Resume

BIO

An accomplished producer and project manager with over fifteen years of global experience in fashion, commercial photography and video, Erika manages and directs teams of talented photographers, videographers, stylists, hair & makeup and digital retouchers generating work across all media. Growing up in the “make it happen, make it great” era of advertising, she sweats the details that often spell the difference between good and great. Savvy, driven, and resourceful, while maintaining calm under fire, Erika brings the kind of positive energy to problem solving that elevates a project beyond expectations. Channeling added value into the final product, she works to provide the best experience for clients, cast and crew. On time. And within budget.

WHAT I DO

Production Management
Onsite
Pre/Post Production
Transportation & Travel
Equipment Rentals
Craft Services/Catering
Large props
Crewing
Schedules & production books
Talent
Casting
Model booking
Animals & Wranglers
Location
Permits
Scouting
Traffic/police coordination
RVs
Rental vehicles
Art Buying
Estimates
Budgets
Cost Negotiation
Usage agreements
Stock purchasing
Invoices
Billing
Image/Asset Management
Layouts & Updates
Creative Services
Creative Direction
Project Management
Research
Client Services
Styling
Account Management

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Corestaff Services (2000-2001) 
Staffing Assistant & Staffing Specialist
Coordinated all administrative and office tasks for the Technical and Clerical staffing/placement departments. Recruited via the internet, career fairs, resume reserves, and referrals. Processed clerical and technical payroll. Handled background checks and all general Human Resource duties. Maintained databases. Coordinated all client and associate requests. Soon promoted to take on additional responsibilities. Attended National Operations Training. Experience provided a valuable lesson in the real-world and underscored the difference between a job and a career.

CollegeClub.com (1998-2000) 
Community Developer & Channel Producer
At the dawning of the internet, worked on a team to redesign, organize, and improve content on all channels of the world’s largest online college community. Oversaw the Movies and Television Channels. Produced and edited articles, integrated third party content, wrote teasers, designed graphics, evaluated potential content, and hosted a webcam and chat. Created, wrote, and produced “He vs. She” Movie Review and Top Ten Lists. Later headed up the Music Channel. Attended several content conferences, went through Project Leadership training, and managed multiple advertising endeavors.

SKILLS
Project Management, MS Office, 70 wpm, Cat Herding

EDUCATION
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science, Radio-Television-Film

AFFILIATIONS
Texas Exes Alumni Organization
Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
On set, on location or in house. Ad agency to corporate. Oversee production and project management of studio and location shoots. Liaison between photographer, director, crew and corporate to propel creative concept through to execution. Staff shoots, wrangle layouts and updates, manage budgets, book models, secure locations and large props. Hands on experience in juggling multiple sets (fashion and product), location scouting, props, permits, styling, scheduling, estimates, cost negotiation, billing, usage agreements, stock/music purchasing, casting, research, equipment rentals, craft services, creative direction, crewing, editing and image management. Jobs have ranged from National Advertising, Preprint, Magazine, Catalog, Store Graphics and Direct Mail to Video and Internet.

CLIENTS
American Girl
Anheuser Busch
Arlington Tourism
At Home
AT&T
Baylor Scott & White Health
Belk
Earthbound Trading Co.
Eastbay
Elanco
FedEx
Fossil
Francesca’s
Frito-Lay
Galderma
Haggar
JC Penney
Mary Kay
Merck
Metro PCS
RCA/Sony
SagaCity Media
SC Johnson
Stage Stores
The Container Store
UT Southwestern
VisitDallas
Visionary Legal Technologies
Visionworks

PROFESSIONAL OUTLETS

Linkedin

Freelance Art Producer