Melissa Love
Tel (415) 717-4200
San Francisco, CA
melissa@melissalovephotography.com

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OBJECTIVE

I thrive on being a part of a creative environment and have an extensive history within
customer service. Acting as a creative resource manager, creative coordinator, art buyer, and production assistant for ad agencies has given me much experience with photo shoots, working with clients, maintaining organization, and staying on schedule.
My duties included everything from creating an internal image database, handling and uploading images and metadata, coordinating and producing photo shoots, communicating with both the client and talent, to art buying estimates, purchases, and organization. I have also recently taken on the role of acting Creative Resource Manager.

I am extremely meticulous, organized, detail oriented and responsible. I am professional,
friendly, and outgoing. I enjoy being challenged and always look forward to continuous learning.

As a photographer I have strong aspirations to capture the emotional aspects of what I am shooting—be it people, objects or nature. I look for that harmonious moment between the closing of the shutter and the most perfect composition that emphasizes the untapped beauty that we may miss in everything around us. I strive to elevate not only my craft with projects both personal and professional but also my relationship with the viewer.

EDUCATION

San Francisco State University, San Francisco
Bachelor of Arts, Photography, 2008 {Dean’s List}

EXPERIENCE

Publicis Modem, San Francisco, August 2010 - present. Art Buyer, PA, Creative Coordinator and Creative Resource Manager.
Art Buying duties and responsibilities include: estimates, purchases, organization, tracking and management of creative image database and internal archiving structure, photoshoot assistant and producer. Creative Resource Manager duties and responsibilities include: resourcing and tracking of projects, management of creative staff, allocating teams for projects, etc.

Publicis Modem, San Francisco, July 2009 - November 2009, December '09, March - April '10
Freelance Art Buyer/PA/Creative Coordinator. Duties and responsibilities included: estimates, purchases, management of creative image database and internal archiving structure, photoshoot assistant and producer, and assisted managing of creative freelancers.

CREATIVES Staging and Design, San Francisco, January 2010 - present
Co-founder and partner of home staging and design business. Duties include: design, furniture, accessories and art choices, contract write-ups, and carrying out the arrangement and staging.

FANCY (formerly Seismicom), San Francisco, October 2008 - June 2009
Consultant/Office Coordinator for a medium sized ad agency.

General Freelance, 2006 - Present
Over the last few years, I have worked many various weddings (as head photographer, and partial photographer), events and music showcases.

Hanna’s Restaurant, San Rafael, 2000-2009
Restaurant shift manager and server. Organized and led large catered parties, wine and food purchases, and provided excellent customer service to all patrons.

SHOWS

Warhol Now and Then: A Tribute to Andy Warhol
De Young, San Francisco, 2009

CreativemindsSF Showcase / Four Tet & Maus Haus
Mezzanine, San Francisco, 2008

180º | Panoramas { Co-organizer }
Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, 2008
Duties included organizing, scheduling, contacting artists, and lighting & curation.

Art For All: A Tribute To Gilbert + George
De Young, San Francisco, 2008

Art For All: A Tribute To Vivianne Westwood
De Young, San Francisco, 2007

COM Film Festival { Merit/Excellence Award }
Deer Park Villa, Kentfield, 2003
Wrote, directed, shot, and edited a short film.

SKILLS

Photographic color correcting, digital and manual photography, photo developing, editing, printing (darkroom and digital), film scanning, bookbinding, meticulous organizational skills, and artwork installation & lighting.

SOFTWARE

Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Knowledgeable with Capture One Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Powerpoint.

INTERESTS

Music, fashion, rejected guide dogs, interior design, movies, hiking, event planning, hosting dinner parties, and traveling.

*References upon request