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Jen Meller 

MFA. Visual Artist. New York.

Multimedia visual artist with eight years of experience in commercial photography, video production, editing, and design.


Areas of Expertise

  • Video Production                    
    • Directing Shoots     
    • Shooter/ Editor 
    • Cinematography
    • Lighting 
    • Producing
    • Script Writing
  • Photography
    • Editorial Photography
    • Portraiture Photography 
    • E-commerce Photography
    • Music Photography
    • Photo Styling
    • Shooting on Location & Studio Managing a Photo Studio
  • Graphic Design
    • Ideating Concepts 
    • Typography 
    • Layout
  • Editing
    • Video Editing 
    • Motion Graphics 
    • Photo Editing 
    • Retouching 
    • Color Grading


Technical Skills
Video Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut X, Final Cut Pro 7, Avid, iMovie, Celtx

Photo Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, EOS tethering, Capture One, Medium Format Cameras, 35mm Cameras, Large Format Cameras
Design Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Working knowledge of HTML, CSS Social Media Hootsuite, Asana, Facebook, Instagram, IGTV, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr

Gear Canon 7D, Canon 5D, Canon C300, Sony EX1, Tungsten Lights, Strobe Lights, Snorricam Office FTP, Google Drive, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint


Education
Certificate, Graphic & Digital Design, Parsons, The New School, Anticipated: August 2019

MFA, Film & Electronic Media, focus in photography, American University 2016 BA, Film & Media Arts, focus in photography, American University 2011


Work Published In
Rolling Stone Magazine, Washington City Paper, Impose Magazine, All Things Go & Brightest Young Things


Experience

A+E Networks, New York, NY 2018

Freelance Producer & Editor

  •  Scripting and conceptualizing branded content for social media 
  • Creation and design of typographic elements for video
  • Creation and editing of motion graphic videos
  • Sourcing imagery through Getty
  • Resized content for social media
  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Content Creation for Socials


Mixology Clothing Company, Lynbrook, NY 2018

Producer & Editor

• Produced, shot, and edited branded content videos
• Resized content for social media
• Designed, assessed, and created uniform branding and visuals for ten stores • Created 8k video for display monitors in stores
• Designed branded email assets
• Designed storefront signage
• Retouched and cropped e-commerce images


Jen Meller, New York, NY 2013- Present

Freelance Visual Artist

Notable Clients include:
LOI LOI, ‘Sliver Light,’ Music Video: Director, Cinematographer, Editor

THE GALAXY ELECTRIC, ‘Farewell Tour,‘ Tour Video & Press Photos: Photographer & Videographer

CRAB LEGS, Branding Campaign, Designer & Photographer
• Ideation, design, creation of logo, business card, and music download card
• Designed and created mock up website for mobile, desktop, & tablet platforms • Concept, design, and creation of a three-piece poster series for tour
• Photographed and retouched branded press photos

THE GALAXY ELECTRIC, EP ‘Tomorrow Was Better Yesterday,’ Album Cover,

Designer & Photographer
MOCK IDENTITY, Promo Shots, Photographer

ATD AUDIO VISUAL, Fuji Film SQ10 Launch Parties, Production Assistant and Art Department

THE NORTH COUNTRY, ‘The Garden’ Art & Music Installation, Visual Artist • Ideation, development, and design of visuals with creative team
• Lead and managed creative team through pre-production
• Creation of look book used to style the art installation

• Building of stage, set, and all props
• Styling and installation of artwork https://www.jenmeller.com/visu...

MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK, Pit Photographer


Blight Records, Washington, D.C. 2015- 2016

Creative Director & Photographer

  • Photographed promotional images for the websites, album art, and press releases

  • Filmed and photographed live performances and staged events

  • Managed social media platforms for the record label (e.g., Facebook & Instagram)

  • Created and managed press strategy and branding campaigns for bands’ record release


American University, School of Communication, Washington, D.C. 2013- 2016 & 2009- 2011 

Photography Lab Technician 

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate students how to process 35mm film. Taught students how to load and shoot on large format, medium format and 35mm SLR cameras.

  • Provide on-going assistance to undergraduate and graduate photography students.

  • Provide assistance to students during the darkroom printmaking process.

  • Responsible for critiquing and checking students’ contact sheets.

  • Assisted faculty members in teaching photography courses.

  • Mixed chemicals and prepared the lab for students to use.

  • Maintained and cleaned photography equipment and darkroom workspace.

  • Responsible for periodic maintenance of printing and processing equipment.

  • Conducted minor repairs and maintenance of equipment.


Village Luxe, New York, NY 2014

Photographer

  • E-commerce still life photography for men’s line and women’s shoes and accessories
  • Ideation, development, and management of editorial photography shoots
  • Photo styling for still life and editorial shoots
  • Hired models, hair professionals, and make up artists for photography shoots
  • Photographed still life images of garments and an editorial ad campaign
  • Performed photographic retouching and designed visual layout for ads
  • Created budgets and purchased photography equipment for the company


Wilbar International, Hauppauge, NY 2013

Motion Graphics Artist & Media Tutor

  • Created motion graphics films of swimming pools for promotion and advertising 
  • Trained media team in Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects


Singer 22, Roslyn Heights, NY 2011- 2012

Editorial & E-commerce Photographer

  • E-commerce still life photography for men’s line and women’s shoes and accessories

  • Created visuals for social media 

  • Managed social media platforms for the company (e.g., Facebook and YouTube)

  • Designed and created branding campaigns featuring look book editorials, video editorials, and cinemagraphs