retoucher

  • High-end retouching of all images, including planning & creating full composites
  • Created on-set composites for reference

Digital Technician

  • Maintained all computer systems & troubleshoot any and all issues that may arise
  • Prepared camera systems to tether with computers
  • Ensured safety and backup for all files and file systems
20082015

Speech and Debate Coach

McClintock High School Speech and Debate
  • Work with high school students to improve their public speaking, stage performance, and writing skills
  • Teach students critical thinking, problem solving, and analysis of literature
  • Foster confidence and positive competitive spirit in teens

Education

Jun 2005Apr 2008

Bachelor's Degree

Brooks Institute of Photography

Major in Commercial Photography

Minor in Digital Imaging

Additional Skills

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese   -   Proficient in Conversational Spanish

Mastery of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign  -  Microsoft Word & PowerPoint Wizardary

Has both Canadian and US Passports