John Brigham

  • Boston US-MA
John Brigham

Work History

Work History

Instructor

Northern Essex Community College

Taught Introduction to Photography class, covering history of photography, basic composition 

and exposure, film processing and printing.  Provided and mediated critical discussion of 

student work.

Jan 2008 - Present

Deans Fellow for Technology Support

http://www.simmons.edu/gslis

In the Technology Lab of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, develop and contribute to the development of systems (mostly web-based) to support the needs the needs of faculty and staff.  Serve as WordPress blog administrator for the community, responsible for blog creation and customization.   Installed and built-out Apple server including Filemaker server.

Aug 2007 - Present

Creative Technical Consultant

Self

Offering services in Mac tech support and training, as well as imaging and Collections Management.  

2D & 3D portfolio photography, headshots, personal art collection visual inventory, personal art inventory database development & implementation, Mac hardware, software and network installation and set-up, Mac troubleshooting

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Digital Asset Management Consultant

Digitas

Analyzed and mapped existing asset collection processes across several project teams, including Marketing, Creative and Production.Developed clear plan for ensuring that all art assets created or procured for major client were being uploaded to client DAM system as required contractually.Created workflow maps and tools for cross-checking process

2005 - 2007

Design Process Manager

http://www.digitas.com

Improved project processes across multiple fast-paced design teams & projects to allow for greater efficiency and clarity in the midst of extremely high-volume art & design workflows.  Created clear and concise reference/training materials for department systems and practices.  Built and maintained relationships with external vendors, including evaluation, negotiation and oversight of project bids.  Managed staff members responsible for development and maintenance of digital asset management (DAM) and project tracking databases.  Managed production and distribution of sample books for frequent, critically-timed and sensitive market tests, working closely with external design and production vendors under very tight schedules.

2004 - 2005

Publishing Technoogy Manager

http://www.hmco.com

Responsible for day-to-day management of all major School Division (300+ employees) system/application rollouts, including development of a comprehensive training program.   System architect and manager of digital asset library database growth and improvement.   Worked closely with small team to identify and implement a custom digital publishing system allowing for instant collaboration between designers and editors in hectic workflow environment.  Co-managed massive School Division Mac OS X system migration and rollout, completed on time with minimal interruption to users’ day-to-day tasks.

Apr 2002 - Dec 2004

Digital Asset Coordinator

http://hmco.com

Strategized and facilitated development and  implementation of technology solutions for group of 40-50 designers and art buyers.  Solutions included databases for creating and tracking art and photo requests, managing and tracking art assets, and implementing new technology solutions for workflow management.  Developed & circulated clear guides and guidelines for the use of available technology.  Maintained awareness of new technologies and evaluated relevance.  Worked closely with other divisions on cross-divisional technology efforts, and with the Corporate IT group to troubleshoot technical issues.

1996 - 2002

Senior Image Producer

http://www.hmco.com

Managed in-house digital photography studio and created high-quality images under tight deadlines for use in school text books, trade books and a variety of educational and marketing materials, both for  print and on-line use.  Collaborated with graphic designers and editors to develop clear, instructive, imaginative, age and market-appropriate images for educational and instructional materials.  Developed, maintained and refined the company’s image archive and Art Tracking databases  to allow for fast location and re-use of image assets.  Managed budget and schedule for cross-divisional use of photo studio. 

1994 - 1996

Photography Coordinator

http://www.hmco.com

Evaluated, identified and established long-term working relationships with local and regional photographers. Prepared and directed large volumes of photography for elementary text books.  Organized and scheduled props, talent, and time with photographers and stylists.  Established and monitored budgets. 

Education

Education

Summary

A creative thinker and manager who is at home in both art/design and technical groups, John has over a dozen years of professional experience in photography, art direction and publishing. Specific capabilities have included: process improvement, project management, digital asset management, creative problem solving, software & system training, studio photography.