2011 – 2013
Full time contract position. While here, I was brought on to work in the eCommerce image retouching/management department. My experience at Xonex with product photography and image manipulation was a great boon for securing this role.
At Belk, my initial duties were to become familiar enough with their in-house content management system so I could take product photography, place it on a pre-determined template, and assign it to the correct product log file. By the end of my tenure there, I was in-charge of specific departments and was working on-site at the product photography studio overseeing product styling. I also established style guidelines* and built a style guide book, coordinated with vendors/merchandisers, and built the swatch library and codified the process for it. An additional task I took on was training new photo retouchers, developing training packets/materials, and reviewing their work.
* Fun Fact: Due to my revision in product presentation photography, sales were boosted over 160%.