Product Stylist

Mountain View, CA
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posted by:
Courtney Schaefer

Job Description:

Project Overview: 
As a Stylist for the product photography studio for 6+ months, you will collaborate with the studio team at a Fortune 500 multi-national tech company to style high-­quality digital photography that directly supports product presentation for an ecommerce site. We are looking for an individual with a strong portfolio and a passion for visual design across different channels. Your work will contribute to projects for interactive screens, devices, fixtures, and spaces. 

The Retail Marketing team is a fast-­growing group with a mission to educate, inform, and encourage exploration of hardware products and services in the retail space. As part of our nimble, ambitious team, you must demonstrate a collaborative working style, great communication skills, and an ability to thrive in an environment of innovation where processes are actively being created and refined. ​

Overall Responsibilities: 
- Provide clear communications regarding project status, issues, and priorities. Identify 
personal needs with regards to process and tools, to help the studio work at optimal 
- Ability to embrace an iterative process, collaborating with other imaging personnel to 
establish consistency across specific brand looks and standards. 
- Strong organization skills required to maintain styling equipment and work stations, and 
equipment, prop, and merchandise records. 

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities: 
- Deliver quality and consistent styling across a range of product photography. Perform 
assigned projects within the time and budget given, according to industry, company, and 
brief standards, review feedback, and own creativity and instincts. 
- In collaboration with the photography team, establish on­-set styling needs (i.e. product 
table, styling table, steamer, working light etc). 
- Drive tasks to completion by collaborating with the photography team through ideation, 
development, and execution. 

Required Skills: 
- 5+ years of experience styling in a product photography studio or agency. 
- A strong portfolio that demonstrates an elevated sense for design and detail, and 
analytical ability to interpret concept and/or brand guidelines. 
- Fluency with industry-­standard equipment and practices. Expert ability to execute across 
a variety of styling techniques, lighting, color, and composition; working with tabletop, 
hard lines, soft lines. 
- Ability to adapt to different types of products, from those with reflective surfaces to more 
intricate products with minute details. Understanding and highlighting visual details that 
make each product unique, keeping the user in mind. 

Nice to have Skills (not required): 
- Proficient understanding of effective Print, Photo Studio, and/or Digital production, 
processes, roles, tools (digital and conventional) and workflow practices and trends. 
- Self­-motivated, flexible individual with strong communication and leadership skills. 
- Proven ability to proactively establish rapport, credibility and influence, and drive results 
throughout a highly matrixed organization. 
- Able to balance working in a creatively driven organization with an analytical and 
disciplined approach to marketing. 
- A love of efficiency, desire to produce a high quality deliverable, and an ability to execute 
against multiple projects ​in a fast-­paced, dead-line-­driven, and technical work 
environment in often uncertain and ambiguous circumstances. 

Client Description:

One thing we know is that this client, as big as it is, is still setting the standard for not only the product they’re turning out, but for the way they conduct business.

Our client is the global leader in technology, with offices in many major cities. As different as those cities are, you can expect that the personality of each office is the same. Commonalities include bringing people together in the physical work space, outlets for creativity (outside work-related exercises), and a setup for brainstorming on the fly, whenever the opportunity strikes.

What they see in your resume, if you’re selected, is your ability to be an autonomous thinker, and a team player; someone focused, and driven to push the envelope who can also let down their guard and have fun with the team while doing it; someone who has the intellectual capacity to challenge even the most innovative thinkers without the hubris that tends to accompany it. No egos here!

Here, everyone is considered a project owner, and expected to give 100%, even when the path forward isn’t necessarily clear.

Work here, and know you’re working with a Forbes #1 rated company.

Work here, and know you’re setting the pace for digital products globally.

Work here, and find the challenge of your career!

And in case you’re afraid you won’t have time for other things, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • Fitness center access

  • Discounts on things like dry cleaning and oil changes

  • Free lunches

  • Convenient commuter shuttles