Natalie Sales is a graduate from the University of North Texas with her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography. She currently resides in Fort Worth, TX  and is an Associate Photographer for Pier 1 Imports; she also does freelance photo editing, lifestyle photography, graphic design, and interior design.

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NATALIE SALES

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EDUCATION

bachelor of fine arts - photography December 2013, University of North Texas

 

EXPERIENCE

PIER 1 IMPORTS  ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

JANUARY 2016-PRESENT

FORT WORTH, TX

 

THE ANDRA GROUP (HERROOM.COM/HISROOM.COM) ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

JANUARY 2015-JANUARY 2016

DALLAS, TX

-Monitor photoshoots for women's products; assist photographers with

product preparation, correspond with buyers during shoots to ensure proper fit/styling

-Assist buyers & warehouse team in sorting product for models in studio

-Edit and process photos of product for HerRoom.com

-Photograph, edit, and archive 360 degree views of products for HerRoom.com

-Upload images via FTP servers & maintain photographic archives

-Correspond with buyers to ensure products on HerRoom.com are represented properly

-Conduct model testing (measuring for fit, test shooting, etc.) 

 

MAIN STREET MINING COMPANY AUCTIONS  PHOTOGRAPHER + AUCTION ASSISTANT

FEBRUARY 2014-JANUARY 2015

BEDFORD, TX

In-house photographer & auction assistant, social media manager
-Prepare products & set for photography
-Move products in & out of the studio and keep projects moving for quick turn around -Photograph items & process images, ensuring accurate representation for ecommerce auctions -Maintain photographic archives for reference
-Content creation for auction advertising
-Responsible for creating auction data using AuctionFlex software & FTP data transfers
-Work collaboratively with other team members in auction production & execution
-Manage social media platforms & advertise through HootSuite

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

JANUARY 2012 - DECEMBER 2013

DENTON, TX

Photo lab assistant @ Oak St Hall
-Manage digital, darkroom, and studio workspaces

-Assist students in film scanning, digital editing with Adobe CS6 Suite & darkroom editing -Manage studio equipment & inventory of lab supplies

HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY DALLAS, TX

SEPTEMBER 2013 - DECEMBER 2013

Gallery intern
-Photographed art works & exhibitions; write press releases -Maintained website and constant contact email

-Assisted in gallery openings; assist in artist catalog production

NATALIE SALES PHOTOGRAPHY DFW METROPLEX

JANUARY 2011 - PRESENT

-Portrait & event photographer and editor; specializing in weddings, children, and graduating seniors.
-Maintain an online business; facebook and website

SOCIETY6 E-COMMERCE

NOVEMBER 2012-PRESENT

-Designing and submitting photography and art work for production and sales

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS DENTON, TX

MAY 2012 - FEBRUARY 2014

-Student media archiver

UNT PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB TREASURER

AUGUST 2011-2013

-Fundraising, event planning, facilitated meetings, and organized gallery nights

-Creation and distribution of advertising materials for gallery nights and events

MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FT. WORTH FT. WORTH, TX AUGUST 2010-DECEMBER 2010
Photography intern
-Created photographic documentation of major art installations

DENTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT DENTON, TX SEPTEMBER 2009 - MAY 2012
-Childcare provider

MANSFIELD NEWS-MIRROR MANSFIELD, TX JUNE 2008 - APRIL 2009

-Student media reporter & photographer

SKILLS

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE (PHOTOSHOP, BRIDGE, LIGHTROOM, INDESIGN, ILLUSTRATOR) STUDIO LIGHTING SET UPS
SPEEDOTRON & SPEEDLITE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

CANON CAMERA EQUIPMENT EPSON SCANNING SOFTWARE

ABILITY TO MANAGE SEVERAL TASKS AT ONCE
ABILITY TO MEET DEADLINES IN HIGH PRESSURE SITUATIONS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS

2+ YEARS OF JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
EXCELLENT UNDERSTANDING OF INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA SITES

CREATING, MAINTAINING WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MAIN STREET MINING CO. AUCTIONS MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE
MAINTAIN A BLOG THROUGH BLOGGER/BLOGSPOT (HAS BEEN PUBLISHED THROUGH

APARTMENTTHERAPY.COM & RECOGNIZED BY WEST ELM) http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/before-amp-after-an-affordable-midcentury- modern-couch-makeover-207186

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Juried and non-juried exhibitions displaying my work

500X Gallery- Student Discount

53rd Annual Voertman Student Art Competition Exhibition

Ft Worth Community Arts Center- Photo Emphasis

Parallax- Traveling Uhaul Show

Parallax- Say Cheese

Ft Worth Community Arts Center- The Nature of Things

Lightwell Gallery- Self-Conceptions

Ft Worth Community Arts Center- Nooks and Crannies