May 2013 - Present (8 years 7 months)
I was promoted to Editorial Stylist after working as an Assistant for a year. I am responsible for the styling and direction of 8-12 front page images per day.
While my title reads Stylist, my role incorporates far more, including make up artist, set builder, prop designer, sample coordinator and more.
My responsibilities include:
- Styling of models ranging from infants to women and men including adding accessories and props
- Ensuring clothing samples fit properly and read clearly on camera
- Directing models infant through women, and determining best tactics to direct young children with no modeling experience
- Determining which images are best to be on the front page
- Collaborating with Merchandisers to create the best editorial image
- Designing a concept from beginning to final production
- Building out each set and concept
- Shopping for props and pieces to complete an image and add to the studio inventory
- Researching and being on top of fashion trends for Kids and Women
- Styling off-figure images including: clothing, shoes, kitchen, and gear
- Researching off-figure styling and keeping up to date on off-figure styling
- Collaborate with photographers to achieve the best image
- Chosen to work on Special Events which involve more creativity and resources. Special Events are expected to perform better and make a larger profit than regular, everyday events
Editorial Assistant Stylist
May 2012 - May 2013 (1 year)
I worked to efficiently run the Editorial Studio operations as nine stylists' personal assistant.
- Developing a detailed and easy to read guide for future Assistants
- Creating everyday tasks to be completed such as supply lists, operations management, and cleaning schedules
- Collecting samples and managed their whereabouts on the studio floor
- Collaborating with Product Studio Assistants and Coordinators to develop efficient processes for sample travel
- Working with Merchandisers to deliver correct notes and guidelines for their samples and events
- Training new Assistant Stylists in order to continue the same level of professionalism and efficiency to run the studio
- Building out sets
- Assisting with model's hair, make up, clothing, and family relations
- Shopping for props and necessary supplies
- Preparing samples to be shot on set (including steaming, pressing etc)
After a year as an Assistant Stylist, I built my Styling Portfolio, and was promoted to Editorial Stylist.
Feb 2012 - May 2012 (3 months)
Responsible for styling a range of products including children's and women's clothing, toys, home goods and assortment of collectibles. Using the zulily standard, I style products in an informative and presentable fashion. Responsible for 3 to 5 events daily to ensure next day delivery to the zulily homepage.
Aug 2011 - Feb 2012 (6 months)
As an assistant stylist, I was responsible for obtaining samples, preparing samples via steaming and ordering in occordence with the event's tool, and finally preparing shot samples to be sent back to the vendor. As a supporter of the stylists and photographers, this position was hugely important in order to produce daily events n the zulily website.