Joslyn Blair

Joslyn Blair

Photo Editor (,,,, at Hearst Digital Media

Greater New York City Area

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Joslyn Blair's Overview

  • Photo Editor (,,, at Hearst Digital Media
  • Photo Editor ( and at Hearst Digital

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Joslyn Blair's Summary

Creative professional specializing in fashion trend spotting, styling, photo editing, photo research, composition, art direction and shoot production. Goals are all leading to greater opportunities, meeting fantastic people and eclectic characters. Will one day see the World!

Specialties: Digital creative and fashion photography, photo shoot production, photo research, trend forecasting, styling, art direction, negotiations, networking, building relationships, problem solving. Efficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Photo Mechanic, Microsoft Office. PC and MAC. Knowledge of photo shoot procedures, styling techniques (pinning, steaming etc)

Joslyn Blair's Experience

Photo Editor (,,,

Hearst Digital Media

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

April 2014Present (6 months)

Photo Editor ( and

Hearst Digital

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months)

Execute daily, high paced research of news and trends in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries

Conceptualize, produce and photograph web based editorial photo shoots within hours

Brainstorm content themes and story ideas with editors for quick turnaround deadlines

Perform photo research specializing in runway/street fashion, beauty, lifestyle and archival imagery

Optimizing images for web use and obtaining web rights

Sourcing outside talent and image providers

Photograph fashion events, models, and popular bloggers

Scouting and shooting New York street style and festivals within the tri-state area

Assist in the selection of and responsible for the training of freelancers

Write and contribute to articles

Photo Research Specializing in Runway/Street Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle and Archival Imagery

Optimizing images for web use

Obtaining web rights

Sourcing talent and image providers

Photographing fashion events

Scouting and shooting New York street style

Freelance Photo Editor

powerHouse Books

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

September 2011January 2012 (5 months) New York NY

Provided timely and visually engaging celebrity and still life photo research for Seventeen Magazine's "Ultimate Guide to Beauty" book. Coordinated with editors and stylists to produce on location/on figure photo shoots. Negotiate rates and preserve budget.

Freelance Photo Researcher

Marie Claire

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry

June 2011September 2011 (4 months)

Primary provider of all front of book fashion, celebrity, historical and lifestyle research

Collaborated with art department to create visually striking stories on deadline and within budget

Provided staff with extensive trend and mood inspiration imagery

Contributed new vendors and image providers to the publication’s current resources

Negotiated fees and pricing

Tracked and delivered still life images from in house studio to design in a timely fashion

Commissioned photographers for cross country assignments

Freelance Photo Editor

Melcher Media

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

September 2010April 2011 (8 months)

Overseeing edits for all creative and fashion photography researched and shot for published book project.

Working with the book’s text editors to determine photographic needs.

Acquiring images for review by Editor In Chief and Book Publisher.
Negotiating terms for use of all images.

Hiring talent for and overseeing photo shoots (still life and on figure) including photographers, assistants, art directors, stylists, videographers and photo processing.

Submitting budget status and maintaining a photography usage budget.

Production/Design Volunteer

David Monn LLC

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Events Services industry

October 2009December 2009 (3 months)

Collaborated on designs, themes, and overall atmospheres for events, parties, and interiors for clients.

Assistant Photo Editor

Seventeen Magazine

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

September 2007July 2009 (1 year 11 months)

Extensive Photo research

Sourcing locations/props
Researching photographers
Certificates of Insurance
Travel/Hotel Arranging
Booking of all still life photo shoots (photographers, studio and stylists)

Drafting, receiving and uploading contracts
Entering titles and page numbers in MIC
Updating and printing estimates
Overseeing monthly Cost Report
Managing accrual list
Hiring and supervising interns
Ordering supplies
Messaging packages
Overseeing delivery and return of portfolios
Printing calendars and lineups for meetings
Keeping photo calendar updated

Calling in, downloading and saving imagery for Hi res orders
Maintaining hi res computer
Copying hard drives of shoots
Pulling images off NICA
Batching and renaming images to hi res in Photo Mechanic

Graphic Designer

Hanna Instruments

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

June 2006August 2007 (1 year 3 months)

Assisted lead designer in creation and edit of industrial trade posters, catalogs and brochure layouts.

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