PHOTO ART DIRECTION
• BFA in Graphic Design, Kent State University
• Published in the Society of Typographical Arts 100th Show, Chicago, for the Kent State: Summer in Switzerland poster
•Advertising Director for the licensee for Hang Ten Junior Sportswear in Los Angeles, CA. I was responsible for art directing and styling all photo shoots, both on-location and in-studio for the catalogues, national magazine ad campaigns and support collateral.
•Designer, Nordstrom in Seattle, WA. I photo art directed catalogues, taking them from concept to color and print OKs. Additionally I designed small direct mail and art directed daily newspaper ads.
•Executive Art Director, Frederick & Nelson in Seattle, WA. I managed the art staff and hired all freelance photography for catalogue and newspaper.
After taking time off to have a family, I freelanced for Eddie Bauer photo art directing on-figure "lifestyle" shoots for direct mail catalogues requiring me to be away for three weeks at a stretch. I re-packaged myself and for the next ten years I freelanced as a photo art director and product stylist, teamed with a photographer shooting in and around Seattle, on-location or in-studio. Because I was teamed with a photographer who also had previously shot on-figure, Eddie Bauer would book us to shoot on-figure "lifestyle" reshoots for catalogues, in-studio pant down "fit" silouettes or special projects such as: institutional shots for order forms.
Included in this album are images from Faconnable (cropped), Nordstrom (shoe insert), Southcenter Mall (children), Eddie Bauer*, and Hang Ten.
Faconnable Men's & Women's Product
Included are e-commerce photographs I photo art directed for Faconnable, a French clothing line exclusive to Nordstroms.
Included are a few portraits of Seattle jazz musicians I have worked with over the years.
* Please note the 35mm film images were always the fourth or fifth choice, not a final select.