Work History

Work History
May 2004 - May 2011

Operations Manager/Agent

PhotoEdit
  • More than 10 years of experience in stock photography, image editing, and staff management for the image publishing industry
  • Recruiter and photography agent, workflow management, client account management, project management, image management, new revenue generation, P&L, web presence, marketing, technical writing, staffing, blogging, basic IT.
  • Solicited and signed several independent photographers and photography archives.
  • Liaison between owners and technical support services, contracted photographers, and major publishing houses
  • General office management including employee evaluations, disciplinary action, hiring, and termination
  • Negotiated pricing and contract details with major publishing companies, non-profits, and advertising agencies.
  • Quality assessment and correction of professional photography submissions
  • Technical writing of training manuals and html for company site 
  • Set up and managed several social media outlets 
  • Maintenance of a 600,000 object digital image library 
  • Evaluated training needs of staff and implemented appropriate cross-training
Dec 1998 - May 2004

Project Manager/Researcher

PhotoEdit
  • Editor and researcher of photographic media and educational concepts
  • Acted as liaison between departments to streamline project management
  • Helped develop and maintain an extensive online catalog of images and captions
  • Frequent communication with major clients, industry book researchers, and contracted photographers
  • Creatively research and generate digital light boxes customized to each client’s needs and specifications
  • Project management including design, product delivery, and supervising workflow
  • Assisted in training sessions

Education

Education
Jun 1998 - Jan 2001

Master of Fine Arts

Cal State University - Long Beach

60 unit dual English degree with emphasis in Creative Writing and Comparative Literature.

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Excel

Essayist/Blogger

Graphic Design

Fine Art

Retouching

Writing and Correspondence

Microsoft Word

Digital Photography Editing

Editor of professional photography submissions as well as beginner and intermediate portfolio review.

Technical Writing

PhotoShop CS-CS4

Portfolio