Photographer
Shawn H. Nichols Photography LLC
Oct 2015 – Present | Seattle, Washington
(425)-919-7555 | shawnhnichols@gmail

 

PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS


Digital content producer specializing in video, motion graphics, design, photography and original digital art. Extensive experience creating marketing collateral including websites, logos and original branding identities for a wide variety of companies and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Dedicated professional offering a proven record of conceptualizing, designing, writing and developing custom photography, videography, and social media solutions to exceed client objectives within deadline-driven scenarios.

PHOTOGRAPHY │ SOCIAL MEDIA │ MARKETING │ COLLATERAL DESIGN │ WEB DESIGN │ PROJECT MANAGEMENT | GRAPHIC DESIGN │ TEAM BUILDING │ SALES │ NETWORKING  STRATEGIC PLANNING / ANALYSIS | MULTI-PROJECT MANAGEMENT │ ADVERTISING │ EVENT COORDINATION  | VENDOR RELATIONS │ COMMUNICATIONS | CLIENT NEEDS ANALYSIS / ASSESSMENT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

Shawn H. Nichols Photography LLC, Owner/Operator                          Oct 2015- present

  • Developed and maintain multiple social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & SoundCloud; which gained more than 10,500 followers over 18 months.

  • Edit and enhance video/photographs, design elements & motion graphics using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

  • Generate content in order to increase user engagement for social media and web viewing.

  • Author a wide variety of blog posts about photography, local businesses, and the creative process. Skilled in interviewing, interpersonal and public communications.

  • Assist with building websites and brands for clients such as Wexley School for Girls Advertising Agency, Sasquatch Music Festival and Redfin.

  • Create and pull analytics reports to track web and social traffic and engagement.

QUALIFICATION

  • Take direction from studio client/creative leads (Art Director, Photography Manager) and collaborate with the other team members to follow style guides and produce consistent image assets on a per assignment basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high volumes of workflow including, prioritization, planning, and task delegation under tight deadlines.  Ability to achieve productivity and cycle time goals while retaining creative quality within the demands of a high production environment
  • Exhaustive knowledge of common digital capture platforms DSLRs; various lighting environments (strobe and LED); and best practices/conventions for grip and set safety.
  • Fluency in Photoshop, Bridge & Adobe CC Applications. Working knowledge of PC computing platforms. 3 years’ experience in commercial studio photography and film environments. Planning and executing day-to-day photo studio operations.
  • Built and maintained a diverse portfolio of clients including Mod Pizza, Darigold, Estee Lauder, Xtreme Consulting, Mainstreet Hub and Olympic Foundry.
  • Directed and provided support through all phases of client projects including; analyzing needs, identifying locations, hiring staff, securing permits, and overseeing studio/on-location shoots.
  • Expertly balanced business, financial and client relations/responsibilities while managing quality-driven, time-sensitive marketing projects for diverse organizations.
  • Outstanding customer service skills; diplomatic and patient with all types of individuals and organizational levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Confident, articulate and professional.
  • Possesses a strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives

 

KEY CLIENTELE


Capital One | American Express | Evergreens | SPIN | REI | MOD Pizza | Nordstrom | Estée Lauder | Qdoba Mexican Eats | Staples | Architectural Graphics Inc. | Darigold | Big Fish Games | Bowlero | Urban Pie | 5W Public Relations | SoFi | Ricoh | Gentle Dental | Sasquatch Music Festival | nuflours Bakery | Redfin | Blacklight Run 5k| Rhein Haus | Shell Global | Wexley School for Girls Advertising Agency  

 

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE | BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TARRANT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE │ DEVRY UNIVERSITY

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce | North Seattle Chamber of Commerce

American Photographic Artists (APA) | Professional Photographers of America (PPA)  

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

 

HONORS & AWARDS


Best of Thumbtack 2016

Thumbtack Top Professional, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

 

PUBLICATIONS


Comcast and INSP Unite to Help Bellingham Students in Need, Oct 2, 2018 | Whatcom Talk

HOW SUCCESSFUL STAFFING HELPED A SALAD CHAIN GROW Feb 19, 2018 | AmericanExpress.com

MOD Pizza opens at Kent Station, Dec 11, 2017 | Kent Reporter

No Room on a Bike Rack? Not a Problem for These Smart Bikes., Aug 28, 2017 |The New York Times

Must-visit destinations in the USA next year: in pictures, Sep 2, 2016 | The Telegraph (UK)

Wettest. Winter. Ever., Feb 19, 2016 | Q13 News

Interview with ThePNWPhotos.com, Jan 25, 2016 Stella Oh | ThePNWPhotos.com

Seattle: Your guide to waterfront shopping & culture, Nov 30, 2015 | TheCityTraveler.com

 

PROFESSIONAL EXHIBITIONS


2017  Solo Exhibition, Naked City Brewing, Seattle, Washington

2016  Group Exhibition, Collective Arts Brewing, “Select Series”, Hamilton, Ontario

2016  Solo Exhibition, Tin Umbrella Coffee, Seattle, Washington

2016  Solo Exhibition, Flying Bike Brewery, Seattle, Washington

2016  Solo Exhibition, Cafe Fiore, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Americana, Capitol Hill Blitz Art Walk, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Outlander Brewery & Pub, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Hashtag, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, The Sweet Spot, Freemont Art Walk, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, City Hostel, Beltown Art Walk, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Beltown Art Walk, Champion Wine Cellars, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Beltown Art Walk, BPA Seattle/Bike+Art Seattle, Washington

2015  Group Exhibition, Pioneer Square Art Walk, `57 Biscayne, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Capitol Hill Blitz Art Walk, Loft 63, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Fremont Art Walk, Frame-up Art Studios, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Fremont Art Walk, Space, Seattle, Washington

2015  Solo Exhibition, Corestar Pilates, Auburn, Washington

2014  Solo Exhibition, Capitol Hill Blitz Art Walk, Vostok Dumpling House, Seattle, Washington


Previous telecommunications career (2000-2015)

A member of the telecommunications field for over 15 years, I had experience in enterprise-wide and consumer-facing technologies — many in beta and early testing phases. I had the opportunity to troubleshoot, test and analyze wireless communications, as well as monitor critical network elements. This career prepared me for seamlessly entering the online communications world, helping me understand intuitively how people communicate and the amount of technology that enables that communication.

  • Comtech Telecommunications Corp,   ATAC Tier II 2011 – 2015 
  • T-Mobile, NOC Technician – 2011
  • Verizon Wireless, Project Manager | Switch Technician |  Technical Support – 2000 – 2010

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