In a Nut Shell
Gina began her career in the ad industry as a photo stylist, but her background and undergraduate degrees are in the fine arts. She fell into working at her first photo studio for Dayton’s from a series of informational interviews. That job led to contract fashion events for Dayton’s which later led to a contract at Target where she acted as liaison between internal buyers and external photo crews, introducing her to the corporate side of advertising.
Though she had been styling for 5 years, a strong interest in production led to small production jobs. With that experience she reached out to a contact and asked if she could advise on how to get more production work. It could not have been better timing because that contact hired her for the agency role of art producer and project manager in the Wal-Mart photo studio for an extended project. That experience led to her being engaged for a contract as an art buyer at Target where she worked on multiple businesses.
She became the hybrid of art buyer and producer, or what is called an art producer. For the past 6 years she has been freelancing as an art producer for multiple agencies and corporations, as well as being hired directly by photographers to produce. She loves what she does and having the opportunity to work with so many talented and creative people.
What Does She Do?
Where Does She Live and Where Would She Work?
Gina lives is Mineapolis. She is available to work anywhere in the world.
Where Do People Who Have Worked with Gina Want You To Know About Her?
Kat Dalager – Director of Project Operations, The Life Time Agency
In addition to being one of the smartest people I know, she is also one of the most hard-working people I’ve ever met. She is extremely capable and can be trusted to manage complicated projects. Gina adds creativity to production and organization to creative projects – a wonderful balance of skills. You can rely on Gina to make you look like a hero!
Desiree Barbeyto – Sr. Manager Production Services, Kohl’s Gina has worked for me in various capacities over the years and is an asset to any organization. With her experience in multiple areas of production including styling, producing and art buying – she has a unique understanding of what it takes to execute creative. Gina is passionate about her work and will do whatever it takes to get the job done!
What Are Some Fun Projects She Has Worked On?