Ashley Comer

Photographer | Teacher

Uppingham, United Kingdom

Work Experience

Action Network

Photo/ Graphic Editor

September 2018 - Present New York, United States

Uppingham School

Teaching Fellow / Artist-in-Residence

- Assisting & teaching (ages 13-18) in the school Art Center
- Sparking school-wide interest in photography by hosting a weekly competition
- Creating a full encompassing photography resource for the school website
- Running photo club & assisting in co-curricular activities
- Maintaining school darkroom & photo studio
- Photographing school events for marketing purposes
- Editing photo content for school news
- Organizing school photo archive
- Producing a body of work for an end of the year exhibition
September 2017 - June 2018 United Kingdom

CNBC

Graphic Editor

- Producing & editing graphics for Network News, National Business Report, & Mad Money (promos, charts, plasmas screens, half-screens, lower thirds, full-screen images, animated headlines, etc.)
- Retouching product photography & headshots to match the CNBC on-air brand guidelines
- Collaborating on on-air graphics for the 2016 Election
- Fulfilling all editor/producer requests under tight deadlines
October 2016 - August 2017 New Jersey, United States

International Center Of Photography

Darkroom / Equipment Assistant

- Maintaining & taking inventory of all digital/analog photo & video equipment
- Preparing & packing equipment orders for photographers
- Providing students with technical assistance on set or with film processing
- Preparing chemistry for the darkroom (D-76 Developer, Fixer, Dektol, Stop Bath)
June 2016 - November 2016 New York, New York, United States

International Center Of Photography

Education Assistant / Registrar

- Assisting with all aspects of Continuing Education class registration
- Providing administrative support to ICP’s Part-Time Programs
- Responding to public inquiries via phone, email & in-person
- Conducting portfolio reviews for class placement purposes
- Managing the ICP/CCNY partnership by producing IDs & assisting with affiliate billing
- Working with Finance Department to manage payments
- Maintaining course evaluations & attendance reports
- Editing, resizing, & selecting imagery for course catalog & broadsheets
- Event Photography
January 2016 - October 2016 New York, United States

Musee Magazine

Photo Editor / Assistant

- Maintaining the magazine's visual integrity & brand
- Researching & visually illustrating topics for the latest issue
- Maintaining photo archive
- Communicating with galleries & artists for press purposes
- Photo editing content for social media, marketing, & features
- Assisting the Editor in Chief with appointments, photo-shoots, etc.
- Managing staff duties
- Developing & organizing instruction manual for interns
- Event photography
September 2015 - April 2016 New York, United States

The Exploration Schools Summer Programs

Digital Photography Instructor / RA

- Designing & teaching photography courses & workshops for students from over 65 countries & 40+ U.S states (aged 12-14)
- Developing & maintaining lesson plans & course curriculum centered around the EXPLO teaching philosophy of intense participation & creativity
- Mentoring living groups of 15+ girls during their stay on campus
- Organizing & curating the student artist showcase
- Trips photographer
June 2015 - August 2015 Massachusetts, United States

CNBC

Graphic Intern

- Designing logo concepts for CNBC’s internal cafe & office space
- Assisting graphics team to produce on-air news graphics
- Assisting senior designers with social media campaigns & billboard advertisements
- Assisting global creative director with pitch presentation & organization
June 2014 - August 2014 New Jersey, United States

Ashley Comer Photography

Photographer

- Booking & scheduling shoots
- Providing creative solutions for clients
- Organizing & editing images in a timely manner
- Marketing for website & social media pages
February 2013 - Present United States

Education

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

September 2011 - June 2015 Georgia, United States

Awards

Julia Margaret Cameron Award

Image selected as runner-up in "Street Photography" category.

2016

Creative Quarterly

Winner in the professional photography category

2016

Exposure Awards

Photograph included in the Documentary Collection and presented at a private reception at the Lourve

2015

Adobe - Design Achievement & MAX Awards

Digital Photography - semifinilist

2014

Creativity International

selected as a winner as an example of outstanding creative design

2014

Photographers Forum

Photograph chosen as a finalist to be featured in magazine’s “Best Of College & High School Photography 2014”

2014

Creative Quarterly

Runner-up

2013

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Darkroom, Digital Photography, Drawing, Film Photography, Painting,