Jim Shick

Jim Shick

Freelance Photographer at Shick Photography

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Summary


Meridian Auto Parts, San Diego, CA
2012 – Present
Digital Assets Manager
• Manages digital marketing team by overseeing all photo/video marketing requirements are met and executed
• Photographs automotive parts that are marketed across promotional advertisement and 32 different websites via buyautoparts.com
• Utilizes image retouching and tethering skills through usage of Adobe Lightroom, Capture One Pro & Adobe Photoshop CS6
• Creates 360° promotional videos using Canon 5D Mark 11 & edits via Final Cut Pro and Adobe Photoshop CS6
• Maintains image backup & library through FTP servers & meets deadlines effectively within budget

Shick Photography, San Diego, CA 1983 – Present
Commercial Photographer
• Self-employs, manages and owns commercial photography business
• Photographs still life or models on location or in studio
• Utilizes Adobe Creative Suite for photo manipulation of final images

Palamon International, San Marcos, CA 2007 – 2012
Graphics and Photography Manager
• Photographed all company products including costumes and accessories maintained in storage & showrooms personally set up to be displayed in catalogs, presentations, and packaging
• Performed in booking model castings, location scouting, and prepping costumes in a timely manner
• Utilized Capture One Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and PowerPoint for all 360° video, photo manipulation, and packaging
• Managed U.S. office headquarters & worked directly with accountants, designers, clients, & large retailers such Walmart, Party City, Spencer’s, Buyseason’s, Costumes Galore, and K-Mart

Pony Express, San Diego, CA 2005 – 2006
Staff Photographer
• Photographed all costumes and accessories on models booked through castings, location scouting, product preparation, and studio maintenance and management
• Worked to meet tight deadlines effectively, efficiently and financially within company budget
• Executed costume development, design and concept
• Completed photography for Playboy Costume Line featuring “Girls Next Door” for 2006-2007 advertisement

Figi Graphics, San Diego, CA 1991 – 2005
Photographer
• Performed photography of product line for catalogs and brochures
• Worked directly with graphic designers, art directors & print house to achieve final vision & color reproduction
• Utilized 4x5 view camera 1991-1999 & transitioned into digital camera 2000-2005

Front Line Graphics, San Diego, CA 1983 – 1991
In House Photographer
• Used 4x5 view camera for large reproduction of photography for Fine Art Poster Company
• Photographed still-life settings, models, and original artwork requiring accurate color reproduction
• Worked directly with Art Director and Print House to achieve final visions

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