In the first installment of our Ask Me Anything series, we've lined up Karen Blatchford, who is Senior Art Buyer/Producer at VMLY&R. Karen's resume is littered with brand name agency experience like mcgarrybowen (named ad agency of the year on numerous occasions), FCB Chicago, DDB, and AbelsonTaylor. In addition to her agency experience, she also spent time as a cost consultant and an artist representative. Karen is the Swiss Army Knife of the commercial photography world. She has done it all and is ready to share her vast knowledge with our community in our Ask Me Anything series.
The last few years have seen seismic changes within our industry. Does anyone really know what's going on inside the agency world? Well, Karen does. This is your chance to jump on a call (well, webinar) and be part of an intimate chat that answers your questions. So, we're turning the show over to "you" to help uncover insights that will help build your photography business.
Karen Blatchford, Senior Art Buyer/Producer at VMLY&R
Karen is a Senior Art Producer with over 20 years of experience. Besides producing, she has worked as a cost consultant, an agent for photographers and illustrators, and a creative recruiter. Karen has hired visual artists for automotive, beauty, beverages, consumer goods, fast food, financial services, healthcare, insurance, retail, sports, and tech-related clients. She loves solving problems and working on print, digital, social, or video projects.
Patti Schumann, Artist Representative at Schumann & Company
Schumann & Company represents a select award-winning group of photographer/directors from across North America. For Patti Schumann, it all starts with images that are distinct, stunning and provocative. With a solid reputation for her intelligence, integrity and trust, Patti is recognized for her commitment to deliver smart and innovative solutions with extraordinary work from artists at the top of their fields.
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