Melissa Kellogg

Freelance Advertising Photographer & Commercial Photographer

Location:austin, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Melissa Kellogg
Austin, TX 78752

Education: University of New Mexico, TVI of Albuquerque, ACC of Austin.

Work Experience:
(2006 - Present) - Cleaning By Melissa - Owner, operator of cleaning service
Conduct new client interviews. Maintain a medium traffic calendar of client’s appointments and personal information. Create an outline and schedule based on the amount of work needed, client preferences and availability. Maintain a current financial log of each individual client with YTD totals, hourly rate paid and complete tax amounts received. Maintain a financial log of advertisements outlining income ratio per each individual advertisement. Maintain yearly taxes.

(2008 – Present) Freelance Photography Service - Photographer, owner, operator, and marketer. Manage both web and print advertising.
Make use of Google algorithms for search engine optimization including monitoring reoccurring content on web pages for Google spider patterns. Maintain Google placement in key searches. Ad tracking. Maintain a general outline of current demographic. Perform prospective customer screening and interviewing. Photographing, scheduling, editing and printing each client’s photo orders.

Photography and computer skills:-

Photo- retouching. Advertising design and creation. Photoshop. Adobe lightroom. Ms Word . Extreme photo manipulation. Extensive experience with both digital and film cameras. Private, commercial, fine art and event photography .

Photoshop - Color editing, ad creation/design, photo overlaying, compositing, item removal, alteration of backgrounds, skin blemish, facial makeup, body modifying, photo resizing, altering exposure, and photo restoration.

Adobe Light Room- Exposure correction, color alteration.

Excel, Word- Use of programs to create and maintain both scheduling and financial records.

SEO. – Knowledge of current Google algorithm, ranking factors , spider patterns, key word saturation, photo and video tagging, Beta / Meta tags. Experienced at finding and creating back links to improve web site placement.

Personal skills-
Excellent communication. I am able to adapt to conversations with clients quickly, determine their needs, and create business transactions to accommodate them.

Strong time management skills. I am able to juggle more than one task at a time and I am able to assess and organize situations well.

Effective problem solving skills. I make use of all accessible tools to find answers and solutions.

Basic accounting skills Self taught AP/AR basics. Tax management.

References: Provided upon request only.