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Allison Dandrea

Stylist & Photographer

Columbus, OH, USA
(407) 413-6045
I came from a long line of adventurous travelers and entrepreneurs, always traveling and discovering. When styling and photography stole my heart, I packed my dreams into a suitcase to embark on a journey of a lifetime.

I'm a photographer/stylist who specializes in still life and portrait photography. I have experience styling, visual/display, graphic design and in my free time I like to tinker with web design. Photography is of course my focus but I also experiment with other mediums/genres in other fields that could help me become a better well-rounded professional.
Experience
Columbus, OH, USA
Jun 2013Present
Visual Merchandiser (2nd floor)
Plan, prep and create displays and walls with usage from props and mannequins/forms, keep a reference on current fashion/display design for merchandise and displays, professional mannequin/form pinning techniques, plan and create floral arrangements throughout the departments/floor, time management, marketing and signage put up and take down, floor move and merchandising expertise, proper age/gender fashion color/pattern mixing knowledge, advanced lighting expertise, work closely with buyers and management to incorporate themes and trends in various departments throughout the year via conference calls and lookbook packets.
Columbus, OH, USA
Feb 2013Present
Freelance Product Stylist
Advertisement product styling for commerical photoshoots
Columbus, OH, USA
Sep 2012Apr 2013
Overnighter (Merchandiser)
Fold and arrange merchandise according to planograms and/or floorset paperwork, problem solve to fit merchandise with proper placement in store (according to planograms), organize (soft good) merchandise and accessories in appropriate order, organize excess merchandise in stock room, tweak merchandise and accessories throughout the store to align with comany guidelines and standards, visual company standards knowledge pertaining to walls and fixtures, denim (folds/walls and tables) shirts and tops (folds/walls and tables), and accessories.

Additional:

As requested from visual manager, I received male and female visual/mannequin pinning and styling training which I perfected during floorsets, and aided me for future freelance and job opportunities.
London, United Kingdom
Jan 2012Mar 2012
Contributing Stylist & Photographer, Issue #3
Interior/Home Decor Stylist & Photographer
United Kingdom
Jan 2012
Contributing Photographer
I create, upload onto their FTP server, and sell images to Archangel Images Ltd. (stock agency)
USA
Nov 2010Jun 2012
Lilly & Kate
Freelance Product Stylist, Photographer & Contributing Designer
I shoot product/editorials for Lilly & Kate's magazine, blog, website, social marketing and upcoming events/sales. I also help with layout design/advertisements for the company.
USA
May 2011Jun 2011
Wholly Un-cow
Freelance Food Stylist & Photographer
Freelance food photographer for a vegetarian cookbook
Education
Columbus, OH, USA
Aug 2005May 2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a minor in Art History
Silver Spring, MD, USA
Aug 2000Jun 2003
High School Diploma
Exhibitions & Publications
2013
Story of the Creative Exhibition
2012
Contributing Photographer, Winter 2012 Issue
2012
Featured Art Takes Times Square Artist (Book & Exhibition)
2012
Contributing Artist, Issue #6
2012
Featured Artist
2011
Photographer Interview
2011
Cover Image, Issue 03
2011
Photographer Interview
2011
13th Annual Photographic Processes Juried Online International Art Exhibition
2011
Contributing Artist, Issue #48
2011
Featured Society6 Artist
2009
130th Annual Student Exhibition
2008
129th Annual Student Exhibition
2008
Featured student work on website
2007
128th Annual Student Exhibition
Awards & Scholarships
2013
Story of the Creative Exibition Invitation
2011
Special Recognition
2011
Best of Art Limited
2005
Four-Year Merit Scholarship
2008
Department Scholarship, Photography
Languages
 
English (Native), French (Beginner), Haitian Creole French (Beginner)
Skills
 
Film cameras (all formats), Digital SLR Nikon and Canon, Profoto lighting system, speedotron lighting system, mole lighting system, Lab printing B&W/Color, Ink Jet printers, Film & Flatbed scanners, C-41 Processor, Color Correction, Digital Retouching (Beauty/Skin/etc.), Digital Workflow, Mac & PC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Bridge CS5, Digital Camera Capturing Programs, Final Cut pro, HTML coding experience, Microsoft Office, Color Concepts, Painting (Oil/Acrylic), drawing, 2 Dimensional Design, 3 Dimensional Design, History of Art & Photography, Digital Retouching, Photo Retouching, Graphic Design, poster design, Adobe InDesign, ftp