In an effort to promote the website FreelanceArtProducer.com, we have started Freelance Friday. The purpose is to promoting the freelancers on the site so as to gain more attention for them and the others trying to get hired. So, from now on, when a freelancer on the site provides us with a blog post, we will promote it on a Friday.
Today, we are featuring Emily Heller, former Art Producer from Crispin Porter Bogusky where she worked on exciting projects such as Hotels.com and Domino’s.
To learn more about Emily, be sure to read on. And, if you think her post is interesting or the site is helpful, please do share it and let your art producer friends know about this new resource. And, if you do share it, let us know that you have done so. We have a little something for you to say thank you.
Where are you searching for photography or other content needs nowadays?
There are so many avenues to go down when searching for photography and I use a lot of them. I often reference LeBook, and Workbook. I also have all the reps bookmarked on my computer so I often just plow through those in order to refresh my memory. I love following photographers on Instagram because it helps keep them fresh in my mind. I am also always looking at various ad campaigns to see what everyone is working on.
What are you known for in the art buying/producing world?
I have worked in every aspect of photography from shooting to styling. I excel at my job because I understand all of the aspects that are involved in getting it done.
Do you have a motto?
I don’t really have a motto but I do have specific goals. I strive to make great work while keeping all shoots fun and non stressful. It is also really important that everyone eats well. You can’t work on an empty stomach. Actually maybe that’s my motto in life.
How about a favorite place to produce a shoot?
My favorite place to produce a shoot is in LA in Winter. Or anywhere warm in February. I have never produced a shoot in Hawaii but I know that I would be really good at it.
If you decided not to art produce any longer, what would you choose to do?
I would own a world famous home goods line and be filthy rich.
How do you describe your job to your mom or someone else not in the industry?
Art Producers bring everything together. We look at the big picture but also take care of the small details. We bring the team together but most of all get shit done!
What are some surprising facts about you that you would like to share?
My secret to success is that I am older than I look. Sometimes people underestimate me but it allows me to dazzle and impress with my competence and maturity.
What do you love about your job?
I really love being an art producer. It is thrilling to follow the entire process from brief to mechanical and see how everything evolves. I enjoy collaborating with creative people. We collaborate on a million tiny decisions in order to eventually create something visually interesting.
What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday?
New York City provides the best Sunday activities in the world. I love going to all of the wonderful museums in order to look, see, and experience new things with my family. Followed by some kind of great Asian food like Malyasian, Dim Sum, or ramen.