Photo Stylist

Wheaton, IL
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Margie Franco

Job Description:

• Maintain set with photographer to organize workload for the day and meet daily expectations and deadlines

• Participate in pre-production and walkthroughs as necessary, gathering product in advance and prepping when possible, and reviewing any purchase needs with Studio Operations Manager

• Shepherd and care for samples throughout the photo process maintaining vendor packaging, SKU tags, apparel tags, cleaning make-up stains and noting any damage.

• Prep and style merchandise, and ensure consistency with style guidelines.

• Maintain current knowledge of competitive landscape

• Anticipate and resolve creative challenges by using appropriate resources and/or solutions

● Deliver quality and consistent styling across a range of product photography. Perform assigned projects within the time and budget given

● In collaboration with the photography team, establish on¬-set styling needs (i.e. product table, styling table, working light etc.).

● Drive tasks to completion by collaborating with the photography team through ideation, development, and execution.

● 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 efficiency.

● Strong organization skills required to maintain styling equipment and work stations, and equipment, prop, and merchandise records. Qualifications / Experience • Minimum 5 years styling experience freelance or for a production studio • Understanding of digital photography, production studio pace and efficiency

● A strong portfolio that demonstrates an elevated sense for design and detail, and analytical ability to interpret concept and/or brand guidelines with focus on Product Photography.

● 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.

• Retail product knowledge and/or experience preferred, but not required

• Deep and demonstrable experience with on-set standards, practices, and demands

• Flexible and able to adapt to last minute additions to schedules and changes in direction

• Able to successfully manage multiple priorities against business goals

• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

• Must be curious, fun and calm under pressure