I am a hardworking, personable and ethical individual. I would like to join a team where I am able to utilize my production, technical, artistic and business development expertise.
Freelance Photographer Bring Media/MB Photography 2/2010 - Present
v Estimate and budget projects
v Write usage agreements, press releases, contracts, legal documentation
v Market using out of the box tactics, social networking and media forms, e-mail blasts, cold calling and face to face meetings
v Work with high profile clientele (celebrities, network executives, art directors & art buyers)
v Awarded Los Angeles photogrpaher of the year 2010
v You may view my work & list of clients at: ww.melissabring.com & www.bringmedia.tv
Director of Operations Industrial Color Los Angeles 4/2006 - 2/2010
v Oversaw operations of Industrial Color, IC LAB, Impact Digital, Global Edit & The M Project Gallery in Los Angeles branch.
v Managing a team of 12 + individuals. Responsible for delegating and coordinating responsibility according to staff’s strengths
v Business Development; agencies, networks, photographers and clientele.
v I have built industry relationships which resulted in direct growth of Industrial Color to name a few; Chait Day, Showtime, NBC, Old Navy, Nickelodeon & Nike.
v I was the Producer at Industrial Color for digital capture prior to the promotion of Director of Operations. My production duties included, but not limited to; estimates,
negotiating budgets, coordinating travel, client relations, business development, team building, overseeing Equipment Manager, managing, creating and innovation workflow and structure dependant upon growth.
2002-2004 AAS Photography Degree from Spokane Falls of Spokane, Washington.
Spring 2000 Studied abroad in Florence, Italy.
SKILLS / SOFTWARE / INTERESTS
v Mac/PC Proficient, Data Recovery, Power Point, File Maker, Excel, Word, Entourage, CS4 Suites, CaptureOne, Leaf Software, FTP, Canon, Nikon & Hassey systems, Phase One digial backs
v Business communications, business development, sales & marketing
v Outgoing, hard working, personable, dependable, reliable, loyal, energetic personality
v Typing & online communications, research and marketing