Freelance Art Producer Celebrates Jean Herr

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In an effort to promote the website, 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 Jean Herr, an art producer who’s branding work at Real Simple contributed to her team’s winning of the “Creative Team of the year” award by Adweek Magazine.

To learn more about Jean, 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?
I look for it everywhere.  I bookmark photographer and reps promo emails.  I pretty much use Facebook, Instagram & Tumblir mainly for work.  I hit up blogs including a photo editor pretty much daily.  I know I’m late to the party here but I recently discovered JenRen’s blog that I love.  I belong to a Facebook Group of Art Buyers and photo editors and when I have time I look at new and up coming photographers that I’m not familiar with.

What are you known for in the art buying/producing world?   
I have a pretty good record of making clients happy.  I’ve never missed a deadline.

Do you have a motto?
Always have a good solid plan B.

How about a favorite place to produce a shoot?
Probably NYC because you can get the best Photographers and crew there.

How do you describe your job to your mom or someone else not in the industry?
I take an idea or a sketch and collaborate with a photographer or an artist along with an art director or creative director to make an ad or marketing content as visually pleasing and interesting as possible, while visually communicating the brands message.

What are some surprising facts about you that you would like to share?
My real name is Marian.

What is the last piece of creative that caught your attention?
I saw this on Nick Meek’s website over the weekend and I ended up watching it over and over again:
Super8 | Nick Meek – Make Good Time

What do you love about your job?
I love creating & collaborating with people.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday?
Watch CBS  Sunday Morning news.  Go get breakfast and then come back and take a nap.

Be sure to check out Jean’s profile on

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