20 years as a producer for advertising agencies and photographers nationally and globally. Range of client industries including automotive, motorsports, financial, health care, pet, tourism and retail.
Dave Lewis Producer, Minneapolis, MN 2011–Present
Independent Art Producer, Photo and Video Producer
As a freelancer I’ve worked as an Art Producer and Producer for photographers. The last 5 years more projects included stills and video. Clients and artists included 3M, BCBS, Colle+McVoy, GQ, Haberman, Inc, Harley Davidson, mono, Nike, Olson, Pocket Hercules, Sub Zero-Wolf, Target, Voyce, Wolfes, Douglas Adesko, Barbara O’Brien, William Clark, Dylan Coulter, Hunter Freeman, Jill Greenberg, Alec Hemer, Chad Holder, Earl Kendall, Mark LaFavor, Jeff Luker, Eric Piasecki, Stephanie Rau, Studio bStyle, James Wojcik, Lucas Zarebinski.
Art Producer, mono, Minneapolis, MN, July 2016 – October 2016
Clients included Walmart, Propel, Quaker
Senior Art Buyer, Manager of Art Buying, Fallon Worldwide Minneapolis, MN, 2003–2011
Worked with many incredible people on national and global brands. Clients took us to productions in Argentina, the UAE and around the USA, and included Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, The Children’s Defense Fund, Equinox Fitness, New York Stock Exchange, Purina Latin America. In 2007 was promoted to department manager.
Art Buyer, Martin Williams Minneapolis, MN 2002–2003
Started as a freelance Art Buyer and was hired 3 months in. Never thought I’d be on the ad agency side and it was great. We worked on Anheuser Busch, Gold’n Plump, Marvin Windows, Polaris, Victory Motorcycles.
Freelance Art Buyer/Photography Producer Minneapolis, MN 2001–2002
Clients included BMW North America, Fujitsu/JP Morgan, MN Monthly, Polaris, Target.
Photography Producer, LaFavor Pictures Minneapolis, MN 1996–2001
This is where I learned production; didn’t know squat about the advertising business when I was hired. It was trial by fire and new every week. Mark LaFavor is an incredible photographer and got called on to shoot some amazing projects locally and that took us to LA, NY, London and Munich. Clients included BMW, Lee Jeans, Neiman Marcus, Nikon, Target, Timex and United Airlines.
Participated on panels with ASMP MN on an array of industry topics including networking with Art Producers, marketing practices, website content development and job estimating. Portfolio reviewer for the ASMP sponsored 612 Review. Individual consulting with photographers including portfolio editing, website development and functionality and general marketing.
Pastry Chef, Gallery 8 Restaurant, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN 1991–1996
Erika Schumacher, Director of Art Buying, mono
Mike Haeg, Creative Director