Chris Bird

Chris Bird

Digital Technician at Andrew Hone Photographer

Location
Billingshurst, West Sussex, United Kingdom (Redhill, United Kingdom)
Industry
Photography

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Chris Bird's Overview

Current
  • Hospitality at Waitrose
  • Digital Technician at Andrew Hone Photographer
Past
  • Sales Advisor at PC WORLD
Education
  • Bonus Pastor Schoo R.C
Connections

66 connections

Websites

Chris Bird's Summary

I have been worked for Haymarket Consumer Media as the Picture Editor for F1 Racing magazine and Autosport.com. I am a highly motivated individual with a very good eye for high quality imagery. Since completing my degree at the University of Plymouth in 2010.

I had been worked as a photographer during my spare time away from my office based role.Working at Autosport.com and F1 Racing has taught me the value of high quality and aesthetics of imagery as well as making sure that the content is to the highest of standards suitable for print.

During my time at Haymarket consumer media I had the ability to build strong working relationship basis with their picture agencies both internal and external to ensure that only the best is supplied for our brand.

The nature of my job has been at for-most in Formula 1 so working to very tight deadlines and having strong organisational skills has been key to my success of role as Picture editor. I am known for my attention to detail and my enthusiastic approach to everything picture related which lead to the creation of AUTOSPORT.‘s Pintrest account which helps direct web traffic to our website.

I am a efficient learner and able to adapt to changing environments. I am also outgoing, work well with different personality types, and deal with unexpected turns of events calmly and resourcefully. I have an organised and structured approach to my work.

Chris Bird's Experience

Hospitality

Waitrose

Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Retail industry

April 2014Present (6 months) hove, england

To provide excellent customer service front of house and back of house on a daily basis. Whilst serving customers, support our team and maintaining the highest of standards when it comes to the preparation, serving of food and drinks.

Digital Technician

Andrew Hone Photographer

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) West Sussex

As Digital Technician I am responsible for making sure that work is delivered on time to clients, retouching and archiving images. During Grand Prix weekends I am my role is client and guest work is completed in a timely manor. I am also responsible for the dissemination of Andrew Hones work to various news agencies and picture desks around the world.

Picture Editor

Haymarket Media Group

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Media Production industry

September 2010December 2012 (2 years 4 months) Teddington

As photo editor for AUTOSPORT.com, I am entirely responsible for theimage content on the website’s gallery.

This includes managing and auditing past images, maintaining present galleries and planning future projects for the website. It is my task to keep all aspects of the gallery updated efficiently at all times, and in some cases ensure as-live coverage.

I am responsible for the selection of images from specified motorsport series and ensure that the image presentation aspects of a grand prix weekend are kept fully up to speed to the standards expected of a paid for- content website.

Moreover, along with the editor and the creative team, I devise new and engaging features for the gallery and other aspects of the site. From time-to-time I am required to contribute to the image selection process with regards to all editorial content on the site.

Online Photo Editor

AUTOSPORT.com

Automotive industry

September 2010December 2012 (2 years 4 months) Teddington

As photo editor for AUTOSPORT.com, I am entirely responsible for the
image content on the website’s gallery. This includes managing and
auditing past images, maintaining present galleries and planning future
projects for the website. It is my task to keep all aspects of the gallery
updated efficiently at all times, and in some cases ensure as-live
coverage.

Sales Advisor

Stormfront Retail Ltd

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Retail industry

December 2009January 2011 (1 year 2 months)

As a sales advisor at Stormfront retail I aimed to contribute to the
success of the retail business by achieving a high level of customer
satisfaction and by meeting sales targets. To help maintain my ability to
advise the customers on the products that suit their exact requirements I
continually assessed and evaluated products as they were released. As
this retailer specialised in Apple products I found that much of the ‘in
house’ training on new and up and coming products helped me assess
it’s usefulness with regard to my photographic work prior to it’s launch.

Sales Advisor

PC WORLD

June 2008December 2009 (1 year 7 months) Truro

As a customer advisor my responsibility was to maximise the profitability of the shop and provide a satisfactory customer service in the selling of computing products. As this retailer had a huge variety of products for sale with in the computer market, without specialising in one supplier, I was able to build a good working knowledge of the products that were available and their capabilities.

Chris Bird's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Advanced Photoshop CC Level 2 (1)
    • Adobe Bridge CS6 (1)
    • Advanced Photoshop CS6 Level 2 (1)

Chris Bird's Projects

  • F1 Testing 2013

    • February 2013 to March 2013
    Team Members: Chris Bird

    Formula 1 testing was an opportunity to gain further experince trackside inside of Europe. I used the time efficiently to network with potential employers and other photographers. Formula 1 testing in essence was a project bestowed upon myself.

  • World Endurance Championship - 6 Hours of Silverstone

    • August 2012 to August 2012
    Team Members: Chris Bird

    During this time I was gaining work experience with LAT Photographic. I used the time to work on my photographic skill set as well as my ability to work towards a digital technician role in my freelance career.

  • World Endurance Championship - Le Mans testing

    • May 2012 to June 2012
    Team Members: Chris Bird, LAT Photographic, Daniel Kalisz

    I was working with LAT Photographic to provide coverage of the testing event in Le Mans, France. The goal was to provide a selection of images both trackside and in the pitlane of the competitors in that were entering for the 89th Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

Chris Bird's Languages

  • German

    (Elementary proficiency)

Chris Bird's Skills & Expertise

  1. Photography
  2. Photoshop
  3. Magazines
  4. Mac
  5. Editorial
  6. QuarkXPress
  7. Motorsports
  8. OS X
  9. Sports Photography
  10. Image Editing
  11. Digital Photography
  12. Web Development
  13. Mac OS X
  14. Windows
  15. Sales
  16. Picture Researcher
  17. Travel
  18. Photo Mechanics
  19. Photo Management
  20. Captions
  21. Aperture
  22. Experienced Photographer
  23. Typeit4me
  24. Photoshop CS6
  25. Advanced Photoshop CS6 Level 2
  26. Photographers

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Chris Bird's Education

University of Plymouth

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Photography

20092010

Grade: Second class honors

Activities and Societies: Photography

Truro College

FDA, Action Photography

20072009

Grade: Distinction

Activities and Societies: Action Photography

Westminster Kingsway College

Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Popular Music

20042006

Grade: Merit, Merit, Pass

Activities and Societies: BTECH Popular Music

Bonus Pastor Schoo R.C

GCSE and GNVQ-ICT, English, Mathematics, Science, History Geography, Religious Studies, ICT

19992004

Grade: GCSE

Activities and Societies: Maths English Science History Geography GNVQ-ICT Religious Studie

Chris Bird's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Cycling, Movie addict, Computer Gaming, Photography, Travel, Reading, Technology, Current events, Politics, Music, Skiing, Fishing, Kayaking, Adobe Photoshop, Workflow Management, New Technology, Snow Boarding, Gardening.

Groups and Associations:

Autosport, LAT Photographic, Haymarket Consumer Media, F1 Racing Magazine, Jakob Ebrey Photography, Andrew Hone Photographer, Motion Works Ltd, Apple

Honors and Awards:

BA Photography 2007-2010
FDA Action Photography 2007-2009
Runner up MSA Young Motorsport Photographer of the Year Award 2011-2012 (Sole non winning category highly commended)

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