Ian McDonald

Freelance Fashion Photographer & Photographer

Location:Ellon, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Ian Stuart McDonald


An enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills. A continually forward and positive thinking attitude to work and fellow team members. Consistently striving to attain high standards within competitive fast moving environments.


Feb 11 – Present DiskStudio Photography LONDON
Owner &Freelance Photographer
1. Created and implemented 35mm, digital and studio workshop for Skyway. Skyway is an organisation that provides a youth centre and outreach activities for 12 – 24 year olds in the London borough of Hackney
2. Workshops provided met AGA Unit Award scheme criteria
3. Corporate promotional photography work for Sennheiser and Adidas
4. Wedding and Event photography as part of DiskStudio Photography

Sep 04 – Feb 11 Snappy Snaps (Sydenham) LONDON
Shop Manager & Studio Photographer
1. Day-to-day running of a successful and established photo mini-lab
2. Recruitment and training of staff members
3. Studio photographer and retoucher

May 02 – Sep 03 Snappy Snaps Head Office LONDON
FT Retail Merchandiser
1. Taught retailing standards to new/existing franchisees and their staff at H.O courses and in-store
2. Helped implement and create retailing business models for new shops and existing branches
3. Travelled the country visiting problem shops, identifying retailing and merchandising issues

May 01 – Feb 02 Marks & Spencer PLC COUNRYWIDE
FT Visual Merchandising Consultant
1. Gained a high level of commercial and visual awareness, identifying and solving problem areas within stores
2. Liaised with VM Managers and Commercial Managers on VM requirements and departmental changeovers
3. Provided creative input into new concepts and VM procedures, which are subsequently used in company guidelines
4. Advised staff and in-house visual merchandisers on VM requirements, improving VM standards within M&S stores

Dec 99 – May 01 Products of CP.Company and Stone Island LONDON
Senior Sales Consultant/Visual Merchandiser
1. Dual responsibility with Sales Director in planning visual merchandising concepts
2. Collaborated with management on shop buy and stock level requirements
3. Hands on involvement with retail extension proposal, planned by Fourmarketing
4. Provided creative input into marketing brands through organized promotional events


1998 - 2000 London College of Fashion
1. B.A. (Hon) Fashion Management
1997 - 1998 London College of Fashion
1. Access to Fashion Business
1992 – 1994 East Surrey College
1. BTEC National in Leisure Studies
1991 – 1992 John Ruskin Sixth Form College
1. 4 GCSE passes
1986 – 1991 Shirley High School
1. 8 GCSE passes


I am a self-taught photographer and cover a wide range of styles from Reportage to portrait photography. My other passions are fashion, music and sport. I make sure I observe current trends and issues with all.
Skills (2) Rating
Fashion Photography