Kristin Burns
46-01 39th Avenue · Suite 624 · Sunnyside, NY 11104
718.791.0536
kristin@kristinburnsphoto.com
http://kristinburnsphoto.com

OBJECTIVE
Photo director, team leader, photo shoot producer and photographer.

EXPERIENCE
June 2007 - present, Freelance Photo Editor, Kristin Burns Photo
highlights include:

Time Inc., People Stylewatch October 2011 present
Photo editor for People.com Style channel. Research, clear and edit celebrity and beauty photography for leading style website. Daily Hit or Miss gallery, shoppable galleries and deal photos. Weekly Trend, Faceoff and I Really Love My... feature galleries. Additonal research-based fashion photo galleries. Style coverage of Fashion Week and Awards Season.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. March 2011 October 2011
Lead team of photo editors at MarthaStewart.com. Brainstorming with technology, editorial and leadership teams. Set photo direction for replatforming of website. Source and organize photos from 20 years of magazine content and new digital projects. Test and perfect new CMS platform migration. Devise SEO-friend naming convention for and management of digital assets.

Wetpaint.com May 2010 May 2011
Direct team for launch of television entertainment website. Create relationships with television network media press sites. Negotiate contracts with agencies and photographers. Design creative and fun photo illustrations.

Frommers, Wiley Publishing March 2010 May 2011
Source and digitize content for travel site Frommers.com from external, user generated and Frommers travel book photography. Coordinate between editorial and photo groups to find, select, clear and optimize images and ensure creation of SEO-friendly searchable assets within CMS system.

NBC, iVillage July 2009 August 2009
Collaborate with full editorial staff on daily brainstorming of article ideas for iVillage.com. Source and optimize photography for launch of redesigned entertainment site. Reestablish relationships with television network press sites.

Reader's Digest January 2009 June 2009
Launch team for PurposeDriven.com. Work with edit and community teams to brainstorm original content and integrate magazine assets to digital media. Set photo direction for article, slideshow and newsletter assets. Source both creative and user-generated media. Manage billing, credits and budget site-wide.

Time Inc., People November 2007 August 2008
Research celebrity photography for Games portal for People.com. Lead photo producer for Celebrity Baby Blog. Team with editorial and photo groups to find, select, clear and optimize images.

May 2007-present, Photographer, Kristin Burns Baby Photo
- In-home photo sessions for babies, children and families
- Special series: the Little Dozen, a series of monthly photo shoots from birth onward
- Portfolio at http://kristinburnsbabyphoto.com

September 2000 - June 2007, Senior Photo Editor, WeightWatchers.com
hired as freelance consultant 9/2000, staff Photo Editor 3/2011, Senior Photo Editor 7/2005
- Launch team for WeightWatchers.com
- Manage group of photo editors and production artists
- Plan and direct photo and video shoots
- Fine photo retouching including product, person and food photography
- Lead photo art direction for website (content, marketing, eCommerce), print and company
- Maintain photo calendars for US and international websites
- Research and source stock photos and maintain photo asset management

February 2000 - September 2000, Film Researcher, The Image Bank
- Research film clips for clients in advertising, television and film markets
- Review imagery with clients and help plan future photo shoots based on perceived needs

1999-2000, Assistant to Casting Director, The Shooting Gallery
- Intern in casting department at a feature-film production studio
- Videotape auditions and create script breakdowns

EDUCATION
1995-1999, BFA Film/Art, Syracuse University
- Graduate of College of Visual & Performing Arts, dual major in Film and Art
- Chancellor's Scholar and Dean's List
- Created short films - studied filmmaking, editing, sound, videography and animation
- Studied color theory, art history and theory, sculpture, painting and design

2001, Photo Retouching, Pratt Institute
- Advanced subtlety and control of Photoshop manipulation and retouching
- A focus on shadows, hair, extensions, and photo-compositing
- Assess and manipulate color, light and texture

SKILLS
Manage successful marketing, editorial, technical and advertising projects. Lead photo direction and teams. Expert in Photoshop/CS5, Outlook, Word, Excel, Mac/PC platforms, several CMS systems. Edit user-generated content. Quick and creative stock media research. Photographer in both digital and analog formats. Specialize in Canon DSLRs. Extensive stable of international photographers, creative freelancers, film crew and locations. Read and interpret analytics and traffic reports. Manage tight budgets.

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