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Education: 

  • Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Commercial Concentration, 2009-2013
  • University of Westminster, London, UK, Fall 2012, study abroad.

Work Experience:

Internships:

Hasana Inc/The Apareció Foundation

September 2015 - (Continuing)

Digital Photographer Intern

  • Working with the studio team alongside the stylists taking digital images of Hasana, Inc. products
  • Ensuring that all products are lit correctly, efficiently and creatively, in accordance with Hasana, Inc. guidelines
  • Producing high quality and consistently beautiful images, ensuring they are correctly exposed and colour consistent
  • Accurately archiving images to be easily accessed by other Hasana, Inc. departments
  • Prepare sets, checking that all equipment is functioning, setting up appropriate lighting and keeping accurate daily shoot records
  • Ensuring all images are ready in advance of online sales
  • Meeting daily and weekly deadlines to prepare for new website material
  • Aiding the Product Photography Manager in implementing and executing creative direction from Editorial and Art Director
  • Ability to work well within a team working well under pressure with a flexible attitude
  • Responsible for care and upkeep of all studio equipment, props and supplies
  • When needed Retouch / Crop / Upload Digital Images
  • Name and maintain digital asset file / structure organization
  • Perform quality assurance on all images
  • Crop digital photographic images / maintain file size specification guidelines
  • Ensure colour consistency between images
  • Ad hoc duties

August 2015 - (Continuing)

Retouching Intern

  • Retouch,crop and upload product photography images
  • Name and maintain digital asset file/structure organization
  • Retouch digital photographic images
  • Crop digital photographic images/maintain file size specification guidelines
  • Ensure color consistency between image assets
  • Upload assets to web servers in accordance to calendars
  • Strong color correction skills, matching images from different cameras
  • Perform quality assurance on all images
  • Responsible for completion of work to daily and weekly deadlines
  • Retouching images for the Hasana,Inc. magazine
  • Ability to receive creative direction from Art Director, Photographer, and Video Manager and make amends where necessary
  • Suggest ways and to constantly improve the service of the photography team
  • Proactive and able to show initiative/ideas to constantly improve the service of the photography team Any other ad hoc duties within art department/editorial when required

Assisting

May 2014 - August 2014 Debbie Salvesen Photography

  • Taught Photoshop and Adobe Bridge techniques, including retouching
  • Taught Lightroom techniques
  • Help assist with file organization
  • Help assist with teaching how to produce high quality photographs for print and web

June 2013 – July 2013, David Stephens Photography

  • Help assist with Photoshop/Computer situations
  • Help assist with advice for lighting and photographs

July 2013: Jennifer Avello, Fashion Photographer

  • Assist with lighting and setup on photo shoots

Proficiencies: 

Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, and CS6, Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Mac/PC Computer systems.

AIT Worldwide Logistics

March 2014 - Present

Data Entry Specialist

  • Provide quality and accurate documents as well as pricing quotes to agents and companies for both air and ocean shipments.
  • Works with management and coworkers to develop strategies and pricing options for the various agents and major companies for both air and ocean options.

Air Import Agent

  • Create and maintain relationships with new and existing customers for air imports through pricing quotes, constant communication, and prompt organization of their shipments.

  • Manage multiple air import shipments from start to finish from overseas into the US, through flight tracking, organizing important documentation, gaining customs releases, and setting up punctual deliveries for our various customers.

MAKE Corporation/Discover Financial Services Riverwoods, IL

October 2013 - January 2014

Workflow Analyst

  • Provide client communication services for the purpose of business interactions
  • Administrative duties including the organization of contacts, data entry, and excel work
  • Apply Excel to create and format reports that are utilized by upper management
  • Facilitate in research and contract updates for clients and contract managers
  • Create entries in the company wide contract database for general agreements

Wet SealVernon Hills, IL

August 2011 – September 2013

Sales Associate

  • Prepare and arrange the main platform of the store - organizing the new clothing, dressing mannequins, and set design
  • Create outfits for customers/styling 
  • Deal in cash management and register management

Schoolkidz, Lincolnshire, IL

May 2010 – August 2010

Line Lead

  • Oversee assembly line and its efficiency and watch over employees
  • Organize orders for schools and run business transactions
  • Deal with shipping to make sure orders are organized and sent out correctly

Grants/Awards:

L.I.S.A Scholarship, $1,000, Presidential Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago, $8,000, Alumni Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago, $3000, Scholarship Columbia, Columbia College Chicago, $3,000

Exhibitions: Hilton Chicago, 2013

  • The Hilton Chicago project was a midterm project which took two to three months to prepare for. Columbia College Chicago collaborated with the Hilton next to our campus to display their new costly renovations and new penthouse suite. They wanted to showcase the renovations with a high fashion style. I collaborated with designers, make-up artists, hair stylists, and clothing stylists in order to create the final image that was chosen to be displayed along with four other of my classmates’ images. The image (the girl in the blue dress) was blown up to billboard size and put on display on the side of the Hilton for everyone to view. 

Publications

Photography:

Sound Scene Press, 2011 

Retouching:

Thea Polancic on Purpose and Profit, Felix Magazine